Can You Build a House With Hemp? | National Geographic

Source : National Geographic Published on Sep 16, 2015

Growing industrial hemp was illegal in the United States after 1970 because the industrial plant and marijuana were considered to be the same, when in fact they are different varieties of Cannabis. In recent years, some states have changed their laws, allowing farmers to start growing industrial hemp, which is used in everything from clothing to nutritional products to building materials. Oregon grower Cliff Thomason says growing and processing hemp was stymied because it was illegal, but now a knowledge base for best uses can grow, along with the plants. View a hemp home constructed using hempcrete, a building material that advocates claim is mold resistant, breathable, and eco-friendly. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Click here to read more: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/en... VIDEOGRAPHERS: Patrick Gilmore and Spencer Macdonald PRODUCER: Patrick Gilmore SENIOR PRODUCER: Jeff Hertrick EDITOR: Patrick Gilmore Can You Build a House With Hemp? | National Geographic https://youtu.be/g4kKxY7KNyw National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo