Numerous medicinal qualities abound from ubiquitous flourishing annual plant (that flourishes wild as a weed and affiliated in the Cannabaceae family and known colloquially as dope, ganj, grass, hash, mary jane, pot, purple sticky punch, reefer, wacky-backy, et cetera.
Hemp more accurately and rightfully the plant called cannabis sativa which is more commonly called marijuana, which contains the same amount of carcinogens as an equal amount of tobacco and more tar, tobacco is still worse. Every year 350,000 Americans die from tobacco related diseases according to the American Lung Association. A tobacco smoker consumes much more tobacco than a marijuana smoker consumes marijuana. This is probably because tobacco constitutes a 90% addiction rate while marijuana is less addictive than caffeine. Also, tobacco contains nicotine that may harden the arteries and may be responsible for much of the heart diseases caused by cigarette smoking.
This five leaf photosynthetic product of nature fuels an ongoing contentious debate as applies to the product applied to bongs (decades back when taking hits the craze of college dormitory life) and purportedly engenders the inhaler to go bonkers!
Most people don't know the benefits that derive from this innocent looking sought after illegal contraband! There are many different beneficial ways for which marijuana can be used. Marijuana can be used for medical and textile uses, for food, for fuels, and for the economy. Oh, and not to mention treatment for glaucoma!
Hemp is not finicky and grows under many different conditions and has one of the largest worldwide distributions of any plant. It is very nutritious and it contains high amounts of protein and essential fatty oils. The average adult can receive an adequate amount of protein and oils from just one handful of hemp seed a day.
Other applications of this misnomer sans "drug" comprise a source for clothes, fibers, and paper. Marijuana has been used in the past for textile and construction and should be used today. The first pair of Levi's jeans (interestingly and unwittingly enough) got woven from the fibers of durable quality. Also, sailors used marijuana in canvas for their sails because it does not become corroded from the sea water. The pulp fibers of marijuana can be used for making paper, which would reduce the amount of trees that are cut down.