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Insecticides and Pesticides

When describing hemp, the 2005 Stockholm Environment Institute called it a robust “low maintenance crop requiring low inputs, including agro-chemicals… and it has to date not been plagued by pests.” Similarly, the Journal of the International Hemp Association in 1997 highlighted studies that suggest cannabis plants are natural pest repellents that “deter insects, nematodes, fungi and weedy plants” and kill and/or repel mites, weeds, fungi, bacteria and protozoans. Hemp essentially acts as its own pesticide, herbicide and fertilizer, and it can pull unhealthy toxins from the soil. By simply utilizing hemp in crop rotation practices, the plant can improve the soil and help farmers more effectively grow other crops. By comparison, cotton plants grow on three percent of all crop-based land, but they receive 35 percent of the world’s insecticides and pesticides.

 

The History, Benefits and Roadblocks to Using Hemp

Comprehensive Uses

Who is Old Hemp?

Environmental Impact

Hemp in History

What is Hemp?

Curing and Storing: Keeping Buds Fresh

The AMA vs. Anslinger

Cannabis in the Christmas Cave

Indica Vs. Sativa: Understanding the Differences

Marijuana Strains: The Most Popular Types

Cannabis Hybrids

Cannabis Ruderalis

Cannabis Sativa

Cannabis Indica