For what promises to be a fabulous, informative and free event this Thursday evening, join members of SLC Hemp and other local organizations for a special viewing of “Bringing it home - A Hemp Documentary”.
Sponsored by SLC Hemp (Salt Lake City’s first and only shop dedicated solely to all hemp related products) and owner Adam Wong, this movie is a father’s search to find the healthiest building materials which in turn, leads him to the completion of the nation’s first “hemp house”.
This screening will take place at the University of Utah Union Building on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 8 p.m. Parking can be easily accessed nearby for $3 and the UTA TRAX system also offers affordable alternatives.
To consider oneself well educated about cannabis, one must also become familiar with the uses and benefits of hemp by asking “Why Hemp”?
According to their website, SLC Hemp notes:
- Hemp has been in existence since the beginning of agriculture.
- It has played a large part in shaping our world, our nation, and even the Beehive State.
- Hemp’s first uses date back over 10,000 years, with it first being used for its fiber and food.
- It is the world’s strongest natural fiber and its seed is one of the most nutritionally complete food sources known today.
- Currently, there are over 25,000 different products that can be made sustainably with industrial hemp.
- These products range from cement and insulation to paint and dynamite.
- Hemp yields up to four times more pulp than timber and is capable of producing every type of paper we use today.
- Even LDS leader Brigham Young was supportive of hemp, encouraging its growth throughout Utah for paper production.
The founding fathers of this country, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, were also well known supporters and farmers of industrial hemp. Some of the first drafts of the Declaration of Independence may have been written on hemp parchment. Also, because of the strength and resistance to elements such as salt water, hemp was the chosen material for our first U.S. flag.
Mr. Wong notes that the movement to re-legitimize hemp has already begun, and advising advocates can help by supporting hemp products and voting for candidates who know and truly understand the benefits of all parts of cannabis, from medicine to industrial hemp, “we can help bring this beneficial plant back to our American farms and factories”.
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