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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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Growing Industrial Hemp

Growing Industrial Hemp

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Otherwise known as Cannabis, hemp is an industrial fibre. Defined in various ways depending on which country you are in. Most countries view THC < 1% to be a non-drug form of cannabis (cannabis for drug use is usually over 10% THC). Smoking hemp is more likely to produce a headache than anything else! There…

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Hemp Clothing: The Future Of Fashion

Hemp Clothing: The Future Of Fashion

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With the drastic change in technology and fashion evolution, experts have been touting industrial hemp as a tough contender in the fashion trend. With innovation left and right, hemp can be used as a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to various materials used in common manufacturing processes. Such applications include food and nutrition, housing, biofuel, and…

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The Hemp Plant

The Hemp Plant

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This versatile plant has been used to make some 50,000 items ranging from clothing to dietary supplements. The plant is highly sustainable and has been grown for thousands of years. Currently the hemp plant is defined as a drug and deemed illegal through the Controlled Substance Act despite the scientific fact that there is no…

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Will Hemp Be Able to Boost the Economy of Illinois?

Will Hemp Be Able to Boost the Economy of Illinois?

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It was in August 2018 when the Governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, decided to sign the Industrial Hemp Act. Such act aimed to legalize hemp cultivation in the state. In December of the same year, Congress passed a Farm Bill that sought to legalize the production of industrial hemp in the United States. Because of…

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Why Industrial Hemp Could Solve Petrochemical Dependency?

Why Industrial Hemp Could Solve Petrochemical Dependency?

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The discussion around environmental conservation has been going on for a long time. Alternative sources of fuel and energy have been proposed and many are already in use. The petrochemical industry is one where these discussions are the order of the day. It is no secret that petroleum products are hurting the environment in more…

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Florida Lawmakers Are Now Supporting Hemp

Florida Lawmakers Are Now Supporting Hemp

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Lawmakers in Florida have shown their support for hemp by passing a bill that will allow the Florida agriculture department to draft rules regarding the state’s hemp program. Sponsored by Senator Rob Bradley, the Senate Bill 1050 is considered as a first step into recognizing hemp as a legal product in the state. According to…

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