Earth Day is the perfect time to bring awareness to the many ways hemp can help to save the environment. As a renewable, raw material, hemp can be incorporated into many products, making them more eco-friendly. Even the hemp flowers and seeds are used, leaving nothing to waste. With so many great ways to use hemp, it’s no wonder this magical cannabis cousin has the potential to save the world.
Hemp has been used for thousands of years to create everything from ropes to oils to paper. It’s a fast-growing, sustainable crop that has gotten a misunderstood reputation, due to the strict drug and cultivation laws surrounding cannabis. While hemp is derived from the same family of plants as marijuana, it comes from cannabis sativa L strains that contain less than 1% THC, meaning they carry no psychoactive properties. While closely related to the herb we all know and love, genetic differences allow the use of hemp to span much wider than delivering a high.
Deforestation is one of the…