5 Ways Hemp Will Change Our World

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Currently in the United States of America it is illegal to grow Hemp. Clear cutting forests, burning fossil fuels, spraying large amounts of pesticides; all these things and more can be avoided from the production and usage of hemp plants. To clarify, I am talking about Hemp, not Marijuana. Hemp will not get you high, Hemp does not contain enough THC to get you high, if you were to smoke it; you would probably just end up with a headache. Hemp is illegal in the United States because it looks too much like its sister Mary Jane. While it is legal almost everywhere else in the world, hemp is still not being used to its full potential.

 1. Paper & Cardboard Products

Hemp regenerates in months; it grows extremely quickly, sounds like a perfect thing to make paper with. Unlike trees that can take over 30 years to be ready to harvest hemp is ready to go right away! Why are we still clear cutting forests? Hemp is a way better alternative! The paper that is made from hemp doesn’t become yellow or brittle because hemp is naturally acid free. Did you know that the original declaration of independence was written on hemp paper? Hemp can be recycled up to 7 times, while wood pulp paper can only be recycled a maximum of 3 times. Not to mention that 220 million pounds of toxic pollution are added into the air and water every year during the production of wood paper and pulp. Hemp paper does not need to be bleached with chlorine; it can be whitened with hydrogen peroxide, which is a lot safer for the water and soil of the earth.

 2. Clothing & Fabrics

As a fabric, hemp is the optimal choice! ‘Hemp doesn’t wear out, it wears in!’ Hemp clothing becomes softer every time you wash it. Growing hemp requires the use of very little pesticides and no herbicides, so not only is this great for the environment, but in turn, if used for clothing and blankets, it is not harmful for your skin. One acre of hemp will produce as much material as 2-3 acres of cotton. Wow, this hemp really is amazing isn’t it? Hemp material will keep you cool in the heat and keep you warm in the cold, it is known to be 4 times warmer than cotton material! The production of hemp into fabric instead of cotton, as if there aren’t enough amazing facts about hemp fabric as it is, it is also naturally fire retardant! So as oppose to most other fabrics, clothing, bed sheets, linens etc.. it would not need to have fire repellant chemicals added, what a great bonus! 😛

 3. Plastic & Building Materials

Did you know that Henry Ford made a body for a car that was lighter than steel but could stand 10 times the impact without denting? Of course, it was made of hemp! Hemp can be made into various different building materials, hempcrete, fiberboard, carpet, stucco, cement blocks, insulation, and plastic. Not only are Hemp building supplies a lot better for the environment but also walls made from Hemp are rot free, pest free, mold free and fire resistant! Walls made from hemp can last up to 500 years. How’s that for sustainability? Hemp plastic can completely replace oil based plastic materials that we are using today that contain large amounts of dangerous chemicals such as the very well known Bisphenol A. If all our plastics were made from hemp material you could literally purchase something that came in a plastic hemp container and then throw that container directly into the compost, as hemp plastics are completely biodegradable. Now why have we even been using the other harmful destructive ways of producing plastic?

 4. Fuel

Hemp can be made into fuel in two ways: the oil from the pressed hempseed can be turned into biodiesel, or the fermented stalk can be made into ethanol and methanol. Biodiesel is completely biodegradable and a much cleaner fuel for the air. Even the exhaust produced from burning hempseed biodiesel has a pleasant smell. Although hemp is not the greatest alternative to fuel that is available, hemp fuel can be used temporarily because it can be used in all the existing vehicles today without making any alterations. Both sources of hemp fuel are non-toxic and are completely biodegradable.

 5. Nutrition

So, not only is hemp great for the environment, it is great for your body too! Hemp seeds are known to be one of the most nutritious seeds on the planet! Quite impressive, I know. Along with magnesium, potassium, dietary fiber and almost every vitamin and mineral that the body needs, Hemp seeds contain high amounts of essential omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Hemp seeds are very high in protein, containing 25% protein content. They do not contain phytic acid, which means every last bit of goodness that these tiny seeds have to offer can be absorbed and utilized by the body! Hemp seeds have a great nutty taste to them too, so you’ll enjoy sprinkling them over salads or your other favorite dishes!

As you can see Hemp is an excellent choice for many different reasons. Almost everything created out of hemp is biodegradable, so not only do hemp products seem to last a lot longer, but when it is time to replace them, they can be returned back to the Earth. What a beautiful cycle! Really its design is perfect. It’s time to implement these new resources, we have the information, we have the technology, so what’s stopping us? The way I see it, Hemp will be at the forefront of a new Earth!

Much Love :)

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  1. Todd Paige

    What about the Enviroment? The hemp Plant is the most Photosynthetic Plant on the Planet meaning it Produces more Oxygen than any other Plant besides Algae! Therefore producing more cleaner air to rebuild our Atmosphere! Faster than our Already exsisting Rain Forrest!

    • Yes hemp produces more Oxygen and have fast growing start-ups.

  2. Make it 6! Thanks for the info Todd!

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    • mb

      Mediacal use??? anticancer properties(with reports of people being cured),antiinflamtory,ms,eplepsi,diabetic, ahsma,schizofrenic(cbd in cannabis is anti pyscotic effect),pain relif,anti depressant,insominia,eating disorders and many more medical values… this should be number 1!!!!!

  3. André Rastao

    Great post Alanna! By the way, I heard you could grow a hemp forrest and place it in a radioactive area, burn it down, repeat and eventually the area will be cleansed. It’s truely the healing of the nations in all possible ways.

  4. Ce'Nedra

    Okay, so what can we actually realisticly do to make a positive change? Set up petitions and community gardeners to get this ball rolling?

    • In New Zealand we are creating a social cooperative which has, as one of it’s apps, a crowd funding platform that will overcome the two biggest problems facing crowdfunders … 1. tax problems and 2. litigation for unfulfilled projects. Through this portal we will fund thousands of game changing projects such as large scale hemp production projects and hemp product development. We live in exciting times Ce’Nedra

  5. Ce’Nadra what you can do is spread this information around and create awareness about hemp. Also, you can implement hemp in your own life by switching to hemp based products wherever available. The more people become aware of hemp, the more we will begin to see it in our day to day lives :)

  6. Dezmyn

    if you can make fuel from hemp WHY THE FUCK ARE WE NOT????? DUMB ASSS FUCKERS:) i try to stay positive though….lol


  7. sandy

    people in washinton know all that it the fear of not getting votes from the none believers those that still belive that if u smoke u go mad o u start killing and stealing

  8. Hemp for Victory! Watch the video on YouTube… it’s awesome. Our government … what a bunch of deceivers they have been for more than 7 decades. That’s just wrong.


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