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Hemp Hemp a.k.aCannabis Sativa sp. is not to be confused with Marijuana/Ganja. All Hemp Species = 10% Marijuana/Ganja. 90% are hemp. Hemp is low on Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a psycho active substance. But hemp is rich in Cannabidiol (CBD). CBD suppresses THC effects. Hemp can be consider Anti-Marijuana. Hemp fiber is known to be the strongest, in comparison to any other plant species and are able to be process into countless products.
Hemp Products Food Soil & Water Purifier Clothing Paper Construction Materials Plastic Weed Control Biomass Fuel Etc..
Hemp as Food Hemp seed oil contains 80% Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) e.g Omega 3 - 6 1 tablespoon per day = Daily EFA requirement Hemp protein contains all 21 known amino acids, including 9 that an adult body cannot naturally produce. Hemp protein is a complete protein, and easily absorbable by human digestive system.
Hemp as Soil & Water Purifier Hemp has a natural and unique ability to detoxify the land it is planted on. It can absorb leftover phosphorous on farm land, after the use of poultry fertilizers. It can also absorb other harmful substances. Currently hemp is being planted in Chernobyl, Russia. Where the was a nuclear reactor meltdown in 1986. The Japan government should consider the same move for the Fukushima incident last year.
Hemp as Clothing Cotton Fibers = 1 - 2 mm VS Hemp Fibers = 4 - 5 meters Stronger than cotton and was the original material for Levis Strauss jeans. Softer, warmer, and more water resistant than cotton. High insulation factor. Keeps you cool on warm days, and keeps you warm on cold nights.
Hemp as Paper Hemp paper found 200 years before CaiLun (the inventor of paper), started standardizing paper making process. Which was 2000 years ago. Hemp paper lasts longer and was more durable than conventional wood pulp papers. The Declaration of Independence of America, signed on the 4th of July 1776, is written on hemp paper. Wood trees for paper takes 50-100 years to mature. Hemp takes 4 months to mature.
Hemp as Construction Material Hemp fibers mixed with some bonding agent, will create Hempcrete. Hemcrete is a building bricks, lighter than normal building bricks. Hemcrete is fire retardant. 1 cubic meter of Hemcrete wall, will absorb 165kg of Co2 overtime. Hemp fibers can also be turned into wall insulations.
Hemp as Plastic Conventional plastics are petroleum based product which is not a sustainable source. Hemp plastics are plant based and are sustainable. Conventional plastics take more than 100 years to barely decompose. Releasing harmful gasses while it does. Hemp plastics are bio-degradable, and does not release any harmful substance. Currently Audi, BMW, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, GM, Iveco, Lotus, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Saturn, Volkswagen, Porsche, and Volvo are using hemp based plastics components in their car.
Hemp as Weed Control Hemp is fast growing, tall with crowded foliage. This blocks the sun to the ground. Deterring weed growth. Hemp can grow in high density, leaving no chance for weed to root in. Gives advantage to the farmers who does not need to use herbicide to control weed growth and benefit the land use for crop rotation.
Hemp as Biomass Fuel Hemp can be the answer, liberating man kind from the use of fossil fuels. Hemp can be the answer for sustainable energy. The amount of Co2 released by the burning process of hemp fuel and the amount of Co2 absorb by the hemp growing process keeps the global Co2 level at equilibrium. Hemp fuel burns cleans. Means it will not cause acid rains. Hemp has 4 times the bio mass and 8 times the methanol potential, compared to the current main bio mass fuel, corn. If hemp was planted on just 6% of the continental America, it can sustainably supply the demand for gas and fuel, for the whole country.
Hemp Compared Wheat and corn can produce around 8.5 tons of material per hectare, per year. Hemp produces 25 tons. Oil palm takes 5 years before it fruits. Wood tree takes 50 – 100 years to mature. Hemp matures in 4 months, so it can be harvested 3 times a year. Usable fibers from 1 acre of hemp = usable fibers from 4 acres of wood and 2 acres of cotton. Hemp is naturally a hardy plant. Pest resistance means it needs less or no pesticide to cultivate. Hemp is draught resistant
Hemp History 4800 B.C A vase decorated 100 A.D with hemp cords Chinese discover how prints, proved that to make paper from hemp has culture hemp. influence.8000 B.CHemp fabric provides 1000 B.C Hemp is the worlds largest agricultural crop,80% of sustainable providing materials to support civilizations mosttextiles. important industries, including fiber for fabric and rope, lamp oil for lighting, paper, medicine and food for both humans and domesticated animals.
Hemp History 1790s 1837 – 1901 George Washington and Queen Victoria uses First Law! Thomas Jefferson grow hemp cannabis resins to treat on their plantations menstrual cramps, sparking enormous interest in the uses of cannabis as a1619 medicine in the English-Americas first hemp speaking world.law is enacted atJamestown Colony,Virginia, ordering allfarmers to grow hemp. 1776 First and second drafts of the Declaration of Independence are written on hemp paper.
Hemp History1916U.S.D.A. publishes Bulletin No. 404, "Hemp Hurds AsPaper-Making Material," extolling and demonstrating theoutstanding qualities of paper manufactured from hemp-pulp, a new process. The document was printed on hemp-pulp paper and explained the new technology. Previouslymost all paper was made with the hemp fiber content of rag(worn out clothing). 1929 1935 Henry Ford begins extensive research 116 million pounds of into the production of methanol (as a hemp seed are used fuel) and the manufacture of plastics commercially in America to from renewable vegetable crops, manufacture paint and including hemp. varnish.
Hemp History Prohibition!1937The Marihuana Tax Act HR 6385 wasenacted; this required a $1 tax stampon the cultivation of marihuana andhemp. If somebody wanted to planthemp, they would have to buy a taxstamp from the government. The issue 1938for those in opposition of this tax The February issue ofrelated to the underhanded manner in Popular Mechanics runs awhich this tax was enacted. Which story, (prepared before themeans the government is not giving 1937 legislation wasout any tax stamps. So begins the enacted) titled: "New Billionprohibition of hemp and marijuana. Dollar Crop."
Hemp History1941 LegalizeDecember issue of Popular Mechanics d again!features a story on Henry Ford, showinga picture of the car he "grew from thesoil." The automobiles "plastic panels 1942with impact strength 10 times greater U.S. government overrides its own banthan steel were made from flax, wheat, on hemp and distributes 400,000hemp, and spruce pulp." The auto pounds of hemp seed to U.S farmersweighed 1/3 less than its 100% steel who produce 42,000 tons of hemp fibercontemporaries. annually to support the war effort until 1946. U.S. farmers, are inundated by "Uncle Sam" with incentives to grow hemp. The U.S.D.A. makes it mandatory for farmers to attend showings of the "Hemp For Victory" film. Farmers and their sons who agree to grow hemp are exempt from military service, even though America is at war.
Hemp History Banned Again!1955 1975Both hemp and Marijuana are Researchers at the Medical College ofonce again banned and declared Virginia discover that cannabis is incrediblyillegal. This time the government successful for reducing the size of manyconcluded that smoking types of tumors, both benign andMarijuana would make you a big cancerous.lazy pacifist. The alleged pointwas, enemy would use it against 1993the US fighting troops to England eases restriction on hemp farming. News mediasupposedly drop their fighting declare hemp clothes andmorale. The government now is cannabis leaf logo hottest newillegalizing hemp for the opposite fashion.reasons why they banned it firstin 1937.
Hemp History 19981994 The CanadianUnder the CNCA, one license was governmentgranted to a Canadian company, legalizes theHempline Inc., to grow hemp commercialexperimentally in Canada under growth ofthe strict supervision of the industrial hemp.authorities. To infinity, and beyond… 1996 The Canadian federal government passed Bill C8 stating that mature hemp stalks are exempted from the list of controlled substances.
Hemp & The Future Global warming has already shown its effects. Polar caps are melting and sea level are rising Earth’s fossil fuel supply is nearing depletion. Landfills are filled to the brim. Pollution rates are rising. Pollution causing up-trends are not going to stop. Hemp has always been the answer, but facts was swindled by greedy corporations. Scientist concluded, after an extensive research on global warming, as of 2011, human only have a decade to reverse the damages, or it will be a one way ticket to a guaranteed Armageddon. Educate ourselves & apply changes in our life.
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