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Cash in on growing HEMP

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by hateandbreak, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. hateandbreak

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    What do you guys think about the INEVITABLE & emerging Hemp market? Don't know what hemp is, OK here is what Google says:

    "Hemp (from Old English hænep) is a commonly used term for high-growing varieties of the Cannabis plant and its products, which include fiber, oil, and seed. Hemp is refined into products such as hemp seed foods, hemp oil, wax, resin, rope, cloth, pulp, paper, and fuel"

    Think about it, we can slow down and hopefully end Deforestation and rely solely on Hemp based products. It takes MANY years for trees to grow, compared to about 4 months for Hemp and you can enjoy far better yields and quality. Let me help put some facts into your brain :)

    Experts suggest that the U.S. market for hemp is around $500 million per year. They count as many as 25,000 uses for industrial hemp, including food, cosmetics, plastics and bio-fuel. The U.S. is currently the world’s #1 importer of hemp fiber for various products, with China and Canada acting as the top two exporters in the world. I like to believe it will be MUCH more than this when you couple it with the size of the "smoking pot" side of it. Get your piece of the pie.

    THIS: HEMP IS THE NUMBER ONE biomass producer on planet earth: 10 tons per acre in approximately four months. It is a woody plant containing 77% cellulose. Wood produces 60% cellulose. One acre of hemp (grown in a single season) yields as much paper as up to 4 acres of trees (which take many more years to grow).
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    Compared to Cotton:

    -1 acre of hemp will produce as much as 2-3 acres of cotton
    -Hemp is 4 times warmer than cotton, 4 times more water absorbent, has 3 times the tensile strength of cotton. It is also many times more durable and is flame retardant.
    -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.

    Paper:

    -Hemp paper can be made from both the outer fibres of the hemp stalk (bast fibres) as well as the inner core (or ‘hurd’ fibres) of the stalk
    -Hemp paper is stronger, acid free, has a longer shelf life and costs less than half as much to process as tree paper.
    -Hemp paper can be recycled 10 times whereas wood-based paper can only be recycled twice without losing integrity and requiring additional virgin fibre content.
    -Since deforestation is a serious environmental concern, hemp can offer a significant contribution to the world’s environment as well as its economy.

    Building Materials and Plastics:

    -The core of the hemp stalk is used to produce fibreboard, insulation, carpet, fiberglass substitute, cement blocks, concrete, stucco and mortar.
    -Hemp oil extracted from hemp seeds is used in the production of plastics, oil paints, varnishes, inks, solvents, lubricants, putty and coatings.
    -In an effort to initiate industrial hemp production, a Native farmer named Alex White Plume on his reservation in South Dakota built a house entirely out of what he calls “Hempcrete” bricks.

    Environment:

    -Hemp planting reduces deforestation and improves the soil upon which it is grown.
    -All products made solely from hemp fibre are biodegradable, compostable and recyclable. As such, they are easy on landfills.

    Food and Nutrition:

    -Of the 3 million plus edible plants that grow on Earth, no other plant source can compare with the nutritional value of hempseeds.
    -The hardiness and nutritional benefits of hemp could help address many of the world’s starvation problems.

    Bio-Diesel Fuel:

    -Industrial hemp would be a viable bio-diesel fuel if hemp were legal to cultivate in the United States.
    -In 2001, the “Hemp Car”, a converted 1980s diesel Mercedes station wagon drove a 13,000 mile 50 city tour of North America. It was powered by solely by 600 gallons of hemp bio-diesel fuel made from the stalk of the hemp plant.
    -The exhaust emissions of carbon monoxide from bio-diesel are 47% lower than carbon monoxide emissions from diesel.
    -Bio-diesel reduces the health risks associated with petroleum diesel. Bio-diesel emissions showed decreased levels of PAH and nitrited PAH compounds, which have been, identified as potential cancer causing compounds.

    I don't want to put everything here, you can research this when you have time. Is this a Market you want to be apart of? Me personally, it's an absolute yes. I will dedicate some Land that i have access to for donating as much food based hemp products as i can to those who need it. I'm VERY much for the environment and making the best choices for our planet and our forests, though i am very excited for the potential on making money that this market brings. Let me know your thoughts on Hemp and if you were familiar with it before. I am not entirely sure this is common knowledge, though it deserves to be shared around. The magnificence of this species of plant.

    I won't even go into Cannabis and it's medicinal uses, that is gaining momentum that will not be stopped. This post was entirely about Hemp and Hemp Stalks which have MANY uses, i included a photo on top. Prepare guys, for this market to explode in the coming years. Gather your info now and be ready!

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  2. Seldom Seen

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    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? :D

    BTW: Hemp is just male marijuana, which is incapable of producing THC. The females grow those lovely buds!
     
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  3. hateandbreak

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    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.
     
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    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!!!!