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The Hemp Industry Can Reduce Our Carbon Footprint

The benefits of cultivating and processing hemp domestically go beyond the economic advantages. Making hemp farming federally legal and increasing the number of crops nationwide could make a powerful impact on our efforts to prevent global warming.

Last week, Colorado Hemp Company and NoCo Hemp Expo hosted Hemp On The Slope, an event in Collbran, Colorado, meant to educate and inform the community on the benefits of domestic hemp cultivation. Among the most significant of the benefits? Industrial hemp farming reduces our carbon footprint and thereby combats global warming.

Global warming has been found to be associated with increasing concentrations of atmospheric greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide (CO2). According to NASA, CO2 levels in the air, which are currently at 404.48 parts per million, are at their highest in 650,000 years. The CO2 released from the burning of fossil fuels isn’t absorbed by vegetation and therefore remains in the atmosphere,...

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