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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hemp Plastic Might Be Material of the Future

Henry Ford Hemp and soy car

For as long as we can remember, plastic has been used for just about everything and anything we can get our hands on. It’s all over our houses, in our cars, even in life-saving medical devices and implants. The thing is, plastic isn’t all that safe for the environment. Industrial ...

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2014 NoCo Hemp Expo – Colorado Hemp

Colorado Hemp Company showcasing Hemp Shoes!

The future of industrial hemp in Colorado becomes clearer and more exciting every day but events like the 2014 NoCo Hemp Expo highlight the economic value that industrial hemp brings to Colorado !  Colorado Hemp Company from Loveland, Colorado brought us this incredible event which was perfectly in line with ...

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Arizona: Hemp-Farming Bill Voted Down

Industrial Hemp Field - Healthy and almost ready for harvest

Arizona’s Senate Judiciary Committee voted against a bill that would allow industrial hemp farming in the state. Hemp farming is illegal in most states, despite the fact that smoking the plant, which is related to marijuana plants, won’t get you stoned. Just as more pro-marijuana bills are showing up around ...

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Hemp growing going legit

Colorado Hemp being harvested

The US government is ready to let farmers grow hemp – at least the kind that can’t get people high. Hemp – marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin that’s used to make everything from clothing to cooking oil – could soon be cultivated in 10 states under a federal farm bill agreement that ...

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Colorado:Clarify laws on growing hemp

Green hemp stalk after a harvest

The Denver Post – Amendment 64, in addition to legalizing the use and sale of recreational marijuana, also authorized the growing of hemp — at least in theory. Grown widely by our ancestors in America, hemp has a remarkable number of uses. Its seeds and fibers can be used in cosmetics, ...

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Tennessee considers legalizing hemp

Colorado Hemp being harvested

Tennessean.com – Manufacturers use hemp in plastics, insulation and even a little paper. Health food lovers eat hemp seeds by the handful for the protein and omega-3 fats. Hemp clothes, shoes and handbags sell for top dollar, prized for durability. But while hemp fields abound in Canada and Europe, only ...

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Industrial Hemp Could be Indiana’s Next Cash Crop

Senator Richard Young Jr - Indiana Hemp Advocate

Indiana Senator Richard D. Young Jr. – Indiana’s agriculture sector has long been the backbone of the Hoosier economy. In 2011 alone, the Indiana Business Research Center estimates Indiana ag contributed $37.9 billion in economic output and supported 190,000 jobs. To ensure agriculture remains a vital driver of economic activity, ...

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Kentucky: Comer to pitch hemp to auto execs

Kentucky-The Hemp State

Janet Patton wrote this great article on the Kentucky.com website on how industrial hemp is changing the ways we do business and how a change is possible through determined people! Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said hemp fibers could make cars “greener.” –Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will take his pitch ...

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Kentucky Hemp Growers Cooperative Association

Hemp leaves

The Kentucky Hemp Growers Cooperative Association is a member-owned corporation providing assistance, information, and resources to partner-members endeavoring to produce or sell industrial hemp. Incorporated in 1994, the Cooperative seeks to uphold a tradition of legal and profitable hemp production in Kentucky. The original Kentucky hemp cooperative association, organized during ...

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