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Support Hemp History Week

Doug Fine- First Legal Harvest

Show your support for Hemp History Week by reading a book that is all about industrial hemp and the re-introduction of it to our farmers. First Legal Harvest is the new hemp-printed monograph from the world’s industrial hemp fields and the digital age industries they are already supplying. By Doug ...

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The Hempster Film Series

Hempsters Plant The Seed keeps changing people's views

The Hempsters Documentary film is on the move this spring, helping educate about Hemp and picking up the momentum for their upcoming film tour. The Hempsters films are a five-part series documenting the Hemp movement from the struggle to legalize through progress in the US and around the globe, and ...

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Hemp Milk does a body good

Making Hemp Milk

About a decade ago when someone asked you if you wanted some milk, your first thought would automatically go straight to “cow”. And why wouldn’t it? Milk was and is synonymous with cows. But now times have changed and our grocery stores and food markets are flooded with plant-based alternatives ...

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Update: Kentucky Hemp is Flourishing

Kentucky farmers need to grow hemp

After some issues at the start of the hemp plot programs in Kentucky, including a lengthy legal battle for their seeds, it seems the hemp crops have begun to flourish at a mind-blowing rate. The industrial hemp stalks have now grown from 6 feet to a whopping 16 feet in ...

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5 Facts about hemp you won’t believe!

History of hemp - Hemp Facts

Current hemp news tells us that industrial hemp is on the rise in America. More states are beginning to grow their own industrial hemp, just as it was centuries ago. But here are a fistful of hemp facts I think will blow your minds! If anything, it’s a good read ...

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Australia Leading the Industrial Hemp Race

Agriculture in Australia is booming

Hemp is a fast growing, water efficient crop, which can thrive in the worst soil and can be used for a bevy of products, including paper, food, and medicine. It was around thousands of years ago and it’s still being grown today, just not as much since being banned in ...

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Industrial Hemp Takes Root

Industrial hemp roots are very strong and dense

Industrial Hemp Takes Root (Wherever you plant it) Something special happened last May. Before we get into all that, let me ask you this: how much do you enjoy weeds? Not that kind of “weed”, but the type that sprouts from your yard and driveway that you have to constantly ...

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Hawaii to Research Hemp Bio-Fuel

Hemp is great as a biofuel

Last Tuesday, the University of Hawaii’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources was given the go-ahead to grow industrial hemp thanks to the bill SB2175. The two year project involves researching the crop, in addition to growing the hemp to remove toxins from contaminated soil, as well as making ...

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Industrial Hemp in Kentucky is Exceeding Expectations

The return of Kentucky hemp has started

It’s been over 50 years since Kentucky has legally grown industrial hemp. Now, it’s begun again, and the crop is growing quicker and more beautifully than anyone could have anticipated. After a quick battle with the DEA over confiscated hemp seeds, just six weeks since those hemp seeds were planted, ...

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The Declaration of Industrial Hemp

July 4th - Independance Day

On July 4th, 1776, something absolutely amazing happened. A man by the name of John Adams was pushing for independence from Great Britain and the 13 American colonies would soon become the United States of America thanks to Thomas Jefferson’s draft of the Declaration of Independence. This pivotal piece of ...

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Nelson County Farmer Fights for Industrial Hemp

Historic picture of a farmer Cutting down a hemp field

A local farmer named Jerry Thornton of Nelson county Virginia believes he has a plan that will create tons of jobs in the area, save trees, and preserve precious farmland in the state. The idea is to begin growing industrial hemp that Thornton (founder of Commonwealth Hemp) believes can help ...

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Lack of Seeds Leave Hemp Farmers Restless

Empty hemp field

Colorado hemp farmers were as eager as anyone to start planting industrial hemp on their test plots, but lack of available seeds has left two Montezuma County farmers stuck in a holding pattern. “We are having an impossible time getting seed,” said Merle Root of Pleasant View. Root and fellow ...

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What’s the Deal with the DEA?

Making Hemp Milk

Hemp seeds are more than just a vessel in which to sprout stalks of cannabis sativa for textiles, paper, food products, cosmetics, fuel, and more. They are a potential life-saving miracle seed with clinically documented cases where the CBD in hemp has proved useful in preventing seizures in children as ...

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Industrial Hemp Knowledge On The Rise!

George Washington the hemp farmer

Since the dawn of time industrial hemp has served as a key ingredient in almost every major building material, cloth, and even food. It’s no wonder that industrial hemp has been taking off across the country, starting with pilot projects in Colorado and Kentucky. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture, ...

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Eat Hemp, Stay Healthy: Part Two

Hemp seeds are healthy! Cook with hemp seeds

In Eat Hemp Seeds, Stay Healthy we learned about industrial hemp seeds and how awesome they are for your health! Today we are revisiting that topic and I am again going to provide you a few fun ways to incorporate industrial hemp seeds into your diet. Industrial hemp has brought ...

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Industrial Hemp is Key to Clean Soil

Hemp phytoremediation

Hemp is a variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L. that contains minimal amounts (less than 1%) of THC, the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. It is a tall, slender, fibrous plant similar to flax. Various parts of the plant can be used to make a wide variety of ...

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Facts about Industrial Hemp

Hemp drying

I thought it might be fun to explore some interesting and thought provoking facts about industrial hemp since there isn’t too much going on right now in the world of current hemp news. Hemp might be older than you think. Hemp is among one of the oldest industries on the ...

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Colorado Hemp Seeds Seized By Feds

Colorado Industrial Hemp

Just when you thought hemp seeds were once again free to ship into the country with the DEA getting their hands on them, current hemp news discovers a massive shipment of hemp seeds heading into the US (bound for Colorado) from Canada, has been taken by federal authorities in North ...

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Industrial Hemp: The Struggle for Greatness

Hemp growing on a farm

There are 15 states in the US who have passed the bill to allow farmers to plant, grow, and harvest industrial hemp for research purposes. Two states, however, are ahead of the pack, and beginning to plant hemp on specific pilot plots this year. Colorado and Kentucky are two states ...

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