Hemp Plastic

Hemp has long been considered a sort of “miracle” plant. It can be used to make pretty much anything, from fabrics, to ropes, and even contruction material.

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Well, now it looks like Hemp can be used to make plastic materials as well!

Is there anything Hemp can’t do?

Well, it can’t get you high… which might be a bummer to all the potheads out there.

Unfortunately there is a huge stigma around industrial hemp because, of course, it is related to the marijuana plant.
(The two can cross-polinate, but it results in much less potent marijuana… would that mean that the THC “Gene”, for lack of a better word, is the recessive one in the species or am I getting my biology all screwed up? You see, this is why I never took Biology… )

Plus, it doesn’t help that promotion of Hemp and legalization/regulation of Marijuana would threaten two of the oldest industries in the world:

Cotton and Tobacco.

Ya… probably not going to happen anytime soon, eh?

(Cheers: Polspy)