The waste fibers from hemp can be transformed into high-performance energy storage devices, according to Dr. David Mitlin of Clarkson University, in New York, who describes his device in the Journal, ACS90.

Cannabis bark was cooked into nano-sheets and built into super-capacitors, on a par with or better than graphene (which is extremely expensive to produce and considered the supermaterial for endless uses in next generation technology).

Electric cars and power tools could harness this energy, researchers said, during a presentation of their work at the Chemical Society meeting in 2014.

Unfortunately, the incredibly versatile material known as non-psychoactive hemp, is still illegal to be grown in the US.

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