Hemp is a sustainable and renewable resource that provides an incredible number of uses such as paper, clothing, building supplies, medicine, biodegradable plastic, food, bio-fuel, and much more. Hemp is an eco-friendly crop that requires no pesticides and very little water to grow.
Hemp is part of the Cannabis family along with Marijuana. Marijuana and Hemp have many similarities but the difference is quite important. For hemp to be legally grown and processed it has to have less than 0.3% THC. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the psychoactive ingredient that creates the “high” effect which is around 20% in Marijuana. Marijuana is grown for medicinal and recreational use. Hemp is grown for industrial and medicinal purposes.
Hemp played a major role in our history and needs to do the same in our future. Hemp is an amazing alternative resource that has the potential to help us and our planet if we utilize its advantages. Progress is being made! In 2018 the Hemp Farming Bill legalized hemp farming across the United States. This gives our country the chance to revitalize a hemp economy.
As conscious consumers, we can all do our part by using hemp products, supporting hemp farmers, and educating those around us about the benefits of this versatile crop. With research, more demand for hemp, and better agricultural practices, we will see hemp prosper once again! Thank you for supporting hemp!
Hemp requires 50% LESS WATER than cotton and will produce 2-3 times more fiber per acre! While cotton can only be grown in warm climates, hemp can be grown in all 50 states.
Over 4 billion trees are cut down every year for paper alone. Hemp can easily and efficiently replace almost all items made from wood. An annual crop, hemp grows back 120X faster than trees Hemp fibers are also twice as strong and lighter than wood.
Use No Pesticides
Hemp is naturally resistant to most pests and diseases eliminating any need for the use of pesticides. Unlike hemp, cotton is known for its heavy pesticide use. About 50% of pesticides in the world are used for cotton production. Toxic chemicals from the pesticides leak into our water and food supply causing numerous health problems.
Renewable and Sustainable
Hemp is a leading renewable resource with sustainability unparalleled to any other crop! Its quick growing season surpasses cotton and trees production. Hemp provides an environmentally friendly, more efficient, alternative resource for these main categories: fuel, clothing, paper, food, medicine, plastic, and construction. Products made of hemp are safe to reuse, recycle, and are 100% biodegradable.
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