Month: May 2006

Hemp History

I just stumbled across this great Cannabis time line on the BBC’s site. The emphasis is on hemp rather than the smokable kind of cannabis: 1794 Hemp becomes one of the most important agricultural products in the US. George Washington declares “make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere.”

Hemp investment

This brief in the Ontario Business News should be front page news in every newspaper in the industrialized world: Industrial hemp plant seeks financial backing I hope some of our savvy readers see the investment opportunity here. To be a part owner in one of the few industrial hemp processing plants in the western …

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We missed the Hoedown!

I’m sorry people, I dropped the ball on this one. I missed last month’s Hemp Hoedown in Piedmont. Event organizers tout the benefits of hemp, a relative of the marijuana plant that is not smoked but can be used to make items including lotions, paper, clothing and burritos. “Hemp seed and oil is the only …

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Forbes for Hemp?

Another good mention of North Dakota’s drive toward Hemp Farming. This time in Forbes of all places. Good, that’s lending industrial Hemp the legitmacy it deserves. North Dakota is pushing ahead with plans to license state farmers to grow industrial hemp even as it tries to allay law enforcement fears about marijuana’s biological cousin.

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