It is time that we all start talking about hemp (a type of cannabis sativa)!
Industrial Hemp or “hemp”, can provide many of the raw materials we need as a society to function. Hemp food, hemp oil, hemp plastics, hemp insulation, hemp concrete, hemp paper, and other hemp composites all available today! And yes, the list goes on and on. Plus, Hemp is both Eco-friendly and Renewable. Hemp is one of the fastest growing plants in the world producing about 10 tons of dry product per acre per year. Hemp was one of the first plants to be processed and used by humans making the history of hemp over 12000 years long! Hemp Building materials are becoming more and more known and available as well! Industrial hemp, learn more and get active with hemp eco-products! What is hemp?
This website is dedicated to educating the public about Hemp’s various uses. We’ve provided comment areas on each page for people to share ideas and thoughts about hemp and its place in American and World Industry and there is a Hemp Market where you can find all your hemp products under one roof.
So please – take a moment to explore the world of hemp. Might we suggest you begin by learning more about industrial hemp at the Hemp University!
Quick Hemp Facts:
- The USA is the only industrialized country that does NOT allow farmers to grow Hemp!
- Hemp is not Psychoactive – meaning you CANNOT get high from Hemp.
- Hemp is a robust plant, and requires no herbicides or pesticides grow.
- “The oilseed varieties most commonly grown for food can grow up to 10-15 feet tall within 90-120 days.”
- Hemp is a profitable and potential “dual-income” crop for farmers, as both seeds and fiber can be processed into thousands of uses.
- Hemp is a highly valuable crop and the oilseed and fiber varieties can be used for the production of fabrics, rope, paper, food, health and beauty aids, printing inks, paint, and building materials.
- Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin all grew Hemp on their farms.
- Hemp seeds are considered the “perfect food” and contain all 10 Essential Amino Acids and a naturally balanced 1:3 ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids
- Hemp can provide four times as much pulp for paper with at least 4-7 times less pollution than tree paper.