To help industrial hemp become mainstream in the construction industry, a couple of ways are:

  1. Raise Awareness: Educating architects, builders, and consumers about the benefits of hemp as a building material is crucial. Highlight its sustainability, durability, and carbon sequestration properties to create a demand for hemp-based products like hempcrete [1][2].
  2. Legalization and Regulation: Advocating for the legalization and regulation of industrial hemp can remove barriers to its widespread use. This includes promoting favorable building codes and standards that allow for the use of hemp in construction [3].

By increasing awareness and creating a supportive regulatory environment, industrial hemp can become a more mainstream and widely accepted building material.