1. Fabric

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

2. Building Materials

Hemp can be used to produce fiberboard that is stronger and lighter than wood, while the silica leached from the soil by the plant when combined with unslaked lime forms a chemical bond similar to cement which is fire and waterproof.

3. Plastic Substitutes

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.

4. Non-Toxic Oil Base for Solvents

Hemp seed oil can be used to produce non-toxic diesel fuel, paint, varnish, detergent, ink and lubricating oil. Thanks to the prevalence of hemp seeds produced by a mature hemp plant, they provide and abundant and viable sustainable source for these products.

5. Paper

One acre of hemp will produce as much paper as 2 to 4 acres of trees. 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.

6. Bio-Fuel

As with corn, Hemp can be converted into clean-burning ethanol fuel. But unlike corn, hemp produces more biomass and can be grown in a wider range of climates and locations.

7. Food Products

Hemp seeds are more nutritious and more economical to produce than soybean protein, but can be used to produce many of the same products including tofu, butter, cheese, salad oils, ice cream, milk, etc. they can also be ground into flou to produce pasta, cookies, and breads.