Did you know that hemp is cannabis, genetically the same, but with less THC? CBD comes from hemp. But that’s just the start. Hemp can be used for construction materials, insulation, textiles, oils, plastics and much much more. Today we meet Jarett Burke from Kifcure. Jarett walks us through the parts of the hemp plant and explains the products that can be made from it. I believe hemp has a bigger addressable market than cannabis. In this episode, we discuss the possibilities industrial hemp brings to market along with the opportunities for farmers and manufacturers.
Why Industrial Hemp? What is Industrial Hemp – A dual-purpose plant. It has special cannabis genetics that express and promote:
Fiber – Bast Fiber – outer string part of the stalk
Hurd – woody portion of the stalk. Decortication is process where a machine separates the fiber from the hurd.
Hemp has a big tap root that can break up soil and makes it more drought tolerant.
Examples of Industrial use: BMW makes bio-plastic components from hemp Hemp is famous for storing carbon and other harmful metals Clean up contaminated soil Hempcrete is an environmentally positive alternative to concrete. Hemp bedding for livestock. Highly absorbent. Hemp seed and hemp hearts are nutritious.