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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is another new crossbreed from the Michigan medicinal land. “Death Stomper” came about by crossing the award winning “Deathstar” with one of the early day Cannabis Cup winners “Champagne“. The result is an incredibly potent strain that brings the best of both worlds. Big, dense buds and large yields together with a sedating, mind numbing high are sure to make this celebrity child famous all on it’s own.
The flowers have great “bag appeal”. Buds are big and dense, and incredibly frosty. They are light green in color, with streaks of purple and orange.
Once you light up, you taste the forrest with all it’s sweet and piny and woody mixes.
Once you taste the forrest, it’s time to relax. And believe me, this offspring of the Evil Empire will put you on your ass. Perfect for people who have trouble sleeping, or relaxing in general.
I don’t know the exact THC and CBD content, but it is some potent stuff.
So about this Grease Monkey. I am not 100% sure what the origins of the genetics are on this particular one, I was not able to find it in any of the major seed banks. (Although I have to be honest with you I wasn’t looking very hard). I was first introduced to this particular strain by my Michigan connection, and immediately recognized a future or maybe even a past Cannabis Cup winner. (It would be awesome if it was like a 1990s Cannabis Cup winner).
The first thing you notice when you pick up a bag of this crazy chronic is the unique coloration. The color is very pale pinkish purple with some frosty tan hues. There are some very purple looking buds every now and again. And you can often find purple and pink and white mixed like a swirl. It’s crazy looking. Exotic even.
The second thing you notice is the very unique taste. Thin, fruity, almost sour like, and definitely one of a kind. Does not leave a nasty after taste like some of the other hybrids. (I’m assuming that it’s a hybrid because you get a very uplifting head high in addition to the body couch-lock buzz)
The last thing you notice is the incredibly strong buzz. The high is strong and almost narcotic. The effects are relaxing and very couch locking. Although creativity has been known to spike while smoking this incredible dank.
It also helps that this particular strain has an incredibly high THC and CBD levels. So yeah it gets you fucked up. For real! This is an excellent candidate for medicinal marijuana patients, and because of the high CBD content it is great for extracting oils and concentrates.
This particular strain is in my Top 5 for the best tasting list, and my Top 5 most potent list. And for good reasons. I am hoping to eventually get a clone from my Michigan people.
Ohh, you know how I really like tasty weed. Well this is definitely one for the tasty column. Introducing: Cookies Kush ! This delicious marijuana strain comes from crossing an award winning “Girl Scout Cookies” with an award winning “Rolex OG Kush“. The result is a hard hitting Indica with a great, sweet taste, and big dense buds.
I have to be honest, this is definitely in the top 5 on my Tastiest List. Don’t get me wrong, this is NO Blue Dream. But it’s pretty damn close. This amazing strain is a true Indica. It took 1st Prize Cannabis Cup HTCC 2014 in Amsterdam, so you know it is the cream of the crop. It sports a fairly high 24% THC level, and a 1.2% CBD level, which makes it an ideal candidate for medicinal uses.
The flowers themselves have top shelf bag appeal. Buds are dense and coated with a generous layer of trichomes. The coloring is light green with traces of white and orange. The taste is sweet, chocolaty with a small whiff of mint.