We want to start a project within this year (2022) to start the planning build a Hemp Gin/s and start making Hemp the "New Paper!" A grower’s biggest expense is transporting baled fiber from the fields to the local gin for processing. Lagniappe.org wants to raise funds to help to change our infrastructure and have Hemp Gins built within a distance of 30 miles or less away from crops in the field for our local fiber farmers to stay economically competitive.
***We are a very newly formed non-profit and are in the process of obtaining our 501(c)(3)
On an annual basis, just 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; but hemp is frost tolerant, requires only moderate amounts of water, and grows in all 50 states. Cotton requires large quantities of pesticides and herbicides--50% of the world's pesticides/herbicides are used in the production of cotton. Hemp requires no pesticides, no herbicides, and only moderate amounts of fertilizer.
On an annual basis, 1 acre of hemp will produce as much paper as 2 to 4 acres of trees. From tissue paper to cardboard, all types of paper products can be produced from hemp.
The quality of hemp paper is superior to tree-based paper. Hemp paper will last hundreds of years without degrading, 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 and lighter than wood. Substituting hemp fiberboard for timber would further reduce the need to cut down our forests.
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.
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 can grow on most land suitable for farming, while forests and tree farms require large tracts of land available in few locations. Harvesting hemp rather than trees would also eliminate erosion due to logging, thereby reducing topsoil loss and water pollution caused by soil runoff.
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. Because hemp seeds account for up to half the weight of a mature hemp plant, hemp seed is a viable source for these products.
Just as corn can be converted into clean-burning ethanol fuel, so can hemp. Because hemp produces more biomass than any plant species (including corn) that can be grown in a wide range of climates and locations, hemp has great potential to become a major source of ethanol fuel.
Literally millions of wild hemp plants currently grow throughout the U.S. Wild hemp, like hemp grown for industrial use, has no drug properties because of its low THC content. U.S. marijuana laws prevent farmers from growing the same hemp plant that proliferates in nature by the millions.
From 1776 to 1937, hemp was a major American crop and textiles made from hemp were common. Yet, The American Textile Museum, The Smithsonian Institute, and most American history books contain no mention of hemp. The government's War on Drugs has created an atmosphere of self censorship where speaking of hemp in a positive manner is considered politically incorrect or taboo.
United States Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp, used products made from hemp, and praised the hemp plant in some of their writings.
No other natural resource offers the potential of hemp. Cannabis Hemp is capable of producing significant quantities of paper, textiles, building materials, food, medicine, paint, detergent, varnish, oil, ink, and fuel. Unlike other crops, hemp can grow in most climates and on most farmland throughout the world with moderate water and fertilizer requirements, no pesticides, and no herbicides. Cannabis Hemp (also known as Indian Hemp) has enormous potential to become a major natural resource that can benefit both the economy and the environment.
Our Use of Hemp Ingredients
We chose to use hemp ingredients in our products because of the sustainability. Our candles use the hemp wicks because burn slowly and with a smaller flame. The hemp seed oil as a key ingredient. Like other skin-care lotions, hemp lotion aims to condition, moisturize and protect the skin, while helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A closer look at the proprieties of this oil provides plenty of insight as to what exactly makes hemp lotion beneficial to the skin.
Hemp seeds feature a high concentration of many skin-friendly vitamins, including the antioxidant vitamin E, which encourages healthy skin-tissue growth, and vitamin C. An essential building block of collagen, vitamin C lends your skin elasticity and an even tone, and it is also considered to be a skin brightener. Hemp seed oil's vitamin-B content -- which includes vitamin B6 among others -- encourages firmer skin by providing beneficial fatty acids.
Lotions that contain hemp seed oil provide the skin with beneficial fatty acids known as Essential Fatty Acids, or EFAs. These include key omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which bolster your skin's suppleness and help it maintain its normal functions and appearance. Hemp-based lotions also feature numerous key amino acids, which help the skin generate collagen and elastin. In turn, healthy production of collagen and elastin prevents wrinkles and allows the skin to retain more moisture.
More Hemp Perks
According to lotion manufacturers such as the North American Hemp Company, the moisturizing ability of lotion with hemp seed oil may help reduce the appearance of stretch marks and abrasions, as well as ease flaking, acne and inflammation. In contrast to heavily perfumed lotions, hemp seed lotions typically feature a more subtle scent with nutty, earthy undertones.
Thinking Outside the Skin
While hemp lotion helps you maintain smooth and youthful skin, it also gives the environment a helping hand. Unlike the petroleum- and mineral-based oils contained in many lotions and moisturizers, hemp serves as a completely renewable and sustainable resource. Additionally, this plant -- not to be confused with marijuana -- lends itself to more than 50,000 products, from bio-fuel to clothing and paper. Highly resistant hemp also reduces the need for pesticide usage, and, when pulped or processed, hemp requires no chlorine bleach and fewer chemicals than both wood and cotton do.
What is medical marijuana?
Medical marijuana uses the marijuana plant or chemicals in it to treat diseases or conditions. It's basically the same product as recreational marijuana, but it's taken for medical purposes.
The marijuana plant contains more than 100 different chemicals called cannabinoids. Each one has a different effect on the body. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the main chemicals used in medicine. THC also produces the "high" people feel when they smoke marijuana or eat foods containing it.
What is medical marijuana used for?
Medical Marijuana: What Does It Treat?
More and more states are legalizing marijuana to treat pain and illness. Find out what conditions it’s used for and the known side effects.
Medical marijuana is used to treat a number of different conditions, including:
Wasting syndrome (cachexia)
***If you are interested in obtaining your Medical Marajuiana Card; Contact us and we can walk you through the process.
How does it help?
Cannabinoids -- the active chemicals in medical marijuana -- are similar to chemicals the body makes that are involved in appetite, memory, movement, and pain.
Research suggests cannabinoids might:
Reduce anxietyReduce inflammation and relieve pain. Control nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy Kill cancer cells and slow tumor growth. Relax tight muscles in people with MS. Stimulate Appetite and improve weight gain in people with cancer and AIDS.
Can medical marijuana help with seizure disorders?
Medical marijuana received a lot of attention a few years ago when parents said that a special form of the drug helped control seizures in their children. The FDA recently approved Epidiolex, which is made from CBD, as a therapy for people with very severe or hard-to-treat seizures. In studies, some people had a dramatic drop in seizures after taking this drug.
Which states allow medical marijuana?
Medical marijuana is legal in 37 states and the District of Columbia and Guam.
Click here to see a MAP OF MARIJUANA LEGALITY BY STATE updated 1/24/2022.
How do you get medical marijuana?
To get medical marijuana, you need a written recommendation from a licensed doctor in states where that is legal. (Not every doctor is willing to recommend medical marijuana for their patients.) You must have a condition that qualifies for medical marijuana use. Each state has its own list of qualifying conditions. Your state may also require you to get a medical marijuana ID card. Once you have that card, you can buy medical marijuana at a store called a dispensary.
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