Among the thousands of Uses of Hemp is hempcrete, a sustainable hemp-based construction material with many additional benefits.
In the United States, the hemp industry has been making a comeback in the past few years, and many entrepreneurs are rediscovering its many uses. For example, a company in Colorado gives workshops on how to build your own tiny hemp house.
Hemp is often misjudged because of its close relation, marijuana. Although hemp and marijuana are both species of Cannabis sativa L., hemp contains a fraction of the psychoactive chemical tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC).
Once a flourishing crop in the U.S., especially during World War II, hemp production came to a screaming halt in the 70’s when marijuana was added to the list of Schedule I drugs under the federal Controlled Substances Act. Hemp got lumped in with marijuana and suddenly a federal permit was required to grow it.
The 2014 Farm Bill has spurred on a revival of the hemp industry in the U.S., and hemp-based products such as hempcrete are hitting the market and growing in popularity.
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