• Hemp does not produce a "high" because of very low THC levels. Similar to opiates in poppy seeds or alcohol in orange juice.
  • Industrial Hemp is currently legal and recognized in more than 25 countries including Canada, Germany, England, France, Holland, Spain, the Russian Federation, China, Thailand, Hungary and Romania.
  • The only known annually renewable natural resource that is capable of providing the overall majority of the world's paper and textiles; meeting all of the world's transportation, industrial and home energy needs; simultaneously reducing pollution, rebuilding the soil, and cleaning the atmosphere all at the same time
  • Hemp was one of the first domesticated crops and has been used as a superior alternative to oil, cotton, lumber, and paper industries
  • Hemp is among the oldest industries on the planet, going back more than 17,000 years to the beginnings of pottery. The Columbia History of the World states that the oldest relic of human industry is a bit of hemp fabric dating back to approximately 8,000 BC.
  • Hemp seed is the most nutritious seed known on Earth. It contains the highest amount of essential fatty acids in the plant kingdom.
  • It is very hardy and grows in many environments. A strong global plant.
  • The founders of the United States would not have been successful against England without hemp. Everything from sails, cloth, and rope to money, books, and bibles.
  • Hemp paper lasts 50 to 100 times longer, is cheaper and faster to make, needs no chemicals, and uses 1/4 of the area used to grow trees. (and doesn't yellow)
  • Because of hemp's long fibers, the products will be stronger and/or lighter than those made from wood.
  • When US sources of "Manila hemp" (not true hemp) was cut off by the Japanese in WWII, the US Army and US Department of Agriculture promoted the "Hemp for Victory" campaign to grow hemp in the US. Because of its importance for parachutes, sails (the word "canvass" is rooted in "cannabis") and rope for ships, hemp was a required crop in the American colonies.
  • Hemp fibers are longer, stronger, more absorbent and more mildew-resistant than cotton. Hemp can be made into a variety of fabrics, including linen quality. Fabrics made of at least one-half hemp block the sun's UV rays more effectively than other fabrics do.
  • Henry Ford experimented with hemp to build car bodies. He wanted to build and fuel cars from farm products. BMW is experimenting with hemp materials in automobiles as part of an effort to make cars more recyclable.
  • Much of the birdseed sold in the US has hemp seed (it's sterilized before importation), the hulls of which contain about 25% protein. Hemp seed is far more nutritious than even soybean, contains essential fatty acids, high in B-vitamins, is 35% dietary fiber and is more digestible to humans.
  • Hemp oil once greased machines. Most paints, resins, shellacs, and varnishes used to be made out of linseed (from flax) and hemp oils. Rudolph Diesel designed his engine to run on hemp oil.
  • Construction products such as medium density fiberboard, oriented strand board, and even beams, studs and posts could be made out of hemp. Because of hemp's long fibers, the products will be stronger and lighter than those made from wood.
  • George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew hemp. Ben Franklin owned a mill that made hemp paper. Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on hemp paper.

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