(TRUE HEMP, HAMP, HANF,
HENNEP, HAMPPU, ERVA, CHANVRE, CANNABIS SATIVA)
End Marijuana Prohibition !
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
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.
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.”
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
Washington and Thomas Jefferson were themselves long time hemp farmers. The
first two drafts of the Declaration of the Independence were written on hemp
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.
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
(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
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
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
The London Financial Times reported in 26 October 1994
“… … … 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
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.
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.