Tag Archives: Hemp

over the fence

I keep trying to workout why, it is; that Aotearoa/NZ (& France etc. ?) has falling so FAR behind the rest of the OECD on drug/cannabis reform.. this is all I can surmise; 1) they are not actually listening to … Continue reading

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what to do about plastic ?

One of the real negatives of the ‘WAR on Drugs’ is the massive increase in products made from the alternatives to HEMP (banned under Nixon’s war) & only recently being re-legalised; fossil fuels, cotton, woodchips for paper.. but mostly: Plastic … Continue reading

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Rope & hemp

This is the most contentious issue, to my mind.. how could a plant, with almost no THC (the active compound) grown exclusively for its fibre content.. then twisted into rope, be BANNED under the ‘Marihuana tax act 1937′ (‘marihuana/m-j’ was … Continue reading

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Hemp houses

Just continuing my rant about Hemp; I saw a couple of TV docos.. where they built houses from ‘Hemp-Crete’ & hemp-fibre boards. The largest city in Aotearoa/NZ has (depending on who you believe) ‘a housing crisis‘.. can’t build them fast … Continue reading

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Textiles/clothes from hemp

The most popular textiles, these days are made from; Cotton.. one of the biggest users of chemical fertilisers & pesticides in the horticulture/fibre industry.. in fact; the world ? When once many of these products were made from Hemp, until … Continue reading

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Fuel from Hemp

addendum to previous hemp post; FUEL: Mr Herer & others, claim that the main reason, why cannabis/hemp was banned in 20th century; was to get it out of the ‘raw materials’ supply chain. One of the main competitors, being the … Continue reading

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Paper from Hemp

Addendum to my last; Hemp post Paper; currently.. most paper, in the world; is made from pulped wood-chips. According to my research, this is more labour & chemical intensive than a similar product that can be made from hemp. The … Continue reading

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