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What Are The Advantages & Disadvantages of Using Hemp For Making Plastic?

What Are The Advantages & Disadvantages of Using Hemp For Making Plastic?

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Hemp plastic is probably the unsung hero of industrial development, because there is usually no fanfare about it. The lack fanfare and media mileage is due to the fact that industrial hemp is derived from a variety of Cannabis sativa plant, which is more commonly known as marijuana. In terms of chemistry, the difference between…

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What is Hemp?

What is Hemp?

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Industrial hemp is actually a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant, which is more commonly known by its colloquial name of marijuana. While industrial hemp comes from the same species of plants, it doesn’t make it equivalent or identical to the cannabis plant which is cultivated because of its high THC levels. THC is the…

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What is Hemp Seed?

What is Hemp Seed?

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Hemp seed is obtained from the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa) and is used in commercial products, industrial applications, and for the production of food and medicine. Facts About the Hemp Seed 1. Composition. The hemp seed is largely edible, and its typical nutritional values show that it can contain as much as 25% vegetable protein,…

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What is Hemp Oil?

What is Hemp Oil?

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Hemp oil is the collective term for all the fatty acids and associated compounds extracted from industrial hemp. It is extracted mainly from the floral biomass, which is removed from the main plant structure after drying and curing. Hemp Oil Production Hemp oil production in Canada and the United States has been increasing in recent…

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How to Make Hemp Oil at Home

How to Make Hemp Oil at Home

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The buzz surrounding hemp oil is unmistakable. It is the buzz of different groups of people, not just cannabis lobbyists, who want the world to benefit from such a wonderful plant that can give mankind so much. In the United States, the legal status of the industrial hemp plant is still in flux, but there…

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What Are Hemp Hearts?

What Are Hemp Hearts?

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Hemp hearts are actually the seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant. Cannabis sativa is the species of plant that has numerous varieties, including a variety known for having high levels of THC, the psychoactive compound found in cannabis or marijuana. Hemp hearts can be taken from any variety of the Cannabis sativa plant, but it…

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What is Hemp Milk?

What is Hemp Milk?

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Hemp milk is made from soaking hemp hearts/hemp seeds in water, which allows the components of the seeds to combine with the water. This plant-based milk also contains crushed hemp seeds, which provides an additional source of plant protein, fatty acids, and flavor. Like almond milk and soy milk, hemp milk is a viable option…

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Would Vaping Hemp Oil Make You High?

Would Vaping Hemp Oil Make You High?

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Fortunately, vaping hemp oil will not create the same buzz or high that is often associated with cannabis or marijuana. Surprised? Read on. Vaping, or inhaling vaporized substances, was welcomed with arms wide open almost two decades ago because people were looking for a way out of combustible tobacco products. First it was just vape…

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What Health Benefits Are Found in Hemp Seeds?

What Health Benefits Are Found in Hemp Seeds?

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Plenty, if we go by the current research of this wonder seed. Hemp seeds are taken from the same plant species that is responsible for the marijuana strain, but industrial hemp can’t make you high, and it is definitely not the same as cannabis. The Benefits of Hemp Seeds 1. Weight loss. Struggling to get…

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Hemp vs. Cotton: Which is Better for the Planet?

Hemp vs. Cotton: Which is Better for the Planet?

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Hemp fiber predates cotton by several centuries. Just because we are using mostly cotton now doesn’t mean that it is the superior textile for clothing. Hemp fiber is actually more durable, and doesn’t wear out like its cotton counterpart. Another interesting aspect of hemp fiber is that it is incredibly durable, and archeologists have actually…

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