Just when you thought we had pretty much figured out most of the viable uses for marijuana, a recent development will have us all reconsidering what we know about cannabis. Hempearth, a highly innovative Canadian cannabis company, took it upon themselves to design the world’s first airplane that could be put together using hemp and runs off of hemp oil! A Florida based company named Velocity, Inc. then built the very environmentally friendly vehicle based off of Hempearth’s creative designs.
While we’ve always considered marijuana and hemp to be extremely versatile with regards to their use, this is taking things to a whole new level of innovation! Could this be the start of a new trend in the cannabis markets? Be sure to follow the link below for more info on this exciting project!
Getting high has never been more literal. Someone just built the world’s first plane made from and powered by cannabis. Not only does this totally functional plane run on 100 percent hemp oil, but it was made entirely from cannabis. Everything from the seats, the wings, the plane walls and even the pillows contains hemp.
The world’s first plane made from and powered by cannabis can hold one pilot and four very lucky passengers. The plane’s wingspan is 36 feet.
Why Build A Plane Made From Hemp?
Cannabis, in addition to being one of the world’s healthiest and most enjoyable herbs, is also an incredibly versatile material. Hemp is 10 times stronger than steel. This means that it can withstand a lot more weight before and breaks, and it can bend way further than metal.
Additionally, traditional aerospace materials are heavier than hemp. Most manufacturers use aluminum to built planes. Hemp is significantly lighter and therefore requires a lot less fuel to get up in the sky.