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Secrets of the Founding Fathers

Secrets of the Founding Fathers A History Channel documentary DVD, called Secrets of the Founding Fathers, tells how the colonists grew hemp, cannabis sativa, as a main crop along with tobacco.

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Industrial Hemp Legalized in Colorado

Colorado falls bring kids to farms

Colorado Amendment 64 passed, allowing for the cultivation of industrial hemp. Most of the current buzz about the amendment is about legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes in the state. What has not made the national headlines is that Amendment 64 also included legalizing industrial hemp. Some key excerpts from Amendment …

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Industrial Hemp Supportive Politicians

There’s a lot of smoke in the air surrounding medical marijuana and next week’s elections, and lost in the haze is the hemp issue. However, several Liberterian and Independent candidates have supported industrial hemp as a solution to economic problems in their region. Steven Wilson, Libertarian for Missouri 3rd Congressional …

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MEDICINAL BENEFITS OF COMPOUNDS FOUND IN HEMP

It’s interesting, as the elections are upon us and lots of folks are watching the national news on tv, the barrage of commercials brought to us by Big Pharma showcasing on primetime their new drugs available to us for our ailments (particularly us baby boomers) – along with their horrific …

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Hemp Seeds

Hemp Seeds for health not a high

Despite the Cannabis classification, hemp seeds aren’t for smoking, nor does it get you “high” as countless people have been led to believe. Hemp seeds are growing in popularity, thus, questions are arising concerning their presumed health benefits. So what is it ‘they’ don’t want you to know? Why would …

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Hemp – A Better Choice than Soy

Hemp is better than Soy

Today we have a wonderful article by Mikol on the amazing benefits of the hemp plant versus what soy can provide. Hemp Protein is well tolerated by humans, so many of us who are challenged with health issues can enjoy Hemp without any difficulties. Whether you are ill, young, or …

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Senate Hemp Bill Introduced

The momentum builds and the ball is rolling towards the future for hemp in America! A round of applause for Senators from Oregon, Kentucky and Vermont! In a show of Bipartisan teamwork they have put forth a Senate bill that would finally exclude Industrial hemp from is Cousin Marijuana in …

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MichiCAN – Just Another State That Could Reap The Rewards Growing Hemp

Michigan-MichiCAN if they grow hemp

“Because the government thinks people are stupid.” So say’s Larry Gabriel when waxing semi-poetic about the reason hemp is illegal in the United States. Larry has written a nice opinion article about his home of Michigan and its potential to be another mega-producing hemp farming state. Wouldn’t it be great …

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Sustainable Hemp Buildings Provide Healthier Living

Industrial hemp farming is renewable and sustainable

Sustainable Hemp Buildings Improve Air Quality and Reduce Water Damage Pollutants for Healthier Living Standards Building with industrial hemp products is a way to create a more sustainable way of life for human beings. Most Hemp building products are carbon negative products, often regulating the air quality and keep water …

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Hemp Speaker Pioneer John Harrison Dies at 59

John Harrison - Influencing the music and hemp industries

Influencing musicians such as Santana and his products being used by names like Eric Clapton, John Harrison is a name that people will remember in both the hemp and the music worlds.  His achievements were born out of his genuine love for music in the most unique of ways. John …

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Hemp Seeds To Feed A Nation

It seems like every time I revisit hemp I learn another benefit that this plant offers us. So many answers to so many problems all we have to do is be open to its potential. Case in Point: Population Growth. How do we feed, nutritionally, all those hungry mouths? Mike …

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Soil Contamination – Phytoremediation with Hemp

The phytoremediation process

Mother Nature’s Solution to Soil Contamination – Phytoremediation Phytoremediation is the environmentally friendly science of using plants and trees to remove heavy metals and other toxins from contaminated soil. By planting specific plants and trees, called hyper-accumulators, in polluted areas, the contaminants can be reduced. The science is simple, and …

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Vermont: Federal law prevents farmers from cashing in on hemp

Many consider hemp to be a harmless renewable cash crop with thousands of applications. Cedar Circle Farm and Education Center in East Thetford grows organic produce and plants. Owner Will Allen would love to also grow hemp. “This is another cash crop that would make farmers a lot of money …

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Sen. Ron Wyden’s attempt to bring back industrial hemp fails

Sen. Ron Wyden’s attempt to expand production of industrial hemp fails Hemp is a plant that has many commercial applications but Sen. Ron Wyden’s effort to include a provision in the farm bill to formally classify it as a legitimate crop failed Thursday as the Senate finished work on the …

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Vermont: Legal hemp could net big money for farmers

Vermont is not a state that one would expect a conversation over what farmers can and can not grow, especially in these hard economic times, however maybe it is what we need.  Industrial hemp was one of the main topics which reminds us how much we really need to discuss …

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It Could Come Down To This

Such a small part of a monster Bill could be a game changer for US farmers, agriculture, technology, nutrition, the economy…alot of stuff. That is if enough Senators get on board and only if then the White House decides they like it. The latter of which does not look promising. …

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David Bronner Arrested at Capital for HEMP

Authorities in Washington DC went to extreme measures to arrest an Escondido soap-maker Monday, using a chainsaw to access the man protesting outside the White House. David Bronner, CEO of Escondido’s top-selling Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, was protesting laws banning hemp harvesting in the U.S., according to the Washington Post. …

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Ron Wyden Introduces Industrial Hemp Amendment To Farm Bill

Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) on Thursday introduced an amendment to the farm bill that would allow farmers to grow industrial hemp. The amendment, S.3240, would exclude industrial hemp from the definition of “marijuana,” thereby allowing hemp farming to be regulated by state permitting programs, bypassing the federal government’s long-standing prohibition …

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Review: Hempsters Plant the Seed

When most people think of hemp, visions of parental lectures and classroom moments with dire warnings about the evils of the drug marijuana flash through their minds. This common misconception is one of the main reasons industrial hemp is not growing throughout America today. Hemp is often confused with marijuana …

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