American Hemp: How Growing Our Newest Cash Crop Can Improve Our Health, Clean Our Environment, and Slow Climate Change

August 24, 2019 - Comment

If there was ever a time to make the most of American hemp, our newest cash crop, the time is now. The blueprint is here; you’re reading it.—Governor Jesse VenturaDecember of 2018 marked a largely unprecedented victory for cannabis. The 2018 Farm Bill passed and with it hemp became legal. What the federal government listed

If there was ever a time to make the most of American hemp, our newest cash crop, the time is now. The blueprint is here; you’re reading it.—Governor Jesse Ventura

December of 2018 marked a largely unprecedented victory for cannabis. The 2018 Farm Bill passed and with it hemp became legal. What the federal government listed for decades as a schedule 1 narcotic was finally classified as an agricultural crop, giving great promise to the rise of a new American hemp industry.

Filled with catchall research, American Hemp examines what this new domestic crop can be used for, what makes it a superior product, and what made it illegal in the first place; the book also delves into the many health and medical benefits of the plant. Hobbs weighs in on how hemp can improve existing industries, from farming to energy to 3D printing, plus how it can make a serious impact on climate change by removing toxins from the soil and by decreasing our dependence on plastics and fossil fuels. The table of contents includes:
CHAPTER 1: How to Identify HempCHAPTER 2: History of HempCHAPTER 3: Hemp as a Wartime CropCHAPTER 4: The Return of American HempCHAPTER 5: Hemp Disrupts American FarmingCHAPTER 6: Hemp Health and NutritionCHAPTER 7: Hemp-CBD: A Super MedicationCHAPTER 8: Hemp Cures Poisoned LandCHAPTER 9: The EPA Is Not Your FriendCHAPTER 10: Clean Up with HempCHAPTER 11: Building with HempCHAPTER 12: Our Future with Hemp
American Hemp lays out where we are as a nation on expanding this entirely new (yet ancient) domestic industry while optimistically reasoning that by sowing hemp, we can grow a better future and save the planet in the process.

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Anonymous says:

Read this book: it’s illuminating. You think you know, but you don’t! This book is full of insights. No matter what your political ideologies are, one issue every American can or SHOULD agree on is that hemp legalization is a GREAT thing. I find it funny that people can’t fathom the fact that hemp can be used for so many purposes, but yet we currently use trees for so many things…trees are used to make paper, lumber for houses, furniture, veneer…dyes and medications (including aspirin) are made from tree bark…the oils in leaves and roots are used in cosmetics. Tree sap is used for making maple syrup, chewing gum, crayons, paint, soap. Yes they provide us with food too, like walnuts, apples, peaches, and so on. It’s so curious that we already use trees for so many things, but people look at hemp with disbelief. Stop being skeptical. Yes we can (and already do) create building materials from hemp fiber (hempcrete). CBD is a medication. The plant’s seeds contain protein, vitamins, minerals, omega3/omega6. Yes, it can be used for paper, rope, clothing, even…

Anonymous says:

Finally a book that explores the full potential of Hemp! I learned so much from Jen Hobb’s newly released book HEMP! It is truly a miracle plant used to make everyday things like paper and rope—of course I knew about those but not it’s use as a health supplement, pesticide, phytoremediation (absorbs poisonous metals from soil) anti-seizure, anti-anxiety, used to control epilepsy, psychosis and on and on in easy to understand layman’s terms. You owe it to yourself to buy this book! BravoMs. Hobbs! More people need to educate themselves about this miracle plant!

Anonymous says:

Best Hemp Book – By Far I have been curious about hemp and CBD for a while now and I’ve had some difficulty finding much useful information about the plant and its uses until I found the book American Hemp. This book explains, in detail, the history of the hemp plant, the many products it makes and the seemingly unlimited uses for the newly legal product. If you are interested in learning about CBD or Hemp – buy American Hemp.

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