food - not drugs!
Hemp is one of the oldest cultural plants known
to man. It has been used throughout milleniums for numerous
applications. People used to know the "King of plants"
very well, up until the 1930-s, that is.
Levi Strauss made trousers from hemp and called them
"jeans", big ships crossed the Atlantic ocean
using hemp sails and ropes, and the caravans "going
west" in the USA were covered with hemp cloth. The
word "canvas" came from the french word for
In the thirties hemp's potential as a source of both
food, paper, fuel and other energy was becoming public
knowledge. Henry Ford built a car from hemp and "Popular
Mechanics" wrote about hemps potential as a renewable
source of raw material.
All this draw the attention of some big american industries
who saw their future threatened. They wanted our oil to
come from their fossil sources, not from farmers. They
wanted our paper to come from their forests, (even though
boiling trees is a pretty strange idea). They wanted our
clothes to be made from cotton, not hemp who required
no chemicals. They found their weapon against hemp in
the fact that hemp could also be smoked and used as a
In 90 seconds flat the ban of hemp was decided in the
American congress. Soon the rest of the world followed
trail without discovering the real reasons behind.
One of the most devestating descisons of mankind was
a fact, and we are still living with the vast implications
in our enviroment.
The drug problem was real, but it would have been much
easier to deal with that instead of banning everything.
Developing THC-free hemp earlier would have been easy.
Getting rapeseed to be consumable for humans took 20 years
since it was much more difficult.
Today we are using fossile fuel at an ever increasing
cost. (When Rudolf Diesel introduced the "Diesel"-engine
in Paris 1900, he used peanut oil as fuel, not the fossile
product we call "diesel". Many inventors in
those days where convinced the future of fuels was in
estimation, our global enviromental problems are 80% related
to our burning of fossile fuels.
Our clothes are made of heavily sprayed cotton. Approx.
50% of agricultural chemicals are used in cotton fields.
Some people get allergic reactions from their clothes,
wonder why? Hemp can be used for textile just as well
and requires no spraying at all.
Our paper-making process includes boiling wood. (Boiling
wood!) That process uses a major part of our worlds electric
energy. Hemp paper is almost only used in money bills,
due to it's extreme durability. Boiling soft hemp and
getting a better paper would have saved our planet a lot
of headaces and Terawatts.
The eating habits of the western world is known to be
a killer. Instead of eating healthy hemp food that lubricates
our blood vessels, we eat processed food that clogs them
When we have had enough bad fat and cholesterol accumulated
in our system, most of us die from heart failure or a
Drug-free healthy hemp
The hemp food we sell here at Reidarsson.com contains
0.00% THC. (THC is the psychoactive substance that is
a major ingredient in illegal cannabis.)
The European limit is 0.20%.
is working for a sustainable enviroment and healthy eating
habits. We recognize the ban of hemp as one of our planets
most disatrous descisons. Drugfree industrial hemp is
probably the most promising solutions to several major
health and enviromental problems.
technology, enviroment and economy can be in harmony!