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Hemp.com letter to President Obama

Dear President Obama, an Editorial by Josh Davis -There are 21 Countries, including Canada, Great Britain, Spain, France Germany, Romania and China that currently grow hemp. Why not the USA? Mr. President Obama, care to answer?

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First in the country, an Asheville house made of hemp

Karon Korp and Russ Martin researched a lot of types of construction for the house they wanted to build on Town Mountain. They settled on hemp – and not just because it would make their house the first in the nation to be built of the material. They chose hemp …

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Podcast#2 – Nathan Armstrong, President of Motive Industries Inc.

Nathan Armstrong, President of Motive Industries Inc - Podcast #2 Hemp.com goes in depth to understand what Bio-composites are and why now is the time that we should be looking to hemp and other bio-crops as alternatives to certain metals and petroleum based products.

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Henry Ford’s Hemp Car Re-Examined

Remember the famous picture of Mr. Ford slamming the back of his car with an Axe or some sort of large pounding device? (see picture below). We’ve googled that image, whichmost people  refer as “Henry’s Hemp Car” –  but according to the officials at the Henry Ford Museum it was …

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Canada Is Leading The Way With Hemp In The Automotive Industry

Hemp is back in the driver’s seat – or rather surrounding the driver – in this latest car built by Canadian auto-maker Motive Industries Inc. “We’re hoping it will demonstrate Canada’s abilities in technology and vehicle development. Something that hasn’t been highlighted internationally—ever. If successful it will generate a whole …

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GMO Crops Pulled From Wildlife Refuges

Sometimes we report on subjects that might not be directly related to Hemp, but we think they’re pretty darn important anyway. A recent lawsuit settlement resulted in the Fish & Wild Life Service agreeing to cease planting GMO’s in all of its refuges residing in 12 North Eastern States. Genetically …

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Wrap up your valuables

Our friends over at the Sativa store are breaking out some nice iPod cases for all the Hemp enthusiasts out there. Get one for yourself and tell them Hemp.com sent you: This earth friendly case for your Ipod will fit either the video or classic. It has a velvet lining …

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From Plants to Plastic

There has been a growing movement from plastics that are made from Petroleum based materials to Carbohydrate based plastics using materials like plants.  Hemp is just one of the many plants that could be used to move this revolution forward. Here is an interesting article found in USA today detailing …

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Hemp Just Can’t Get a Break – Video

Hemp Can Not Get a Break We saw this cartoon recently and thought we would share it with you all.   Poor  Ol’ Hemp Plant. The guy just can’t get a break. Feel free to pass along the video. Hemp Can Not Get a Break [www.youtube.com/watch?v=H46dOVMMWbU] Thanks to the GlobalMana …

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Listen to this!

There is a trend in High-End consumer products lately engineers are incorporating hemp based materials into their designs. Check out these new speakers by JVC. “(The) Eco-friendly Hemp Fiber reduces unwanted mid- and high-frequencies in subwoofers–like a natural low pass filter. Internal loss is reduced within the speaker diaphragm for …

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Durable iPhone case made out of plants

Yea I said plants… And yea I said iPhone Maybe not made out of hemp yet but they come from a company that could very easily surprise us in the next few months and start offering it in hemp (please please ). It is made out of plants which makes …

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Fresh Hemp: The Wiimote reimagined

Honestly… we don’t know what to think about this one. While it is technically Hemp [and supercool looking] we can’t dismiss the fact that it is just Hemp wrapped around a plastic Wii remote control.  It looks like what you would play your Wii on in the middle of the …

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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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