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A step in the right direction

AB 1147, the California hemp bill sponsored by San Francisco Assemblyman Mark Leno (D), has conquered another hurdle. The bill, which would permit California farmers to grow industrial hemp to produce hemp oil, seed, and fiber to sell to domestic and foreign manufacturers, passed the state Senate Public Safety Committee …

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Setting the record straight

“I have said consistently that global warming is a serious problem. There’s a debate over whether it’s manmade or naturally caused,” Bush told reporters. Hemp.Com Reporter: Uhm, excuse me, Mr. President, Zak Rockstar from Hemp.com, no actually, you haven’t. And for that matter I can think of very few things …

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Like Clockwork

And here comes the media to scare people out of buying Hemp-related products: Iced marijuana tea to debut in British health food shops

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Reason number 1,376,488

Seriously, who can count all the reasons hemp should be legally and readily available in the U.S.? This is from a European Nutritional watch group: The health-enhancing properties of hemp have come under the spotlight this month with the launch of a drink containing hemp-blossom syrup (Cannabis sativa) in the …

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Get baked Hemp

A (very) French chef I associate with constantly tells me that nothing tastes goo unless it comes from a “back-eh-rie.” Well here you go. (and yeah, that was a bad french accent written out phonetically, you got a problem with that?)

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Hemp investment

This brief in the Ontario Business News should be front page news in every newspaper in the industrialized world: Industrial hemp plant seeks financial backing I hope some of our savvy Hemp.com readers see the investment opportunity here. To be a part owner in one of the few industrial hemp …

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“Too bad it’s got a bad rap”

If that’s not the Industrial Hemp understatement of the decade I don’t know what is! That comes from a nice little story in the Edmonton Sun today about Canadian fashion designer, and hemp fabric enthusiast, Dorothea-Christiana Naber. “Hemp is such an amazing fabric. Too bad it’s got a bad rap. …

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Sanity, thy name is North Dakota

It’s always nice when someone in a state legislature sees through all the marijuana criminalization hype and b.s. and tries to make an environmentally and economically logical decision about growing Hemp in thier state. Who’da thunk it’d be North Dakota? North Dakota is pushing ahead with plans to license state …

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Hemp History

A nice little Hemp documentary from our friends at YouTube. Unfortunately it blurs the line between Hemp and Marijuana a little bit, but overall it’s interesting.

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Quick takes

Good story in the Minnesota papers. Weiblen said he became interested in the research after former Gov. Jesse Ventura formed a task force to assess the viability of hemp as an alternative crop for Minnesota farmers. Man I miss Jesse “The Mind” Ventura. What ever happened to his progressive revolution? …

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A good spring for Hemp

Two interesting stories come off the wire today, both good news for worldwide Hemp consumers. The first is that the Manitoba Hemp crop is booming. This is great news for Manitoba Harvest, one of the largest hemp seed and oil manufacturers in the world. With sales doubling in the U.S. …

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Hemp as a pollution monitor

Leave it to the no-nukes, clean-living New Zealanders to find another use for the world’s most useful plant: Masters student Randall Gibson, who is doing a thesis on hemp cultivation, is taking samples from the plot planted in November to gauge nitrogen and phosphorous content. Hemp is known to be …

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Hemp House on High

CNN has an amusing story today about a Connecticut Homeowners hemp protest. Chris Seekins has painted some large Hemp leaves on the side of his fairly nice, suburban houuse for all to see as they pass by. It’s making his neighbors nuts but it got chris 30 seconds on CNN …

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ND, three other states make pitch to allow hemp cultivation

Ag Commission Johnson says Drug Enforcement Agency ‘cordial,’ but cautioned about fed law complications Herald Staff Report http://www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/13898695.htm North Dakota and three other states made their case today with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to allow the cultivation of industrial hemp, according to the state Department of Agriculture. North Dakota …

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State agriculture commissioners push industrial hemp

Associated PressBISMARCK, N.D. – Allowing North Dakota farmers to cultivate industrial hemp will be “extremely complicated” under present federal laws, Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson says. Johnson and state agriculture commissioners from Massachusetts, West Virginia and Wisconsin met Friday in Washington, D.C., with Joseph Rannazzisi, a Drug Enforcement Administration official, and …

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Ga. Senate bill would outlaw ‘pot candy’

DOUG GROSS Associated Press ATLANTA – Candy that’s flavored like marijuana would be outlawed under a bill proposed in the state Senate. The effort, spearheaded by Sen. Vincent Fort, D-Atlanta, is one of several throughout the nation targeting increasingly popular candies marketed with drug-inspired names like Purple Haze and advertised …

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Ga. Senate bill would outlaw ‘pot candy’

Candy that's flavored like marijuana would be outlawed under a bill proposed in the state Senate. The effort, spearheaded by Sen. Vincent Fort, D-Atlanta, is one of several throughout the nation targeting increasingly popular candies marketed with drug-inspired names like Purple Haze and advertised with slogans such as, "Every Lick is Like Taking a Hit."

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Assembly OKs bill letting farmers grow hemp

TOM CHORNEAU Associated Press SACRAMENTO – A bill approved by the state Assembly Thursday would add California to the growing number of states seeking to legalize the cultivation of industrial hemp – a biological relative of marijuana. Supporters claim that despite its family links, hemp is a completely safe product …

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