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Hempcrete Brings Sustainable Building Alternatives To Alberta Housing

Maciej Otw
Hempcrete brings Alberta’s housing industry one of the most versatile uses for industrial hemp.  With ground broken on nearly 400 homes monthly in Calgary, the housing industry is just one that hempcrete aims to bring sustainability, affordability, and durability. Hempcrete suppliers are beginning to pop up worldwide, giving an indication......
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Condensed Hemp History

Maciej Otw
The first use of hemp dates back 10,000-12,000 years according to many historians. However, recent discoveries in Czechoslovakia using carbon dating methods have presented the world with rope made from hemp fiber dating back to 26,000 BC. It is well documented that in Taiwan, hemp cords were used to create......
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Hemp in the Wild West (1865-1895)

Maciej Otw
The American Wild West era was an exciting 30-year period beginning in 1865, glamorized by catchy piano tunes, outlaws and cowboy standoffs. During this time, hemp was undergoing a revolution of its own. It was a major industrial asset in the United States, with an estimated 8,400 documented hemp plantations.......