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5 interesting facts to celebrate Hemp History Week

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It’s the 10th annual Hemp History Week!

Let’s take a moment to celebrate this monumental week in hemp history.

Hemp is one of the fastest growing plants

Hemp grows so fast, producers can usually get 2 harvests per year!

Cannabis takes care of unwanted weeds all by itself and grows incredibly fast: In three months time the stalks shoot up to four meters high and their leaves overshadow every competitor for a place in the sun in a very short time. The plant´s strong smell keeps parasites at bay, therefore pesticides and herbicides are not needed.

https://hempage.com/resources-research/hemp-info/55-aussaat-und-wachstum-schneller-als-jedes-unkraut.html

Hemp helps the environment.

Hemp is so good at removing toxins that scientists have used it to help improve the environment at Chernobyl!

Seriously.

In fact, scientists have seen so much success in Chernobyl that there is a push to use hemp in Fukushima, Japan!

https://herb.co/news/culture/hemp-vs-nuclear-waste/

Hemp makes a more sustainable paper than trees!

In 20 years, 1 acre of Hemp can produce as much paper as 4-10 acres of trees! And hemp grows faster too – growing stalks in 4 months vs trees which take 20-80 years.

/https://ministryofhemp.com/blog/hemp-paper/

Fun fact, the US Constitution was drafted on paper made of hemp!

(The actual constitution was written on parchment, but two drafts used Dutch hemp paper!)

The first model-T Ford used hemp!

The first Model T was constructed from hemp and ran on hemp biodiesel. The hemp plastic panels on the car had an impact strength ten times stronger than steel.

https://medium.com/@mjarsenal420/6-interesting-facts-about-hemp-25addc4ab2ca

Hemp is nutritious!

Did you know hemp is healthy? It contains things like essential fatty acids, vitamin E, and even Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). (GLA is also in breast milk!)

https://www.precisionnutrition.com/all-about-hemp

Want to learn more?

Visit https://www.hemphistoryweek.com/

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