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Hemp Will Create Opportunities For Namibian Entrepreneurs

Hemp is a name for strains of Cannabis Sativa that have virtually no THC therefore it cannot make you intoxicated or "high". Hemp is one of the first plants to be cultivated by mankind and hemp products have been manufactured and used by different cultures for thousands of years. One example is hempcrete or hemplime which is a mixture of hemp hurds (shives) and lime which is used as a material for construction and insulation. The lime reacts with the silica in the hemp and turns it into stone in a process called petrification. Over time the lime is turned into limestone as it sequesters carbon dioxide from the atmosphere which is why hempcrete construction is so beneficial to the environment. Every single part of the hemp plant can be used in products such as clothing, furniture, plastic products, animal feed, biofuels, health products and many more. See this interview on Africa Good Morning with Angela Prusa of the Cannabis and Hemp Association of Namibia (CHAN) to learn more.

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