No, not that kind. That kind is pictured on the right. The kind I'm talking about is pictured on the left, and is a very different kind of hemp. It produces products like:
The hemp plant can be used for it's fiber, seeds, seed meal and seed oil. The products that can be made from this versatile plant include: insulation, fiber board, animal bedding, lumber, pulp, plastic composites for automobiles, even combined with other products to produce ceramic tile, food, and health care products. And many, many more. And it is biodegradable.
In fact it's pest-resistant, requires no pesticides, fungicides, and very little herbicides. Unlike cotton. However, when blended with wool, cotton, or linen it produces a very breathable, cool, and comfortable fabric. It can be grown on a variety of soils but does best in the same soil as corn. YOU CANNOT GET HIGH on this type of hemp. IT CONTAINS NO THC. In fact it has an ingredient, CBD, that actually blocks a marijuana high. Sort of an anti-marijuana.
It is currently being grown in Canada and many other European countries, and is one of the oldest sources of textile fabrics used, mostly for sail cloth and rope. Car makers such as Henry Ford used hemp for a variety of strengthening fibers in his cars back in the day. The Mercedes C-Class currently has over 30 parts that contain natural fibers, including hemp. A hemp house is being built in South Dakota:
It's major benefits are saving trees from becoming lumber and pulp, and using a biodegradable product instead of plastic. But using less pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides is also detrimental to our ecosystems. These products are in our food, our clothes, our homes, our children. They wash into our streams, rivers, canals and eventually our oceans. I think it's time our country came out of the dark and into the light about this product. What do you think?