With over 25,000 Uses of Hemp, this miracle plant has a whole lot to offer. It can be used to make textiles, rope, carpeting, wallpaper, plastics and paper, to name a few.
The city of Ithaca, NY, recently hosted the first Industrial Hemp Summit to talk about how the plant could benefit the agriculture industry of New York – what you hear about hemp, (the thousands of uses, the benefits for farmers, its potential for being a cash crop), is not a myth.
Hemp is an attractive plant in many ways. It can be used in many different industries for an array of different products, but it so seldom is because it is not legal to grow in the state of New York….. yet.
The reason it’s prohibited is because of its affiliation with marijuana, and wrongly so. Although it looks like the same plant it is distinct in a very significant way – there are only trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive chemical that gets you high.
Don Viands, professor at Cornell University, has researched the plant and says people are unaware of the differences between the two plants. There are literally thousands of uses of hemp. Different parts of the plant can be used for various products and materials, from textiles and paper to plastics and food products.
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