So What Is Industrial Hemp?
Industrial hemp is a variety of the plant genus Cannabis.
Legally, industrial hemp is defined as containing less than 0.3% THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid.
Again, hemp is not marijuana and cannot get you high.
Instead, hemp is bred for a variety of different purposes that can help us medically, economically and environmentally.
Uses of Hemp
Hemp is an unbelievable plant that has many uses. It takes 10+ years for trees to be used industrially, while hemp takes 120 days.
1 acre of hemp produces as much fiber as 2-3 acres of cotton, and as much paper as 2-4 acres of trees.
Hemp Paper is more recyclable and lasts hundreds of years without degrading.
Hemp seed is more nutritious and economical to produce than soybean.
Hemp is more fire-resistant, 10x stronger, and 6x more flexible than steel.
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