Originally Posted by 40AmpstoFreedom
I cannot in anyway see growing it indoors to be at all profitable...It's hard in legal states for weed which has far more use and demand to be profitable indoors. Not to mention hemp growth is incredibly different from our weed of this day. To my knowledge its like crazy sativa landrace untamed growth with no buds really. You grow for the fibers. I could be wrong because my knowledge is limited but the few pictures and things I have seen and read lead me to this logic.
I think that is basically correct. You are growing the main stalk. The flowers have almost nothing to them, aside from the fact it can get really seedy. These seeds should have a respectable health or nutrition aspect, but if any of it has any of the medicinal or stoner compounds, I am not sure. Legal in England because it is great bird seed.
Because you are mainly growing one stalk, the plants are grown within inches of each other, and if I was trying to harvest 5-6' stalks, I could probably do three crops a year. Understanding it to be a wild, fast grower, it is hard to see a greenhouse application which would work well for vegetables or cannabis buds you wish to keep intact. In fact, if you don't control it, hemp will probably spread and take over almost every other weed.
However I'd expect the actual demand to be massive. Henry Ford made a freaking car body out of it. I mean, we could replace nylon and polyester and be done with it, and, aren't those the *real* reasons weed is illegal? I think about 70% of all the stuff in this room could have been made from hemp, and when you add in the edible aspect, you've got so much it can do that nothing else really can. Peanuts and soy are close, but hemp likely beats them all.