Some of its uses include textiles, fuel, paper, food and fiber.
Marijuana derives from the bud, leaves and flowers of the hemp plant, which is the main excuse for the illegalization of hemp.
It has an interesting relationship with the law. The government used to allow people to pay their taxes with hemp, however it is outlawed in most countries.
If hemp was made legal worldwide, it could potentially reverse global warming.
hemp has many uses, some of which are:
hemp cultivation is regulated in some countries, and outlawed in others (much like varieties of cannabis used for recreational or medicinal drug use).
whilst THC is present in all cannabis plant varieties to a certain extent, the THC levels in hemp are minute and have little intoxicating effects.
so unless your dealer is trying to scam you, he won't be selling you an ounce of hemp. you buy hemp from hemp factories, not from drug dealers.
Forms of hemp may someday be used as fodder to Terra form an alien world. It can survive in all Earths elements. Lives fast, dies nutrient rich, has many offspring. Born to be wild and survive!
I can imagine what forms of hemp will exist in 2100. I can already see money being spent on "herbal genetic manipulation". That and animal DNA manipulation... Lets just hope the manipulation and natural selection don't interfere with each other.
Some form of hempwill feed the worlds hungry first. Then, to provide oxygen and food for long distance space journeys, a form of hemp will be developed.
For those relaxing, romantic comet tours, a bowl of "plutonium Nyborg" Weed (Super high potency THC, grown on mars) Wow. I won't be alive to see this come to light, however the genetic manipulation of plant species (and animal *shudder*) are begining now.
Hemp was a major pharmaceutical prior to legislation against it in 1933
Smoke the evil weed