- Hemp & CBD
You probably know that CBD is cannabinoid found in the magical hemp plant. But did you know about all the other fantastic uses of hemp worldwide?
To start, hemp is one of the most useful plants in the whole world. It’s greatly sustainable and can be used to make so many things, it’s truly incredible!
Just to name a few, hemp can be used to build your home, feed your family, dress you in the finest attire, hold your notes, change the worlds plastic problem and even fuel your car!
You may not be able to make an entire house out of hemp, but the great thing is that hemp is quick-growing, requires few pesticides or fertilisers, and the process of turning the harvested hemp into building materials like hempcrete is simple and environment-friendly.
Hemp seeds are rich in protein, omega-3, E and B vitamins, magnesium, potassium and iron. The seeds can be consumed raw or cold pressed to produce hemp seed oil and protein. Hemp seed protein can be used to produce virtually any product made from soybean: tofu, veggie burgers, butter, cheese, salad oils, ice cream, milk, etc. It’s a true superfood!
Despite making up less than 1% of all textile products, hemp is a good source of fabric. Why? Hemp fabric is anti-microbial, has a high tensile strength, breathes better than cotton, and gets softer with age. In order to grow enough cotton to make just one T-shirt, you would need 720 gallons of water. Hemp requires half as much.
On an annual basis, 1 acre of hemp will produce as much paper as 2 to 4 acres of trees. It also can be produced much quicker as hemp only requires around 120 days to grow. From tissue paper to cardboard, all types of paper products can be produced from hemp. This makes the raw material super sustainable and eco-friendly!
When made with biodegradable polymers, hemp plastic is completely biodegradable, unlike regular plastics. Compared to petroleum-based plastics, hemp plastic doesn’t contain any toxic substances and is 3.5 times stronger and 5 times stiffer. As a result, hemp plastics are more safe and durable.
Non-toxic bio-diesel is produced by the pressing of hemp seeds to extract their oils & fats. After the extraction, the product is then put through more steps to make it into a usable hemp bio-fuel for your car. Hemp seed oil can also be used as a lubricative, oily ingredient in the processes to produce paint, varnish, detergent or ink. Because hemp seeds account for up to half the weight of a mature hemp plant, hemp seed is a viable source for these products.
No other natural resource offers the potential of hemp. Cannabis Hemp is capable of producing significant quantities of vital every day materials in a much more sustainable fashion. Unlike other crops, hemp can grow in most climates and on most farmland throughout the world with moderate water and fertilizer requirements, few pesticides, and no herbicides.
Hemp is truly the future.