The Plant

Hemp is one of the oldest domesticated crops known to humankind. There is archaeological evidence that humans were using hemp as long as 8,000 years BC. Hemp plants consist of three main parts; seed, stalk and leaf, all of which have a wide-range uses.

Hemp is often confused with Marijuana, and although both come from the same cannabis species, hemp contains negligible amounts of psychoactive properties (THC) and WILL NOT get you high.

Hemp plants sequester carbon many times faster than trees, while enriching the soil as they grow. Hemp foods and medicinal products provide a wide-array of health benefits. Hemp hurd is sustainable alternative to many environmentally damaging construction materials. Hemp fibre is the strongest natural fibre available, and even stronger when processed with Hemp NZ’s revolutionary decortication machine.

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