Hemp Cultivation and Uses

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Hempcrete building blocks are carbon negative, they lock up around 160kg
of CO2 per M3.

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Hemp seeds contain 30% protein vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin D, vitamin E, trace minerals and 3 omega fatty acids.

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1 acre of hemp produces the same amount as 4 acres of trees, and hemp takes only 100 days to grow!

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Hemp plastic is more durable, biodegradable and recyclable.

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Rich in cannabinoids.

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Hemp seed oil can do wonders for your skin and hair.

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Cotton needs more water and twice as much land to equal the productivity of hemp, hemp fibre is 4 times stronger than cotton, and doesn’t need herbicides or pesticides to
grow, cotton needs both.

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Fast growing. Replenishes depleted soils. Grows in most climates.

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Hemp ethanol, a sustainable alternative

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Plant Seed

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3Days

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100 Days

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Hemp

Hemp
VS
Marijuana

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Marijuana

Hemp is a strain of Cannabis sativa that has been bred for fibre for clothing, construction, oils, fuel, topical ointments, and nutritional benefits. You cannot get high from hemp. It contains only trace elements of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component that gives marijuana users the ‘high’ effect. Marijuana refers to strain of Cannabis sativa that are specifically bred for the potents trichomes and THC that grow on the flowers as well as the buds.

Hemp History

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Carbon dating has proved the uses of wild
hemp as for back as 8000BC. Great Britain's
first cultivations are dated back to 800AD.

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In 1896, Henry Ford operated a biomass conversion plant that produced hemp fuel. After Hemps arrival into the fuel
industry, competing companies began to see the crop as a threat. A smear campaign against hemp was started,
associating hemp with marijuana. After the American congress passed the Marijuana Tax Act in 1937 it made hemp
nearly impossible to grow for American farmers. The chief promoter of the Tax Act, argued for anti-marijuana legislation
around the world.

During World War II a call to action was put forth which motivated American farmers to grow hemp yet again to assist
during the war. Hemp farmers received subsidise and a `Hemp for Victory’ film was made. Soon after World War II, all
hemp operations were shut down.

While movements and progress are being made to the regulations around hemp, and its use is allowed in most countries
in the world, hemp is not in the clear yet. There is still a lot that needs to be done to make this plant fully available for
all of its amazing uses, everywhere.