5 Surprising Uses For Hemp

Cannabis is best known for it’s buds, the THC bearing flower that can be ingested for a high or euphoric feeling. But cannabis fiber, known as hemp, doesn’t get nearly the respect it deserves given the wide array of ways hemp can be used. Most people know about hemp fabric and paper, but there are more uses you may not have considered.

  1. Boxer shorts. A company called Rawganique turns hemp into all natural undies.

  2. Bible pages. Famous paper maker Kimberly Clark prints bibles on hemp paper, because hemp paper is more durable and doesn’t yellow as quickly as more traditional types of paper.

  3. Biofuel. Hemp can even power your car, and thanks to it’s quick growing speed and resiliency to pests and and weeds some people think it makes a better biofuel candidate than corn and rice.

  4. Burgers. A company called Goodseed makes amazing hamburger patties that include the seeds of the hemp plant. Protein rich hemp seeds are said to reduce the risk of heart disease.

  5. Buildings. Hemp can be used to strengthen traditional building materials like concrete, and it is also useful in insulation. Building materials that include hemp are resistant to fire, termites, and mold.


Prime Minister-designate Boris Johnson has dabbled with illicit drugs in the past, but reforming the United Kingdom's antiquated cannabis laws probably won't be part of his future. On Monday it was officially announced that MP Boris Johnson had been elected as Leader of the Conservative Party, which means he will succeed outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May as the head of government. Johnson is expected to take a different approach to politics than his predecessor, but anyone hoping that he will push for national cannabis reform probably shouldn't hold their breath.

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