Small farmers, especially organic farmers could greatly benefit from growing domestic hemp – hemp Industrial, to be more specific, not medical cannabis / marijuana, which is increasingly obtain medical approval and acceptance.
This will by no means be an easy process, especially because there are a lot of legal and bureaucratic restrictions. Industrial hemp is legal cash crop in Canada yet.
In the 1930s a machine called decoricator was invented. This crushing machine replaced the hemp hand pick their fibers, which could be used for textiles, clothing, paper and plastic. The practical nature of this machine compared with 19 ap cotton gin century. The decoricator have helped to take care of hemp industries competing paper, textiles for clothing and other applications, fuel and plastics. On the positive side, hemp took about six months for the harvest, which means that hemp grows in abundance was easy.
As reported by Popular Mechanics at that time, “ 10,000 acres devoted to hemp will produce as much paper as 40,000 acres of average land [forest] pulp .” Without But the Tax Act marijuana was born in 1937.
More legislation prohibiting the cultivation of hemp hemp including without THC was approved as films like “Reefer Madness” were released.
on the other hand, even before the decoricator high speed, hemp was an easy cash crop for small farmers, some of whom were recruited to continue growing hemp during World War II to provide hemp fibers for ropes naval ships of the US “and other military applications.
in the colonial and early American hemp was so important that farmers were asked basically to grow other crops.
George Washington – “ Do as much as you can from hemp seed Indian and sow it everywhere .”
Thomas Jefferson – “ hemp is of first necessity to wealth and protection of the country “.
hemp for Nutrition
including hemp seeds shelled hemp and cold-pressed oils containing all essential for easy digestion of high protein amino acids. According to nutritionists, hemp is so full of nutrients that may be the only source of food in extreme food shortages.
Although it is illegal, hemp seeds grown in Canada, where the cultivation of industrial hemp is legal, are available in health food stores or online.
Improves hemp farming
Hemp plants are not dependent on pesticides or synthetic fertilizers for proper growth. Taken pesticides depend heavily on the phosphate industry, whose product is sold sodium fluoride to municipal water works, it is no wonder why the tap water is ‘poisoned’.
And that’s not all. The phosphate fertilizer runoff from fields into waterways merges with seawater leading to all kinds of excesses and imbalances of nitrogen and phosphorus, all of which unbalances ecological life-support systems water.
However, the thick roots of hemp keep weeds at bay. In addition, growing hemp improving soil nitrogen, which causes more fertile soil.
On the positive side, the growth cycle of hemp plants is about four months. This means that in temperate climates hemp farmers can harvest 2-3 times in a year. Furthermore, when the male allows to continuously pollinating female plants, the psychotropic THC is reduced to legal levels.
Toxic elimination Petrochemical Plastics
Unlike plastics petrochemicals, which are very harmful and represent a real threat to our ecosystem, plastics made from hemp, including any thing from clear food wrappers for auto parts are much safer. hemp plastics are not only biodegradable but are also durable and heat resistant. Hemp has been used in the French automotive industry for the manufacture of auto parts. However, this was first introduced by Henry Ford in 1941, when his “car plant” was built with hemp and linen. It was stronger and lighter than steel cars.
Ford biodiesel fuel hemp hemp-Mobile, which creates very little pollution is also used. However, the oil industry remained silent on the matter. In addition, hemp seeds were even used to make paints and lacquers in the mid-1930s
Building materials Housing
Research has shown that the homebuilding materials made of hemp fibers are more durable than the cheapest materials used in housing construction today. This includes most of the leaves of wood substitutes, such as cardboard or particle board or pressed cardboard, some of which are processed and bound with toxic chemicals that can release gas in home interiors.
Fortunately, different construction materials such as hempcrete, fiberboard, siding, stucco, concrete blocks, insulation and plastic can be made from hemp inexpensive. These materials are the stronger and more durable than conventional building materials. On the positive side, they are mold and putrefaction free and fire resistant. Last but not least, they are the environment and ecological and non-toxic.
More trees for Tree Huggers
Unlike paper made from pulp of trees, which can be recycled three times, paper made from hemp can be recycled eight times. since 1937, 70% of US forests They have been destroyed. Unlike trees, which take years to grow, hemp can be grown and harvested in 4-6 months.
In addition, one acre of hemp produces more oxygen from CO2 and methane 25 acres of forest. hemp plots inside the city have been proposed by advocates of hemp as a way to improve urban air quality.
trees for paper pulp uses much more energy, and creates more waste and pollution than most other industries. In addition, the paper industry uses much more water compared to other industries.
“ Why use up the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to establish, if we can get the equivalent of forest products and minerals in the annual growth fields hemp “- Henry Ford