Hemp Facts

Posted on April, 12 2018

 

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NATURAL

It's a natural fiber that thrives almost anywhere, with very little impact to the environment.

 

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CLEAN

It requires no irrigation, pesticides, synthetic fertilizers or GMO seeds. Many hemp-made materials are naturally resistant to mold, mildew and insects.

 

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MULTI-USE

Hemp has over 25,000 reported uses. It can make textiles, rope, beauty products, paper, building materials, biofuel, foods and more.

 

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ALL-AMERICAN

It was an American staple until the 1930s. Washington and Jefferson grew hemp, and Virginians paid their taxes in hemp.

 

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ANCIENT

It's one of the world's oldest crops. Remnants of hemp cloth from 8,000 B.C. were found in Mesopotamia, where it was used to make tunics and sailcloth.

 

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RESTORATIVE

A phyto-remediation plant, it restores balance to environments by cleaning the soil, air and water. It was planted at Chernobyl to reduce soil toxicity.

 

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ANTI-BACTERIAL

Hemp has antibacterial and moisture-wicking properties, so it breathes beautifully.

 

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STRONG & SOFT

It gets softer with each wear, and its strong fibers last through loads of washes.

 

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WORLD-CHANGING

Hemp has the potential to mitigate climate change by absorbing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than trees and other plants.

SOURCES: RODALE INSTITUTE. INDUSTRIAL HEMP FARM PROJECT.2017.RODALEINSTITUTE.ORG // EHRENSING, DARYL T. 1998. FEASABILITY OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP PRODUCTION IN THE UNIED STATES PACIFIC NORTHWEST. CORVALLIS, OREGON: OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION BULLETIN 681. // THE PEOPLE'S HISTORY. MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. THE THISTLE. VOLUME 13, NUMBER 2: SEPT./OCT., 2000.

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