This is wrong on so many levels I can’t believe it made it to print.
County Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, who requested a study about the feasibility of growing hemp at the Domes, encouraged using one of the Domes to grow hemp “clones” in order to help save the facility.
“When you’re growing hemp, you can’t look at one size fits all,” she told members of the county’s Parks, Energy and Environment Committee.
Even if this is viable…legally…economically…county government is an extension of state government…constitutionally. They have no business competing with private enterprise. NONE! Government’s job is to provide services that the public wants or needs that can’t be economically provided by private enterprise. But it gets stranger:
Patti Zanin, founder of Colorado Hemp Xchange, said the Domes could clear at least $1 million in profit per year by growing hemp in one Dome alone.
Asked if growing hemp could save the Domes, state Sen. Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee, said it could prove to be a windfall for Milwaukee.
“It will save the parks. It will save Milwaukee County,” Taylor said. “It will save the City of Milwaukee.”
A million dollars (or three if all three domes are used) will save Milwaukee County (or the City of Milwaukee???)? A million bucks ain’t nothing anymore. What grade is she smoking?