About Hemp

About Hemp

Hemp grows really fast. It can produce an incredible 10 tonnes of biomass per acre in one season! This can be turned into - energy, paper, houses, clothes, food, CBD.

Hemp makes an incredible sustainable alternative to plastic. Anything that is made from plastic can be made from hemp.

Hemp is a phyto-remedial plant, it cleans the soil - absorbing heavy metals and other toxins as it grows (this is one reason why it’s really important to buy organically grown hemp products) 

Hemp seed is a complete source of vegan protein, it provides all the essential amino acids, whilst most vegan protein sources need to be combined with another in order to achieve this. It also has the highest concentration of

Hemp makes amazing clothes. It’s over twice as productive as cotton, requires half as much water, and no pesticides.

Hemp seed oil, and seeds, are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, including magnesium, calcium, vitamin E and carotene and are rich in Omega 3 and 6, in perfect balance, and are also a good source of Omega 9.

Hemp cultivation dates back more than 10,000 years.

At one point in American history it was illegal NOT to grow hemp, in Virginia.

We can build houses from hemp. We can build incredibly warm, strong, fireproof houses from hemp.

At one point hemp was grown all around the world, its main purpose was fibre to make sails for ships.

Van Gogh and Rembrandt painted on hemp canvases. Hemp canvas has been found dating back to the Renaissance, and was likely used before that too. The word canvas is said to be derived from the word ‘cannapaceus’ which is Latin for ‘made from hemp.’

We can build cars from hemp. Henry Ford build his first Model T car out of hemp plastic, there is a video showing a man hitting it with a sledge-hammer and the sledge hammer bouncing off!

Queen Victoria used to take a hemp tincture for her menstrual cramps.

In 1938 hemp was declared as a ‘billion dollar crop’ before the US government effectively banned it, people were saying it was going to be the standard fibre of the world and was poised to replace imported materials and manufactured products. What happened instead is we got plastics and pharmaceuticals.

The United States declaration on Independence was drafted on hemp paper.