My blog is dedicated to the exploration of industrial hemp in America including the rich history of all forms of cannabis, the evolving law and politics of hemp and marijuana, the many products made from cannabis and the capacity, real or imagined, of hemp to re-industrialize rural America and revitalize the American family farm.
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Shred The Gnar And Save The Planet With This Hemp Skateboard
Indeed, the relationship should strengthen even more once this skate deck made entirely from hemp––a variation of the cannabis plant most commonly grown to be used for industrial purposes––reaches consumers. The product launched today on Kickstarter and is made and designed by Rolkaz Collective.
“Trees take around 60 years to mature before they can be cut down to make skateboards. Growing hemp only takes 12-14 weeks,” Janko Mandick of Rolkaz Collective said to Inverse. The deck is "made solely of natural hemp and flax fibers bound together with high-performance plant-based resin.”
The collective hopes to raise $25,000 for the sustainable deck yet to be produced.