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Conscious Consumerism is a manner of consumerism where the buyer understands the significance of the products and services they utiize.  Conscious consumers take into account the impacts their purchases make on the planet, economies, and the producers themsleves.  They purchase according to a triple-bottom-line philosophy; understanding that the support of eco-systems/responsible use of resouces, and support of workers,  result in a far superior puchase both in terms of value and health. 

 

Hemp is extremely diverse, is highly regenerative, naturally resistant to "pests",  and takes far less water than cotton.  Hemp can create far more products than their toxic counterparts (such as conventional fuel, food and building marterials), making hemp one of the most bee-supportive plants on the planet. Hemp is extraordinarily eco-friendly. It can be grown organically, processed into material without using toxic chemicals, and recycled more times than wood. Cannabis plants grow quickly and plentifully, aerating soil, providing protection from erosion, and generating more pulp per acre than timber, making it an extraordinarily sustainable resource.

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HEMP vs. COTTON

  • On an annual basis, 1 acre of hemp will produce as much fiber as 2 to 3 acres of cotton. 

  • Hemp fiber is stronger and softer than cotton, lasts twice as long as cotton, and will not mildew. 

  • Cotton grows only in moderate climates and requires more water than hemp.

  • Hemp is frost tolerant, requires only moderate amounts of water, and grows in all 50 states. 

  • Cotton requires large quantities of pesticides and herbicides.

  • Hemp requires no pesticides, no herbicides, and only moderate amounts of fertilizer

HEMP vs. PETROLEUM

  • Hemp can be used to produce strong, durable and environmentally-friendly plastic substitutes.

  • Thousands of products made from petroleum-based plastics can be produced from hemp-based composites. 

  • Mercedes Benz of Germany has recently begun manufacturing automobile bodies and dashboards made from hemp.

HEMP vs. FOSSIL FUELS

  • Hemp can be converted into clean-burning ethanol fuel.

  • Hemp produces more biomass than any plant species (including corn) that can be grown in a wide range of climates and locations.

HEMP vs. TIMBER

  • It takes years for trees to grow until they can be harvested for paper or wood, but hemp is ready for harvesting only 120 days after it is planted.

  • Hemp puts down a taproot in 30 days which prevents topsoil erosion and limits the amount of water it requires which makes it a great crop for arid regions.

  • On an annual basis, 1 acre of hemp will produce as much paper as 2 to 4 acres of trees.

  • Hemp can be used to produce everything from tissue paper to cardboard.

  • Global demand for paper will double within 25 years. 

  • Hemp is the world's most promising source of tree-free paper.

  • The quality of hemp paper is superior to tree-based paper.

  • Hemp paper will last hundreds of years without degrading,

  • Hemp paper can be recycled many more times than tree-based paper, and requires less toxic chemicals in the manufacturing process than does paper made from trees.

  • Hemp can be used to produce fiberboard that is stronger than wood, lighter than wood, and fire retardant. 

  • Harvesting hemp rather than trees would also eliminate erosion due to logging, thereby reducing topsoil loss and water pollution caused by soil runoff.

  • Hemp can grow on most land suitable for farming, but forests and tree farms require large tracts of land available in few locations. 

HEMP vs. FOOD INDUSTRY

  • Hemp seeds contain a protein that is more nutritious and more economical to produce than soybean protein. 

  • Hemp seeds are not intoxicating. Hemp seed protein can be used to produce virtually any product made from soybean: tofu, veggie burgers, butter, cheese, salad oils, ice cream, milk, etc. 

  • Hemp seed can also be ground into a nutritious flour that can be used to produce baked goods such as pasta, cookies, and breads.

  • Hemp seed oil can be used to produce non-toxic diesel fuel, paint, varnish, detergent, ink and lubricating oil. 

 

Conscious Consumerism is a manner of consumerism where the buyer understands the significance of the products and services they utiize.  Conscious consumers take into account the impacts their purchases make on the planet, economies, and the producers themsleves.  They purchase according to a triple-bottom-line philosophy; understanding that the support of eco-systems/responsible use of resouces, and support of workers,  result in a far superior puchase both in terms of value and health. 

 

Purchasing sustinable/organic/local cannabis and hemp products helps support healthy pollinator populations.  Supporting farmers who practice healthy farming techniques, caring for the land and it's inhabitants, is the best thing we can do to help keep pollinators thriving

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CANNABIS AS MEDICINE

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Cannabis was traditionally relied on by ancient cultures to provide relief from pain, inflammation, and other ailments. References to its use stretch back more than 5,000 years. As the plant's acceptance grows within our own culture, so does scientific research of marijuana's medicinal potential, and there is now a growing body of research to back up anecdotal evidence of cannabis's astounding medicinal benefits.

 

Cannabis has been shown to remarkably improve symptoms of a variety of conditions, including nausea, epilepsy, cancer, glaucoma, Alzheimers, and anxiety. Ingesting marijuana allows patients to treat their discomfort without the harmful side effects of narcotics and opiates, providing a euphoric sense of contentedness and wellbeing.

 

Conscious Consumerism is a manner of consumerism where the buyer understands the significance of the products and services they utiize.  Conscious consumers take into account the impacts their purchases make on the planet, economies, and the producers themsleves.  They purchase according to a triple-bottom-line philosophy; understanding that the support of eco-systems/responsible use of resouces, and support of workers,  result in a far superior puchase both in terms of value and health. 

 

Purchasing sustinable/organic/local cannabis and hemp products helps support healthy pollinator populations.  Supporting farmers who practice healthy farming techniques, caring for the land and it's inhabitants, is the best thing we can do to help keep pollinators thriving

 Canni-bees

Grow the buds - Save the Soil

 

Hemp as a Soil Protector

Hemp Consumes Radiation, Mitigates Heavy Metals From Soil Through Phytoremediation

By Monterey Bud, Marijuana.com

 

It would appear as though the industrial applications of the hemp plant are seemingly infinite.

 

While it’s long been understood that hemp can produce a plethora of every day products– such as fuel, textiles, construction material, clothing, food and paper –hemp can also apparently draw toxins from the soil. According to an online report, hemp can help erase some of the nastier environmental mistakes made in mankind’s recent past. Not only can humans benefit from consuming hemp protein, wearing hemp clothing, and writing on hemp paper, hemp is known to be extremely useful in the elimination of cadmium and other toxic metals from the Earth’s valuable soil, including radiation.

 

“Hemp is proving to be one of the best phyto-remediative plants we have been able to find,” said Slavik Dushenkov, a research scienst with PHYTOTECH.”

 

Thanks to the hemp plants overwhelming success in removing radiation from soil surrounding Russia’s Chernobyl disaster, hemp is now high on the list for consideration in drawing out radiation from the soil surrounding Japan’s Fukushima nuclear facility.

 

Thanks to Phytoremediation, the rather complicated manner by which hemp cleans up our polluted soil and allows plants to tidy up the environment or “remediate” toxic soil, the process of cleaning up our precious resources contaminated by human activity has just gotten a little bit healthier for the planet.*

 

*It should be noted that while hemp is excellent at cleaning the soil, some of the metals/conaminats remain in the plant which makes the use of hemp as a food source in these particular foods, dangerous for consumption, and the flowers should be taken prior to pollination.

 

 

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