Hemp is one of the world’s most versatile natural resources. From the fiber to the oil that comes from hemp, it helps to make hundreds of different products that are both useful and enjoyable. Hemp is a durable material made from the fibers of the cannabis plant. While many people debate the growth and cultivation of hemp, this portion of the plant contains no THC or drugs whatsoever. The fibers that the cannabis plant produces are some of the strongest and most versatile in the world and they can be used to create everything from clothing to rope to a newer form of gasoline! Hemp is used in cosmetics, and is a popular choice of rope for many businesses that need strong, sturdy ropes to use in manufacturing and other facets of their business. Since hemp is still not commonly accepted, particularly in the United States, it is somewhat more expensive than its counterparts, but for those who believe in it, they are willing to pay the extra price.
The seed from hemp is often used to make healthy, all natural snack foods. The oil in hemp makes a wonderfully moisturizing lotion and lip balm, as well as shampoo and soap. The hemp fibers are durable and strong, but also soft. They make excellent clothes and can be used to make hats, shirts, belts, sweaters, and wallets, just to name a few. By supporting hemp products, we create a global awareness of just how useful and environmentally sound this plant is. In the past, particularly during the times of World War II, hemp had its place in the American landscape. But the fear of drug use and the increase in marijuana use scared people away from using hemp in products even so simple as paper. There has been a small but ever growing movement to encourage our industries to keep using hemp because of the many benefits it provides both the manufacturer and the consumer.
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.