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Below you will find articles of interest about hemp and it's properties, including some history, benefits, misconceptions and it's usefulness not only to the consumer, but to the planet in general. Click on individual titles to read the full article.

Hemp And All It's Glory

Whenever the word, "hemp" is mentioned in a crowded room,visions of illegal drugs dance in the heads of many, but this common first impression couldn’t be further from the truth.

The technical term for hemp is Cannabis sativa L, and although it originates from the same plant genus as marijuana, the strains of the plant are much different than the horror stories you hear about marijuana.
What Are The Benefits Of Hemp
More importantly, what are the benefits of hemp for your children, grandchildren and generations to come? To put it simply, a thriving planet for the future.

Hemp provides a wide-range of outlets to make better use of the Earth's resources. The power the plant possesses is one of the best-kept secrets regarding extreme usefulness, versatility and ease.
Difference Between Cannabis & Hemp

To break the stigma associated with marijuana, it is important to actually understand the difference between cannabis and hemp.

The two are related through the same genus of plant. While industrial-grade hemp is a rather helpful resource in the world, it lacks the stimulating power of the substance known as delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, or for short, THC. It is this active chemical of THC that brings about the "high" associated with marijuana.

Hemp As An Alternative Fuel Source
With the sustained high price of oil and the resurgence of ecological awarenessas a "trendy" aspect of society, a lot of research has gone into current alternative fuel source.

An alternative fuel such as biofuel comes from biological sources; the most commonly used example of a biofuel is E85 gasoline, which is a mixture of gasoline cut with 85% methyl alcohol. 

Hemp Paper - An Alternative To Deforestation

Precious Ecosystems are the backbone of our planet, whether we like to admit it or not. We need each other to survive and to keep the cycle of life going.

Unfortunately, these ecosystems don't stand much of a chance when they are faced with a dozen bulldozers and multi billion dollar companies. Every year , millions of forest acreage are destroyed along with any wildlife contained within it for paper.

Hemp As Earth Friendly Plastics
Although not a new concept, natural based plastics is slowly re-entering the world of consumer goods. This versatile plant has once again proven to be highly useful to a nation needing to re-assess it's ecological impact.

There's no denying that the petro chemicals being used to create today are toxic to the environement and to the employees who work in these factories on a daily basis. Also, it is not biodegradable which means that it lasts forever.

Hemp Fibers - A Natural Solution

Hemp fiber is finally making it's way into the fashion industry once again for reasons too great to ignore. For centuries, this highly versatile plant dominated the world of goods and now, after decades of controversy, consumers are renewing it's endless potential. With the ongoing threat of global warming, our very existence depends greatly on the measures we take as a nation.

The fabric industry is a major contributor to the world's pollution. The staggering amount of pesticides and insecticides used in cotton fields alone are enough to cause serious damage to humans and wildlife.

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