Environmental Benefits Of Hemp

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To begin with, Hemp can absorb 4x more CO2 than trees. Although air pollution can be diminished by car pulling, planting more trees and reducing deforestation; using hemp to minimize air pollution can be very favorable. The convenience of the Hemp plant is; more rapid CO2 absorption, improved soil structure, and no other chemical inputs. Hemp can be grown in already existing agricultural land, it can be a part of a farm’s crop rotation, it can grow in a diversity of soil conditions and climates. All other crops can’t grow this easy nor help as profoundly. Growing Hemp causes very low environmental impact. For instance, Hemp uses low fertilizer, reduced agrochemical residues, replaces unsustainable raw materials, reduce use of trees, replace …show more content…
More evidence would be, “The vast quantities of hemp derived products and raw materials created by large scale cultivation could replace many oil-based unsustainable products and materials, particularly in construction, locking in captured CO2 and creating secondary benefits to the global environment.”(The Science). If hemp is used then people will be living in a world full of fresh air and better health not just for nature but for themselves as well. Some solutions that have been done previously and that might still be done today are car pulling, planting trees, recycling, reducing the use of energy etc. However, this is not enough. All of those solutions only help with a very small fraction compared the how massive air pollution actually is therefore these little solutions are not enough. Things need to be done at a greater scale which is why Hemp should be used as much as possible in as many ways as possible. My solution is clearly better because there are so many ways Hemp can be used for our own benefit. Since Hemp reduces CO2 about four times more efficiently than trees then that means it will also help reduce the amount of health issues humans have today due to air pollution. In fact; “Researchers at the University of Edinburgh analyzed 103 observational studies, conducted in 28 different countries around the globe, looking for a link between air pollution and cardiovascular health... After analyzing the 103 studies in depth, they had to conclude that there was a “clear association’ between air pollution and people’s short-term risk of having or dying from a stroke or heart attack.”(Air Pollution). That is not all, furthermore, “researchers from the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Harvard University... study concluded that around 15% showed high symptoms of anxiety, which could be linked to exposure to fine particle

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