Though related to marijuana, it does not contain enough - less
than 1% - of the "active ingredient" (THC) to be used as a drug.
Instead it is used for its fiber, seed oil and meal. Hemp is a cellulose
bast fiber, (like flax), and the fiber comes from around the core
of the stalk. It is machine wash and dryable, more absorbent than cotton, resistant
to mildew and dyes well. It is also reported that fabrics containing at
least half hemp fiber are better than other fabrics at blocking UV rays from the
Hemp Top: Unbleached, fine. $1.50 per oz. or $11.75 per 1/2 lb. #159021
Your trivia for today: The Declaration of Independence was drafted on hemp paper.
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