Help End Marijuana Prohibition !

This plant is cultivated annually from its seed so is also called Cannabis Sativa meaning cultivated HEMP.  Hemp is a valuable, low cost biological resource that can be grown in most climates usually on rich weed-free alluvial soil, has high resistance to diseases that eliminate the need for costly herbicides or pesticides. Both male and female plant do exist and are easily identified at maturity, it has green stem and yellowish green flowers it is as high as 4 and 16 feet. The male plant has yellowish green flower on the other hand the female flowers are hidden among the small leaves at the end of the branches. The flower emits a characteristic odor. Hemp belongs to “CANNABINACEAS”  Family that contains the potentially psychoactive chemical Delta tetra hydro cannabinol ( THC ). Everyone normally get confused with MARIJUANA ( CANNABIS INDICA )  and Hemp, as both plant do belong to the same family and are looking identical except Marijuana plant when gets matured has sticky, gummy ingredient on the tip of the plant. Both hemp and Marijuana do contain the toxic ting ingredient THC, but a mature hemp does contain 1% THC where as Marijuana contains 3 to 15 % THC. According to Narcotic Prevention Act, being signed by UN Chartered Member Country, anything that contains more than 1 % THC is henceforth treated as narcotic and trafficking is illegal. Hemp products are declared as THC free products because the 1% THC contain in hemp plant normally get washed while converting the plant into fiber. Lots of scientific research works are being conducted to produce hybrid unisex seeds to produce a high yield.

Both hemp and Marijuana were being cultivated since time immortal but in 1937 fiber hemp felt victim to the anti-drug sentiment when US Congress passed the Marijuana Tax Act. The law was to prohibit the Marijuana but it did create so many red tape that the production of Industrial Hemp became nearly impossible.

Hemp’s versatility was explained in a 1938 Popular Mechanics Magazine article “New Billion Dollar Crop”: “Hemp is the standard fiber of the World …… and can be used to produce more than 25 thousand practical products that can be used in day to day life.”

In 1942 US Army and the Department of Agriculture released “Hemp for Victory“ campaign, featuring a film rallying American farmers to grow hemp for war time needs.

The annual world consumption of paper and paper products has risen from 14 million tons in 1913 to over 250 million tons in 1980s. In the Orange Country Register dated 30 October 1988, Senior Columnist Allan Bock stated that “Since 1937 about half the forest in the world have been cut down to make paper, if hemp has not been unladed most would still be standing, oxygenating the planet.”

After the red stripe ban on hemp in 1937, there has been a great lost to the research work being conducted by scientists and other Hemp activities. To make the government release this ban on Hemp, Hemp activities throughout the globe are using the slogan “Legalize Hemp for commercial use but not Marijuana”.

George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were themselves long time hemp farmers. The first two drafts of the Declaration of the Independence were written on hemp papers.

The first historical approach in US History advocating the multi utility of this plant was declared by the Governor of Kentucky Mr. Brereton C. Jones in November 1994 forming a new task force to evaluate the feasibility of growing this plant as a supplement crop to tobacco made it legal to grow hemp in Kentucky. In 1995 Colorado State Legislature also introduced Hemp Production Act 1995.

Hemp can play an important role in rural economic development, new jobs and business can be created to produce hemp products for both local consumption and marketing to other regions. Many of the world’s major industrialized countries are presently expanding their hemp industries in order to reap enormous economic benefits.

Hemp vs. other Natural Fibers

  • Hemp can be grown in any climate usually on rich, weed-free alluvial soil and does not need any chemical fertilizer.

  • Hemp has high resistance to diseases that eliminate the need for costly herbicides or pesticides that normally pollute the environment.

  • It can get harvested in a short period of nearly 100 days.

  • It has the greatest yield compare to other natural fiber.

  • The porous nature of the hemp fiber allows it to readily absorb water and dyes.

  • Hemp fabrics are stronger than any other natural fiber products. Products made from hemp are capable of withstanding wear and tear or decay.
    (They last longer than any other natural fiber products.)

  • Hemp does not wear out, it wears in!

  • Hemp fabric does not stretch out, it is excellent for upholstery.

  • It is resistant to molt so it is excellent for outdoor use or in area of high humidity.

  • This is resistant to UV light, so is better useful for outdoor use or can be used for products which are under the sun for long period of time.

  • This is the only plant that has multi utility and can save the ecological balance of nature and global environmental approach.

What's being said?

  • In 1938, Popular Mechanics Magazine stated
    “Hemp can be used to produce more than 25,000 practical products from cellophane to dynamite.”

  • The London Financial Times reported in 26 October 1994 article
    “… … … Fiber hemp … … … is making a comeback in Europe and the US, an ecologically friendly raw material for clothing and paper … …. …”

Legalize Hemp for commercial use but not Marijuana !

Hemp in Nepal

It is illegal to grow hemp in Nepal but it is legal to import hemp product as well as it is legal to export hemp products. All hemp products in Nepal are made from wild and naturally grown hemp plant that are being processed by ethic group of people in traditional way without using any chemicals. In the far western hills of Nepal. Ethic group of people still wear hemp fabric as their traditional dress which they make themselves processing the hemp plant in the traditional way and spun yarn manually and weaving in the traditional pit loom. Processing of hemp from plant to fiber and get spun the yarn as well as weaving are all done manually without using any power tools and chemicals.

Our products are eco-friendly as we use natural fiber and we use vegetable dyes, wherever possible. We prefer not to use Chemical dyes but use as less as possible, if required. On the top of that, we always use manual labor as we do not use any power tools to produce our products.

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