Hemp is a plant that has been used for thousands of years for various aspects of survival. Industrial hemp is amazingly versatile and is capable of producing food, fuel and fiber that is used in countless applications including textiles, paper, and composites for manufacturing.
Extremely suitable for cultivation in a wide range of climates and soils, hemp requires less fertilizer and pesticide than any other commercial crop and is a far superior plant to recondition soil for further cultivation.
Our founding fathers, including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson, cultivated hemp. The Declaration of Independence was originally written on hemp paper. The first American flag was made of hemp. The sails and lines of naval fleets were made of hemp fibers. The pioneers covered their wagons with canvas made of hemp. Hemp has played an integral part of American history. In fact, it was once illegal NOT to grow industrial hemp.
“Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country” – Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President.
Containing less than 1% THC, the psychoactive ingredient in Cannabis Sativa Linnaeus, hemp is to marijuana as non alcoholic beer is to beer.
Hemp seeds, oil and protein are classified as “super foods” with nutritional values unrivaled in nature and only recently introduced into the American marketplace. Hemp seeds have ten of the essential amino acids and high concentrations of Omega 3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids, in an ideal ratio, making it one of the most valuable whole foods found anywhere. Did you know that hemp seed oil is used in the production of non dairy milk, cheese, bread and butter.
Hemp is the world’s strongest fiber, and was the first crop cultivated for textile production dating back well over 6,000 years.
Hemp composite boards are twice as strong as wood. As a composite material for automobiles, this remarkable plant fiber is also twice as strong at lighter weights as fiberglass type components. Other applications include use as oils, soaps, lotions, cosmetics, supplements, veterinary applications, construction and fiberglass components.
Hemp yields approximately three tons of fiber per acre, four times the amount produced by trees, saving wildlife habitat, watersheds, oxygen production, and proving its value as a green, renewable Earth friendly resource.
“Why use up the forest which were centuries in making and the mines which required ages to lie down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the hemp fields?” – Henry Ford.
President Don Steinberg:
“We are ALL now at the right time and right place to take advantage of an industry that has been around for thousands of years, with products derived from hemp being used today by millions of people. Over the past few years it has become apparent that with the increasing pace of new products hitting the market, there is a need to move those products throughout the world at a very fast rate. Now, The Hemp Network has been formed to provide a marketing vehicle for massive global distribution of these new products and services as they hit the market, which is imperative to capture market share. The Hemp Network is now the launching pad for thousands of new products from people worldwide. We are here to develop and market those products.“
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