Hemp, or industrial hemp, is a botanical class of Cannabis
sativa cultivars grown specifically for industrial or medicinal
use. It can be used to make a wide range of products.
Along with bamboo, hemp is among the fastest growing plants on
Earth. It was also one of the first plants to be spun into
usable fiber 50,000 years ago. It can be refined into a variety
of commercial items, including paper, rope, textiles, clothing,
biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, and