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Environmental and Economic Benefits of Hemp : "cannabis sativa."

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posted on Sep, 19 2014 @ 10:12 PM
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there seems to be a little controversy over the cannabis plant so i thought it would be good to share this article on the huge environmental benefit that the hemp plant would have in the USA if commercially grown.there are so many uses for the plant from clothing,foods,oils,paper,ropes...the list just goes on and on and using this plant instead of cotton for instance reduces pollution by an astronomical amount...as an example 50% of the America's pesticides are used on the cotton industry alone,hemp has very few insect enemies and needs little to no pesticides...

there is quite a lot of negativity based around this plant that has been used both medicinally and for many products successfully for thousands of years...




Hemp is the same plant as marijuana, its scientific name is "cannabis sativa." For thousands of years hemp was used to make dozens of commercial products like paper, rope, canvas, and textiles. In fact, the very name "canvas" comes from the Dutch word meaning cannabis, which is marijuana. That's correct, real canvas is made from marijuana!





The potential of hemp for paper production is enormous. According to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, one acre of hemp can produce 4 times more paper than one acre of trees! All types of paper products can be produced from hemp: newsprint, computer paper, stationary, cardboard, envelopes, toilet paper, even tampons. FACT: THERE IS NO TREE OR PLANT SPECIES ON EARTH CAPABLE OF PRODUCING AS MUCH PAPER PER ACRE AS HEMP! HEMP IS NUMBER ONE!





Paper production from hemp would eliminate the need to chop down BILLIONS of trees! MILLIONS of acres of forests and huge areas of wildlife habitat could be preserved. Trees must grow for 20 to 50 years after planting before they can be harvested for commercial use. Within 4 months after it is planted, hemp grows 10 to 20 feet tall and it is ready for harvesting! Hemp can be grown on most farmland throughout the U.S., where forests require large tracts of land available in few locations. Substituting hemp for trees would save forests and wildlife habitats and would eliminate erosion of topsoil due to logging. Reduction of topsoil erosion would also reduce pollution of lakes/rivers/streams.





Hemp can also be substituted for cotton to make textiles. Hemp fiber is 10 times stronger than cotton and can be used to make all types of clothing. Cotton grows only in warm climates and requires enormous amounts of water. Hemp requires little water and grows in all 50 states! There are now many stores in the U.S. that sell hemp-derived products such as clothing, paper, cheese, soap, ice cream, cosmetics, and hemp oil.





Hemp naturally repels weed growth and hemp has few insect enemies. Few insect enemies and no weed problems means hemp requires NO HERBICIDES and FEW or NO PESTICIDES! Cotton requires enormous pesticide use. 50% of all pesticides used in the U.S. are used on cotton. Substituting hemp for cotton would drastically reduce pesticide usage! Hemp produces twice as much fiber per acre as cotton! An area of land only 25 miles by 25 miles square (the size of a typical U.S. county) planted with hemp can produce enough fiber in one year to make 100 MILLION pair of denim jeans! A wide variety of clothing made from 100% hemp (pants, denim jeans, jackets, shoes, dresses, shorts, hats) is now available.


so there is just a few benefits the article covers many more...so enjoy
www.nemeton.com...
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posted on Sep, 19 2014 @ 10:17 PM
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A good book if you can find a used copy.

"The Emperor Wears No Clothes"

Lots of controversy.
edit on 19-9-2014 by TucsonOne because: " "



posted on Sep, 19 2014 @ 11:34 PM
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here are a few more links...
www.equalrights4all.org...
www1.american.edu...



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 03:35 AM
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It's such a shame that the cotton industry & forest industry didn't want to lose money to hemp so they made it illegal in the first place. If they were smart, they should have switched over & everything would benefit from it.

Tired of clothing that is cheap and gets holes in it right quick, get hemp clothing.

Now we have Monsanto wanting to stick their devil hands into the business. They want to patent a strain of cannabis but my guess is that it will make people sick, just like the rest of GMO products. People will want to smoke it for medicinal benefits but instead will have their RNA messed with and god knows what else.



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 03:47 AM
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originally posted by: Sabiduria
It's such a shame that the cotton industry & forest industry didn't want to lose money to hemp so they made it illegal in the first place. If they were smart, they should have switched over & everything would benefit from it.

Tired of clothing that is cheap and gets holes in it right quick, get hemp clothing.

Now we have Monsanto wanting to stick their devil hands into the business. They want to patent a strain of cannabis but my guess is that it will make people sick, just like the rest of GMO products. People will want to smoke it for medicinal benefits but instead will have their RNA messed with and god knows what else.




thats why i made this thread...there is a lot of talk about how smoking affects us but very little about the massive benefit it has to us a civilization...and i agree if monsatan get their dirty little paws on it will no doubt destroy all health benefits from the plant



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 09:09 PM
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Hemp is the wonder plant!
Mentioning pesticides... chemical industries are BIG political donors, and they won't appreciate any less use of their murderous products.



posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 04:40 AM
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originally posted by: Q33323
Hemp is the wonder plant!
Mentioning pesticides... chemical industries are BIG political donors, and they won't appreciate any less use of their murderous products.





yes it is a wonder plant....."chemical industries are BIG political donors"...and yes they are ..no wonder there is so much anti marijuana propaganda out there...it is about time the tables were turned



posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 06:05 AM
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Hemp is also acts as a major toxic gas eater, producing more clean air per hectare than rain forest. There could be no need for today's global march against climate change if hemp growth were not globally prohibited.



posted on Sep, 22 2014 @ 04:21 AM
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originally posted by: teapot
Hemp is also acts as a major toxic gas eater, producing more clean air per hectare than rain forest. There could be no need for today's global march against climate change if hemp growth were not globally prohibited.



you are right ...hemp is a wonder plant ...and yet we still get threads like these pop up.www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Sep, 22 2014 @ 04:28 AM
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originally posted by: TucsonOne
A good book if you can find a used copy.

"The Emperor Wears No Clothes"

Lots of controversy.


That's an old H.C.Andersen story.... easy to get


But the moral of the story is ever lasting, even today.



posted on Sep, 22 2014 @ 04:54 AM
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originally posted by: TucsonOne
A good book if you can find a used copy.

"The Emperor Wears No Clothes"

Lots of controversy.




for anyone interested here is the documentary on this..




posted on Sep, 22 2014 @ 06:28 AM
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originally posted by: IWasHereEonsAgo

originally posted by: TucsonOne
A good book if you can find a used copy.

"The Emperor Wears No Clothes"

Lots of controversy.


That's an old H.C.Andersen story.... easy to get


But the moral of the story is ever lasting, even today.



some 11 million people have been arrested in the U.S since marihuana was banned in 1937....just wow




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