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Hemp, the US illegal super crop

Kathleen Story wrote this awesome article reminding us of some very important history in these United States of America… A History Channel documentary DVD, called Secrets of the Founding Fathers, tells how the colonists grew hemp, cannabis sativa, as a main crop along with tobacco. It also depicts George Washington …

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Colorado: Enviro Textiles Promotes Hemp

Hemp in Colorado is not something new as we are reminded in this short news piece I saw on the Denver Post website. The founder of a local hemp textiles company, Enviro Textiles LLC, believes Colorado is poised to enter a new era of prosperity thanks to the recent passage …

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Hemp and the United States

Most anyone that knows anything about the history of hemp knows that the United States has a rich history of growing industrial hemp as a staple commodity that supported every aspect of the industrial revolution.  From the jeans that were once made out of hemp that made the Levi brand …

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Hemp and Marijuana Industry Flourish

After America’s Multi-decade Experiment with Cannabis Criminalization Ends The Hemp and Marijuana Industries Flourish The ballots were a hot commodity this past election as voters in some states prepared to either end or continue America’s multi-decade experiment with cannabis criminalization. Hemp, Inc. (OTC: HEMP) was front and center after 3 …

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Industrial Hemp Legalized in Colorado

Colorado falls bring kids to farms

Colorado Amendment 64 passed, allowing for the cultivation of industrial hemp. Most of the current buzz about the amendment is about legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes in the state. What has not made the national headlines is that Amendment 64 also included legalizing industrial hemp. Some key excerpts from Amendment …

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Dispelling the myth that hemp is marijuana

Hemp is not marijuana

Imogen Crispe — Hemp growers and sellers want to dispel the public perception that hemp is marijuana, as hemp contains similar nutrients to fish oil and has numerous health benefits. It was illegal to grow hemp in New Zealand until 12 years ago, when a ruling allowed people to get …

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Industrial Hemp Supportive Politicians

There’s a lot of smoke in the air surrounding medical marijuana and next week’s elections, and lost in the haze is the hemp issue. However, several Liberterian and Independent candidates have supported industrial hemp as a solution to economic problems in their region. Steven Wilson, Libertarian for Missouri 3rd Congressional …

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Hemp Seeds

Hemp Seeds for health not a high

Despite the Cannabis classification, hemp seeds aren’t for smoking, nor does it get you “high” as countless people have been led to believe. Hemp seeds are growing in popularity, thus, questions are arising concerning their presumed health benefits. So what is it ‘they’ don’t want you to know? Why would …

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Hemp – A Better Choice than Soy

Hemp is better than Soy

Today we have a wonderful article by Mikol on the amazing benefits of the hemp plant versus what soy can provide. Hemp Protein is well tolerated by humans, so many of us who are challenged with health issues can enjoy Hemp without any difficulties. Whether you are ill, young, or …

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MichiCAN – Just Another State That Could Reap The Rewards Growing Hemp

Michigan-MichiCAN if they grow hemp

“Because the government thinks people are stupid.” So say’s Larry Gabriel when waxing semi-poetic about the reason hemp is illegal in the United States. Larry has written a nice opinion article about his home of Michigan and its potential to be another mega-producing hemp farming state. Wouldn’t it be great …

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Maine: Where America’s Hemp Begins

Ok, So I changed Maine’s slogan a bit, but it’s true.  Maine is one of the states that has been progressive in its stance with hemp and it’s the furthest eastern state in the Continental United States. So America’s hemp does begin with… or could begin in Maine. Of course …

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Sustainable Hemp Buildings Provide Healthier Living

Industrial hemp farming is renewable and sustainable

Sustainable Hemp Buildings Improve Air Quality and Reduce Water Damage Pollutants for Healthier Living Standards Building with industrial hemp products is a way to create a more sustainable way of life for human beings. Most Hemp building products are carbon negative products, often regulating the air quality and keep water …

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From Russia With Hemp

Here’s a novel idea and one that could also be a  possible answer to fight the enormous amount of marijuana coming into the US from Mexico. The leader of the Sakha region in Siberia wants to plant industrial hemp in an effort to help quell the spread of its potent …

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Soil Contamination – Phytoremediation with Hemp

The phytoremediation process

Mother Nature’s Solution to Soil Contamination – Phytoremediation Phytoremediation is the environmentally friendly science of using plants and trees to remove heavy metals and other toxins from contaminated soil. By planting specific plants and trees, called hyper-accumulators, in polluted areas, the contaminants can be reduced. The science is simple, and …

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Sen. Ron Wyden’s attempt to bring back industrial hemp fails

Sen. Ron Wyden’s attempt to expand production of industrial hemp fails Hemp is a plant that has many commercial applications but Sen. Ron Wyden’s effort to include a provision in the farm bill to formally classify it as a legitimate crop failed Thursday as the Senate finished work on the …

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Vermont: Legal hemp could net big money for farmers

Vermont is not a state that one would expect a conversation over what farmers can and can not grow, especially in these hard economic times, however maybe it is what we need.  Industrial hemp was one of the main topics which reminds us how much we really need to discuss …

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It Could Come Down To This

Such a small part of a monster Bill could be a game changer for US farmers, agriculture, technology, nutrition, the economy…alot of stuff. That is if enough Senators get on board and only if then the White House decides they like it. The latter of which does not look promising. …

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David Bronner Arrested at Capital for HEMP

Authorities in Washington DC went to extreme measures to arrest an Escondido soap-maker Monday, using a chainsaw to access the man protesting outside the White House. David Bronner, CEO of Escondido’s top-selling Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, was protesting laws banning hemp harvesting in the U.S., according to the Washington Post. …

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Hemp.com Exclusive: Bringing It Home Filmmakers talk Hemp

Bringing It Home Filmmakers Linda Booker and Blaire Johnson joined Josh Davis at Hemp.com for this exclusive interview. There is a new documentary currently in production that has the potential to be one of the best made on the current potential of the Hemp Industry. I was fortunate enough to …

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US Drug Czar Responds to White House Petition – Fail

Failing the American People! Yes, White House – you fail. You’re official response to why Hemp can not be farmed in the US  gets an F in my book! Not only did it take you 6 months to respond, but you even included misleading information in the words you choose.  …

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