Though commercial marijuana became legal in Alaska in February 2015, hemp is not yet legal.

When an oil spill occurs, one of the first reactions is to use something to mop it up.

Respondents typically will use clay-based absorbents on land-based spills or polymer dispersants on water to help dissipate or collect the oil so it’s easier to remove from the spill site.

However, it can be expensive and may take significant volumes before the spill is under control. David Schmitt, the COO of Spring Hope, North Carolina-based Industrial Hemp Manufacturing, thinks there’s a better way.

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Elizabeth Earl ~ Morris News Service via HomerNews.com ~

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