Cannabis gets a lot of press as a recreational drug and medicine, but there’s an industrial side to the plant few know. Hemp is a remarkably durable and versatile industrial product that comes from the cannabis plant. Hemp is so strong; you can build your house out of cannabis bricks made of Hempcrete.
Hempcrete is the concrete of cannabis. Made from the cannabis plant and mixed with limestone, Hemp bricks make a durable substance that can be an alternative to traditional concrete. Even though wet Hempcrete has a different consistency than concrete, it dries into a super-strong material capable of holding up houses.
Strength isn’t the only thing it has going for it either. Hempcrete has a high degree of thermal insulation, and it is also fire resistant.