Using hemp as a fire-resistant building material in construction offers numerous advantages, including fire resistance, sustainability, energy efficiency, environmental benefits, and local job growth. It’s an innovative option that aligns with the growing emphasis on eco-conscious and resilient building practices and its use is directly aligned with at least 6 of the 17 U.N. Sustainability Development Goals.
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Oneal Latimore is a native of west Philadelphia, an Army veteran, and the founder of Eastern Hemp Company, LLC, a consulting firm focused on agricultural systems design, plant-based industrial materials, product development, and supply chain logistics. Oneal serves as an operational partner of Think and Grow Solutions LLC, an agricultural technology company currently focused on food preservation techniques and global cultivation methods.
He is dedicated to connecting the urban and rural economies through cooperative business models and sustainable solutions. He is an industry partner in the Diasporic Alliance of Cannabis Opportunities (DACO), a non-profit whose mission is to further enrich the knowledge base and strengthen best practices among black operators in the cannabis industry. Drawing from over a decade of cannabis cultivation, Oneal is the founder of several consumer brands including: Atlas Alchemy, an animal centered suite of CBD products, and Pepper Bru, a functional energy beverage.