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Cannabis: a plant still largely unknownCannabis Research

Publié le 15 July 2022 par AQIC

3 myths about cannabis

On this page we talk about 3 myths about cannabis and briefly remind you the history of its repression. You will see that the cannabis plant is much more than pot...

Myth #1 - The cannabis plant is grown for its flowers

This is not true. Every part of the plant can be used and offers interesting perspectives for many industries: from the pharmaceutical industry to the cosmetics industry and even the construction industry, passing of course by the medical use. Here are some of the many uses that are made of this biomass: 

Flowers and leaves

  • High cannabinoid content (including THC, CBD, and CBG)
  • Used for medical and recreational purposes
  • Used to create cosmetics, detergents and pet food

Seeds

  • Their oil is rich in essential fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6)
  • Used as food supplements
  • Used in cosmetics
  • Sources of biofuels (biodiesel and ethanol)
  • Used in high value-added products

Stem

  • With the fibers we can create high quality fabrics, ropes and paper
  • Is a source of biofuels
  • Used to make building materials like bricks
  • Used to create bioplastics, an environmentally friendly alternative to petroleum-based plastics

Roots

  • Have a high tolerance to heavy metals
  • Make cannabis useful in soil decontamination

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