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From Facebook To The DEA, Industrial Hemp Industry Growth Stumped By War on Drugs By
AUSTIN, Texas — America’s burgeoning hemp industry faces significant barriers that can only be torn down by the full legalization of this potentially lucrative crop. Hemp was once one of America’s essential crops, grown...
The Return Of Hemp, America’s ‘Billion-Dollar Crop’ By
MINNEAPOLIS — Hemp’s had a role in almost every chapter of American history: It was illegal for early colonists of Jamestown to not grow hemp. Our founding fathers were enthusiastic hemp farmers. The Declaration of Independence was drafted on hemp paper. When Americans...
How Hemp Can Clean Up Radiation From Fukushima Nuclear Disaster By
MINNEAPOLIS — The cannabis plant has myriad uses, from paper, fabric and even fuel that can be created from industrial hemp, to the many health conditions which benefit from medical marijuana. Here’s one more benefit to add to the list: removing toxic metals and...
Nevada Governor OKs Industrial Hemp Research As US Eases Cannabis Restrictions By
CARSON CITY, Nevada — Last week, Nevada became the latest state to pass a bill supporting the cultivation of industrial hemp, a valuable cash crop that became illegal thanks to the American war on drugs. The bill, sponsored by Democratic state Sen. Tick Segerblom,...
Turning Hemp Fibers Into Batteries: Another Way Hemp Could Save Our Planet By
In this Oct. 5, 2013 photo, Colorado farmer Ryan Loflin harvests hemp on his farm in Springfield, Colo. Photo: P. Solomon Banda/AP This piece first appeared in The Hemp Connoisseur Magazine. Dr. David Mitlin, the head researcher of a group working on supercapacitors at...
Hats, Shirts, Milk — The Hempest Has It All, And It’s All Made Of Hemp By
The Hempest van, which runs on vegetable oil, diesel, biodiesel or hemp oil. (Kim Napoli, Hempest Inc.) BOSTON — Jon Napoli jokes that when he opened a small shop specializing in hemp products in 1995, it was because, at 23, he just didn’t have anything better...
Hemp Oil Versus CBD Oil: What’s The Difference? By
Confusion amongst the public on how exactly hemp oil differs from cannabidiol, or CBD, oil, has prompted the nonprofit Hemp Industries Association to issue a statement explaining the difference between the oils in order to ensure that consumers — specifically, medical...
Patrick Leahy: Pot’s Savior And Hollywood’s Hero By
Arguably one of the most influential and progressive senators currently serving in Washington, D.C., is Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont — the sole Democratic senator serving the people of Vermont. Supporters of the senator describe him as a leader in defending Americans’...
The Surprisingly Traditional Faces Of Marijuana And Hemp Legalization Advocates By
As marijuana and hemp is legalized in more and more states, the end of marijuana prohibition seems inevitable. With an increasing acceptance of marijuana use, an interesting phenomenon is occurring: the face of marijuana users is changing. Gone is the image of the shaggy-haired...
Despite Federal Ban, Vermont Legalizes Hemp — Effective Immediately By
 While much of the country has focused on the issue of whether to legalize marijuana for medical and recreational use, lawmakers in some states, such as Vermont, have pushed for the nullification of the federal ban on marijuana’s cannabis cousin: hemp. Though smoking...