High Times Beckon for Using Hemp to Build Houses - Cannabis News

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The first modern hemp house was constructed in 2010, in North Carolina. There are now about 50 such homes in the country.

The Romans have been using it since the days of Julius Caesar, but not to get high. Both Washington and Jefferson grew it.

Now that several states have legalized the use of marijuana for some recreational and medical purposes, one of the biggest untapped markets for the cannabis plant itself — at least one variety — could be as a building tool.

The most sustainable building material isn’t concrete or steel — it’s fast-growing hemp.

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Adam Popescu ~ NYTimes.com