Why Hemp is a carbon atm machine – not hemp is not marijuana and you would need to smoke a joint the size of telegraph pole to get high.
“Making one tonne of steel emits 1.46 tonnes of CO2 and 198kg of CO2 is emitted make one tonne of reinforced concrete. One square metre of timber framed, hemp-lime wall (weighing 120kg), after allowing for the energy cost of transporting and assembling the materials actually stores 35.5kg of CO2”.
Can also be used in biofuel, organic pesticides, building materials (hemp is 12 x stronger than steel), food, medicine, textiles, pretty much you name hemp can probably do it (will almost).
NEW ZEALAND HEMP BUSINESSES.
Venture Southland a Invercargil Council backed project http://venturesouthland.co.nz/resources/land-use-information/crop-data-sheets/hemp-cannabis-sativa
Hemp Health: Paul & Dave very knowledgeable dudes keen to promote the health aspects of Hemp and its use as agricultural crop working with Venture Southland and Southland farmers
Hemp Brokers: 271 Hinemaru Street City Centre Rotorua, 64 (0) 27 348 8842
Hemp Natural Water Purification (for gardeners & farmers).