√ Hemp can grow nearly anywhere in the world, in many types of soil — even in short growing seasons or in dry regions — Hemp helps purify soil as well as suppresses weed growth meaning it doesn’t need herbicides.
√ Hemp will also grow without pesticides and fungicides.
√ The crop purifies soil through phytoremediation, and absorbs tonnes of atmospheric Co2 and locks it into the soil itself through photosynthesis.
√ Hemp is a high-yield crop. One acre of hemp produces twice as much oil as one acre of peanuts, and nearly four times as much fiber pulp (for paper) as an acre of trees.
√ Hemp paper is naturally acid-free and does not yellow as quickly as tree pulp-based paper.
√ Hemp has the strongest (and longest) plant fiber in the world, resistant to rot and abrasion, and was in long use before DuPont patented nylon in 1937. It was used for ship rigging, military uniforms, parachute webbing, baggage and more.
√ Because of its strength, hemp fiber can be used for composite materials that could be used to make anything from skateboard decks to car and stealth fighter bodies.
√ A hemp composite material (with limestone and water) forms a type of concrete (hempcrete) that can be used for home building, at 1/9th the weight. It also acts as insulation and repels some vermin and regulates air quality.