Below, 9 reasons just to name a few; of this wonder crop is sweeping the nation, almost all of which are rooted in the crop’s sustainable and environmentally-friendly characteristics: _ The Huttington Post
1. It’s a farmer’s best friend
2. It’s an environmentalist’s best friend
3. It can compete with cotton
4. It’s a “superfood”
5. It could save the trees
6. It can be made into bio-fuel
7. We can make carbon-neutral buildings with it
8. It can replace plastic
9. It could make America a lot of money
Currently, America imports most of its hemp seed and hemp oil from China and Canada. In 2011, the U.S. imported $11.5 million worth of hemp products, up from $1.4 million in 2000. With the laws against industrial hemp changing, however, the U.S. has a chance to create domestic jobs and capitalize on the growing market. Some estimates value the U.S. industrial hemp market at $500 million per year; Canada’s hemp industry is reportedly going to break a billion dollars this year in earnings.
Industrial Hemp Farmers in Canada are reportedly making $300-per-acre profits from growing hemp.
Reference: Huntington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/03/hemp-sustainable-crop_n_5243351.html