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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 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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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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6 Best Hemp Benefits to Take Advantage of

6 Best Hemp Benefits to Take Advantage of

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For many years, Eastern cultures have relied on hemp as a treatment for numerous illnesses. Unfortunately, because of the stigma that surrounds marijuana, which is a cousin of hemp, its use is not as popular in the US. But this is now changing since more and more people are finally recognizing its benefits. To give…

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8 Hemp Facts You Should Know About

8 Hemp Facts You Should Know About

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The NoCo Hemp Expo is an annual event featuring hundreds of cannabis vendors and speakers. This is an opportunity for cannabis advocates to gather, spread awareness, and share some interesting information about this amazing plant. Here are some cool hemp facts that might surprise you, whether you’re a user or not. Enriches the Soil Hemp…

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Can You Smoke Hemp?

Can You Smoke Hemp?

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After several months of negotiation and debate between lawmakers, Congress has finally voted for the cultivation of hemp to become legal in the states. This would make the crop legally unchained from its close cousin, marijuana, which is known for its ability to get users high. The Bill will open up plenty of opportunities for…

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