Hemp Fast Facts

  • Hemp seed has more protein than fish, beef, eggs or chicken.
  • Hemp oil is the only food oil that contains omega-3 and 6 essential fatty acids as well as GLA (Gamma Lineolic Acid).
  • Hemp grows well without herbicides, fungicides, or pesticides.
  • You cannot get high from eating hemp (cannabis sativa), because hemp contains only trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive element in marijuana.
  • The Declaration of Independence was first drafted on hemp fiber paper.
  • The Gutenberg Bibles were originally printed on hemp paper.
  • Ford's first prototype for a car was for a hemp-based vehicle, and was featured in the December 1941 edition of Popular Mechanics.
  • Hemp takes about 4 months to mature, whereas trees take 20 years.
  • China has the most hemp factories.
  • A California legislator recently introduced a bill that would allow production of industrial hemp in the state.

 

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