Try assessing hemp at the micro level

FKrogstad fkrogstad at
Mon Jan 27 03:41:37 EST 1997

>> However for wood prodcution it take years to grow a tree while the hemp
>> plant has faster growth and harvesting.
>Time is irrelevant; total annual production volume per acre is what
>matters. Trees such as aspen and other poplars produce considerably more
>fiber volume per acre per year than hemp.

Let us not forget that forests provide forest habitat, which is quite
different that the habitat provided by cultivated hemp fields.  

Finn Krogstad

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