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Industrial Hemp Facts

Concrete-like blocks made with hemp and lime have been used as an insulating material for construction. Such blocks are not strong enough to be used for structural elements; they must be supported by a brick, wood, or steel frame.

  • Harvest yields no waste output as every by-product is used to create another valuable product.
  • Hemp is the second fastest growing crop in the world after bamboo.
  • Hemp grows well in a variety of climates and soil types.
  • Sunshine, land, and water are all that is required for a healthy crop.
  • Hemp is resistant to pests, droughts, and can handle freezing temperatures without sustaining damage.
  • Hemp matures in under three months in optimal conditions.
  • As many as two crop cycles can be harvested in one growing season, depending on climate.
  • 2.5 acres of hemp is enough to supply one house.
  • Hemp is easily processed when compared to harder materials like wood.
  • Unique pore structure of hemp supports thermal performance and breathability
    Hemp is not effectively psychoactive as THC content is approximately 0.05%.

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