Hemp instead of oil

Hemp instead of oil

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To the Editor:

This is an open letter to President Barack Obama.

I’m asking that you don’t open new areas to oil exploration off of the Eastern Seaboard. An accident there could be detrimental to my business here on the Vineyard.

We need to move the country away from from fossil fuels. A great first step would be to legalize the growing of hemp in commercial production. Real results would come quickly, both environmentally and economically. This issue requires leadership.

Erik Albert

Oak Bluffs