Car made from cannabis is one smokin’ ride

Posted at 10:34 AM, Jun 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-10 10:35:08-04

DALLAS - The Cannabis Car might look like just another little red sports car, but Bruce Dietzen's ride is a little outside the norm.

"The body is made out of cannabis hemp," said Dietzen, sitting in the car his company Renew Sports Cars manufactured.  "Instead of using woven fiberglass, we use a woven hemp, and it allows us to save weight, and is actually the strongest [plant-based] material. Also, it's carbon-negative, because it's plant material. This is the future.  In fact, it was going to be the future Henry Ford planned on making all cars this way."

Instead, hemp was banned in the 1930s. That's why Dietzen has been touring the country, pushing to legalize industrial hemp nationwide.