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[xxviii] -Hemp was one of Canada's first agricultural exports when the fibre was sold to Britain and France for use in their navies.
It was common practice for tracts of land to be issued to settlers in Canada on the provision that they grow hemp.[xxix] -During World War II the U. government relaxed the anti-hemp laws and spurred mid-western farmers to grow over a million acres of the plant for the war effort. Fibres, Fabric & Clothing: -The agriculture world’s longest and most durable natural fibres are hemp’s ‘bast’ fibres, contained in the bark of the plant’s stalk.
[xviii] Farming: -The hemp plant is highly resistant to most insect and disease, largely eliminating the need for most (or all) pesticides and herbicides.[xix] -No herbicides have been approved for industrial hemp.
Early planting, as soon as the soil is warm enough, is a recommended weed control strategy.[xx] -A normal stand of 200 to 300 plants per square meter shades out weeds, leaving the fields weed-free at harvest and covered in leaves that improve the soil in a self-mulching eco-system.[xxi] -Industrial hemp can be grown on a wide variety of soil types, but tends to grow best on land that produces high yields of corn.[xxii] -Hemp prefers a mild climate, humid atmosphere, and a rainfall of at least 25-30 inches per year.
when the young bomber pilot bailed out of his burning plane.[xl] -Hemp softens with each washing, without fibre degradation.[xli] As the saying goes: “Hemp doesn’t wear out, it wears in.”[xlii] Compared to Cotton: -Environmentally, hemp is a safer crop to grow than cotton.
Cotton is a soil-damaging crop and needs a great deal of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides.[xliii] -Cotton crops in the USA occupy 1% of the country’s farmland but use 50% of all pesticides.
[ii] -Hemp is among the oldest industries on the planet, going back more than 10,000 years to the beginnings of pottery.
This was disproven by researchers in 1989 when they found evidence of it at the Library of Congress.[xxxi] -Of all the hemp grown in Canada, almost all of it was for seed, oil and construction material. -The word canvas (traditionally made from hemp) comes from cannabis (Latin).
[xlviii] -Hemp breathes well and wicks moisture away from the body better than cotton.
[xlix] -HT Naturals (Canada’s largest hemp t-shirt supplier) asserts that selecting their hemp/cotton blended t-shirt over an all-cotton t-shirt saves the environment 744 gallons of water.
[i] -It's the sister plant to marijuana but it won't get you high.
It is an annual, herbaceous, long fibre plant similar to flax (linen), jute and ramie.
In a blatant case of mistaken identity, industrial hemp was banned along with it.[x] -It is said that the motivation for the hemp ban was that new processing technologies were developed that made it a potential competitor with the newly founded synthetic fibre and plastics industries.