The Great Book of Hemp

The Complete Guide to the Environmental, Commercial, and Medicinal Uses of the World's Most Extraordinary Plant

Author: Rowan Robinson

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 0892815418

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 247

View: 1207

Explores the history of the plant and describes its applications, including its use in paper, insulation, clothing, paint, fuel, and medicine
Posted in Health & Fitness

The Great Book of Hemp

The Complete Guide to the Environmental, Commercial, and Medicinal Uses of the World's Most Extraordinary Plant

Author: Rowan Robinson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594779538

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 9601

Hemp, Cannabis sativa, has been called the world's most versatile plant. Materials made from hemp fiber have been discovered in tombs dating back to 7000 B.C. During the Middle Ages hemp was used to treat fevers, insomnia, and malaria. Columbus's ships had sails of hemp, and during colonial times it was universally grown because its strong fibers made superior ropes, sails, cloth, and paper. In fact, hemp was used for money in most of the Americas from 1631 until the early 1800s, and the original drafts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were written on hemp paper. As a food, the oil from hemp seeds has the highest percentage of essential fatty acids and the lowest percentage of saturated fats. Britain and Canada have recently lifted bans on growing industrial hemp and today it is reappearing in the marketplace in an amazing array of products: from lip-salve, jeans, salad oil, and cheese to paper products, composite fiberboard, and biomass fuel. This illustrated, easy-to-read guide covers all aspects of hemp: • The history of its cultivation worldwide • Its role as a source of renewable energy and as an alternative for paper manufacturing and fossil fuels • Its versatility as a fiber • Its many nutritional and medicinal uses • Examines the physiological and psychological effects of marijuana use in recreation and therapy • A comprehensive resource section includes information on organizations involved in legalizing hemp, product suppliers, and an annotated bibliography.
Posted in Social Science

The Great Book of Hemp

The Complete Guide to the Environmental, Commercial, and Medicinal Uses of the World's Most Extraordinary Plant

Author: Rowan Robinson

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 1594779538

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 3107

Hemp, Cannabis sativa, has been called the world's most versatile plant. Materials made from hemp fiber have been discovered in tombs dating back to 7000 B.C. During the Middle Ages hemp was used to treat fevers, insomnia, and malaria. Columbus's ships had sails of hemp, and during colonial times it was universally grown because its strong fibers made superior ropes, sails, cloth, and paper. In fact, hemp was used for money in most of the Americas from 1631 until the early 1800s, and the original drafts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were written on hemp paper. As a food, the oil from hemp seeds has the highest percentage of essential fatty acids and the lowest percentage of saturated fats. Britain and Canada have recently lifted bans on growing industrial hemp and today it is reappearing in the marketplace in an amazing array of products: from lip-salve, jeans, salad oil, and cheese to paper products, composite fiberboard, and biomass fuel. This illustrated, easy-to-read guide covers all aspects of hemp: • The history of its cultivation worldwide • Its role as a source of renewable energy and as an alternative for paper manufacturing and fossil fuels • Its versatility as a fiber • Its many nutritional and medicinal uses • Examines the physiological and psychological effects of marijuana use in recreation and therapy • A comprehensive resource section includes information on organizations involved in legalizing hemp, product suppliers, and an annotated bibliography.
Posted in Social Science

Hemp for Health

The Medicinal and Nutritional Uses of Cannabis Sativa

Author: Chris Conrad

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892815395

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 1786

Describes the healing powers of hemp in relieving the symptoms of certain illnesses, provides recipes for adding hemp into one's diet, includes information on cannibis therapy, and explains the potential dangers one may face with this therapy
Posted in Health & Fitness

Hemp

Industrial Production and Uses

Author: Pierre Bouloc

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845937937

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 328

View: 333

Hemp production for industrial purposes continues to grow worldwide, and is currently being used for many applications including house insulation, paper making, animal bedding, fabric, rope making and also as a biofuel. This book brings together international experts to examine all aspects of industrial hemp production, including the origins of hemp production, as well as the botany and anatomy, genetics and breeding, quality assessment, regulations, and the agricultural and industrial economics of hemp production. A translation of Le Chanvre Industriel, this book has been revised and updated for an international audience and is essential reading for producers of industrial hemp, industry personnel and agriculture researchers and students.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Hemp Horizons

The Comeback of the World's Most Promising Plant

Author: John Roulac

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 211

View: 5262

Hemp is the world's most versatile fibre. Roulac traces its historical usage and examines its future. B/W illlustrations.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Hemp Manifesto

101 Ways That Hemp Can Save Our World

Author: Rowan Robinson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620550288

Category: Social Science

Page: 112

View: 2428

A pocket-sized book that serves as a reminder of the many surprising facts about the medicinal and environmental value of cannabis sativa. The hemp revolution is happening, despite the efforts of politicians and law-enforcement agencies to stop it. Medical marijuana initiatives on the ballots in California and Arizona passed with overwhelming support. All around the globe this miracle plant is creating industries for food, fuel, clothing, housing, and paper that are beneficial to both humanity and the environment. Designed to fit into the back pocket of your hemp jeans, The Hemp Manifesto offers 101 ways that hemp is making a positive impact on society, and explains why in brief summaries simple enough for even congressional representatives to understand. Included are all the most surprising facts about the plant--how the Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper; how the U.S. government grows marijuana and supplies it to eight people free of charge; how hemp seeds are the most complete source of protein and essential fatty acids known in the vegetable kingdom; and many more. The Hemp Manifesto gives the people their most important weapon in the fight for a healthy future: the truth. Small and affordable--a perfect small gift. Wars of disinformation are still being waged against this useful plant and its industries, and the real facts can be difficult to find. The Hemp Manifesto prints the simple truth.
Posted in Social Science

Cannabis

Evolution and Ethnobotany

Author: Robert Clarke,Mark Merlin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520954572

Category: Science

Page: 452

View: 5433

Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary exploration of the natural origins and early evolution of this famous plant, highlighting its historic role in the development of human societies. Cannabis has long been prized for the strong and durable fiber in its stalks, its edible and oil-rich seeds, and the psychoactive and medicinal compounds produced by its female flowers. The culturally valuable and often irreplaceable goods derived from cannabis deeply influenced the commercial, medical, ritual, and religious practices of cultures throughout the ages, and human desire for these commodities directed the evolution of the plant toward its contemporary varieties. As interest in cannabis grows and public debate over its many uses rises, this book will help us understand why humanity continues to rely on this plant and adapts it to suit our needs.
Posted in Science

Hemp

Lifeline to the Future : the Unexpected Answer for Our Environmental and Economic Recovery

Author: Chris Conrad

Publisher: Creative Xpressions

ISBN: 9780963975416

Category: Drug legalization

Page: 314

View: 3473

Posted in Drug legalization

Growing Hemp For Profit

Author: N.A

Publisher: Raw With Life

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Hemp Lime Construction

A Guide to Building with Hemp Lime Composites

Author: Rachel Bevan,Tom Woolley

Publisher: Building Research Establishment

ISBN: 9781848060333

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 111

View: 8017

Comprehensive guidance on using hemp lime for housing and low-rise buildings is given for the first time in this book, which is full of practical information on materials, design and construction.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Essential Hempcrete Construction

The Complete Step-by-Step Guide

Author: Chris Magwood

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550926136

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

View: 9422

Hempcrete is a versatile, energy-efficient natural insulation material, useful for walls, roofs, and floors. Made from the inner stem of the hemp plant mixed with a lime-based binder, it is a very strong, lightweight and breathable alternative to manufactured insulations. Essential Hempcrete Construction is a fully-illustrated practical guide to this affordable, renewable method, from procurement to finishing. This indispensable manual is packed with all the information you need to determine whether hempcrete is the right choice for your project. It covers: Material specifications, testing and building code references and climate data Detail drawings for design reference Tool lists, and complete step-by-step instructions for mixing and placing hempcrete Finishing and maintenance techniques Budgeting and labor estimates Additional resources Essential Hempcrete Construction is part of New Society's Sustainable Building Essentials Series. Written by the world's leading sustainable builders, designers and engineers, these succinct, user-friendly handbooks are indispensable tools for any project where accurate and reliable information are key to success. Get the Essentials! Chris Magwood is a sustainable builder and designer specializing in green and natural building techniques, the co-founder and co-director of the Endeavour Centre, and the author of several books on sustainable building including Making Better Buildings, More Straw Bale Building, and Straw Bale Details.
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Hemp Bound

Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution

Author: Doug Fine

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603585443

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 8421

The stat sheet on hemp sounds almost too good to be true: its fibers are among the planet’s strongest, its seed oil the most nutritious, and its potential as an energy source vast and untapped. Its one downside? For nearly a century, it’s been illegal to grow industrial cannabis in the United States–even though Betsy Ross wove the nation’s first flag out of hemp fabric, Thomas Jefferson composed the Declaration of Independence on it, and colonists could pay their taxes with it. But as the prohibition on hemp’s psychoactive cousin winds down, one of humanity’s longest-utilized plants is about to be reincorporated into the American economy. Get ready for the newest billion-dollar industry. In Hemp Bound:Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution, bestselling author Doug Fine embarks on a humorous yet rigorous journey to meet the men and women who are testing, researching, and pioneering hemp’s applications for the twenty-first century. From Denver, where Fine hitches a ride in a hemp-powered limo; to Asheville, North Carolina, where carbon-negative hempcrete-insulated houses are sparking a mini housing boom; to Manitoba where he raps his knuckles on the hood of a hemp tractor; and finally to the fields of east Colorado, where practical farmers are looking toward hemp to restore their agricultural economy—Fine learns how eminently possible it is for this misunderstood plant to help us end dependence on fossil fuels, heal farm soils damaged after a century of growing monocultures, and bring even more taxable revenue into the economy than its smokable relative. Fine’s journey will not only leave you wondering why we ever stopped cultivating this miracle crop, it will fire you up to sow a field of it for yourself, for the nation’s economy, and for the planet.
Posted in Social Science

Cannabis

A Complete Guide

Author: Ernest Small

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315350599

Category: Science

Page: 597

View: 7299

Cannabis sativa is best known as the source of marijuana, the world’s most widely consumed illicit recreational drug. However, the plant is also extremely useful as a source of stem fiber, edible seed oil, and medicinal compounds, all of which are undergoing extremely promising research, technological applications, and business investment. Indeed, despite its capacity for harm as a recreational drug, cannabis has phenomenal potential for providing new products to benefit society and for generating extensive employment and huge profits. Misguided policies, until recently, have prevented legitimate research on the beneficial properties of cannabis, but there is now an explosion of societal, scientific, and political support to reappraise and remove some of the barriers to usage. Unfortunately, there is also a corresponding dearth of objective analysis. Towards redressing the limitation of information, Cannabis: A Complete Guide is a comprehensive reference summarizing botanical, business, chemical, ecological, genetic, historical, horticultural, legal, and medical considerations that are critical for the wise advancement and management of cannabis in its various forms. This book documents both the risks and benefits of what is indisputably one of the world’s most important species. The conflicting claims for medicinal virtues and toxicological vices are examined, based mainly on the most recent authoritative scientific reviews. The attempt is made consistently to reflect majority scientific opinion, although many aspects of cannabis are controversial. Aside from the relevance to specialists, the general public should find the presentation attractive because of the huge interest today in marijuana. Unfortunately, society has become so specialized and compartmentalized that most people have limited appreciation of the importance of science to their lives, except when a topic like marijuana becomes sensationalized. This review of cannabis can serve as a vehicle for public education in the realm of science and technology. Indeed, towards the goal of disseminating the important information in this book to a wide audience, the presentation is user-friendly, concise, and well-illustrated in the hope that non-specialists will find the topics both informative and entertaining.
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Drugs in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law [3 volumes]

Author: Nancy E. Marion,Willard M. Oliver

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610695968

Category: Political Science

Page: 1163

View: 4485

Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades
Posted in Political Science

Making Better Buildings

A Comparative Guide to Sustainable Construction for Homeowners and Contractors

Author: Chris Magwood,Jen Feigin

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 0865717060

Category: Architecture

Page: 464

View: 7381

Sustainable building from the ground up - the pros and cons of the latest green and natural materials and technologies
Posted in Architecture

Marijuana: A Reference Handbook, 2nd Edition

Author: David E. Newton

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440850526

Category: Social Science

Page: 372

View: 7037

This single-volume resource provides sound, up-to-date information and authoritative resources for research on the controversial topics of the use of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes and the effects of marijuana use on society. • Provides readers with an in-depth understanding of the way in which marijuana has been treated in the nation's long-running "war on drugs" • Presents arguments both for and against the use of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes • Offers a variety of resources that readers can use for further study of the subject • Contains a chapter with selections from important documents in the history of marijuana use, including laws and court cases that deal with the substance and its use and abuse
Posted in Social Science

Kava: The Pacific Elixir

The Definitive Guide to Its Ethnobotany, History, and Chemistry

Author: Vincent Lebot,Mark Merlin,Lamont Lindstrom

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892817269

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 8698

This complete guide to kava describes its centuries-long use in the religious, political, and economic life of the Pacific islands and summarizes the literature and research on a plant that is now considered a comparable or superior alternative to anti-stress prescription drugs.
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Cannabis on Campus

Changing the Dialogue in the Wake of Legalization

Author: Jonathan Beazley,Stephanie Field

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351661701

Category: Psychology

Page: 194

View: 2717

Cannabis on Campus is a comprehensive resource on the implications of marijuana legalization for college campuses. It is essential reading for college administrators and other professionals responsible for overseeing drug policy and addressing marijuana use in higher education. The authors use their considerable experience in college alcohol and other drug (AOD) counseling to provide a sweeping look at the cannabis culture found in our universities. Chapters alternate between historical context, research and analysis, and student interviews, providing an evidence-based, nuanced understanding of the role of marijuana use in today’s college campuses, as well as insights and recommendations for a post-legalization future.
Posted in Psychology

The Hempcrete Book

Designing and Building with Hemp-Lime

Author: William Stanwix,Alex Sparrow

Publisher: Uit Cambridge Limited

ISBN: 9780857842244

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

View: 621

The Hempcrete Book is a detailed practical manual for architects, surveyors, professional builders and self-builders. It explains how to source and mix hempcrete and how to use it in new builds and restoration. In colour throughout, fully illustrated with beautiful photographs, this book provides a full explanation of construction techniques, highlighting potential pitfalls and how to avoid them. It includes a comprehensive resources section and examples of completed builds, with design notes. Hempcrete is a building material with excellent properties. It's made from lime and hemp shivs (a waste product from hemp fibre growing) and can be used for walls, floors, and for roof insulation. Hempcrete is breathable, absorbing and emitting moisture; this helps regulate internal humidity, avoiding trapped moisture and mould growth, and creating healthier buildings. It provides excellent acoustic and thermal insulation and thermal mass. It's light-weight, reducing construction costs, and it's environmentally friendly: it locks up CO2 for the life of the building, and the hemp doesn't require agrochemicals or insecticides in its cultivation. The Hempcrete Book is a valuable tool for any eco-builder.
Posted in Technology & Engineering