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
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.
Between Cannabis & Hemp
To break the stigma associated with marijuana, it
is important to actually understand the difference between cannabis and
The two are related through the same genus of
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
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
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
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
pollution. The staggering amount of pesticides and insecticides used in
cotton fields alone are enough to cause serious damage to humans and