Amazing, Versatile Hemp

Some 'hempformation' about the many uses of the non-narcotic plant

| March-April 2000

Made with hemp fibers: trunk and door panels of the German-manufactured 5 and 7 series BMW cars

Also made with hemp: Adidas shoes, Patagonia shirts, J. Jill shorts, Body Shop skin-care products

Made from hemp stalks: Isochanvre, a lightweight French concrete substitute

Hemp seed: hastens childbirth, reduces blood pressure, accelerates hair growth

Ate only hemp seeds for six years pre-enlightenment: Prince Siddhartha, aka Buddha

Sleeps on hemp: Queen Elizabeth II's horse