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Easily found in "The Emperor wears no Clothes" but having read so much about hemp powered cars, along with Cheech and Chong's pure hemp car, I was surprised to have never read about this.

Hemp FACT of the Day #5

Building Materials and Housing

Because one acre of hemp produces as much cellouse fiber pulp as 4.1 acres of trees (Dewey & Merrill, "Bulletin #404," U.S. Dept Ag., 1916), hemp is the perfect material to replace trees for pressed board, particle board and core concrete construction molds.

Pratical, inexpensive construction material which is fire resistant, with excellent thermal and sound insulating qualities, can be made using a process called Environcore(c). This process, developed by Mansion Industries, applies heat and compression to agricultural fiber to create strong contruction

paneling, replacing dry wall and plywood.

Hemp has been used throughout history for carpet backing. Hemp fiber has potential in the manufacture of strong, rot resistant carpeting--eliminalting the poisonous fumes of burning synthetic materials in a house or commerical fire, along with allergic reactions associated with new synthetic carpeting.

Plastic plumbing pipe (PVC) can be manufactured using renewable hemp cellulose as the chemical feedstocks, replacing non-renewable petroleum-based chemical feedstocks.

So we can envision a house of the future built, plumbed, painted and furnished with THE WORLD'S NUMBER ONE RENEWABLE SOURCE--HEMP.

Herer,"The Emperor Wears No Clothes: 1991 edition p. 10.

Smokin Moose

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Don't forget there are also some wonderful clips in the TV section on hemp and marijuana facts. They can be cross posted to the facts forum, and count towards your input.
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