Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by hateandbreak, Jun 20, 2015.
Oh you don't gotta sell me on the usefulness of hemp, everything you said here is 100% correct! Hemp is indeed the answer to a lot of environmental problems and is far superior to wood and cotton for paper and clothing! So, how do we cash in?
BTW: Hemp is just male marijuana, which is incapable of producing THC. The females grow those lovely buds!
Thank you for Clarifying that. I believe it will be a great step forward. Should have never been illegal for us to grow. Just using 1% of available US farmland available, we could provide all of our needs for paper and such WITHOUT the need to destroy the virgin forests. As for making money with it, you need to grab some land and make sure the soil is nutrient rich and determine what needs to be added if it isn't. It's also a waiting game to grow as we need it to become legal to acquire licenses. But it's never a bad thing to plan ahead.
Well, calling hemp just the male plant may be an oversimplification. And yes a few things get a little cloudy (pardon the pun ) when discussing the issue intelligently. When speaking about cannabis you are speaking about a number of strains that over thousands of years has been as numerous as the stars. Hemp, implying grown for an industrial purpose, is grown differently...the leaves look a bit different. It would be obvious what you were and weren't trying to do with your plants. NOT every strain of cannabis produces enough THC to even get you high! I'm sure everyone who's had some bad "home stone" in their youth will agree. Many strains are DOOMED to only serve industrial purposes. Some serving medical purposes are grown as carefully as if by a drug cartel...NOT to maximize THC levels...that would be unlawful. No..their target is to maximize CBD levels for medicinal purposes. Looking at it blandly as JUST a male and female plant REALLY doesn't give the growers (artisans) the true level of credit and respect they deserve! Silly as it may seem...a quality plant isn't just chucked in the earth...it's feed, pruned, sheltered in some cases...cared for...somebody LOVED IT!!!!
Sorry for the rant, and yes I'm still learning myself. That earlier comment just seemed like such a "blow off" answer to the entire hemp industry! Sure you could take a male plant and do things with it...but if it's been cultivated from generations of THC development then using it for rope or medical will likely yield a very low quality product on a comparative scale. It's sorta apples and oranges like that. Paper or simple disposable things are probably exempt from that criticism.
I myself am looking toward the hemp industry but haven't figured out a solid niche yet. Have an 8 letter one word .com with hemp in the name on standby waiting to add hosting and a quality website. I feel the key, no matter what, will be content! You must EDUCATE the consumer as to why your products are superior in every way! We must overcome decades of demonizing by the US Federal Government! I'm not really seeing a "quick start" opportunity anywhere...but then again...I admit the true research into this, for me, has only begun!
Good luck to all!!!!
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