Published On May 11, 2016 » 668 Views» All Articles
Cannabis Hemp Car
Source:Robert Celt 420 MAGAZINE
- Bruce Michael Dietzen, a businessman from Florida recently assembled a carbon-negative automobile made from cannabis hemp as part of his Renew project.
- Dietzen is not the first man to pull together an automobile using cannabis hemp.
- “Back in 1941, Ford experimented with hemp-based constructions, along with soy, flax and resin compounds, to create the world’s first hemp ride,” Yahoo notes in an article.
- The article notes that the “green machine was built using a Mazda chassis and three layers of woven hemp, a far lighter material than fiberglass”
- Building the car was not easy for Dietzen because of the controversy surrounding the plant.
- “Many states are starting to make it legal, it’s a really great sign as we’re getting back to the point where we’re starting to make products out of Industrial hemp just as Henry Ford suggested we should do, we can grow our own Petroleum, Paper and Plastic, all from the Soil,” he told Daily Mail.
- The invention of convertible sportscar, according to Dietzen, hopes to demystify the taboo behind the controversial cannabis plant.
- The body of the automobile uses about 100 lbs of woven hemp, which is actually far stronger than steel.
- Ford’s car also uses ethanol made from hemp, making it more environmentally friendly.
- Apparently, Cannabis, deemed illegal by most of the government, may just help in building a greener future for the whole planet.
- The mission of Dietzen is to continue what Ford did, and make carbon negative cars by 2025.
- The former executive is currently working on a Docu-Series titled “Hempsters Cannabis Car Tour” to spread the word out.
- The car itself cost him $200,000 to build.