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HempHemp is effin amazing.
No, loser, I'm not talking about cannabis, I'm talking about HEMP!
Let's go over the whole genus of plants so that you understand exactly what I'm talking
There are three species in the cannabis genus.
Sativa – Very tall, almost like a tree. Does not contain THC in a very high percentage. (.3%)
Indica – Your basic popular culture marijuana plant.
Ruderalis – Wild hemp strain, has been said to be a subspecies of Sativa. Usually does not
have THC, but certain hybrids with Indica have been found/created.
When I'm talking about hemp, I'm talking about Sativa. I could care less about marijuana,
medical marijuana, spiritual marijuana, WHATEVER!
First off, hemp is stupid easy to grow! Insects don't eat it, it doesn't need fertilizer, it doesn't
even need that much water!
Where to start on the uses of hemp?
Hemp seeds are edible, containing Omega 3, 6 AND 9 fatty acids (good for the brain),
protein, almost every amino acid the human body needs, calcium, iron, zinc, copper,
magnesium, and phosphorus.
All the nutrients of hemp seed can be obtained from hemp oil as well. Almost like
concentrated life essence.
You can make milk out of it (along with a lot of other different seeds that have any decent
oils)! Tastes better than cows milk, actually. I've switched over, I only have milk nowadays
when I feel like eating cereal. (which isn't often).
Hemp fiber, which may be one of the most useful parts of the plant, grows under the bark of
Anything you can do with cotton fiber, you can do with hemp fiber, except better of course.
Recent advances in hemp fibers have softened them up so it doesn't feel like your wearing a
burlap sack! Blend a little cotton in there, and you have a nice Super Saiyan T-Shirt!
Hemp fiber is at least three times as strong as cotton, gives more fiber than cotton per
square foot and WAY more then flax.
Hemp kicks flax's ass on an hourly basis!
And of you want the whiteness of cotton... just oxygen bleach it.
There's hemp paper, hemp composites...
You can even make hemp into PLASTIC.
All those plastic bags and bottles thrown away on a daily basis here in America (which we can
melt back into oil and use a fuel, by the way) would just biodegrade and you wouldn't have
to care! It would make community service much easier, wouldn't it?
And here's the main thing that blows the petroleum industry to shame.
YOU CAN MAKE ETHONOL FROM HEMP!
Oh wait, I didn't quite understand you! You mean that fuel that we're making from corn?
YES! WE CAN MAKE THAT FROM HEMP!
WE CAN GET MORE ETHONOL FROM HEMP THAN WE CAN FROM ANY GENETICLY
MODIFIED/HYBRIDED VERSION OF CORN IN LIFE!
YOU CAN GET THAT SHIT CHEAPER FROM HEMP THAN YOU CAN FROM CORN!
So... let's get this straight.
There is a plant that exists that can grow just about anywhere in the continental United
States, doesn't require pesticides, fertilizer, is extremely easy to grow, can can be used as a
source of food, clothing, paper, composites, plastic, AND fuel?
We are not using this shit, WHY?
Because a lot of existing establishments wouldn't get paid, is why.
Simple as that.
By: Mr. Transcend
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