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other uses for cannabis

Cannabis ruderalis is the type of cannabis plant used the least. The plant is low in THC like the indica plant but does not contain adequate levels of CBD when it comes to medicinal effects.

Cannabis is more often seen in tea form in cultures outside of the United States. The effects of cannabis when ingested through tea form take longer to come on but last longer than when smoked.   The dried leaves are steeped.


It is often in conjunction with the C. sativa or C. indica types of cannabis to create hybrid versions as it doesn’t have a high potency unless mixed with other strains.

Some research also suggests that the prolonged and frequent use of cannabis can lead to a heightened risk of developing psychosis or other mental health-related diseases, although more research is needed in the area to see why that is and how the outcomes are affected by cannabis use.  

Hemp comes from the Cannabis sativa variation of the plant and is widely used for industrial purposes, although the seeds have been cultivated as a food. Hemp contains bast fiber and its physical properties are different from other types of cannabis plants.

The cannabis plant is used to make ‘hempcrete’, a stronger, lighter, and more environmentally friendly version of concrete. Hemp fibres are extremely strong and durable and are a good replacement of wood in creating durable and breathable homes. It is also used to make insulating material.

The first identified hemp paper in the world dates back around 2000 years ago. Hemp is a quickly renewable and sustainable source of pulp for paper, but is not used much commercially due to the high cost of processing it.

5. Paper

You can literally use weed to get rid of other annoying pesky weeds in your soil, and I can’t handle the irony. Hemp is very effective at killing tough weeds thanks to its height and density, which prevents pooling of weed seeds in the soil. This is especially significant as it allows farmers to refrain from using potentially harmful herbicides.

Plastic can be manufactured from cannabis, and hemp-based plastics are, in fact, more easily recycled and degrade at a faster rate than traditional plastics. They can be used for making practically anything – soda cans, cd cases, shower curtain liners, furniture and even car parts!

Hemp twine materials can be used to make all kinds of jewellery ranging from anklets to necklaces and pretty much any other form of adornment you can think of. These are made using macrame, which is an old technique of knotting several different geometric patterns together without the use of hooks and needles.