Hemp is one of the planet’s most versatile and abundant plants, able to be used in a wide variety of products that impact the Earth in a low or positive way. Hemp seed uses range from nutritional supplements and body care products to environmentally friendly engine fuel. Hemp seed uses also include the creation of fibers and clothing, plastics, varnishes and other substances which are currently created with the aid of poisonous fossil fuels that destroy our environment and the life it supports !
Growing hemp crops reduces co2 in the air. In fact, hemp uses more co2 to grow than any other plant on the planet !
Hemp needs no chemicals to grow
Hemp supports local and regional sustainable development
Hemp provides nutrients for other crops in rotation growing, increasing yields.
Hemp plants can grow up to 16 feet in 100 days, and are so hardy they typically do not require the aid of pesticides.
Hemp can produce 250% more fibre than cotton and 600% more fibre than flax using the same amount of land.
Hemp Seed Uses for Nutrition and Body Care
Hemp seed oil contains 53%-60% of linoleic acid (LA and LNA), making it a rich source of omega fatty acids. The human body requires essential fatty acids for health but cannot produce them internally, therefore it is necessary to include them in the diet. Essential fatty acids affect brain function, cellular function, inflammation, mood, behavior and more. They also transfer oxygen to cells throughout the body, and are involved in maintaining the oxygen within the cell, which prevents the induction of viruses and bacteria that cannot live in the presence of oxygen. Including hemp seed old in the diet can circumvent many common health risks such as heart disease, cancer, arthritis, high cholesterol, diabetes, muscular sclerosis, skin conditions and more.
Organic Hemp seed oil is as effective when used externally as when taken internally. The essential fatty acids found in it both moisturize and replenish the skin with gamma linoleic acids, which are enormously effective for skin care, but not found in the body’s natural oils.
Hemp Seed Uses for Paints and Varnishes
Hemp oil extract is a perfect ingredient for anything that has an oil base, including non-toxic, environmentally friendly paints, varnishes and inks. Hemp oil is water resistant and when applied to wood as a varnish or paint, it soaks deeply into the wood grain. This protects the wood, rendering it water resistant as well. Hemp paint was enormously popular with artists in the past, including Rembrandt, Thomas Gainsborough and Vincent Van Gogh, who all used hemp paint, canvases, solvents, cleaners and lubricating oils.
Organic Hemp Seed for Fuel and Bio-Energy
Henry Ford produced the first automobile using 70% hemp plastics and hemp-based materials in the body of the car. It was designed to run on vegetable oils, including hemp seed oil. He proved the strength of his creation to the world in a still famous photograph of himself wielding a hammer at the car, to show how strong the plant fibers were. However, Mr. Ford’s progress in this direction was halted due to the “Marijuana” Tax Act of 1937.
Hemp seed is a natural choice as an energy crop because it has more biomass potential than crops such as sugarcane and corn. It grows more quickly than other crops because it photosynthesizes more quickly than other crops. In four months hemp can create 10 tons of biomass per acre. Every acre of hemp has the potential to yield roughly 1,000 gallons of methanol.
Why Hemp Bio Fuel?
Biodiesel is the only alternative fuel that runs in any conventional, unmodified diesel engine. It can be stored anywhere that petroleum diesel fuel is stored.
Biodiesel is safe to handle and transport because it is as biodegradable as sugar, 10 times less toxic than table salt, and has a high flashpoint of about 300 F compared to petroleum diesel fuel, which has a flash point of 125 F.
Biodiesel can be made from domestically produced, renewable oilseed crops such as Hemp.
Biodiesel is a proven fuel with over 30 million successful US road miles, and over 20 years of use in Europe.
When burned in a diesel engine, biodiesel replaces the exhaust odor of petroleum diesel with the pleasant smell of Hemp, popcorn or French fries.
Biodiesel is the only alternative fuel in the US to complete EPA Tier I Health Effects Testing under section 211(b) of the Clean Air Act, which provide the most thorough inventory of environmental and human health effects attributes that current technology will allow.
Biodiesel is 11% oxygen by weight and contains no sulfur. The use of biodiesel can extend the life of diesel engines because it is more lubricating than petroleum diesel fuel, while fuel consumption, auto ignition, power output, and engine torque are relatively unaffected by biodiesel.
The Congressional Budget Office, Department of Defense, US Department of Agriculture, and others have determined that biodiesel is the low cost alternative fuel option for fleets to meet requirements of the Energy Policy Act.
Organic Hemp Seed Uses for Plastics
Our culture uses plastics for so many products it is impossible to categorize and count them. As plastic are oil based, hemp seed is a natural alternative to environmentally dangerous petroleum based plastics that never biodegrade and destroy wildlife. Currently, the U.S. creates over 60 billion pounds of plastic trash every year that goes into landfills and delicate ecosystems, like our oceans. Under 30 years ago this number was no more than 4 billion.
Earth friendly plastics made from hemp seed could create biodegradable products including cellophane, office supplies, automotive parts and supplies, bottles and bags, toys and more.
Organic Hemp seed uses span virtually the entire market of products we rely on for daily health and convenience. It is a viable and inexpensive alternative to hazardous, petroleum based products, and is safer for our bodies, our environment and our planet as a whole.
From the dawn of civilization, hemp has been used to make cloth and clothing. Today hemp is used to make a variety of textiles and items including clothing, sheets, towels, bath mats, shower curtains, rugs, tablecloths, place mats, and backpacks. The cloth produced is defined by the methods of both cultivation and production. Hemp cloth may be as fine as silk or linen, or as coarse as canvas tarp.
Hemp clothing is more absorbent and provides more insulation than cotton, keeping the wearer warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. The fibers are superior at absorbing dyes and screening out the sun’s rays, making the cloth less prone to fading. Cloth can be made with 100% hemp or hemp can be blended with cotton, linen, or silk.
The original Levi’s jeans, made for Sierra Nevada gold rushers, were made of rugged hemp sailcloth !
Interesting Fact: In 1611, the King James Bible was printed on hemp paper.
ACHIEVING A SUSTAINABLE PLANET!
* Hemp is among the earth’s primary renewable resources: trees cut down to make paper take 50 to 500 years to grow back while hemp can be cultivated in as little as 100 days, and can yield 4 times more paper over a 20 year period.
* Hemp does not require pesticides: while half the pollutants in the U.S. today are sprayed on cotton plants, hemp is naturally mildew resistant, requires no pesticides, and maintains a healthy environment for the surrounding streams, air, flora and fauna.
* Hemp slows ozone depletion: the industrial use of fossil fuels, like petroleum, contributes to global warming by rapidly increasing the amount of CO2 in our atmosphere; however, hemp fuels, derived from the plant itself, maintain the earth’s natural O2/CO2 balance.
* Hemp Paper Can Save the Forests! One acre of cannabis hemp, in annual rotation over a twenty year period would produce asmuch pulp for paper as 4.1 acres of trees being cut down over the same twenty year period. And while hemp reaches full growth and can be harvested every year, the trees which are cut down take hundreds of years to return. The process of making paper from hemp uses only 1/5 to 1/7 as much polluting, sulfer-based chemicals and does not require the use of any chlorine bleach.
* Hemp as an Ecological, Renewable Fuel Source. Hemp can also produce 10 times more methanol than corn,. the second best living fuelsource. Hemp as fuel is renewable whereas oil is not.
* Hemp as fuel is environmentally beneficial: It enriches and prevents erosions, it burns clean and sulfur-free while oil’s sulfur content causes acid rain.
We need to save our planet TODAY !!! LEGALIZE HEMP NOW !!!