Hemp is a miracle of nature. Thanks to them, we can lead a healthy and vigorous lifestyle. Hemp foods contain many nutrients and essential fatty acids. Their effect on the body is beneficial. What else is the role of hemp oils?
They have industrial applications – they are used as industrial lubricants, biofuels and soaps. There is no logical reason to ban industrial hemp. However, there are governments in the world trying to prevent the use of this valuable plant. The war on drugs is used in the politics of distinguishing between marijuana, which has psychotropic properties, and cannabis that does not.
This has led us to a situation where society cannot use environmentally friendly alternatives, saving money on higher quality products – much cheaper and more durable.
What is hemp?
Hemp is a tall, thick plant native to Asia. Naturalized and cultivated in many parts of the world. It is also often called cannabis or marijuana. Hemp has many benefits as it is an excellent source of valuable fiber as well as well-known drugs such as marijuana and hashish.
Hemp is not the same as marijuana. Although these plants are very closely related, the modern term cannabis refers to a strain that does not contain the high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the psychoactive element found in marijuana. It is also often called industrial hemp.
Industrial hemp is a versatile crop that can have many practical uses. Various hemp products offer an environmentally friendly alternative. For many uses. For example, hemp fibers can be (and have been in the past) used to make very strong ropes, clothing and paper. Hemp clothing is 4 times warmer than cotton, 4 times more absorbent, has 3 times higher tensile strength than cotton, it is many times more durable and flame retardant.
Strength From Hemp
Fiber is the most important component of the plant. It is also known as phloem – the fibers that grow outside the inside of the plant stem and under the bark. This gives the plant strength. Hemp fibers can be very long – up to 4.6 meters along the entire length of the plant.
Hemp can naturally be creamy white, brown, gray, black, or green depending on how the fiber is removed from the stem’s processes. Hemp was a popular fiber because it is strong and can grow very quickly. It produces about 10% more fiber than cotton or linen.
Legalizing and reintegrating cannabis into our culture is one of our society’s top priorities. The cannabis movement is one of the few that can effectively solve many of our problems.