Hemp has a variety of uses, not just for rope and fabric, but also as a readily renewable resource for making paper, construction materials, high protein food, and safe, clean fuel.
Hemp can be grown nearly anywhere. It grows very rapidly and has many uses:
- Rope. Hemp fiber is very strong.
- Textiles. Hemp fiber can be woven into a material like light cotton (suitable for T-shirts etc.) or a thick canvas material suitable for bags, warm blankets. See the page on spinning and weaving for instructions on what to do with it once harvested.
- Hempcrete (also see Wikipedia page: hempcrete)
- a small percentage of hemp was used in what appears to be a composite - rather than bioplastic - car body (70% fiber, of which fiber 10% was hemp, and 30% binder) - 
- replacement for plastics (example: hemp fiber, biocomposites, etc.)
- Food - The seeds are extremely nutritious.
- animal feed
- body care (soaps - from hemp oil and lye)
- various chemicals
- fuels (hemp oil / biodiesel/ cellulosic ethanol)
- Overview publication - 
- North American Industrial Hemp Council
- Appropedia: Hemp
- OMAFRA: Growing Industrial Hemp in Ontario
- Largest hemp processing plant in America -