Hemp products are sustainable alternatives

What is hemp? Is hemp a drug? What is it used for? A lot of questions that we will answer today!

Hemp is not marijuana. Both plants are cousins, but hemp has low levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol ) which is the main psychoactive component of marijuana.

It is a very sustainable plant because it does not require big amounts of water and pesticides to grow.

Hemp has been used for thousands of years, and can be refined into a variety of commercial items, including textiles, biodegradable plastics, biofuel, and food.

Hemp is a great eco-friendly alternative to cotton, and is growing in popularity in the clothing industry because cotton requires huge amounts of water to grow.

Hemp requires only a third of the water, and yields 220% more fibre. It doesn’t need pesticides, and is good for the soil.

In comparison, it takes up to 10,000 litres (2,000 gallons) of water to produce a pair of blue jeans from cotton!

Hemp can also be derived in food, as a vegan source of protein. For example, hemp seeds or hemp milk are a great alternative to dairy and animal protein, which have a huge carbon footprint.

Is hemp legal?

Industrial hemp production is legal in many countries, including Canada, UK, France, Russia, and has been legalized in the US in 2018.

The World leading producer is China with 70% of the production, followed by France with 25% of the production.

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Author: easyecotips