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
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
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
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.
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
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.