We’ve used cannabis for tens of thousands of years. Not just to get high but also to make textiles, paper, medicine and much more. We then outlawed it for decades – only to realize the stuff is pretty good at helping fight climate change. So get ready for the cannabis comeback.
Reporter: Serdar Vardar
Camera: Serdar Vardar
Video Editor: David Jacobi
Supervising Editor: Joanna Gottschalk , Malte Rohwer-Kahlmann & Kiyo Dörrer
We’re destroying our environment at an alarming rate. But it doesn’t need to be this way. Our new channel Planet A explores the shift towards an eco-friendly world — and challenges our ideas about what dealing with climate change means. We look at the big and the small: What we can do and how the system needs to change. Every Friday we’ll take a truly global look at how to get us out of this mess.
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Hemp and sustainable agriculture:
Challenges of revitalizing hemp:
Hemp as a sustainable raw material: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S240584402200041X
A potted history of Cannabis:
00:52 The forgotten crop
04:08 Buildings made from hemp
07:03 Better paper?
08:00 Hemp and the textile industry
10:12 What holds us back
12:12 What lies ahead
Special thanks for background interviews to:
Robert C. Pearce