Top 5 Ways Industrial Cannabis (Hemp) Can Improve Our World

Modern Day Uses for the Cannabis Plant
Modern Day Uses for the Cannabis Plant
  1. Paper and Paper Products – Why cut down millions of our trees that take 20 years to regrow, if we can get the fiber we need for our paper from industrial cannabis (Hemp), that takes 4 months to regrow?? Hemp is an excellent source of fiber for paper, newsprint, cardboard and packaging, as well as any other kind of specialty paper products.
  2. Textiles – Industrial Textiles like twine, rope, nets, canvas, tarps, carpets, linings and molded parts. Consumer textiles like apparel, diapers, fine fabrics, denim, handbags and shoes.
  3. Building Materials -Hemp hurd is the soft inner core of the hemp stem. It is highly absorbent and rich in cellulose which offers thermal and acoustic insulation. Fiberboard from hemp can be used in building, and furniture making. Hemp hurd can be used as fiberglass substitute and insulation substitute. Hempcrete, or Hemplime is a bio-composite material that is used for construction and insulation. It is easier to work with then traditional mixes, as it is lightweight and acts as an insulator and moisture regulator. It is not as brittle as concrete, and does not need expansion joints. It has been successfully used in France since the early 1990s, to construct non-weight bearing insulating infill walls, as Hempcrete does not have the required strength for constructing foundations, and is instead supported by the frame. It is a low density material, and its resistance to cracking makes it ideal for construction in areas with seismic activity.
  4. Food Source – Hemp seeds are an excellent source of easily digestible protein. Hemp seeds could be used both raw and as oils they produce. The nut of the seed can be used in breads, salads, granola, cereals, hemp milk and dairy products, as well as protein powders. Hemp seeds can also be used as animal and bird feed.
  5. Industrial and Consumer Chemicals – Apart from nutritional values hemp seeds can be used to produce oils which can substitute for fuels, lubricants, inks, varnishes, solvents, coatings, putty, paints and plastics. Consumers will benefit from hemp soap, shampoo, bath gels, creams, lotions, balms and other specialized cosmetics. (and I am not even including the medical marijuana market, this is strictly from the industrial cannabis, the hemp)

Aside from the obvious economic benefits we can derive from Hemp, there are many basic agricultural benefits from planting cannabis. Hemp can improve our air by absorbing large quantities of CO2, and releasing much needed oxygen. Hemp cultivation will help with soil improvement during crop rotation, as well as do wonders for the soils fertility. Deep roots are natural soil aerator and when hemp is grown in the same soil that has been drained of it’s nutrients by other cultures (like wheat and corn), it helps restore the soil balance quicker.

STOP CUTTING DOWN OUR TREES !!  Use Hemp instead.

Homemade Cannabis Tea (Attempt #1)

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All right, so I decided to make some cannabis tea. As you know, Russian people really like the tea, and I thought since I am experimenting with different “alternate” ways of consuming cannabis, I should try the most basic Russian beverage since the beginning of time. The Tea.

My process was fairly simple: grind up some top shelf flower, boil it in water with a little bit of butter, cinnamon, and cloves. Add some tea leaves later in the process. And slowly boil on low heat for about an hour, while gently stirring every few minutes.

After exactly an hour, I took the pot off the heat, let it cool down for a few minutes, and strained it through a cheesecloth filter into a glass measuring cup. The resulting liquid was brownish and greenish at the same time. Definitely not a natural color. It was very distinct smelling. It had a certain leafy, floral, raw smell and taste. I think it was because there was a lot of plant matter in there and the chlorophyll definitely affects the taste. I will be honest with you, it did not look anything like the picture above. My liquid was brown and green and very cloudy. With little speckles of oil on top from the butter.

When I let it cool down for a bit, and tried it oh, I could not finish the whole thing. I took a couple of little gulps, and did not want any more. It was definitely disgusting. I threw away the rest and drew some hearty but honest conclusions from this whole process.

Basically my conclusion is this: do not use plant matter or trim when cooking or making edibles or drinkables. Use the concentrates.

If you are located in the area where medical marijuana is not readily available, remember that you can always make your own concentrates from high grade bud.

I just saw a great video on RSO, and the healing power that the oil contains. My next step is to actually make some Rick Simpson Oil, using the very household items like grain alcohol. But that’s another story.