Did you know? (8 amazing facts about hemp)

  1. Hemp seeds provide more high quality protein, fiber and healthy compounds than any of the other millions of plants on earth!
  2. Hemp is an excellent material for insulating homes and other buildings, eliminating the need for fiberglass!
  3. It can take as long as twenty years for a tree to mature for harvest.  Hemp can be harvested after growing for only four months!
  4. Fabric made from hemp is stronger, warmer, more absorbent and resists mildew better than cotton!
  5. Hemp oil is one of the best sources of the good fat known as poly-unsaturated fatty acids!
  6. Hemp plants are immune to most plant diseases and insects so they can be grown with far less herbicides or pesticides than conventional crops!
  7. Hemp can be used to make ethanol to power gasoline engines, as well as oil for diesel engines!
  8. Hemp plants “eat” radiation, one of the leading causes of cancer and thyroid disease! Hemp has the ability of eliminating radioactive toxins from the soil!

Sources:

  • “Marijuanaman”, by Joe Casey, Jim Mahfood and Ziggy Marley. (Image Comics, Inc., 2011)
  • “Did the government give industrial hemp a pass to clean up radiation in the States?”, by Christina Sarich. (www.nationofchange.org)
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