Hemp the oldest know industrial thread dated back to Mesopotamia 8000 BFC is a beneficial plant. The hemp plant was used throughout the world since the beginning of time for just about everything that mankind needed. Hemp fibre is 26 times stronger than cotton and ten times longer lasting. The first Levi Strauss jeans made out of cloth. It requires no chemicals (pesticides and herbicides) to grow, has remarkably few natural enemies, and increases in the most extensive variety of climates of any weed or plant. It is also the fastest growing plant on the planet, growing four times faster than corn. The farmers did not need to pay for seeds. Industrial hemp has no psychoactive effects (less than 1 per cent THC).
Paper made from hemp was used for books, bibles, maps, and money, manufacturing with hemp produce four times as much paper from an acre of hemp as you can from an acre of trees at four times lower cost, one-fifth the pollution, it is ten times stronger and lasts up to one thousand years instead of only fifty. And it can be recycled four times as many times as paper from wood pulp.
However, banned by law in 1930 by the Marijuana Act, a result of most powerful families in America, the Harriman’s and Rockefellers (Standard Oil), the Whitney’s (Eli Whitney-Cotton Gin), DuPont (Chemicals in wood pulp processing and cotton pesticides), and Hearst (Newspapers, Media) did not find any profit earned on Hemp, therefore, promoted cotton. (source The secret history of America: the greatest conspiracy on earth by David Icke)
Hemp is a bast fibre, it is dark tan or brown and is difficult to bleach, but it can be dyed bright and dark colours. The hemp fibres vary widely in length, depending upon their ultimate use. Industrial fibres may be several inches long, while fibres used for domestic textiles are about 1.9 to 2.5 cm. The elongation of 1 to 6 per cent is low and its elasticity poor. The thermal reactions of hemp and the effect of sunlight are the same as for cotton.
Hemp is the moth resistant, but it is not impervious to mildew. Coarse hemp fibres and yarns are woven into cordage, rope, sacking and heavy-duty tarpaulins. In Italy, fine hemp fibres are used for interior design and apparel fabrics. Hemp is a very durable fibre that holds its shape. It grows without the use of pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers and can withstand harsh growing seasons. Hemp cultivation does not exhaust, but rather continuously fertilizes the soil by shedding its leaves throughout its growing period. In this way, it actually returns nutrients to the soil, helping to reduce the energy demand on the Earth. It is also naturally UV resistant and dries quickly.
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