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Kentucky: Comer to pitch hemp to auto execs

Kentucky-The Hemp State

Janet Patton wrote this great article on the Kentucky.com website on how industrial hemp is changing the ways we do business and how a change is possible through determined people! Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said hemp fibers could make cars “greener.” –Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will take his pitch …

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Vital Hemp-Bringing It Home

Vital Hemp

On October 10th, at 7:30 pm, Vital Hemp be sharing a great documentary about growing industrial hemp in the USA—how the crop can improve our lives. It’s called Bringing it Home. There will be live music, complimentary Humbolt Hemp Ale by Nector Ales and hemp treats from Nutiva and Ziggy …

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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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California Farmers to Grow Industrial Hemp

Industrial hemp farming is renewable and sustainable

Vote Hemp and the Hemp Industries Association (HIA), the nation’s leading hemp grassroots advocacy organization and industry trade group, respectively, each working to revitalize industrial hemp production and processing in the U.S., are excited to report that Governor Jerry Brown has signed SB 566, the California Industrial Hemp Farming Act. …

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Hemp in Bob Marley’s Restored Mercedes

In the first episode, “One Love, One Car,” Marley hooks up with Danny (a.k.a. The Count) at his car-repair shop, Count’s Kustoms, in Las Vegas. The Mercedes has not been touched in 20 years,; it’s black paint is faded and the engine is stuffed with straw (a rat’s nest, perhaps?). …

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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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I was Pro – Hemp before Hemp was cool! – Diana Oliver

Hempsters Plant The Seed keeps changing people's views

I was Pro – Hemp before Hemp was cool! Hempsters, Plant the Seed Producer Diana Oliver brings industrial hemp into the public eyes. Every state in the US now attempts to manage or many would claim ignores an ever-growing Hemp movement. From state house legislative debates, presidential candidates to Washington …

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Whole Foods will celebrate Hemp History Week

Industrial Hemp Field - Healthy and almost ready for harvest

Whole Foods Market will celebrate Hemp History Week June 3-9 by spotlighting more than 300 hemp products. Hemp is an environmentally sustainable plant whose seeds, oil and fibers are used as ingredients to make a wide variety of foods, paper, clothing, body care products, building materials and fuel. The Austin,Texas-based …

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Hemp History Week

Hemp History Week - 2013

Join natural products pioneers, leading retail stores, health and wellness advocates and citizens across the nation in celebrating industrial Hemp’s rich history and incredible potential during Hemp History Week! As more Americans recognize the health and environmental benefits of hemp products, hemp farming promises job creation and economic opportunity for …

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Lithuania legalizes growing hemp for textiles

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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Legalize Hemp – It’s Long Overdue – Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader

A bipartisan legislative movement toward legalizing the growing of industrial hemp is finally on the rise. Last week, the Vermont General Assembly voted to lift a state statute that banned the growing of industrial hemp. While this, if enacted, would allow Vermont farmers to grow hemp under state law, it …

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Industrial Hemp Bill Hits Rocks in Kentucky

Hemp history week - Movie screening-Bringing it home

Senate Bill 50 would bring industrial hemp, a cash crop, back to the farming communities in Kentucky that need the growth and fresh industry. AP-Momentum for a bill laying the groundwork for a possible industrial hemp comeback skidded to a halt Wednesday when a Kentucky House panel failed to vote …

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Mitch McConnell Supports Industrial Hemp In Kentucky

Mitch McConnell Joins Rand Paul In Supporting Industrial Hemp In Kentucky Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday came out in support of developing industrial hemp in Kentucky, becoming the most powerful voice to back the state’s contentious effort. “I am convinced that allowing its production will be a …

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Bipartisan Bill In Support Of Industrial Hemp Farming Introduced

Hemp Farming in the USA

Rep. Massie And Rep. Schrader Introduce Bipartisan Bill In Support Of Industrial Hemp Farming H.R. 525, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, and Senate Companion Bill Promise Economic Opportunity by Removing Restrictions on Industrial Hemp Farming in the United States Vote Hemp is pleased to announce that this week, Representatives Thomas …

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Hemp legalization effort gathers steam

Industrial hemp farming is renewable and sustainable

The Washington Post had this article on the “good” and the ” bad” seed… In the cannabis plant family, hemp is the good seed. Marijuana, the evil weed. Michael Bowman, a gregarious Colorado farmer who grows corn and wheat, has been working his contacts in Congress in an attempt to …

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Colorado: First Farmer to grow Hemp legally

Hemp, not marijuana is the topic of a story on Colorado Public radio. Industrial hemp is a relative to the more often talked about marijuana but hemp has many more uses. It has been the believe of the owners of this site that hemp can change the planet in a …

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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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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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Hemp Harvest Time in Canada!

industrial hemp being grown for seeds

Stephanie Bishop, Hemp Inc. – Canadian Farmers have been growing Hemp since 1606. Hemp was one of the first crops brought to Nova Scotia by Samuel De Champlain’s botanist, Louis Hebert. Throughout the centuries Canada has oftentimes supplied the US Navy with Hemp for use in sails, uniforms and rope. …

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