Today on Ganjapreneur Shango Los is joined by Joy Beckerman, Founder of Hemp Ace International and Industrial Hemp Professional & Public Relations Specialist.
Industrial hemp includes varieties of Cannabis sativa that are intended for agricultural and industrial purposes. Industrial hemp is commercially grown in virtually every industrialized country in the world, except the United States. The special varieties are grown for their seed and fiber content, as well as byproducts. Industrial hemp fiber is used for textiles, rope, paper and building products. Hemp seed is used for food, feed and oil. Hemp oil is also the basis for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, inks, lubrication, household detergents, stain removers, varnishes, resins, and paints! Industrial hemp may even prove significant in the biofuel industry. The difference between industrial hemp and marijuana, also of the Cannabis sativa species, is the content of the hallucinogenic compound known as THC. Industrial hemp is low (0.3%