Hurd & Seed for Textiles & Oils
Health & Wellness

Hemp oil contains the highest concentration of polyunsaturated fatty acids (80%) in the plant kingdom. Two of these essential fatty acids (EFA) linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3) are perfectly balanced for human nutritional requirements.

Added to the value of hemp oil is the presence of a rare fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is used to treat ailments such as neurodermatitis, arthritis and premenstrual syndrome.


Hemp in the United States is currently estimated to be between a $40 and $100 million dollar industry.
Edibles, Tincture, Salve & Smoke

The International Black Market in cannabis is estimated to be over $100 Billion dollars annually.

In the United States, 17 states and the District of Columbia have created protections for patients using cannabis. Entrepreneurs taking advantage of the market place created name brands, specialty strains and developed recipes for a variety of delivery methods.

In legal states, new businesses were created to grow, process, test, package and distribute cannabis. The industry depends upon a network of suppliers providing everything from seeds to packaging.
Medical Research

The National Institute of Health devotes 80 percent of its $31 billion budget to research grants. Since 2001, the Federal Government, acting through Health and Human Services has applied for and recieved patients on cannabinoids- the name given to a class of chemicals found in the cannabis plant.

Over the 20th century, cumulative gains in life expectancy were worth over $1.2 million per person for both men and women. Reduced mortality from heart disease alone has increased the value of life by about
$1.5 trillion per year. The potential gains from future innovations in health care are also extremely large. Even a modest 1 percent reduction in cancer mortality would be worth nearly $500 billion.
A Modern Cannabis Industry
Hurds
Paper
Rope
Animal Bedding
Building Materials
Absorptive Mats
Soil Amendment
Fuel (ethanol, methane, co-fired with coal, etc)
There are 25,000 industrial uses for the hemp plant. We discuss the politics of hemp at length at www.FLHemp.org. The modern cannabis industry is a sophisticated blend of research, health & wellness, textiles and oils in addition to the market for cannabis itself. Changing cannabis laws in the United States turns a multi-billion dollar underground market into a flourishing, regulated industry.
Seeds
Lubricating Oil
Bio-fuel
Chemicals
Plastics
Soaps
Cosmetics
Paints
Varnishes