Read it and weep

A new hemp processing plant has been built in southern Queensland. Why isn’t this happening in the US? That is all. p.s. Seriously, what more can you say than “Why?”

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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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Hemp for Victory!

A little trivia about this 1942 Agriculture department film: # Contrary to popular belief, prints are still in existence, and the film itself is in the public domain. Copies have been made available through education groups, and the film is also available to download on the Internet. # Was required …

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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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A (small) tidal wave of support

North Dakota and California are in a race to be the first state in the U.S. to grow industrial hemp since Wisconsin grew the last hemp crop nearly 50 years ago. This week, each state will conduct important public hearings on the subject.

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Go Dakota!

Here’s the proposed rules for North Dakota farmers to start growing industial Hemp. link or just go straight to: www.agdepartment.com/pdffiles/proposedindustrialhemprules5-2006.pdf The rules don’t seem too onerous. I guess it doesn’t really matter since the statehouse is 99% sure to shoot the whole bill down. Oh well.

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Good Grief

You have to read this rant in NewsBusters, though as I think about it there is nothing “news-busted” in this story. This person has so bought into the anti-hemp propaganda — hook, line and sinker — that he has taken the time to write a rant about the mentioning of …

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Hemp History

I just stumbled across this great Cannabis time line on the BBC’s site. The emphasis is on hemp rather than the smokable kind of cannabis: 1794 Hemp becomes one of the most important agricultural products in the US. George Washington declares “make the most you can of the Indian Hemp …

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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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Hemp Heaven

All this Hemp food talk is making me hungry! Not a very informative interview, but a good commercial for Hemp Heavan at the Seattle Hempfest coming up at the end of the summer.

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We missed the Hoedown!

I’m sorry people, I dropped the ball on this one. I missed last month’s Hemp Hoedown in Piedmont. Event organizers tout the benefits of hemp, a relative of the marijuana plant that is not smoked but can be used to make items including lotions, paper, clothing and burritos. “Hemp seed …

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Forbes for Hemp?

Another good mention of North Dakota’s drive toward Hemp Farming. This time in Forbes of all places. Good, that’s lending industrial Hemp the legitmacy it deserves. North Dakota is pushing ahead with plans to license state farmers to grow industrial hemp even as it tries to allay law enforcement fears …

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