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Top Ten Reasons You Should Buy Hemp

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10.) It's Proven Strong - Hemp is among the oldest industries on the planet, going back more than 10,000 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 B.C.



9.) Kings and Queens grow and grew hemp. Presidents Washington and Jefferson both grew hemp. Americans were legally bound to grow hemp during the Colonial Era and Early Republic. The federal government subsidized hemp during the Second World War and US farmers grew about a million acres of hemp as part of that program.



8.) Good health. Organic hemp seed is more nutritious than even soybean, contains more essential fatty acids than any other source, is second only to soybeans in complete protein(but is more digestible by humans), is high in B-vitamins, and is 35% dietary fiber. Hemp seed does not contain THC.



7.) Hemp is the Worlds longest and strongest natural fiber. The bark of the hemp stalk contains bast fibers which are among the Earth's longest natural soft fibers and are also rich in cellulose; the cellulose and hemicellulose in its inner woody core are called hurds. Hemp stalk contains no THC. Hemp fiber is longer, stronger, more absorbent and more insulative than cotton fiber.



6.) Hemp is a natural renewable energy. According to the Department of Energy and Dr. Brooks Kelly, Hemp as a biomass fuel producer requires the least specialized growing and processing procedures of all hemp products. The hydrocarbons in hemp can be processed into a wide range of biomass energy sources, from fuel pellets to liquid and gas. Development of biofuels could significantly reduce our consumption of fossil fuels and nuclear power.



5.) Hemp is ORGANIC. Hemp grows well without herbicides, fungicides or pesticides. Almost half of the agricultural chemicals used on crops in the United States of America are applied to cotton.



4.) Hemp can help keep our Rivers and Oceans healthy. Hemp produces more pulp per acre than timber on a sustainable basis, and can be used for every quality of paper. Hemp paper manufacturing can reduce waste-water contamination. Hemp's low lignin content reduces the need for acids used in pulping, and it's creamy color lends itself to environmentally friendly bleaching instead of harsh chlorine compounds. Less bleaching results in less dioxin and fewer chemical by-products in our air and water.



3.) Hemp helps in preventing deforestation. Hemp fiber paper resists decomposition, and does not yellow with age when an acid-free process is used. Hemp paper more than 1,500 years old has been found. It can also be recycled more times than wood paper.



2.) Hemp makes good paper. Hemp fiberboard produced by Washington State University was found to be twice as strong as wood-based fiberboard.



1.) Hemp Plastic? Eco-friendly organic hemp can replace most toxic petro-chemical products. Research is being done to use hemp in manufacturing biodegradable plastic products: plant-based cellophane, recycled plastic mixed with hemp for injection-molded products, and resins made from the oil, to name a few examples.

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More reasons to buy hemp

You can make fuel out of the stalks and the seeds.

You can make fireproof shingles for your house.

You can make biodegradeable car parts out of hemp.

Let me ask you this: What CAN'T you make out of hemp?!?!?!? Peace
 
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You can make fuel out of the stalks and the seeds.

You can make fireproof shingles for your house.

You can make biodegradeable car parts out of hemp.

Let me ask you this: What CAN'T you make out of hemp?!?!?!? Peace
holy shit i didnt know you could make fuel.... gas prices are to high!
 
This article was posted in 2004. The truth of the article still stands, will we?
 
i purchased hemp curtains before winter, and i really like them. we have a store called indian weavings, and they sell tons of hemp stuff. its the same price as all the designer garbage, so its worth it either way. i did not care much for the itchy clothes, but hemp is an awsome product more people should look at...
 
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I'm new to hemp but I was amazed at how good it actually is. I used the soap and hair conditioner and will never go back to anything else. I also train in the gym a bit to keep the missus interested and have been using the hemp protein powder - I must say it beats all the different products I've used in the past. So happy I've made the change and started using hemp products - so thank you 420 for the invaluable information.