Clothing, shoes, textiles, paper & pulp, biochar, health food, painkiller, skin care, twine, cord, rope, webbing, CBD oil, and many more …
Truly an interesting chapter in the story of Industrial Hemp is how many applications it has. But look at these other chapters:
- Nutritional Density – Hemp might be part of solving the world’s hunger problem. Hemp seeds are extremely high in protein and can prevent malnutrition caused by lack of protein energy. Hemp seeds are also the perfect balance of ‘good fats’ and high in amino acids. A Super Food.
- 1 Acre of Hemp yields 4x the pulp for paper as timber – (with longer fibers) and it far easier to remove the lignin (a chemically laden process)
- Hemp Helped Win a War – It supplied many of the requirements for WWII; sails, ropes, equipment covers, and tents.
- Hemp Sucks – and that’s good. Hemp consumes 4x more CO2 as trees (environmentally this is good), and hemp is excellent at phytoremediation, or extracting toxins from soil at it grows (see hemp & Chernobyl)
- Hemp in Packaging – has broad applications for packaging and liner systems
Oh, and not to be left out, “Hempcrete” walls are fire-resistant and immune to bugs, rot, and mold while being 100% biodegradable.