In addition to its many other delightful uses, cannabis can also make for a reliable building material. In Ein Hod, Israel, architectural firm Tav Group has created an “ecological house” using all earth-based materials, including one of the dankest substances around: hemp. The building’s walls are made of local stone from the site’s excavation material, while the upper floor walls are cast in a concrete alternative called hempcrete, made out of hemp mixed with lime.
The cannabis-based building material is an ecologically responsible alternative to typical concrete, which can cause a variety of environmental troubles, particularly in the toxic process of producing it. Hemp, on the other hand, makes for a groovy and natural construction alternative, and it even offers benefits that traditional concrete can’t provide.
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