What Is Hemp?

Cultivation of industrial hemp for fiber and for grain in france.

Hemp is a fiber made from Cannabis plants. It’s versatility means that it has a variety of applications, from the bags on this site to food and biodegradable plastics. It’s environmentally friendly credentials come from the fact it is an extremely fast growing biomass that needs relatively few pesticides and no herbicides. Industrial Hemp is made from the Sativa variety of the Cannabis plant. The active ingredient in marijuana (called Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC) is present only in very low quantities in Hemp, nowhere near enough to have the same effects on people that marijuana does. As such, it is widely produced around the globe and in China, it’s usage dates back ten thousand years.

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