We are presently using a hemp insulation product (Tradical Hemcrete) in our Nauhaus prototype project , but we can’t currently manaufacture hemp-based insulation in the US. Luckily, this issue is getting more and more media play. Here’s a very positive little piece from CNBC.
Industrial Hemp fun facts:
- The US is the only country in the world in which industrial hemp is illegal to grow.
- Industrial hemp is the only plant in the US that is illegal to grow, but legal to buy. We are huge consumers of a variety of legal hemp products.
- Industrial hemp is not a drug. Quote from the video: “You’d have to smoke a joint the size of a telephone pole to experience any effect.”