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From textile production to paper making, the hemp plant has numerous applications in the real world. However, most people don't realise that the cannabis plant also works to keep the air clean, the soil healthy, and to minimise pollution by reducing industrial waste. Here are 4 products you can use to reduce the cannabis footprint!

Most cannabis smokers are likely unaware of the myriad ways in which the cannabis plant can benefit humanity and the environment. Alongside its physiological and therapeutic effects, cannabis can also nurture and protect thriving ecosystems. The hemp plant can produce everything from paper to food, while being less resource-intensive and creating less pollution than other industrial crops.

However, smokers can also do their part to minimise cannabis-related waste and pollution. Keep reading to find out how cannabis can benefit the environment, and how you can contribute.

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Cannabis And The Environment

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The cannabis plant has long been demonised as a source of societal ill. However, looking beyond the decades of Reefer Madness, we can see that hemp actually has a wide range of uses and applications out in the world. The fibre, oil, leaves, and seeds of the hemp plant are used in the production of an array of industrial and consumer goods such as fabric, rope, paper, and even food.

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Hemp has environmental applications as well. For example, it can be used for decontaminating water and soil, restoring ecosystems, and as a natural pesticide. Its roots dig deep down into the soil, preventing topsoil erosion and desertification. Additionally, these roots have been shown to have a beneficial effect during flooding because of their ability to absorb excess water.

Moreover, because hemp does not require large amounts of water, fertilisers, or pesticides, it is considered to have a negative carbon footprint and a beneficial overall impact on the environment.

In addition, hemp’s utility means that it can replace more environmentally intensive or destructive crops. For instance, it is not only more durable and less resource-intensive to produce than cotton, but is also of higher quality, and more productive in terms of yield.

When compared to timber pulp, hemp is more durable and more efficient, while having a greater potential for recyclability. Cannabis paper can be recycled nearly twice as many times as standard pulp paper. Furthermore, the pulp and paper industry contributes vast amounts of annual pollution to both the air and water. Therefore, more hemp-derived paper products means less of the pollution typically associated with pulp and paper making.

4 Eco-Friendly Accessories For Cannabis Smokers

4 Eco-friendly Accessories For Cannabis Smokers

How can you help the environment as a cannabis smoker, you ask? The easiest way is by reducing the amount of waste you leave behind, and by making a point to use more sustainable, recyclable, and less wasteful products and accessories.

Here are 4 examples of eco-friendly accessories that get the job done, without being a drag on Mother Nature!

Karma Bee-Friendly Filter Tips

Karma Bee-friendly Filter Tips

Class up your joints, blunts, and spliffs with Karma’s bee-friendly filter tips. Nothing ruins the joint-smoking experience quite like sucking dry plant matter into your mouth. These filter tips will not only prevent that, but will leave behind a smaller footprint than other brands or homemade filters.

Unfortunately, after use, most filter tips are simply discarded as litter. Karma bee-friendly filter tips are designed to prevent the damage that this could cause the environment. When exposed to soil and rain, these filters grow into bee-friendly plants and flowers that produce nectar.

But these filters aren’t just good for the environment, they’re also good for you. Karma’s bee-friendly tips also filter out any excess tar and nicotine upon inhalation. Bees are a crucial part of a healthy, thriving ecosystem. In this day and age, they are constantly under threat from viruses and pesticides. Do your part to keep them safe by using bee-friendly filter tips.

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Smoking Organic King-Size Rolling Papers

Smoking Organic King-size Rolling Papers

Switching to organic rolling papers is a great way to reduce your environmental footprint as a cannabis smoker. These Organic King-Size Rolling Papers by Smoking are made from 100% certified hemp, grown organically with no herbicides or pesticides. Additionally, these unbleached papers are produced with 100% pure vegetable gum and contain no additives or extra colouring.

However, these papers aren’t just environmentally friendly, they’re also a delight to smoke. These slow-burning papers produce very little ash and can be counted on for a clean, smooth, even smoke with every paper. Moreover, their massive size means they can really pack a punch when filled up.

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Raw Bamboo Backflip Tray

Raw Bamboo Backflip Tray

The RAW Bamboo Backflip Tray will keep the joint-rolling process clean and clear. This easy-to-use unit will prevent dry plant matter from spilling about and getting lost. Moreover, its detachable magnetic rolling aid makes life even easier.

Most rolling trays are made out of conventional plastic, a material that is difficult to recycle, even when disposed of correctly. However, the Roll Master Bamboo Rolling Tray is made out of bamboo, a naturally sustainable and eco-friendly material. Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet and is considered to be more efficient at converting carbon dioxide into oxygen than most other common trees.

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Raw Ecoplastic Joint Roller

Raw Ecoplastic Joint Roller

Raw’s Ecoplastic Joint Roller makes rolling blunts and joints a breeze. Unlike most other joint rollers on the market, this one is neither made from conventional plastic, nor made in China. Instead, it is produced from hemp-derived plastic, which is more sustainable and easier to recycle.

Now you can roll away with peace of mind that you aren’t harming the environment with your smoke! Plus, the device is lightweight and super easy to take with you on-the-go for whenever you’re inspired to light up.

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David AB

Written by: David AB
Writer and cannabis enthusiast from Western Canada. When he's not writing, you can probably find him on the slopes of the Rockies or kicking back with a cold one!

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