Hemp is Making a Come Back, Big Time
Global Mana’s Eco-Correspondent Sandy Greenwood recently spent some time with Steve Rose, President and CEH of The Maui Hemp Institute For Research and Innovation. (CEH, by the way, stands for Chief Executive Hempster, which hints at all the fun Rose is having being a fan and outspoken advocate for this miraculous plant). After 80 years of prohibition—an unfortunate case of mistaken identity with an infamous member of its botanical family Cannabis sativa—hemp is now enjoying a renaissance. Recognized as potentially one of the biggest and most important cash crops of the 21st century, hemp has evolved far beyond its traditional role as exceptional source of food, rope, soap, paper and fabric. Advancement in scientific research, technology, education and awareness is ushering hemp into a new age where, like our ancestors, people are once again recognizing the numerous healthy and helpful solutions hemp provides for our planet. Ingenuity has taken hemp to places we’ve only imagined. Join Sandy in learning why everyone is paying attention to this plant again after so many silent decades.
Part I – Hemp: An Introduction.
This is hemp 101, folks. Learn the basic anatomy of this miraculous plant and just a few ways that hemp heals our planet.
One of the fun things that a hemp plant does when it’s put in the ground is it starts to pull all the heavy metals and toxins from the soil. And that even includes heavy metals that contain radiation.”
Part II – Hemp History
Hemp has come to the rescue of our country here in America many times.”
Steve Rose gives a history lesson on how hemp played a pivotal role in the creation of America. Hemp has (literally) been interwoven throughout the founding and keeping of our nation.
Part III – Hemp Food
Few can rival one of the best complex immune system builders on the planet. A look into hemp food and all the exciting new hemp products we can expect.
Part IV – Hemp Future
The future of hemp is bright and big.”
Hemp is gonna change everything. You’ll want to know all about recent hemp innovations that are moving us towards a smarter, more sustainable future.