But what is hemp?

Hemp is a fibrous plant from the cannabaceae family. It differs from other variety of cannabis by its lack of psychotropic and its utilitarian usage.

Introduced in Nouvelle-France by the apothecary Louis Hébert in the beginning of the 17th century, It has been cultivated by our ancestors up until the beginning of the 20th century. In 1938, its culture was prohibited for 60 years. Since 1998, it becomes more and more popular!

its fibers can be used to make fabrics and ropes, and its seeds can be used for food and body care.

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HempBC in 1995

HempBC in 1995

It was in 1995, during a stay in British Columbia, that I discovered the existence of industrial hemp. On a nice spring afternoon, as I was walking down the beautiful city of Vancouver, I came across one of the first, if not the first headshop (or smokeshop) in...

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Diderot Encyclopedia 1772

Diderot Encyclopedia 1772

Announced in 1759, the Collection of Boards on Sciences, the liberal arts and the mechanical arts with their explanation, intended to illustrate the Encyclopedia of Diderot and D'Alembert, began to appear, for the satisfaction of its approximately four thousand...

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Hemp Seeds – Part 3

Hemp Seeds – Part 3

It is also possible to use hemp seed oil in cabinetmaking or carpentry to treat the wood to ensure a good finish and increased longevity. This oil has interesting qualities when used to treat wooden kitchen instruments such as cutting boards or salad bowls. Indeed, it...

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Hemp Seeds – part 2

Hemp Seeds – part 2

Hemp seed is rich in essential fatty acids, also known as polyunsaturated fats. Since these are not naturally produced by the body, the only way to avoid being deficient is to consume it from an external source, such as certain vegetable or fish oils. Hemp seed oil...

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Hemp Seeds – Part 1

Hemp Seeds – Part 1

Hemp seeds can be processed in many ways and used in different industries. It is used for food and is integrated with a number of skincare and cosmetic products. It can even be used in cabinetmaking, printing and other industrial uses! It seems that human diet is the...

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