By: Mark Becker (Source – http://www.naturalproductsinsider.com)
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Hemp has got a lot of attention lately and is becoming a key ingredient discussed at these events. Here is their latest coverage on Hemp and we could not agree more with them!
Hemp has always had trouble stepping out of the shadow of marijuana. Hemp is closely related to marijuana because it contains microscopic amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s mind-altering effects. Plus, taking hemp supplements or eating hemp foods won’t jeopardize your next drug test. The health benefits of hemp are so profound that people are beginning to ignore the antiquated stereotypes of this versatile plant.
Hemp is the same plant as marijuana. Its scientific name is “cannabis sativa.” For thousands of years hemp was used to make dozens of commercial products like paper, rope, canvas, and textiles. In fact, the very name “canvas” comes from the Dutch word meaning cannabis, which is marijuana. Yes, real canvas is made from cannabis!
Many years ago, hemp was unjustly banned. However, hemp has recently been rediscovered as a plant that has enormous environmental, economic, and commercial potential. Check out the following fascinating facts:
The potential of hemp for paper production is unbelievable. According to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, one acre of hemp can produce four times more paper than one acre of trees! A wide range of paper products can be produced from hemp, including computer paper, stationery, cardboard, envelopes, toilet paper, and even tampons.
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