Hemp, Natural Resource

Hemp, Natural Resource

  • Submitted By: ef1960
  • Date Submitted: 10/20/2008 11:32 PM
  • Category: Technology
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Hemp, the Worlds Premiere
The Renewable Natural Resource.

Hemp, one of the worlds oldest plants humans have known, but yet we have stopped utilizing all the possibile values it holds.
Hemp has commonly been seen as an "illegal" substance at which while under the influence will make you a radical free thinker and a danger in society.
This statement may be true for people that let the government or "The Man" make their decisions without giving unbiased opinions and logical facts.

But back to the positive, Hemp has been cultivated and used by humans for thousands of years for example both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were drafted on hemp paper, and the oldest known piece of human used hemp dates back to 8,000 BC from ancient Mesopotamia.
Then why is it this wondrous plant was prohibited?
Growing Economy looking for cheaper ways of producing goods!

Hemp was first stopped in use of making paper when DuPont company first developed chemicals to enable wood pulp to be proceded into paper.
At the time the companies did not know that these chemicals created over 2,000 chlorinated organic compounds two examples are dioxin and chloroform.
What's shocking is that one acre of hemp can yield four times as much paper as one acre of timber,
and the average time for a timber tree to reach maturity ranges between ten to a hundred years,
the average time for a hemp plant to reach full maturity beginning from a seed is 120 days.

Hemp is not just a great source of paper thought! But also as; food, fuel, health care, paints and plastics, textile fiber and concrete.

Hemp as food is one of the healthiest and nutritious plants around, it contains a variety of amino acids, essential fatty acids and contains omega 3 6 and 9. Hemp is one of the only plants that can be grown in a variety of climates, from dry lands that other plant are not able to, to long growing season areas and to very short growing season areas.

Hemp for health,...

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