CBD FOR HEALTH
and 7 other reasons America should support hemp.
Hemp was a major American crop; in fact, lots of American products were woven from hemp. United States Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were hemp farmers and praised the plant in some of their writings.
"We shall by and by want a world of Hemp more for our own consumshon”
There will be a day when hemp is everywhere throughout the supply chain of a large swath of American industries.
Hemp derivatives are useful in a broad range of applications, including some you might not expect.
1. HEmp CBD FOR GOOD Health
New science (govenrment and private) is proving that Hemp is healthy. Articles are being published every week as proof.
Hemp products are proving useful for a broad and surprising spectrum of conditions. If you are looking for some products to try, we know a good place.
CBD IS HEALTHY
2. Hemp CBD & THC FOR Medicine
The evidence is clear by now that CBD, a compound found in hemp, is a potential natural replacement for certain chemical medicines.
Several studies have indicated CBD as valuable for common conditions.
People are skeptical when they hear of the many uses for cannabinoid therapies. However, they become quick believers when they try a tincture and feel it working.
CBD HAS MEDICAL POSIBILITIES
3. HEMP for Food / Nutrition
Hemp seeds contain a protein that is more nutritious and more economical to produce than soybean protein.
Additionally, an unusually diverse blend of vitamins, minerals, and Omega-Chain fatty acids are found throughout the leaves and flowers.
Raw juiced hemp, and cannabinoid tinctures could reasonably be thought of as super super-food.
HEMP COULD BE CONSIDERED A SUPER - SUPER - FOOD
4. HEMP FOR ROPE
The fiber from hemp is valuable as a rope-making material. It is flexibility, strength, and resistance to water damage.
Hemp has been important in the shipping trade because of it's durability, making strong ropes, sails, riggings, and nets. The sails and the rope used in building many of the ships that came to the New World were made out of hemp.
HEMP IS VALUABLE FOR ROPE MAKING
5. Hemp for Clothing / Textiles
Annually, 1 acre of hemp produce as much fiber as 2 to 3 acres of cotton.
HEMP vs COTTON
- Hemp fiber is stronger and softer than cotton.
- Hemp fiber last twice as long as cotton.
- Hemp will not mildew.
- Hemp does not use pesticides and herbicides.
- Hemp is not chemically treated for production.
HEMP IS BETTER THAN COTTON
6. HEMP FOR CONSTRUCTION
Hemp can produce fiberboard that is stronger and lighter than wood sourced from trees.
Utilizing hemp as a replacement for traditional wood, will help us save our forests-- preserving habitat and pristine wilderness.
Hemp materials can be used to build foundations, walls, shingles, paneling, pipes, and paint.
Hemp materials can be made to be ultra-lightweight, waterproof, self-insulating, and scratch resistant.
HEMP PROTECTS FROM DEFORESTATION
7. Hemp for Paper
Annually, 1 acre of hemp will produce as much paper as 2 to 4 acres of trees.
From tissue to cardboard, all types of paper can be made from hemp.
There is not a tree or plant species on earth capable of producing as much paper as hemp.
HEMP PRODUCES MORE PER ACRE THAN TREES
8. Hemp for Plastics
Strong, environmentally-friendly plastic substitutes can be created from hemp.
Earlier in 2017, Jay Leno purchased a hemp-plastic car for $220,000. The body of the sporty coupe was said to be 10x stronger than steel.
If we were to change the paradigm of our society and adopt hemp as the basic source of plastics, the cost of nearly everything would come down, and we would lose dependency on petrochemicals.
HEMP IS BIODEGRADABLE
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tyler Hatch is a writer from Salt Lake City, UT. His publications range from art journals to indie newspapers, and web content for several companies, including a Fortune 500 tech firm. A long-time friend of the Hemplucid founders, it was after a series of impactful family medical events that he began writing for the company in the Spring of 2017.
After the devastating loss of a loved one to the opiate epidemic, Tyler got serious about making energetic progress toward a better life and a better world.