There are health, environmental and economic Uses of Hemp. Hemp can be used to reduce cholesterol levels, cut down on toxins, help with joint inflammation, make a sustainable replacement for concrete, and bring jobs to farmers and manufacturers while boosting the economy. It’s a miracle plant, but it is illegal to grow in the U.S.A.
Hemp and marijuana are both species of cannabis sativa, but hemp contains a mere fraction of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. So you can’t get high from smoking hemp, but the U.S. government has still deemed it illegal for the past 80 years.
There are so many uses for hemp it’s hard to know where to start. The long list of uses includes fabric, rope, sails, paper and canvas. It is a sustainable and environmentally friendly crop, as it needs substantially fewer pesticides than other common crops like cotton, soy, corn or wheat. It needs less water to grow, which helps reduce soil erosion, and makes it easy to grow in dry climates.
The benefits of hemp are endless, from the ability to reduce deforestation with the production of hemp paper, to the health benefits of hemp’s seeds and oils that contain healthy proteins and essential fatty acids.
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