Times Union – Hemp houses raise high hopes in Hudson Valley

Entrepreneur hopes home shows potential of ”hempcrete”

As the state takes its first tentative steps to allow growing of hemp, a Hudson Valley entrepreneur is betting that the plant — the non-psychoactive cousin of marijuana — will become a cash crop for an ecologically friendly building material.

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National Geographic – Hemp Homes Could Hit New High As Growing Cannabis Gets Legal

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Wall Street Analyst Wants to Build Homes Out of Weed

James Savage, a Wall Street analyst, was disturbed when he saw the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. The feeling continued when after the water subsided, the homes that survived were uninhabitable because they had been overtaken with mold. “There has to be something better we can do than this,” he recalls thinking. The solution he discovered was hempcrete, a mold-resistant cement-like building material made from cannabis.

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