The word hemp is derived from the English meaning cannabis, and is known as cannabis sativa sativa (no that is not a typo.) Hemp contains a very low amount of THC (Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol) and has been used through out history to make rope. However, it has been noted that hemp is also a great source for paper, and may be recycled up to seven times, other papers may only be recycled up to three. It can also be used to make clothes, fuel, beauty care product, and so much more. Hemp is also called ditch weed, and often mowed down at tax payers expense. In order to have the effect of smoking marijuana a person would need to smoke 11-12 hemp cigarettes, and even then chances are slim of getting high.
So, you see hemp and marijuana, while related are two different plants. Think how much better off our country would be if we were allowed to grow and use hemp. By the way hemp is very easy to grow, grows fast, and does not require the use of chemicals of any type. However, a lot of big industries would be out of business if it were legal to grow and use hemp.
Currently hemp is grown in over 30 nations for industrial use some include; China, France, Germany, Australia, Russia, Austria, Canada, England, and Spain.
More on hemp coming soon.
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