The acceptance of hemp and allowing it to be grown legally is an important step in the utilization of this highly sustainable crop.
What makes Hemp such a desirable crop is that it consumes 4 times as much CO2 as trees do. It has a short growing cycle of 12 to 14 weeks, making it an excellent building material, paper product and fabric. It also removes radioactive chemicals and toxins from the soil.
Using hemp for paper production can decrease deforestation since a single acre of hemp can produce the same amount of paper a year as 4 acres of trees. It will grow just about anywhere, even in different seasons, and on unproductive land. It doesn’t need harmful herbicides or pesticides.
The paper that is produced from hemp can be recycled a little over 2 times more than timber paper.
As a textile, it gets softer every time you wash and wear it, yet hemp fiber is also 10 times stronger than cotton. It keeps you warm in the winter and it is very breathable in hot weather. Hemp can also be used as a great biodegradable alternative to plastic.
Hemp is also being used in creating affordable housing as in this article…