Did you know?
  • It is durable - stronger than cotton, resistant to abrasion and tears.
  • Hemp is renewable - Hemp grows throughout the world without pesticides or herbicides and naturally fertilizes the soil for future crops.
  • Hemp can be cultivated in as little as 100 days compared to the 50-500 years it can take to grow a tree 10,000 acres of hemp can produce as much paper as 40,000 acres of trees.
  • It makes superior paper and is considered archival in quality. Hemp produces three times as much fiber per acre as cotton without the pesticide and herbicide use.
  • Hemp has more than 25,000 uses, including paper, plastics, composites, food, fiberboard, healthy cosmetics, paints, varnishes, clean burning fuels, solvents, fiberglass, textiles and more.
  • The Declaration of Independence was drafted on hemp paper.
  • Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were hemp farmers and advocated hemp cultivation for the very survival of the American colonies. In fact, there was a hemp tax on landowners because of its versatility as lantern oil, cooking oil, lubricants, fabric, rope and more.
  • Henry Ford built a car body using hemp and other agricultural resources to demonstrate the contribution farmers could make to American manufacturing.
  • For centuries bibles were printed on hemp paper. (They still are today in France)
  • Hemp oil is the richest known source of polyunsaturated essential fatty acids (the "good" fats). It's quite high in some essential amino acids, including gamma linoleic acid (GLA), a very rare nutrient also found in mother's milk.
  • Hemp has been grown for the last 12,000 years for fiber (textiles and paper) and food.
  • Biodegradable plastics and Styrofoam made using hemp oil instead of petroleum derivatives are at the cutting edge of technology.