also good fibre for paper, alleviating the need for deforestation. given, of course, that we don’t replant agrocotton or agroforest monoculture with an agrohemp monoculture. —nb
And hemp has long been the fibre of choice for bibles and bills.
Many people don’t know this, but there was a point in U.S. history where we almost shifted to using hemp as our sole fabric material. The cotton companies put a stop to that though, and they are also part of the reason we don’t have legalized marijuna in most places.
Yes, and DuPont invented nylon. When laws against marijuana were passed (thanks, in large part to Hearst Newspapers) most did not realize that the ban included all hemp, even that which was low in THC and only used for paper, twine, and textiles. Big-ag and the petro chemical companies continue to make billions while the earth continues to suffer.