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1)        Hemp seed is not psycho active and cannot be used as a drug.
Growers have to be licensed with Health Canada to grow hemp in Canada.
Hemp crops can only be grown from pedigreed seed so as to keep the varieties pure and the THC levels low.
Hemp must test under .03% THC in the green state. Crops are sampled in August, and tested for THC levels by an accredited lab. The varieties that we have grown have tested less than .05 % THC. The oil used in our products tests under 4 parts / million THC.
For information on growing Hemp Seed in Canada, go to Health Canada's website at   http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hecs-sesc/ocs/hemp/hemp_producers.htm   for information, regulations and applications.         

2)         Hemp Seed is far more nutritious than even soybean, contains more essential fatty acids than any other source, is second only to soybeans in complete protein, is high in B-vitamins, and is 35% dietary fiber. The simple protein found in hemp seed makes it more digestible for humans and animals.
Soybeans contain 2 protein Inhibitors (chymotrypsin & trypsin) which is why they can not be fed to livestock without first being heat treated.

3)        The Polyunsaturated fatty acids in Hemp Seed Oil (Omega-3, Omega-6 & GLA) have well-known anti-inflammatory properties, and skin creams containing Omega-6 fatty acids have been found effective in the therapeutic treatment of a multitude of skin conditions.

4)        Presidents Washington and Jefferson both grew hemp. Americans were legally bound to grow hemp during the Colonial Era and Early Republic. The federal government subsidized hemp during the Second World War and US farmers grew about a million acres of hemp as part of that program.

5)         The bark of the hemp stalk contains bast fibers which are among the Earth's longest natural soft fibers and are also rich in cellulose; the cellulose and hemi-cellulose, its inner woody core are called hurds. The hurd when compressed into fuel pellets, burns hotter and cleaner than high grade coal.
Hemp fiber is longer, stronger, more absorbent and more insulative than cotton fiber. Hemp stalk is not psycho active.

6)         According to the Department of Energy, hemp as a bio mass fuel producer, requires the least specialized growing and processing procedures of all hemp products. The hydrocarbons in hemp can be processed into a wide range of bio mass energy sources, from fuel pellets to liquid fuels and gas. Development of bio fuels could significantly reduce our consumption of fossil fuels and nuclear power.

7)         Hemp grows well without herbicides, fungicides, or pesticides. Almost half of the agricultural chemicals used on US crops are applied to cotton. The very controversial chemical, Atrizine, used on corn and soybeans, is the most widely used chemical in the USA and to some degree Canada. It is banned in the rest of the world.

8)         Hemp produces more pulp per acre than timber on a sustainable basis.
You can get the same fiber yield from 1 acre of Hemp as you can from 10 acres of trees.
Hemp fiber can be used for every quality of paper. Hemp paper manufacturing can reduce waste water contamination. Hemp's low lignin content reduces the need for acids used in pulping, and it's creamy color lends itself to environmentally friendly bleaching instead of harsh chlorine compounds. Less bleaching results in less dioxin and fewer chemical byproducts for the environment to deal with.

9)         Hemp fiber paper resists decomposition, and does not yellow with age when an acid-free process is used. Hemp paper more than 1,500 years old has been found. It can also be recycled more times.

10)         Hemp fiberboard produced by Washington State University was found to be twice as strong as wood-based fiberboard.

11)         Eco-friendly hemp can replace most toxic petrochemical products. Research is being done to use hemp in manufacturing biodegradable plastic products: plant-based cellophane, recycled plastic mixed with hemp for injection-molded products, and resins made from the oil, to name just a very few examples.

12)        Hemp is among the oldest industries on the planet, going back more than 10,000 years to the beginnings of pottery. The Columbia History of the World states that the oldest relic of human industry is a bit of hemp fabric dating back to approximately 8,000 BC.

 

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