Hemp Can Save the World
The terms hemp and cannabis (frequently referred to as “marijuana”) are often used interchangeably, creating a confusion and adding to the misinformation about this powerful and important plant medicine.
Cannabis Sativa is the name of the plant. The Cannabis that is bred for its potent, resinous glands (known as trichomes) is referred to as Marijuana. These trichomes contain high amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabinoid most known for its psychoactive properties.
Hemp, on the other hand, is used to describe a Cannabis Sativa plant that contains only trace amounts of THC (0.2%). Hemp is a high-growing plant, typically bred for industrial uses such as oils and topical ointments, as well as fibre for clothing, construction, and much more.
There are some amazing facts about this wonder crop that can replace fossil fuels, bio-remediate soil, provide nutritious food, build houses, make cars, remove land toxins, and suck up huge amounts of co2, locking it into the product.
The Cannabis plant has been suppressed by the dominating industries that see it as a threat to their monopoly, such steel, pharmaceuticals, cotton, petroleum, plastics and construction. However, it can no longer be ignored as the global environmental crisis we are facing is much greater than the need to profit these unsustainable and destructive industries.