25 Astounding Facts About the Miracle Hemp Plant

  1. The most ancient relic of human history is a piece of Hemp fabric from circa 8000 BC.
  2. Industrial Hemp is illegal to grow in the USA but legal to import, process and use. Very few items have that status.
  3. In 1619 America's first law regarding Hemp ordered farmers to grow it.
  4. George Washington grew lots of Hemp and said "sow it everywhere"
  5. Hemp helped clean up Radiation after the Chernobyl meltdown.
  6. Benjamin Franklin's famous kite/lightening experiment used a Hemp rope.
  7. In 1815 Thomas Jefferson patented a Hemp breaking machine. Jefferson said: "Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country"
  8. Cannabis was legal tender (cash) from 1631-early 1800's
  9. Hemp played a major role in the War of 1812
  10. A Hemp field grew where the Pentagon now stands.
  11. Henry Ford built a car with a Hemp plastic body that ran on Hemp bio-fuel.
  12. Rudolph Diesel designed the 1st diesel engine to run on Hemp oil.
  13. Hemp was seen as important enough to re-legalize in WWII, as seen in the film 'Hemp for Victory', USDA 1942.
  14. A Hemp parachute saved George Bush's life in WWII.
  15. The word canvas comes from Cannabis which was used for paintings, clothing, tents, ropes, sails, paper and more.
  16. Hemp seed is a super-food, and has more protein than nuts, meats, dairy products, or other seeds. It has the most essential fatty acids. Birds will pick hemp seeds out and eat them first from a pile of mixed seed.
  17. Hemp is the #1 biomass producer on the planet.
  18. 100% of fossil fuel usage could be easily replaced with sustainable domestic Hemp in the USA using only about 115 million acres or 6% of farmland.
  19. Weeds are naturally shaded out and killed by Hemp's canopy.
  20. Plastic made from Hemp is biodegradable- and more a efficient source than corn plastics.
  21. Hemp paper is suitable for recycling 8 times, compared with 3 times for wood pulp paper.
  22. 1 acre of Hemp is as productive as 4 acres of trees.
  23. Hemp could reverse global warming and reduce CO2 levels.
  24. THC found in non-industrial medicinal Cannabis has been shown to reverse cancerous tumors in several studies.
  25. The Hemp crop unlike most useful crops can be grown on the same plot again and again and improves the soil.

Compiled by Degauss.
Special thanks: Jack Herer, Wikipedia, Norml, Hempcar, 420Magazine, Chris Conrad and The HIA, and many more.


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