Hemp seeds produce more oil and protein than any other plant per land area cultivated. Hemp protein and oil are rich in the essential fatty acids (EFAs) that our brain and cardiovascular system need, Omega 3 & 6, in the perfect ratio for optimal human health. Hemp protein has all 8 amino acids, again, in just the right balance to meet humans' nutritional needs.
Per acre, according to a study published in the Notre Dame University journal, The American Midland Naturalist, wild hemp here in the USA produces 8,500 pounds of seed per acre. The study is called: An Ecological Study of Naturalized Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) in East-Central Illinois, by Alan Haney and Benjamin B. Kutscheid at the University of Indiana at Urbana, Department of Biology.
After you press the seeds, you get over 300 gallons of oil and 6,000 pounds of high protein hemp meal. That is 6 barrels of oil produced per acre, which is extremely healthy while fresh, and 3 tons of food per acre. This oil production rate is three times more productive than the next most productive seed oil crops: soybeans, sunflower seeds and canola, which produce 100 to 115 gallons of oil per acre. Hempseed oil will be the most productive source of biodiesel fuel when legalized, and it is also a nontoxic resource for plastics and other synthesized products.
Hemp biofuel conversion from biomass is beyond compare. Cannabis produces more biomass than any other plant outside the tropics, and it grows well in the tropics too. The ethanol production capacity of cannabis biomass is the best on Earth.
Fiber production from cannabis is also incomparable. Hemp stalks produce two types of fiber, the bast fiber, or the outer bark, and the hurd fiber, or the inner woody core of the stalk. Per acre, hemp is the most productive fiber on earth, making 10 tons of bast fiber, for canvas, rope, lace and linen, and 25 tons of hurd fiber, for paper and building materials.
The US Department of Agriculture's own Bulletin No. 404 said that the waste product from making canvas, rope and linen from cannabis hemp, this waste product, the hurd fiber, is more than 4 times more productive than trees for fiber production for paper and building materials. The USDA produced a movie during WWII called "Hemp for Victory" that promoted hemp farming for the war effort, and it is available online for free on YouTube and www.hemp.org...
Then, the flowers make a medicine that helps fight cancer, multiple sclerosis, neuro-degenerative disease, gastro-intestinal disorders, relieves chronic pain, helps glaucoma, seizures and spasms, and restores homeostasis. Marijuana increases longevity and using it as an edible food additive will make you live longer. The flowers make human brain neurotransmitters that make people laugh and relieve depression and anxiety.
I believe hemp is Mother Earth's greatest gift to us.
Remember, the low THC hemp allowed in Europe and Canada only make 600 to 1200 pounds of seed per acre, a small fraction of what hemp is capable of making. They get the THC so low by breeding out the flowers, and that breeds out the seeds too.
It is a conspiracy from the oligarchy to keep the wealth in their hands. Petroleum is capital intensive, hemp is naturally decentralized. You can buy 10 hemp seed presses for the price of one small car. It is over $1 billion to build an oil refinery, and they are incredibly toxic.
Hemp will create thousands of jobs and return economic control to the people. No more wars for petroleum, use hemp instead. Hemp can lead the way to economic and ecological sustainability, and help save the remnants of our biosphere's precious heritage, the diversity of life that we should bequeath to the seventh generation and beyond.
I am now working on establishing a multi-year hemp oil, protein and fiber agronomic research project to demonstrate the potential fuel, fiber and food production capacity of high-THC hemp. Stay tuned...
( Hemp Energy Alternative Resource Technology: H.E.A.R.T. )