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Hemp does have some advantages. Hemp is biodegradable while plastic is not. Hemp has essential fatty acids while other oilseeds do not. However, one crop that consistently competes favorably with hemp across categories is fl ax. Flax provides comparable nutritional benefits and textile properties to hemp, and produces a high-quality fabric at lower processing costs than cannabis: converting fl ax stalk to linen is easier and less expensive than converting hemp to hemp fiber to hemp cloth. That's why Hanes, for example, plans to market a blend of cotton and linen rather than of cotton and hemp. Where does that leave hemp? Likely with a smaller market share than fl ax, which is itself a modest industry.
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Almost 40 years later, a marijuana legalization initiative was proposed, appropriately titled . The initiative appeared on the ballot in and was defeated, with 53.5 percent of voters casting "no" votes. came out against Proposition 19, saying (D) administration would "vigorously enforce the (Controlled Substances Act) against those individuals and organizations that possess, manufacture or distribute marijuana for recreational use, even if such activities are permitted under state law." Support for the proposition dropped drastically following Holder's statement. Mason Tvert, spokesperson for the Marijuana Policy Project, said the 2010 initiative was defeated because "it was done during a midterm election." He continued, "If it had been done in a presidential election, things might have turned out very differently. We find that the more people who vote, the more who favor ending marijuana prohibition."
Another possibility is selling to customers who would buy hemp-based products even if, in terms of functionality, those products were inferior to ones made with alternative materials. That is, some customers might be willing to pay a premium just because the product carried a "made with hemp" label, in the same way that some people will pay more for products that carry a label that says "union made" or "made in the USA."
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There are also competitors for hempseed and hempseed oil. Flaxseed matches hempseed on a number of factors, including nutrient profile and density. For example, both contain rare omega-3 fatty acids. Both oils also have short shelf lives and have to be packaged in dark colored bottles to prevent spoilage. Consumers who want the nutritional benefits from flax seeds and flaxseed oil can find those products in health food stores.
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Extrapolating these figures to a legal marijuana market with 25% - 35% as much retail sales, one might expect $12 -$18 billion in total economic activity, with 60,000 to 110,000 jobs, and $2.5 to $3.5 billion in legal wages, which would generate additional income and business taxes for the state. With California taking the lead in marijuana legalization, especially strong spinoff benefits could be expected. For instance, Amsterdam-style coffeehouses would create jobs and be a magnet for tourism.
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Keith Stroup, founder of the pro-marijuana legalization group , said, "I think, without question, we are going to win California, and I really do believe that is the ultimate tipping point for this issue nationwide."
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Journalists, along with supporters and opponents of marijuana legalization, debated whether Proposition 64 was the tipping point for nationwide marijuana legalization. Some even expected the measure's approval to impact the state's southern neighbor, Mexico. (D), the state's highest-ranking official to endorse the initiative, claimed, "A lot of eyes are on California. It’s very different than almost any other state because of the scale and the magnitude of the change and what it will represent across the country." Marijuana Majority's Tom Angell said, "Passing legalization in California will greatly accelerate our ability to end the federal prohibition." A number of factors were identified as contributing to California's potential tipping-point status.