President Biden’s Plan to Tackle Climate Crisis Opens Opportunity for Hemp Industry

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  • President Joe Biden has laid out plans to address climate control, and hemp could play a leading role in this push for change.
  • Hemp has carbon-eliminating properties that help to reduce the amount of pollution in the air and soil.
  • Hemp advocates are still working on getting certain industry leaders a seat at the table responsible for implementing these initiatives.

Recent plans outlined by President Joe Biden to address climate control look to set the hemp industry up for success as the plant’s carbon-eliminating properties could play a vital role.

Along with a series of executive orders signed on Wednesday geared to tackle the climate crisis, Biden created the White House Office of Domestic Climate Policy. 

The plans to tackle the climate crisis include:

  • A mandate for all federal agencies to include climate strategies into their work
  • An estimate on the security implications presented by the climate crisis
  • The Civilian Climate Corps Initiative, which will help put citizens to work by restoring public water and land and by protecting biodiversity
  • A Leaders’ Climate Summit scheduled for Earth Day (April 22nd, 2021)

On his first day in office, President Biden signed an order to re-enter the Paris Climate Agreement to establish the beginning works of addressing the issue, and making climate control “an essential element of U.S. foreign policy and national security.”

Industry leaders and hemp advocates would like for certain members in the industry to have a seat on the board helping to create these climate change initiatives. They have been advocating for hemp’s phytoremediation and carbon sequestration properties, which help to reduce pollution in the air and ground.

Texas cannabis attorney Lisa Pittman stated in an email:

“The ability to harness hemp’s power to sequester carbon from the atmosphere and remediate toxins from the soil could finally become a functioning reality instead of a theoretical possibility.”

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