What Are Other Hemp Uses?
CBD Gold is a hemp extract eLiquid made with organic cannabidiol. Both hemp and marijuana come from the same cannabis species, but are genetically distinct and are further distinguished by use, chemical makeup, and cultivation methods. As it doesn't contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), it will not get you high.
Hemp can be grown as a renewable source for raw materials that can be incorporated into thousands of products. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one acre of hemp can produce 4 times more paper than one acre of trees! Just imagine: trees must grow for 20 to 50 years after planting before they can be harvested for commercial use. Within 4 months after it is planted, hemp grows 10 to 20 feet tall and it is ready for harvesting.
Hemp can also be substituted for cotton to make textiles. Hemp fiber is 10 times stronger than cotton and can be used to make all types of clothing. Cotton grows only in warm climates and requires enormous amounts of water, where hemp only requires very little water and can grow in most of conditions. Besides, hemp produces twice as much fiber per acre as cotton.
Hemp seeds are a source of nutritious high-protein oil that can be used for human and animal consumption. Seeds can be eaten raw or cooked; hemp milk is growing more and more popular as opposed to dairy milk.
The inside of the hemp seed, also known as the hempnut, is rich in both protein and oil. And the oil is one of the richest sources of essential fatty acids (EFAs). You may choose to eat the entire seed, or only the hempnut, or to press the oil out of the seed and use the oil and the meal (the rest) separately.
Hemp is a great source of protein. Although it does not have as much protein as soy, the spectrum of amino acids in it makes it a more digestible source of vegetable protein. As well, hemp is not genetically modified, unlike most soy.
Hemp oil is equally remarkable. It contains approximately 56% Omega 6 or Linoleic Acid (LA), 20% Omega 3 or Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) and 3% gamma linolenic acid (GLA). Hemp is one of only two plants known to contain all three of these vital nutrients.
Hemp is progressing fast as a building material because of its carbon negative properties; it's also naturally fire, rats and mice resistant. What's more, it's totally sound proof and dramatically improves the air quality inside the building and reduce the amount of airborne moulds and toxins that can cause respiratory disease.
- John Yoda