Industrial Hemp:

A Win-Win For The Economy And The Environment

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There are over 50,000 uses for hemp, below is a quick overview.

Our mission is to be a catalyst to bring the Industrial Hemp industry to Michigan.

Hit the learn more button to dive deeper into each component of the plant.

Important News: A conference on Industrial Hemp will be held on January 26th at UM Flint in downtown Flint, MI. Visit the Event page for details.

Hemp Fiber

Fiber

The outer long fibers of the hemp stalk are bast fiber. These long fibers are noted for their strength and durability. Rope and canvas were made of hemp before prohibition.

Common uses include:

  • Textiles
  • Compression molded parts
  • Brake / Clutch Linings
  • Paper / Cardboard

 

Hemp Hurd

Hurd

The inside of the stalk is known as hurd. New applications for this durable material are being developed.

Common uses include:

  • Paper
  • Building Materials
    • Fiberboard
    • Insulation
    • Fiberglass Substitute
    • Cement Blocks
    • Stucco & Mortar
  • Mulch
  • Mushroom Compost

 

Hemp Leaves

Flower & Bud

Industrial Hemp offers less of the iconic leaves as other varieties of Cannabis.

Common uses include:

  • Mulch
  • Mushroom Compost

 

Hemp Seed

Seed

Hemp seed is a superfood and offers many uses and benefits. They are a great source of lean protein as well as essential fatty acids Omega-3 and Omega-6.

Shown here is seed before the outer shell is removed.

Common uses include:

  • Foods
  • Oil
  • Varnishes
  • Printing Inks
  • Fuel
  • Solvents
  • Lubricants
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Animal Feed

 

The Budding Economy of CBD

Cannabidiol (CBD) is extracted from the flowers and buds of hemp plants. It isn’t an intoxicant and has been credited with many health benefits.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration advisory panel recently recommended approval of the CBD medication Epidiolex to treat two rare forms of childhood epilepsy.

The U.S. market for CBD grew 40% in 2017 to $367 million dollars and this new market is poised for explosive growth. (cited from New Frontier Data 2018 CBD Report)

CBD Market 2017 in millions

Get Involved

Michigan needs farmers, processor, and manufacturers to come together to build the Industrial Hemp Industry in Michigan.

Join our email list to be invited to our January 26, 2019 event at UM Flint. We are flying in experts in the industry to speak. Please spread the word about Industrial Hemp.

We strongly believe that this renewable resource offers a path to a cleaner and healthier environment.

 

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