Helping Earth's Sustainable Management with a Plant
WHAT IS THIS PLANT?
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It is HEMP
Cannabis Sativa L.
Members of the public unfortunately associate this plant with the psychoactive drug commonly known as 'marijuana', 'weed', 'cannabis', 'dagga', 'the herb' ...

PLEASE DON'T GET DESPONDENT.... READ ON!

An in-depth study of international history and more recent feasibility studies indicate that there is much more to this plant than 'drugs'.

Special strains can be grown from seeds to produce plants with THC (the major psychoactive ingredient in marijuana) contents of 0.03% or less. Technology also exists to sterilize seeds to the same effect. Any concerns that wide-spread plantations of hemp will lead to a drug craze are totally unfounded.

Taxonomy
  Division Spermatophyta (seed plants)
  Class Angiospermae (flowering plants)
  Sub-Class Dicotyledons (two cotyledons on seedling)
  Order Urticates (elms, mulberries, nettles)
  Family Cannabinaceae (hops, cannabis)
  Genus Cannabis

Description

 

Cannabis Sativa is a robust and bushy herbaceous annual. It grows well under various (including extreme) environmental conditions. It is a dioecious plant with male and female flowers on separate plants, although hermaphrodites can occur. The leaves are thin, spear-headed and commonly occur as leaflets of 3-7 clusters. It is well documented that it is an extremely fast growing and productive plant, having been recorded to grow 12-20 feet in just one growing season. Its woody herbaceous nature means that it is an extremely energy efficient plant - using the sun's energy more effectively that almost all other plants upon this planet.
 
 
 
 

 


 

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