For the past few days I have been researching hemp. I was amazed by how much information there was about the uses for hemp! Before I start to tell you the uses for hemp plants, I must first explain exactly what hemp is. First, hemp is NOT marijuana! Marijuana and hemp are from the same plant species and may look alike but they are still two completely different plants with different uses. Hemp is a non-drug plant that can be grown is many types of soils very easily. They also grow very quickly and are very durable plants. Hemp is LEGALLY grown around the world and has a wide range of uses.
Hemp seeds provided anything that consumes it a very healthy range of nutrients. They can be used a protein substitute for animal protein. Hemp oil is also good to eat because it provides the body with fatty acids. Hemp oil can be used in soap, cosmetics, paints, and many other things.
Hemp fiber is very flexible and durable, so it can be used in clothing, ropes, and paper. Hemp hurds can be used in building materials and plastics.
Sadly because the US government does not wish to classify hemp and marijuana as two different plants, hemp is illegal to grow in the US. Hemp is a reliable and renewable resource for us to use, but we are unable to grow it within the US simply because it looks too much like marijuana.
I hope that everyone had a great day! 🙂