Pubdate: Sat, 30 Jun 2007
Source: Auburn Journal (CA)
Copyright: 2007 Gold Country Media
Author: Emily Canterbury


It has come to my attention that people haven't recognized the 
importance of hemp, and how to use it in our daily life. I feel it 
could be a great new resource used in our society.

Hemp can take the role of trees, for instance, hemp paper could be 
used while trees could be built into houses. Hemp is harvested for 
its fibers made for hemp clothing, seeds, and hemp oil. With a 
relatively short growth cycle of 100-120 days, it is an efficient and 
economical crop for farmers to grow.

Hemp is among one of the most productive and useful plants known; 
also very safe. Hemp can be easily constructed to make paper, 
textiles, building materials, food, medicine, paint, detergent, 
varnish, oil, ink, and fuel. Unlike many crops, hemp can be grown in 
most locations and climates with only moderate water and fertilizer 
requirements. Where hemp is grown, it has become a valuable and 
environmentally friendly crop.

It's obvious that it conserves trees and it's easier to generate. 
Since hemp products are incredibly easy to make, the price of them is 
reasonably cheap. Now is the time to ask yourself, why haven't I been 
using hemp products?

Think to yourself, it wouldn't hurt if I used these products, would 
it? The answer is no. The use of these hemp items are beneficial and 
worth the wait.

Now I propose to the reader to start getting better educated about 
hemp and the wonders it can do for the society.

Emily Canterbury

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