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The Declaration of Industrial Hemp

July 4th - Independance Day

On July 4th, 1776, something absolutely amazing happened. A man by the name of John Adams was pushing for independence from Great Britain and the 13 American colonies would soon become the United States of America thanks to Thomas Jefferson’s draft of the Declaration of Independence. This pivotal piece of ...

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What’s the Deal with the DEA?

Making Hemp Milk

Hemp seeds are more than just a vessel in which to sprout stalks of cannabis sativa for textiles, paper, food products, cosmetics, fuel, and more. They are a potential life-saving miracle seed with clinically documented cases where the CBD in hemp has proved useful in preventing seizures in children as ...

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Australia: Hemp foods fight for legality

Australia Hemp Seeds are really quite wonderful

The Australian hemp industry is fighting for the crop to be legalized as a food and separated from its cousin, marijuana. Hemp is a highly nutritious plant, has no psychoactive ability, and has long been incorrectly associated with the illicit variety of cannabis; marijuana. Federal Member for Richmond, Mrs Justine ...

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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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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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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 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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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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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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Lithuania legalizes growing hemp for textiles

hemp adidas

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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Hemp and the United States

Most anyone that knows anything about the history of hemp knows that the United States has a rich history of growing industrial hemp as a staple commodity that supported every aspect of the industrial revolution.  From the jeans that were once made out of hemp that made the Levi brand ...

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Hemp and Marijuana Industry Flourish

After America’s Multi-decade Experiment with Cannabis Criminalization Ends The Hemp and Marijuana Industries Flourish The ballots were a hot commodity this past election as voters in some states prepared to either end or continue America’s multi-decade experiment with cannabis criminalization. Hemp, Inc. (OTC: HEMP) was front and center after 3 ...

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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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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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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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Hemp.com Exclusive: Bringing It Home Filmmakers talk Hemp

Bringing It Home Filmmakers Linda Booker and Blaire Johnson joined Josh Davis at Hemp.com for this exclusive interview. There is a new documentary currently in production that has the potential to be one of the best made on the current potential of the Hemp Industry. I was fortunate enough to ...

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United States: Protecting Industrial Hemp in New England

Accolades to the politicians in New England. News yesterday out of New Hampshire reports the Senate is considering protecting industrial hemp from being listed as a controlled substance. It would only go into effect after the Drug Enforcement Agency certifies that at least two other New England states have adopted ...

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Tea Party for Hemp?

Can you feel the change happening… it’s coming and in a big way. I think this is the year that Hemp will finally be taken seriously – and it seems Kentucky is leading the way. Here is a great article written by Johnathon Miller, “the former two-term elected Kentucky State ...

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