Year: 2010

Will Car Sales Ever Rebound to Meet U.S. Ethanol Targets?

Just as the fiscal crisis sweeping through the major oil-consuming nations of the world is cutting funding for green energy, one of the most expensive yet least efficient of green fuels, corn-based ethanol, has been given another year of generous taxpayer support in the US. The promotion of corn-based ethanol has been America’s principal policy …

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North Carolina company leads slow charge to Hempcrete acceptance

If you are here, you know that Hempcrete is a viable alternative to traditional concrete.  And these guys are leading the slow march to acceptance: “Western North Carolina essentially is the capital of hempcrete building in the United States right now,” said Gregory Flavall, the co-founder of Hemp Technologies, the Asheville-based company that supplies the …

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‘Hemp Network’ grows on the popularity of medical marijuana

“The Hemp Network” grows while continuing to blur the line between Industrial Hemp and Marijuana. President Don Steinberg stated, “One of the objectives of The Hemp Network is to provide a vehicle for the thousands of great new ideas for Hemp use. As these products are developed, we have a massive marketing team across America …

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Why is hemp illegal?

Why is Hemp Illegal? A good question we repeatedly ask ourselves. It always goes back to a “follow the money” question. Who benefits from Hemp being illegal.  Who is making money because Americans can’t grow a fibrous weed in their country? Here’s a good primer on the reasons Hemp was criminalized: Why is hemp illegal? …

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A funny speculation on what a legal Hemp USA would look like

We aren’t holding our breath about California’s Prop 19 passing, but this is an interesting speculation about what could happen in a business and cultural sense if it did. It’s the year 2020 and marijuana and its industrial cousin, hemp, have now been legal for 10 years. The thousands of new businesses and industries based …

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Hemp may have inadvertantly been on California ballot

We’ve all heard about prop 19 – California’s effort to decriminalize marijuana within the state – but did the ballot measure  have implications for industrial hemp that the writers didn’t necessarily intend? Proposition 19 proponents say the initiative’s language allowing local governments to permit cannabis cultivation – by definition – includes both marijuana and hemp. …

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New book examines the role of Hemp and Cannabis in modern culture

We try and stay away from Marijuana here at Hemp.com.  We find it confuses the issue for many people when discussing Industrial Hemp and Cannabis side by side. But last Friday’s “Science Friday” radio show on NPR featured an interesting interview with the editor of “The Pot Book: A complete guide to Cannabis” – and …

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