Illinois Decides to Stay Ignorant – No Hemp For You!

Illinois rejected a House Bill 1383, sponsored by Rep. Ken Dunkin, D-Chicago, on Thursday that would have allowed its farmers to grow industrial hemp. According to Dunkin’s view, “This is part of the new green movement across the nation,” Dunkin said. “This will put Illinois ahead of most states.” As …

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Illinois Hemp Bill Passes Committee

The Illinois Industrial Hemp Act passed a House Agriculture and Conservation Committee by a vote of 11-2. The bill would allow farmers in Illinois to grow hemp once again and would define hemp as being varieties of the cannabis genus whose THC content is below 0.3% The bill will now …

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Australia Says Yes To Cannabis Food

Would you say yes to cannabis dessert? Australia would. Australia’s top food watchdog, Food Standards Australia New Zealand, officially cleared the use of cannabis in foods such as cake, ice cream and beer. While the idea of an ice cream sundae “à-la-cannabis” might not appeal to some, there are others …

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Australia Contemplates Nutritious Hemp

Our friends down under are contemplating the use of hemp seed as a food staple. Currently, it is illegal to consume hemp in Australia and New Zealand…although it is legal to grow hemp for fiber. Go figure.  Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is currently conducting a study to see if …

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Pepsi introduces all-plant plastic bottle, no hemp in it yet

As with all new technologies, it takes a few opinion-leaders embracing the new idea to pull the rest of us on-board.  And few companies have the huge consumer “gravitational pull” of Coke and Pepsi in their ongoing fight for carbonated sugar-water supremacy. So it was with great surprise this week …

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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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New attitudes to Hemp enable an agricultural comeback

Paul Benhaim–  With an ever-changing need worldwide for different products over the centuries, agriculture moves on with demand. Reduced demand for some crops, and other circumstances led to agriculture reducing production; one such victim of reduced demand was the Hemp plant, where governmental policy affected the market. This easy to …

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Nutiva challenged DEA to sell hemp foods in US

Here’s a great article about how Nutiva founder John Roulac fought the DEA and opened the doors for Hemp-foods in the US health food industry. via Bloomberg – natural foods retailer nutiva challenges dea, embraces hemp . The American hemp-food market is growing quickly, according to natural food market analyst SPINS, which …

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Hemp Vans the shoe to have this spring

They’re not out yet, but keep your eyes peeled for Vans‘ stylish Hemp Pack shoes due out this spring. We’re not crazy about the Rasta trim (a little flashy and dope-centric for the office) but the Hemp weave is classy and almost linen looking. We’ll let you know when they …

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Solar tech could compete with fossil fuels in near future

Solar technologies have been slowly embraced due to some of their limiting factors: inefficency and lack of adequate storage space. But Futurist Ray Kurzweil predicts that we will all be using a lot more solar energy and less fossil fuels in the near future: Kurzweil, together with Google co-founder Larry …

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California:SB 676 -legalize hemp for industrial purposes only

Hemp.com does not know everything about this law but from what we have read so far it is a ‘no brainer’ to get this one passed. SB 676 was introduced on Friday, February 18th by state Senator Mark Leno. Senator Leno believes that hemp farming will help revitalize California’s economy. …

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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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Eco Ideas: Air-Scrubbing Artificial Trees

Not only are these alien trees very cool to look at, they could potentially be coming to your city to help scrub the air you breath. These “Treepods” (currently in concept form) were designed to be placed on city streets to mitigate carbon waste emissions.  They effectively remove carbon dioxide from the …

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Hemp Plastic-hemp plastic goes mainstream

Hemp Plastics Hemp is a non-drug variety of cannabis that is grown legally around the world. Although China has been the largest hemp producer over the years, other countries such as Australia and Canada are catching up. Plastic is broadly defined as “a substance that can be moulded or shaped”. …

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