You'll learn more about its versatility in this document.
However, it's good at doing almost anything else except making you 'high'.
It is also many times more durable and is flame retardant.[xlvi] -Many high fashion clothing manufacturers have produced clothes and footwear made with hemp.
[xliv] "The pesticides used on cotton, whether in the U. or oversees, are some of the most hazardous available today," says Doug Murray, Ph.
D., a professor of sociology at Colorado State University who has studied pesticide use on cotton overseas. -1 acre of hemp will produce as much as 2-3 acres of cotton.[xlv] -Hemp is 4 times warmer than cotton, 4 times more water absorbent, has 3 times the tensile strength of cotton.
-Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L.
-Although hemp and marijuana are both from the cannabis species, hemp contains virtually no THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.) If you smoke hemp you will likely get a headache. Its THC level is less than 1%, whereas marijuana may contain between 5 - 15%.[iii] -Its seeds are pressed for oil that can be used for food (salad dressings, supplements, etc.), industrial lubrication, diesel fuel, paints, varnishes and more.
US$150 million in the United States alone.[ix] -The HIA (Hemp Industries Association) is confident that the total North American hemp food and body care market in 2008 accounted for at least $100 million in retail sales. government and the media began spreading outrageous lies about marijuana, which led to its prohibition.
In 2005-2008, hemp food sales have averaged 47% annual growth, making hemp one of the fastest-growing natural food categories. Legality: -For the first 162 years of America's existence, marijuana was totally legal and hemp was a common crop. ("Marijuana: The devil's weed with roots in hell", "Marijuana makes fiends of boys in 30 days", “Reefer Madness”, etc.) It was banned in the USA under the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937.
Evidence suggests that commercial interests, having much to lose from hemp competition, helped propagate the reefer madness hysteria and used their influence to lobby for Marijuana Prohibition.
It is debatable at to whether special interests conspired to destroy the hemp industry via Marijuana Prohibition, but evidence exists to raise the possibility.[xi] -In Canada, parliament passed Bill C-8 in May of 1997, freeing industrial hemp from the drug legislation imposed in 1938 when Canada’s Opium and Narcotics Control Act followed the United States’ lead and banned hemp production.
[ii] -Hemp is among the oldest industries on the planet, going back more than 10,000 years to the beginnings of pottery.
[iv] -The Columbia History of the World states that the oldest relic of human industry is a piece of Mesopotamian hemp fabric dating back to approximately 8,000 BC.[v] -For more than a century, hemp was legal tender to pay American taxes.[vi] -Over 600,000 acres of hemp grow worldwide today.[vii] Over 8,500 acres were grown in Canada in 2008.[viii] -The 2002 figures for global hemp sales were US0 million.
This word comes from kaneh-bosem, Hebrew for ‘aromatic cane’.