While hemp and marijuana are both from the same plant family, Cannabis Sativa, they are of different varieties. Unlike marijuana, the Hemp plant has no drug value.
Hemp has always been a very versatile product with many medicinal and nutritional uses. It will grow in almost any climate and in nearly any type of soil with a growth rate of only 100 days. This makes it economical with up to 4 harvests a year and, the Hemp plant does not need pesticide or herbicides making it environmentally friendly.
Hemp is used in the making of many products such as; varnish, lubricating oil, paint, ink, cleaning solvents, dynamite, lamp oil, detergent, shampoo, soaps, lotions, cosmetics, waffle and pancake mix, milk free cheese, veggie burgers, protein bars, granola, salad dressing, margarine, Hemp oil supplements, hats, bags, shirts, backpacks, rope, twine, fishing nets, bedding, tents, footwear, sail boat sail and paper.
- Hemp oil supplements are rated the highest in Omega – 3 and Omega – 6 fatty acids.
- Hemp is environmentally friendly and bio degradable.
- Growing Hemp helps enrich soil.
- Until the late 1800’s nearly 90% of all paper produced in the U.S. was made from Hemp.
- The Declaration of Independence was written on Hemp paper.
- Hemp can be used as a fuel on it’s own or mixed with diesel fuel.
- Hemp is able to adapt to different climates.
- Hemp is resistant to drought.
- Paper made from Hemp can be recycled at least 7 times.
- Hemp fuels are ozone friendly.
- Until the early 1800’s, Hemp was legal tender for paying bills and buying dry goods.
- Salt is 10 times more toxic than Hemp.
- Hemp can be harvested from 3 to 4 times a year yielding about 10 tons per acre in a 4 month period.
- Hemp is used for MS, digestive disorders, asthma, glaucoma, muscle spasm, Crone’s disease, and Alzheimer’s.
- Because Hemp is ten times stronger than cotton, it is ideal in the making of boat sails.
- Most people don’t know that Hemp paper is added to the making of cigarette papers, coffee filters and tea bags.
- Hemp is mildew and heat resistant.
- The first Levi Strauss jeans were made with light weight Hemp canvas.
- Hemp is native to Central Asia and has been cultivated there for the past 12,000 years.
- The word canvas is derived from the word cannabis.
- Wearing clothes made from Hemp with repel insects.
- The human brain produces cannabinoids. This is a compound present in Cannabis Sativa which is used in pain management.
Often Hemp is confused with marijuana. While they are both from the same plant family, Cannabis Sativa, they are of different varieties. It seems the American government’s lack of this knowledge caused Hemp to be outlawed in 1937. Unlike marijuana, the Hemp plant has no drug value.
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