Recorded on Earth Day, this podcast is dedicated to the tremendous potential hemp holds for a more sustainable future for our planet.
With all the hype around CBD oil, the fact that hemp holds so many potential solutions to the environmental crisis we are facing, rarely makes it to mainstream discussion.
But as Rebekah Shaman, Managing Director of the British Hemp Alliance shares, CBD really is just the tip of the iceberg of what hemp has to offer.
We discuss how growing hemp is an effective way to sequester carbon from the atmosphere, as well as cleaning up contaminated oil after environmental disasters. Plus there's the hundreds of uses hemp can be put to which include making a biodegradable alternative to plastics. The list of how growing hemp can benefit the environment really does just go on and on.
But and there is a but - right now in the UK there are too many barriers preventing farmers from growing hemp, such as attaining licenses from the Home Office and having to destroy the flowers and leaves (which under the Misuse of Drugs Act cannot be harvested).
These are some of the issues Rebekah and the British Hemp Alliance are lobbying to change. And with Boris Johnson announcing just this week how the UK will reduce carbon emissions by 78% by 2035, now is the time to fully embrace hemp's potential role in the UK's carbon net zero commitment.
British Hemp Alliance Manifesto