Consider the following. . .
From its stalk we can produce cloth and plastic, and four times as much paper per acre of hemp as from an acre of trees.
Hemp is more efficient than cotton, requiring just 110 days to reach a height of two to three meters, enabling harvest of several crops in a single season.
Hemp converts carbon dioxide to oxygen at a rate more rapid than almost any other plant, being weight for weight three to four times more efficient than deciduous leaves.
The fruit of the hemp plant is easily digestible, provides as much protein as soy beans, together with essential amino and fatty acids.
Huo Ma Ren is the Chinese name for a healthy oil made from hemp seeds, widely used in herbal remedies.
Bio-diesel fuel, methanol and ethanol can be produced from hemp seed and stalk without the sulfur bi-products that cause air pollution and acid rain.
Fast-growing, carbon dioxide-capturing, nourishing, natural, renewable, many uses, and when converted into fuel, much less polluting.
And obviously profitable to grow.
That’s a lot to like.
So let’s mass-plant hemp?
¹ Information in this post found in: Masaru Emoto, The Secret Life of Water, ISBN 978-1-4165-2218-8