Seen this Hemp Plane?

Seen this Hemp Plane?

Canadian cannabis company Hempearth designed the world’s first plane made from and powered by cannabis. Established in 2012, Hempearth also sells cannabis oils and a variety of weed-derived products.Florida company, Velocity, Inc. manufactured the plane.

Cannabis, along with being among the world’s healthiest and most enjoyable herbs, is also an incredibly versatile material. Hemp is 10 times stronger than steel. This means that it can withstand a lot more weight before and breaks, and it can bend way further than metal.

Most importantly, hemp is an eco-friendly material. Hemp requires way less water and land to grow than cotton and puts nutrients back into the soil.

Medically or otherwise, cannabis’ uses are endless. With increased pollution from everything from mining to plastics to jet fuel, cannabis offers an eco-friendly, and more efficient, way to travel.

Additionally, traditional aerospace materials are heavier than hemp. Most manufacturers use aluminum to built planes. Hemp is significantly lighter and therefore requires a lot less fuel in order to get up in the sky.

Not only does this totally functional plane run on 100 percent hemp oil, but it was made entirely from cannabis. Everything from the seats, the wings, the plane walls and even the pillows contains hemp.

Opposed to steel, which requires mining, or carbon fiber, produced from plastic, hemp has almost no environmental impact. Before governments started restricting hemp production, it was among the most widely used crops.

The world’s first plane made from and powered by cannabis can hold one pilot and four very lucky passengers. The plane’s wingspan is 36 feet.

Getting high has never been more literal. Someone just built the world’s first plane made from and powered by cannabis. Not only does the totally functional plane operate on 100 percent hemp oil, but it was made entirely from cannabis. Everything from the seats, the wings, the plane walls as well as the pillows contains hemp.

Most manufacturers use aluminum to built planes. “This is the kind of future we all want here on Earth,” Kesek says about his plane, hinting at hemp’s potential as a building material.

Hempearth CEO Derek Kesek has an interest in hemp as a sustainable material. “This is the kind of future we all want here on Earth,” Kesek says about his plane, mentioning hemp’s potential as a building material. Kesek and Hempearth are perfectly poised for more cannabis innovation with Canada’s upcoming legalization of recreational marijuana.

 

*curated article from high times

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