Cannabis Economics - Hemp Car - Hemp Clothes - Hemp Building
"Henry Ford's first Model-T was built to run on hemp gasoline and the caritself was constructed from hemp. On his large estate, Ford was photographed among his hemp fields. The car, 'grown from the soil,' had hemp plastic panels whose impact strength was 10x stronger than steel"
— Popular Mechanics
Henry Ford's Hemp Plastic Car (1941)
Hemp seed oil can be used to produce ORGANIC non-toxic diesel
fuel, lamp lighting, household detergents, stain removers, printing inks, paints, varnishes, lubricants, resins, and oils. Because hemp seeds account for up to half the weight of a mature hemp plant, hemp seed is a viable source for these products. In industrial 'chemicals', hempseed oil is similar to linseed oil. Superior quality paints and varnishes were made from hemp seed oil until 1937.
Testimony before Congress against the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act:
"58,000 tons of hemp seeds were used in America for paint products in 1935"— Sherman Williams Paint Co.
"Why use up the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the hemp fields?"— Henry Ford
"Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere."— George Washington 1794
Hemp 4 fuel Pt 1
Germany's ECOLAR house scooped first place in the Engineering competition. The team rounded out the remarkable project by insulating the compact home with one of the world's most renewable and sustainable materials: hemp!
Read more: Germany’s Hemp-insulated ECOLAR House Scoops the Solar Decathlon Engineering Prize! Team Ecolar Germany SDE 2012 – Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
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DVD about Living Off the Grid. Click here: http://bit.ly/HWnQ5p Includes topics such as alternative energy, water, and housing. Only $5.99!
Hempcrete is an amazing natural building material. Energy-efficient, non-toxic and resistant to mold, insects and fire.
More info here: http://huff.to/KTmMOY
Hemp Lime Construction: http://amzn.to/W3UVWM
How to Build a Hemp House: http://amzn.to/VbhuVp
Hemp is one of the world's most useful crops.
It can be used to make more environmentally-friendly versions of over 25,000 different products, including clothing, shoes, diapers, rope, canvas, cellophane, paints, fuels, chain lubricants, biodegradable plastics, paper, fiberboard, cement blocks, food, cosmetics, and soap.
And now, 'sports cars' can be added to that list
Asheville, North Carolina hemp house featured in documentary, Bringing It Home, about the battle for industrial hemp, the history of hemp, and how it could drastically cut the energy and money spent heating and cooling homes. Currently, it’s illegal to grow industrial hemp, marijuana’s close cousin, in the U.S.–despite the fact that it’s a non-psychoactive homebuilding material that’s saved one As
heville homeowner 75% on heating and cooling costs. SEE VIDEO: http://www.ashvegas.com/asheville-hemp-house-leads-industrial-hemp-movement-featured-in-documentary-pushing-for-hemp-as-building-material-of-the-future
Hempcrete - Hemp Building Materials - Hemp For Houses: http://www.hemp.org/news/book/export/html/202
Sustainable Hemp Buildings Provide Healthier Living: http://www.hemp.com/2012/07/sustainable-hemp-buildings-provide-healthier-living/