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Congress urged to end ban on growing hemp

Hemp fiber can be made into a number of products. But growing it is illegal under federal law.

Rob Hotakainen, thenewstribune.com – Authorities arrested David Bronner when he locked himself in a steel-bar cage in front of the White House last year and began using a hand-powered press to extract fresh oil from 12 large hemp plants, which he planned to put on French bread and serve to passers-by. …

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Colorado:Clarify laws on growing hemp

Green hemp stalk after a harvest

The Denver Post – Amendment 64, in addition to legalizing the use and sale of recreational marijuana, also authorized the growing of hemp — at least in theory. Grown widely by our ancestors in America, hemp has a remarkable number of uses. Its seeds and fibers can be used in cosmetics, …

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Oregon – Hemp backers want industrial crop by spring

Hemp after being cut down, part of the harvest

PORTLAND — Oregon farmers could put in a crop of industrial hemp next spring if a panel of experts can satisfy federal officials with a set of tightly drawn rules. The committee of agricultural experts and state policy officials has been selected by the Oregon Department of Agriculture and will …

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Tennessee considers legalizing hemp

Colorado Hemp being harvested

Tennessean.com – Manufacturers use hemp in plastics, insulation and even a little paper. Health food lovers eat hemp seeds by the handful for the protein and omega-3 fats. Hemp clothes, shoes and handbags sell for top dollar, prized for durability. But while hemp fields abound in Canada and Europe, only …

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Colorado – State unveils regulations for hemp farming

Hemp farmers in Colorado could be asked to pay annual fees of at least $200 and submit to inspections to make sure they’re growing industrial hemp and not marijuana, according to regulations proposed by Colorado agriculture officials. The proposed rules, announced Wednesday, will be submitted next week for approval by …

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Industrial Hemp Could be Indiana’s Next Cash Crop

Senator Richard Young Jr - Indiana Hemp Advocate

Indiana Senator Richard D. Young Jr. – Indiana’s agriculture sector has long been the backbone of the Hoosier economy. In 2011 alone, the Indiana Business Research Center estimates Indiana ag contributed $37.9 billion in economic output and supported 190,000 jobs. To ensure agriculture remains a vital driver of economic activity, …

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Kentucky: Comer to pitch hemp to auto execs

Kentucky-The Hemp State

Janet Patton wrote this great article on the Kentucky.com website on how industrial hemp is changing the ways we do business and how a change is possible through determined people! Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said hemp fibers could make cars “greener.” –Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will take his pitch …

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Vital Hemp-Bringing It Home

Vital Hemp

On October 10th, at 7:30 pm, Vital Hemp be sharing a great documentary about growing industrial hemp in the USA—how the crop can improve our lives. It’s called Bringing it Home. There will be live music, complimentary Humbolt Hemp Ale by Nector Ales and hemp treats from Nutiva and Ziggy …

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Kentucky Hemp Growers Cooperative Association

Hemp leaves

The Kentucky Hemp Growers Cooperative Association is a member-owned corporation providing assistance, information, and resources to partner-members endeavoring to produce or sell industrial hemp. Incorporated in 1994, the Cooperative seeks to uphold a tradition of legal and profitable hemp production in Kentucky. The original Kentucky hemp cooperative association, organized during …

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California Farmers to Grow Industrial Hemp

Industrial hemp farming is renewable and sustainable

Vote Hemp and the Hemp Industries Association (HIA), the nation’s leading hemp grassroots advocacy organization and industry trade group, respectively, each working to revitalize industrial hemp production and processing in the U.S., are excited to report that Governor Jerry Brown has signed SB 566, the California Industrial Hemp Farming Act. …

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Editorial: Hemp Gaining Acceptance

Though the Farm Bill, which included the hemp amendment, did not pass the House this past week, however it did bring to light that more and more politicians and decision makers are stepping into the green and opening their minds to the possibility that growing hemp on American soil will be a …

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Hemp industry achieves goal of US hemp-made flag

Hemp Flag over the capital

Despite the failing of the Federal farm bill last month to allow U.S. farmers to raise Industrial Hemp, hemp leaders and activists were overjoyed as the American flag, made of industrial hemp, flew over the U.S. Capitol. Hemp, Inc. one of the major leaders in the Industrial Hemp Industry spoke …

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Steve Beshear Asks Obama For Help With Hemp

Obama and Beshear - Can they agree on hemp?

In a shift toward embracing a potential new agricultural industry, Gov. Steve Beshear has written to President Barack Obama asking for help with hemp. “While experience in Canada tells us that the economic opportunities in the hemp industry are still largely unknown, we want to explore any and all opportunities …

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I was Pro – Hemp before Hemp was cool! – Diana Oliver

Hempsters Plant The Seed keeps changing people's views

I was Pro – Hemp before Hemp was cool! Hempsters, Plant the Seed Producer Diana Oliver brings industrial hemp into the public eyes. Every state in the US now attempts to manage or many would claim ignores an ever-growing Hemp movement. From state house legislative debates, presidential candidates to Washington …

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Industrial Hemp Industry Inches Closer to Ending Prohibition

Hemp is not marijuana

Industrial Hemp Industry Inches Closer to the End of Prohibition on the Federal Level with Recent Amendments by Lawmakers in California and Washington, DC LAS VEGAS, May 28, 2013  — As a leading innovator in the industrial hemp market, Hemp, Inc. (OTC: HEMP) keeps a strong foothold in its sector …

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Whole Foods will celebrate Hemp History Week

Industrial Hemp Field - Healthy and almost ready for harvest

Whole Foods Market will celebrate Hemp History Week June 3-9 by spotlighting more than 300 hemp products. Hemp is an environmentally sustainable plant whose seeds, oil and fibers are used as ingredients to make a wide variety of foods, paper, clothing, body care products, building materials and fuel. The Austin,Texas-based …

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day - Hemp.com remembers

Hemp.com wants to take a few minutes to remember and thank all who have fought for this great country! Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over …

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Hemp History Week

Hemp History Week - 2013

Join natural products pioneers, leading retail stores, health and wellness advocates and citizens across the nation in celebrating industrial Hemp’s rich history and incredible potential during Hemp History Week! As more Americans recognize the health and environmental benefits of hemp products, hemp farming promises job creation and economic opportunity for …

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Lithuania legalizes growing hemp for textiles

Lithuania on Thursday legalized growing hemp as of January for the industrial-scale production of textiles, making it the last of the EU’s 27 members to give it the green light.   This further strengthens the exports of this thriving country as the USA still refuses to allow farmers to grow this …

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