1. Single Payer Medical Insurance
Over 72% of all Democrats, and over 50% of Republicans now support a single-payer health care option, and yet we have a government that refuses to entertain the idea, much less put it to a House vote, mainly due to the influence of Big-Pharma and the for-profit health insurance industry.
Since medical bankruptcy is the primary cause of homelessness in the U.S., solving the issue of the uninsured would resolve the key factor in the creation of the unhoused.
A Single Payer Option would offer an alternative to the for profit health care system that, in the near future will be financially untenable, and contribute to the collapse of the healthcare market.
2. Cannabis Legislation Reform
Since it's legalization or decriminalization in 37 states and the District of Columbia, the cannabis industry has generated billions of dollars of revenue for state and local governments annually and provides millions of above-market employment opportunities.
However the Federal Government insists on classifying cannabis as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, claiming that it is more dangerous than Fentynal and Oxicotin, opioids that are responsible for hundreds of thousands of overdoses in the U.S.
This Schedule 1 classification excludes all cannabis industry profits from appropriate Federal Taxation, prohibits research into the possible medical benefits of cannabis, and prevents cannabis from being a viable alternative solution to the climate change issue.
3. "Common Sense" Climate Change
Speaking of climate change,
Bio-sequestration, and carbon capture are two technologies that can reduce and remove billions of tons of CO2 emissions from the environment annually.
And yes, the cannabis industry can play a vital role here as well. One hectare of cannabis can absorb 15 tons of CO2, and is carbon negative to produce. Hemp's rapid growth makes it one of the fastest CO2-to-biomass conversion "technologies" available, more efficient than agro- forestry.
In Canada and Europe, governments are embracing cannabis as a cheap, and low-impact solution to reducing their carbon emission footprint. But, the current U.S. is focused on how to impose "Carbon Taxes" and wasteful "Climate Justice" initiatives.
No one asked for an $.08 per mile usage tax.