Wow thst is really a shame, I thought the people of Illinois was smarter then that… Maybe they are collectively, but not in this case. I wonder what was the percent of the population voted against Hemp. Hmmmm I would figure the commodities market would wellcome the idea. But then again many other investments would take hits if Hemp was able to take its roll as a vital commodity once again.
There is something people can do, and that is to cultivate Kenaf… Which can do the same thing as hemp and actually does some things better. Kenaf is fully legal and looks like Hemp, but it flowers. I believe pound for pound that is one reason why it removes more co2 from the air then any other plant on the planet. Harvested twice a year, for carbon sequestration there is no better plant. Think of planting these carbon sinks,everywhere to clean the air then harvest and use for biofuel, bio plastics, composite fiber for electric vehilces or animal feed.. This is one way to introduce what hemp can do.