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Cob: rope making fibersShannon C. Dealy dealy at deatech.com
Tue Aug 8 12:01:27 PDT 2000
On Wed, 9 Aug 2000, Rosemary Lyndall Wemm wrote: > > I would think hemp would make an excellent reinforcing fiber ...... > > hemp fiber is widely known to be quite rot > > resistant.... As for its prohibition, that is a > > political matter, and politics, I've been warned, is not to be brought to > > this list. > > No, I think it's a practical matter. I think I would have a lot of trouble > growing hemp in Australia without running the risk of being arrested and > jailed. I don't like that idea! It would certainly cut down on the time I > had available to make cob ;-) I imagine that I might experience similar > problems in the US - and run the risk of being "exported" to Australia as > well ;-( Different countries, different laws. You will probably have to check with the local authorities on what is legal for you, I have heard that some countries are loosening up on growing fiber grade hemp (minimal/no THC content). Here in the U.S., it is pretty much illegal to grow any form of the hemp plant, though since there is no problem with importing cloth/clothing and rope made from hemp, I would assume that you could import the raw fiber as well. Of course, given the added cost of importing hemp and the ready availability of straw (as a waste product in many areas) throughout most of the U.S.A., for the time being it appears straw will be the fiber of choice around here. Shannon C. Dealy | DeaTech Research Inc. dealy at deatech.com | - Custom Software Development - | Embedded Systems, Real-time, Device Drivers Phone: (800) 467-5820 | Networking, Scientific & Engineering Applications or: (541) 451-5177 | www.deatech.com
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