"For thousands of years hemp has been one of the worlds largest and most sustainable crops for producing paper, oils, medicines, clothing and building materials just to name a few. It is often regarded as being able to produce up to 25,000 products, most of which are superior alternatives to less environmentally friendly products. Yet the cultivation of industrial hemp is still very much an illegal activity in certain regions. This book attempts to deviate from the typical stereotype attached to Marijuana, and explores the wide range of products that are available when cultivating hemp for industrial use. Further more it investigates the positive benefits for both economy and agriculture with intent of reeducating preconceived negative typecasts."
Abstract from the Introduction.