Analysis ain’t easy! Wednesday’s upload of a Moringa film at Indidgogo.com was received with a good dose of amusement so now we measure the impact. Friends of the filmmakers, who had sent a begging bowl link around for priming the pump of their project, got a few surprises in the post this morning. One of those friends sent the link to financial pundit Mish Shedlock for his opinion and this was the reply;
That’s all he had to say, no critique whatsoever. We at RMI like Mish, his analytical skills are exemplary, during the entire US crisis he showed that he doesn’t go off half-cocked. So why did he shoot from the hip so decisively when he reviewed the film’s pitch for ‘Autonomous Rising: Kiss Insolvency Bye Bye’? What’s being proposed is something one works out with Arithmetic, perhaps he senses redundancy in the air.
Could the bugbear be Cannabis too? High-value micro-packaged commodities always include the flower of the hemp plant near the top of the list and that means a radical change in thinking for which many are not prepared. Reality reminds us that American industry is still being exported in the middle of the greatest downturn in history while folks like Mish believe they can wish it all back without a big hangover in the morning.
Controversy of Moringa and Cannabis
With the benefits of the Moringa tree becoming ever more apparent in the public domain it is interesting to note that the legalisation of cannabis is again top of the agenda and gaining support.
Like cannabis the moringa leaf is said to have medicinal benefits with it containing 19 out of 20 amino acids. Unlike cannabis there is no part or particle of the tree that is known to contain properties that intoxicate the consumer. As a result it cannot be prohibited. Whilst the properties of moringa continue to be debated so too do the benefits of cannabis.
In Oregon the country music legend Willie Nelson has added his name to supporting the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act 2012 (OCTA 2012). This Act is in the process of gathering signatures in order for it to qualify for the general election ballot in November.
If successful the OCTA would regulate the legal sale of marijuana via state licensed stores enabling adults to grow their own and enabling licensed farmers to grow it for the state licensed stores and permit unlicensed farmers to grow hemp for fuel, fibre and food.
The Oregon Act would not only assist those seeking cannabis for medical benefit but it would also assist the ailing economy at a time when it is in need of a much needed positive injection. It is estimated that it would raise $140 million per annum in taxes on commercial cannabis sales to adults 21 and over. Not only this but it would also save the economy approximately $61.5 million in legal costs leaving them to concentrate on other, some would argue more serious crime.
According to the US Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH) legalising hemp and cannabis use will also create tens of thousands of brand new jobs, revitalise the farming communities and boost tourism in Oregon. Added to the wholly plausible possibility of turning cannabis extract into legal, widely used and circulated nano-parcel coinage in future via O.M.E.G.A., developments will be very interesting.
West catching on
Moringa can be purchased online through various sources and then despatched using courier services. It is a tropical tree that is resistant to drought and has been used in African countries for many years. Studies have shown that the leaf is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and protein and it has been used by many programmes to combat malnutrition and purify water.
The tree itself is little known in the west but it has countless properties. The tree itself originates from the base of the Himalayas and is now widely grown in Africa, Central and South America, Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia and the Philippines.
Numerous studies examine the medicinal properties of moringa and yet the west remains quite reluctant to acknowledge its potential in this area.
Surely then this is a miracle tree and should be celebrated throughout the world however there remains much scepticism as to its true benefits. It would be difficult to ignore such a tree with such properties as becoming vital in the west, or perhaps this would put the big pharmaceuticals at risk and it could be said that their support is more influential to western governments than anything else.