Why Hemp

Cos its Dope

It’s really not though… You must know by now hemp is not a drug and it contains no THC (the active ingredient in marijuana). Surely. Hemp is in the same family as the marijuana plant (minus THC); its scientific name is “Cannabis Sativa.”

Before laws against the plant came into action, humans had been using the hemp for thousands of years. Until the plant was unjustly banned due to its association with its THC positive, sister plant. Lots of evidence points towards this being a result of its many direct competitors, including oil and plastic companies, many textile and fabric making companies, the wood and paper industry and much more. Why? because it can make almost anything, example? how about Henry fords car, google it.

Hemp has recently been rediscovered as a plant that has enormous environmental, economic, and commercial potential, and innovated and open-minded people are re-looking at historic laws in question – slowly a shift is beginning to happen and many countries have seen laws re-written, hemp is becoming legal including in New Zealand.

Just watch this dude.



Hemp has so many uses its wild, not to mention the growth rate is far times faster than other conventional plants (4-6 weeks), it produces more fibre per acre, doesn’t need as much water, requires no herbicides or pesticides and very little fertiliser.

Hemp material is 10x stronger than cotton and can be used to make all types of clothing.  The very name “canvas” comes from the Dutch word meaning cannabis. It is able to be refined to make all sorts of different textured clothing, as well as able to be mixed with other natural materials such as silk or wool. The material is naturally odour resistant, warm, comfortable and retains its shape and colour well.

Most hemp-derived products are non-toxic, biodegradable, and renewable, however, the plant is also very tasty. Hemp seeds are one of the world’s most nutritious foods, referred to as a superfood, hemp seeds can have many health benefits including hormone regulators, can aid in weight loss, and have many essential amino acids.

Extracting protein from hemp is also less expensive than extracting protein from soybeans. Hemp protein can be processed and flavoured in any way soybean protein can. Hemp oil can also be used to make highly nutritious tofu, butter, cheese, salad oils, and other foods as well as be used in non-edible products like paint, varnish, ink, lubricating oils, and plastic substitutes and even fuel.

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I’m just going to leave another dope documentary here. These guys were good dudes and allowed the full free version on the line. Legends. Enjoy

The Culture High