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Facts about Industrial Hemp

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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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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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Canada vs. US – Canada wins by TKO

How is it that Canada, our closest industrialized neighbor, has no problem growing hemp while we Americans are forbidden to plant one seed in the ground? In a recent article for the Salem-News Diane Walsh sheds some interesting light on our Hemp growing neighbor sand why we are still slaves ...

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A house fit for a… Prince

Prince Charles has unveiled his vision of housing in the future: Sustainable, eco-friendly living with hemp-insulated materials at the  Ideal Home Show in London. Chief Executive Hank Dittmar of the Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment says: ‘It’s an extremely well insulated home, made form natural healthy materials and it’s ...

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How to Build a Hemp House

A review of the ebook – How to Build a House Using Hemp. My laundry list of stuff I need to do this weekend. Pick up dry cleaning. Get milk and eggs. Build a house. Yeah that’s right it can be done – you could be building the house of ...

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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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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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House of straw and hemp withstands 1000C fire test

A house made of straw and hemp panels passed a fire resistance test where it was exposed to temperatures over 1,000 C, a university said. Balehaus@Bath – built of pre-fabricated straw-bale and hemp sections – has fire resistance “as good as houses built of conventional building materials”, according to new ...

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Buildings made out of hemp. It’s about time!

"The versatile substance can be used for flooring, wall construction and roof insulation. Hempcrete is reportedly fireproof, waterproof, makes for a good insulate and doesn't rot when used above ground. Manufacturers claim the material is 100 percent recyclable and can be used as fertilizer after demolition."

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News- Hemp Is Not Pot: It’s the Economic Stimulus and Green Jobs Solution We Need

This incredible read by Dara Colwell was posted at alternet here. I tried and tried to just grab a quote or two but failed miserably. Anyway, I enjoyed reading this so much I borrowed it. Hemp Is Not Pot: It’s the Economic Stimulus and Green Jobs Solution We Need  While Uncle Sam’s scramble ...

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