Amazing Facts About Hemp!  

Hemp and History

Hemp and Industry

Hemp as a Fuel Source

A bio-diesel fuel is one made from hemp oil, vegetable oil, or other animal fat. The original idea wax developed in 1895 by Dr. Rudolph Diesel, who developed the first engine than ran on vegetable oil. He demonstrated the engine at the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris, France, running the engine on peanut oil.

 Hemp as a Profitable Crop

 Hemp and the Environment

 Hemp and Health

 Hemp and the Law

 Hemp and the Arts

Industrial Hemp Production and US Marijuana Prohibition

Why does anyone ever do anything stupid?  For the money?  How much money has the world been charged for the mistakes of the greedy few.  We'll find out, eh?During the years 1916-1937, William Randolph Hearst created a yellow journalism campaign to associate hemp with marijuana.  Even though smoking hemp, like most fibers, will just make you sick, Hearst, along with his friend Pierre DuPont, succeeded in outlawing hemp in America.  They actually robbed the world of an environmental cash crop.   Why would they do such a thing?  Because instead of using hemp for paper, clothing, fuel, oils, resins, medicines, and many other uses, we now use trees and synthetic petrochemicals. Hearst owned huge forests and interests in lumber mills.  DuPont made synthetic fuels and fibers (nylon, rayon, plastics) from petroleum. 

Outline of the Benefits and Uses of Hemp:

  • Biomass Hemp

    • As a biomass, hemp burns hotter and cleaner than coal.

    • Hemp biomass can be converted to methane or methanol.

  • Hemp Paper

    • Industrial hemp makes better paper than wood (the US Constitution was printed on hemp).

  • Hemp Oils

    • Hemp produces oils which can replace synthetic solvents for a wide range of uses, including paints and paint thinners.

  • Clothing from hemp

    • Hemp fibers can be woven into extremely durable clothing material.

  • Grows easily

    • Hemp can be grown organically in poor soil almost anywhere, up to three crops per year, far more efficient than lumber.

    • Hemp is naturally drought, pest, and disease resistant, eliminating the need for synthetic chemicals and reducing the demand on dwindling water supplies.

  • Evils in Government