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We all know that cannabis can be used to make things like rope or clothing, but there are many more uses for the plant. Check out these 12 uses of cannabis we bet you’ve never heard of – after all, there’s a reason why cannabis was so widely cultivated throughout history!

 12 Uses of Cannabis You Never Knew About

12 Uses of Cannabis You Never Knew

By The Stoner's Cookbook

If you've ever wondered why cannabis has been cultivated for centuries, it's because it has so many uses, beyond the well-known fabrics and paper. Here are 12 other uses for the plant.

  • Soap

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Hemp soap can be used just like regular soap, and it's perfect for those who are allergic to gluten. As a plus, hemp seed oil is also great for moisturizing and softening skin.

  • Cardboard

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    This one's pretty obvious, most of us know that hemp can be used to make paper; since cardboard is made from paper, it follows that cardboard can also be made from hemp.

  • Lubricants

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Hemp seed oil can be made in to lubricants, both for personal use and for industrial use.

  • Putty

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Not silly putty, but the kind you put in your hair. Hemp putty works just as well as other putties too.

  • Ink

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Hemp seed oil can also be used to make inks, which have been used for screen printing t-shirts and newspapers. For an added bonus, use hemp ink on hemp paper.

  • Pesticides

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Many pesticides are made from natural repellent qualities of plants, and cannabis is naturally really good at repelling insects. 

  • Denim

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Levi Strauss made his first jeans with hemp. There are a few companies that sell cotton-hemp jeans. Given that hemp is extremely durable, it's unfortunate there's not more companies doing the same.

  • Caulking

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Caulking is used to seal seams in pipes or structures; hemp fiber soaked in tar was used on early ships to fill in the space in between the planks.

  • Boiler Fuel

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Hemp pellets are one of the best alternatives to wood, and can be used to fuel certain types of stoves and boilers.

  • Animal Feed

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Hemp seeds can be used for bird feed. There has been at least one interesting case of someone [accidentally growing cannabis by sowing birdfeed.](http://www.thelocal.de/20120905/44777)

  • Fiberglass

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Hemp composite alternatives for fiberglass are cheaper, lighter and environmentally friendlier. Many European car manufacturers choose hemp over fiberglass since it's also recyclable and more durable.

  • Concrete

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Also known as hempcrete, this hemp and lime mixture is used for construction and insulation, and is less brittle than concrete, meaning it doesn't need expansion joints. 

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