This plant for its virtues accompanied the man throughout its history. In Spain was cultivated for centuries followed with special official recognition, serving for dressmaking, naval candles and pieces of boats, cables, paper … The sails of Christopher Columbus, the American flag and papers that independence was declared were Cannabis made fiber.
The decrease in cultivation in industrialized countries began following a confused policy of marijuana prohibition, which also affected hemp in the 30s of the twentieth century. It was probably a campaign launched by the opposing interests of certain US industries to enhance other materials such as nylon because cannabis plants were a strong competitor.
Propierties of Industrial Hemp
Hemp is considered the longest textile fiber, soft, strong, fresh, absorbent and durable. The length and strength of hemp still competes with the most modern materials used in naval cables.
Any plastic material or material made from wood can be successfully emulated from cannabis plants, and is also directly biodegradable and recyclable. The agglomerate made with hemp has twice resistance than wood and holds nails better. The plastic materials made from cannabis are of great resistance.