PRESS RELEASE: SPORTS PRECINCT to HEMP FARM!
It is imperative we implement and encourage the development and growth of new industries especially hemp for the stimulation of our economy via job creation on the Fraser Coast.
How perfect would the Sports Precinct farm land be for an immediate start. Once trailed, systems in place and production successful, duplicate in Maryborough also!
Sustainable and renewable industries are forever and these products can be exported nationally and internationally.
Trees mature in 50 – 100 years where as hemp matures is as little as 100 days! Hemp grows from a seed to maturity in 12 – 16 weeks and one acre can produce durable paper to the equivalent of four acres of trees! Hemp can also be growth without pesticides.
We must Lobby Qld government to change the law to allow commercial growing of industrial hemp on the Fraser Coast and obtain a State license for Industrial Cannabis / Hemp Production.
Components in cannabis can be used in medicines and are estimated to treat around 250 diseases and illnesses
Hemp is refined into products such as hempseed foods, hemp oil, wax, resin, rope, cloth, textiles, pulp, paper, plastics and fuel. Industrial hemp can make our future roads, bike / foot paths and highways from hemp based concrete, which lasts for centuries.
“Hundreds of buildings now use hempcrete, including a seven-story office tower in France, a Marks and Spencer department store in the United Kingdom, and even a home built by Prince Charles.”
“Only 1 acre of hemp is said to produce more oxygen than 25 acres of current forest.” – Bryon, Alan D
Chronicle Story here!
“Mayoral candidate wants hemp farm to replace sport precinct”
Jannean Dean and division nine candidate Jeanette Maynes announced their plan on Friday stating a hemp farm mean an economic and jobs boost for the region.
Hemp Initiatives – Million Dollar Crop, Trillion Dollar Industry!
This is a no brainer. Use the profits from an Industrial Hemp Farm to fund the sporting complex. The Fraser Coast Sporting Precinct will COST the ratepayer millions of dollars – will it create revenue overnight? The simple answer is No.
A Hemp farm costs relatively little to establish – no need for expensive chemicals when growing, and will create jobs, and inject money into the local area which can be used to fund a sporting facility in the future.
We need to be smart about the way we develop and bring jobs to our region. We can have BOTH.
Jannean Dean 4 Mayor