3 head scratching facts about hemp

There are many curiosities around hemp that seem to come straight out the twilight zone. But, facts are, some are totally true! Confused yet? Share this article with friends and follow us on social media: Instagram, Facebook and Linkedin.

Fact #1 – Hemp was used to clean the soil in Chernobyl

It is known that hemp is a sustainable solution for cleaning the atmosphere, manufacturing products that are 100% biodegradable, as well as recycled and reused. What you probably didn’t know is that scientists planted hemp in fields close to the world’s worst nuclear disaster.

Beyond atmospheric cleansing, they discovered that hemp also removes toxins and radioactive chemicals from the soil! Researchers realized that hemp engages in phytoremediation – that is, remediating the soil by eliminating chemicals from it – hemp proved better results than any other plant in the area. Still scratching your head?

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Fact #2 – Henry Ford built a car with a plastic made from hemp

Henry Ford, the man who revolutionized the automobile industry in the 1900s, built a hemp-made car that ran on hemp oil as well! His 1941 prototype car was so strong that not even an axe could cut through its panel. It was said to be 10 times stronger than steel!

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Fact #3 – U.S. encouraged hemp farming for victory in World War II

The recent history of hemp in the United States has been marked by a 50-year ban. Hemp was prohibited by the Controlled Substances Act in 1970, and was only legalized again in 2018, thanks to the Farm Bill. So it is hard to imagine the U.S. government encouraging hemp farmers previous to that.

But weirder things can happen! In 1942, the Department of Agriculture promoted hemp for the World War II effort. More than 400,000 acres of hemp were planted up till 1945. They even released a short documentary called “Hemp for Victory”, aiming to encourage farmers to grow hemp and support the war.

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Head scratching yet? Take the opportunity to learn more about hemp in our recent posts around common myths, and top hemp growing countries. Also, discover more about hemp and CBD oil on our education page.

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