The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded close to $5 million to a consortium for sustainable hemp fiber research.
Hemp is an amazing plant. It uses a fraction of the water needed to grow cotton, every part is useful and it absorbs more carbon dioxide per hectare than other crops and most trees.
Historically, cannabis—the name of the plant from which hemp is derived—was used to produce rope, cloth, lighting oil and medicine from around the year 1000 until the late 1800s.
Hemp, a plant that comes from the same species as cannabis, contains healthy fats and essential fatty acids and is also a great source of protein.
The USA’s National Hemp Growers Cooperative and Alabama’s Troy University’s Center for Materials and Manufacturing Sciences have partnered on researching hemp’s bioplastic potential.
The two small houses are going up on the back half of a lot just off a busy street, not far from downtown Fargo.
The smell seemed unmistakable, the dried buds looked familiar and the Taliban checkpoint guards, who had never heard of CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabis compound, were disgusted by the pungent cargo of Amin Karim’s truck.
A hemp maze featuring a massive cannabis leaf has opened in the Põlva County village of Saverna in Southeastern Estonia.