Industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is a versatile plant that can be grown for its fiber, seed, or oil. The cannabis plant is one of the most versatile materials that can be found on planet Earth. Industrial hemp has many uses, including paper, textiles, biodegradable plastics, construction, health food, and fuel. It is one of the fastest growing biomasses known and one of the earliest domesticated plants known. It also runs parallel with the “Green Future” objectives that are becoming increasingly popular. Hemp requires little to no pesticides and produces oxygen. Furthermore, hemp can be used to replace many potentially harmful products, such as tree paper, cosmetics, and plastics, most of which are petroleum-based and do not decompose easily.
The inaugural session will set an agenda for the Conference.