The Environmental Protection Agency, is awarding Washington state based company, Earth Merchant, a $100,000 grant. This grant will support the development of sustainable industrial hemp bricks. Hemp based concrete is known as hempcrete and has already shown multiple benefits from its original counterpart. Hempcrete breathes, allowing moisture to evaporate, it is also not the desired food of termites. It holds a steady temperature while being nontoxic and lightweight. The pros do come with cons, such as increased cost as well as needing a lot of fertilizer in the grow process. Checkout this article to learn more about this project.