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Hemp in consumer products: Ride Snowboards

Hemp has been slowly but steadily dribbling it’s way into consumer’s hands in the US over the last few years – a trend we love to see at Hemp.com. Manufacturers are embracing the amazing properties of Hemp fiber for their products while capturing the “green” benefits this low carbon-footprint plant …

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Getting the world into a Hemp t-shirt and hoodie

Gotta love a company whose mission statement is to get everyone in a Hemp tshirt by 2020. Bold statement, but their awesome designs could make that a reality. They have great looking outdoor gear and affordable hoodies in 60/40 Hemp blends. But don’t take our word for it, go check …

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Hemp.com Audio interview: John Shaw

John Shaw is probably the only Republican politician who has openly call for the legalization of ALL drugs. Hemp.com’s senior writer Josh Davis sits down with Florida state Senate candidate John Shaw to talk about why he narrowed his drug stance down to just a pro-hemp stance and if he …

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North Carolina company leads slow charge to Hempcrete acceptance

If you are here, you know that Hempcrete is a viable alternative to traditional concrete.  And these guys are leading the slow march to acceptance: “Western North Carolina essentially is the capital of hempcrete building in the United States right now,” said Gregory Flavall, the co-founder of Hemp Technologies, the …

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Hemp farming by the numbers

For anyone interested in the hard numbers of Hemp cultivation, here’s a government report on the history of Hemp production in Canada since its legalization in 1998: The industrial hemp production received a lot of attention in the early years. advocates of hemp production painted a rather rosy picture for …

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Why is hemp illegal?

Why is Hemp Illegal? A good question we repeatedly ask ourselves. It always goes back to a “follow the money” question. Who benefits from Hemp being illegal.  Who is making money because Americans can’t grow a fibrous weed in their country? Here’s a good primer on the reasons Hemp was …

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American Idol Hemp Wedding Dress designer unveiled

Alright Hemp fashonistas, we don’t have pictures of American Idol Crystal Bowersox‘s Hemp wedding dress yet. But we DO have the next best thing.  We now know who designed the dress. Here’s the designer’s website. Custom, natural fiber hemp wedding dresses and bridal gowns for your green wedding by Tara …

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Hemp may have inadvertantly been on California ballot

We’ve all heard about prop 19 – California’s effort to decriminalize marijuana within the state – but did the ballot measure  have implications for industrial hemp that the writers didn’t necessarily intend? Proposition 19 proponents say the initiative’s language allowing local governments to permit cannabis cultivation – by definition – …

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Hemp cars back in the mix with new design

Design students at a Canadien University use hemp fiber in their electric car design to make a lightweight and durable car.  It isn’t until after they release the innovative design do they realize that the media is going to focus on the Hemp/Pot connection. Oh well, one step closer to …

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Wicked Hemp making it look easy to be Green

Living green is getting easier as companies are pairing modern technology with time honored fibers and fabrics. Wicked Hemp is a great example of a green company that is producing environmentally friendly products in a package that any consumer could love. With the holidays just around the corner this is …

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Body Shop Warned Hemp Ads “Not Acceptable” in Sweden

Authorities in Örebro, Sweden issued a warning to the Body Shop for promoting their line of hemp skin care products with the image of a hemp leave on the Ads. According to Karin Wickberg Taylar, press spokesperson for The Body Shop Sweden, The Authorities, “argued that the use of the …

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New book examines the role of Hemp and Cannabis in modern culture

We try and stay away from Marijuana here at Hemp.com.  We find it confuses the issue for many people when discussing Industrial Hemp and Cannabis side by side. But last Friday’s “Science Friday” radio show on NPR featured an interesting interview with the editor of “The Pot Book: A complete …

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Hemp is the Hidden Key to Legal Marijuana

Hemp is the far bigger economic issue hiding behind legal marijuana. If the upcoming pot legalization ballot in California were decided by hemp farmers like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, it would be no contest. For purely economic reasons, if you told the Constitutional Convention in 1787 that the nation …

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Hemp Growers Tout Biodiesel Benefits

Researchers at Universtiy of Connecticut have found that the fiber crop Cannabis sativa, known as industrial hemp, has properties that make it viable and even attractive as a raw material, or feedstock, for producing biodiesel – sustainable diesel fuel made from renewable plant sources. The plant’s ability to grow in …

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Cities Ban Plastic Bags & Plastic Water Bottles

Another plastic bag another potential hazard for the environment This article in the Huffington Post is not a direct Hemp Article – but we at Hemp.com thought it News Worthy. The banning of Plastic Water Bottles and Plastic bags is beginning to gather support in various cities across the US. …

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‘HemPod’ at English University a proving ground for hempcrete

A University in England is attracting the attention of Architects internationally with their concept house the “HemPod.” The small structure is a proof of concept displaying the benefits of lime/hemp construction materials. Environmentally-friendly building materials are often more expensive than traditional materials, but the Renewable House project funded by the …

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