Industrial Use of Cannabis
I have decided to do my research paper on industrial use of cannabis because it is a very interesting topic regarding our biggest worldwide problems that could be partly solved with this method of industrially using cannabis in many different purposes. In my research paper I will focus on potential industrial use of cannabis as fuel, food and ecological benefits. Because this is a very broad topic and it is hard to go into too much detail otherwise.
To start off, growing hemp is easier than growing many other plants and it actually conditions the soil around it. Specifically, cannabis sativa plant produces more oil, fiber and protein than any other plant on earth. Its fibers are the longest, strongest and most durable of all natural fibers. Very importantly, cultivation of hemp does not require any chemicals, pesticides or herbicides. This is very important because all the pesticides and chemicals eventually end up in our water and of course in our environment.
The question why conversion of hemp to fuel is not used and why hemp is one of the most under-exploited plants is because at this moment is it economically unfeasible. However, interestingly some of the most developed countries in the world like England, France. Australia, Germany and many others never stopped growing hemp. Although, they are not growing it as much as they should have.
Back to using hemp as fuel, it can be used both to produce ethanol and methanol. It gives is far more fuel than cord dies and it is biodegradable. With these alarmingly high percentages of CO2 in the atmosphere, it is critical that it does not create sulfur dioxide while burning and it does not damage our environment anymore. Also, with all these oil wars, climate change and huge oil spills that endanger hundreds of species and kill many, it is so important to promote sustainable alternatives like hemp. Also, hemp is the most efficient and valuable out of all the fuel crops that we could...