Cannabis Sattiva v Mauritian Government
There is Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sattiva.
Indica is taken as what we Mauritians call it, 'ganja' or 'charas'. To be brief it's bad and illegal.
Sattiva, is a variety of cannabis that is also illegal here. Sattiva cannot kill, does not give you a high and is useless as a recreational drug.
With Sattiva, all types of products can be made. It's also called HEMP.
On the right is a house built using hempcrete.
Down is clothing made with cannabis sattiva.
Why use hempcrete:
Strong and durable
Wall insulator, flooring and roofing, and it’s fire-proof, water-proof, and rot-proof as long as it’s above ground.
Did you know hemp oil cures cancer?
Now, why would a government ban such a product that would boost the economy, improve people's health, way of living and so on? Either they are so stupid that they can't see what's in front of them or either they are so business-minded (or evil?) so as to let the poor be poor, let the unhealthy die and make money from those that can afford high end medical technologies.
A reason why it's illegal might be because Mauritius is under the governance of laws that are foreign, i.e, the United States and U.K, where cannabis was first banned only recently. And as we have been told since the beginning of time that we Mauritians are poor, we must abide by foreign laws to get foreign help. Or it might be for a simple reason: Mauritius is not for Mauritians, but for...?
Just think, tomorrow, we can plant this, use this as a material for building our house. No more loans, no more importation, no more national debt. Imagine we use it as a medicine, no more costly treatments, a healthier community. Imagine we use it as a fuel. No more importation of petrol, practically reduced pollution (or no pollution at all). Just imagine...