What is hemp?
Hemp is the most useful plant known to mankind. Hemp is Cannabis Sativa, Sativa means useful. Hemp is not marijuana.
Marijuana is a Mexican slang word introduced and repetitively used by the Hearst owned print media in the 1920s & 30s propaganda campaign to successfully remove hemp and cannabis from the American vocabulary in the lead up to prohibition in 1937.
Hemp from the old English ‘hanf’ 1000 AD describes Cannabis Sativa and the long fibre produced.
Medically it has always been known by its scientific name Cannabis.
Hemp is used to make over 25,000 consumer products. From hemp apparel and accessories to house wares and hempseed oil cosmetics, hemp is an eco-shopper’s dream. Some of the products made are: clothing, shoes, diapers, rope, canvas, cellophane, paints, fuels, chain lubricants, biodegradable plastics, paper, fiberboard, cement blocks, food, cosmetics, and soap. Hemp is the longest and strongest natural fiber known to man.