Category: Living Well

  • UK Farmer Grows his Home from Hemp

    UK Farmer Grows his Home from Hemp

    August 26, 2015 – When UK farmer Nick Voase switched his croplands from potatoes to hemp after severe flooding in 2007, he probably didn’t know he’d one day be using part of his harvest to build a home. Fast forward to 2015 and the Voase family lives in an amazing eco-hemp house, held together with…

  • The Best Cannabis Butter Recipe

    The Best Cannabis Butter Recipe

    March 2nd, 2015 – Cannabutter is a very popular ingredient in edibles. It’s the cannabutter that determines the strength of the edible. Using the following method will make sure you get every last drop of THC out of your cannabis. Although it does take longer to make cannabutter this way, it sure is worth it in…

  • Hemp House Becomes South Africa’s Most Sustainable Building

    Hemp House Becomes South Africa’s Most Sustainable Building

    June 29, 2011 – South Africa has tapped into the eco-mine of sustainable building material: hemp. Tony Budden, an avid hemp advocate in South Africa, has been on the hemp soapbox for years—the versatile superplant can be converted into countless materials, including paper, textiles, biodegradable plastics, and fuel. Budden paired up with Dutch architect Erwin…

  • The Hemp Chair by Werner Aisslinger

    The Hemp Chair by Werner Aisslinger

    April 21, 2011 – “Werner Aisslinger, a designer based in Berlin, is responsible for the Hemp Chair. Lightweight, strong, easy to mold – the basis for the chair comes from the automotive industry, and the hook comes in the use of hard wearing sustainable materials. Hailed as the world’s first concept for a monobloc chair…

  • South Africa: High Hopes for Hemp House

    South Africa: High Hopes for Hemp House

    March 23, 2011 – South Africa’s building industry has taken another step forward. High up on a hill overlooking the sea in Noordhoek, Western Cape, stands the House that Hemp Built. The first of its kind in South Africa, the building was constructed almost entirely of materials that could be grown on a few hectares…

  • Hemp Homes are Cutting Edge of Green Building

    Hemp Homes are Cutting Edge of Green Building

    September 13, 2010 – In Asheville, N.C., a home built with thick hemp walls was completed this summer and two more are in the works. Dozens of hemp homes have been built in Europe in the past two decades, but they’re new to the United States, says David Madera, co-founder of Hemp Technologies, a company…

  • Hemp Oil Helps with Acne, Eczema and Psoriasis

    Hemp Oil Helps with Acne, Eczema and Psoriasis

    May 2nd, 2010 – Enthusiastic letters full of emotions. Such are common reactions of people to whom cosmetic with hempseed oil-content helped to reduce or remove acne. Respectively to whom this cosmetic improved constitutional acne, dermatitis or psoriasis. It helps also in case of burns and skin lesions. Emotions are understandable. Skin disease stigmatises not…

  • Alchohol VS Marijuana – Which is Safer?

    Alchohol VS Marijuana – Which is Safer?

    1. Marijuana is far less addictive than alcohol. Comparing Dangers of Popular Drugs Dependence: How difficult it is for the user to quit, the relapse rate, the percentage of people who eventually become dependent, the rating users give their own need for the substance and the degree to which the substance will be used in…

  • Hemp: The Construction Plant

    Hemp: The Construction Plant

    January 23, 2010 – Bath,U.K. – The director of the UK’S Building Research Establishment Centre for Innovative Construction Materials at the University of Bath recently started a £740,000 project, funded by the UK government and the construction industry, to study and develop the material’s use in building. The research builds on foundations laid more than…

  • More Teens are Smoking Pot

    More Teens are Smoking Pot

    December 15, 2009 – While use of drugs such as cocaine or methamphetamine has declined among U.S. teens, more adolescents are smoking marijuana, according to the results of an annual survey funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Researchers at the University of Michigan surveyed some 47,000 eighth-graders, high school sophomores and high school…