Year: 2006

So Close

Alright, I’m not exactly sure what this little legal quagmire means. You can grow Hemp but we call it pot and we’ll arrest you? That doesn’t make any sense at all. BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is high on hemp. Beginning Jan. 1, farmers may start applying for state licenses to grow industrial hemp. …

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We’re Jammin’

Just read this headline: Governor’s Decision on California Industrial Hemp Farming Act Expected by Sept. 30 full story That’s Tomorrow!!!!!!We’re gonna be growing Hemp in California tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you believe it? This is so awesome

We’re Waiting!

Alright, it’s sitting there, why isn’t it getting signed? c’mon california, lead the way into sanity! SACRAMENTO / Assembly sends hemp bill to governor another good analyisis

Getting Closer

California is getting closer to farming industrial Hemp than almost any other state right now. It’ll be interesting to see who comes in and torpedos the bill at the last minute: The state Senate passed the California Industrial Hemp Farming Act on Wednesday. Central coast resident who buy and sell hemp products said the legislation …

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Thoughtfully debating Hemp

In California cool heads seem to prevail: Yet the cultivation of industrial hemp remains illegal in this nation. Why? Two words: mythology and confusion. Industrial hemp suffers discrimination by association with its cannabis cousin — marijuana. The federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970 effectively banned the production of all cannabis plants regardless of the level …

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This week on the “O.C.”: Hemp Farmers

Finaly, a Republican I can really get behind: So why is he trying to legalize hemp? He says it’s only natural for a “free-market, pro-business, low-tax conservative” to support an agricultural product in high demand that’s nothing like its notorious cousin, marijuana. full story

Mouthwatering Hemp

The Drug Enforcement Agency lifted its ban on hemp in 2004, and now it’s in everything from waffles to smoothies. full story I want my job to be food taster for the newspaper. There’s nothing worse than trying a new hemp food and realizing that what you are getting in health benefits is completly compromised …

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Making of a Market

Ahhhhh, here’s the rest of the story: With a cluster of garment retailers and wholesalers operating locally, Santa Cruz is in fine position to snag a share of an estimated $270 million market, should California legalize cultivation of industrial hemp. Cold Hard Cash: the great motivator.

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?”

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 June 20 on a 4-2 …

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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, no actually, you haven’t. And for that matter I can think of very few things you have said “consistently.” Thank …

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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

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 UK, which is also being …

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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 viewing for all US farmers …

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