HEMP RESEARCH

What is Hemp?

Hemp and marijuana stem both from the same plant, Cannabis sativa L. The letter L stands for Linnaeus, the name of the person who first named the plant. Linnaeus assumed that there was only one kind and did not make a distinction between hemp, sativa, indica and ruderalis.

The moment that hemp is mentioned people think immediately either of the medicinal effect or the recreational use of hemp also referred to as weed. That while hemp was cultivated about eight thousand years ago by the Chinese. And was used in several products that have nothing to do with the psycoactieve use of the plant. A hundred years ago a ban on growing hemp was laid in several countries because of the psycoactieve substance in the plant. The development of products with hemp stagnated.

During this research I combined hemp with two different materials, plaster and latex.