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It’s Time to Grow! 5th Annual Hemp History Week is June 2-8, 2014

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Every day, more and more Americans discover the benefits of hemp. This ever-expanding market includes healthy food and body care products, as well as eco-friendly textiles, clothing, auto parts, and building materials. But despite hemp’s growing popularity, an outdated and misguided Federal policy – created in the 1930s – currently prevents U.S. farmers from growing this nutritious, versatile, and eco-friendly crop.

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Hemp Oil and More: Why this Ancient Crop is Great for More than Just Smoothies

Hemp Oil and More: Why this Ancient Crop is Great for More than Just Smoothies

We absolutely love hemp! In fact, we believe in the potential of hemp so much that it was our founding product. Since then, we’ve grown an entire family of products that includes nutritious Hempseeds, Hemp Oil, Hemp Protein and Hemp Shakes. We’ve talked a lot about why hemp is such a nutritious plant, but did […]

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The Market for Hemp: Why Are We NOT Growing This Crop??

The Market for Hemp: Why Are We NOT Growing This Crop??

Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species Cannabis sativa L. It  is a tall, slender fibrous plant similar to flax or kenaf.  Farmers worldwide have harvested the crop for the past 12,000 years for fiber and food, and Popular Mechanics once boasted that over 25,000 environmentally friendly products could be derived from hemp. […]

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Dangerous Hemp!

Dangerous Hemp!

This article was published this morning at MNDaily.com which is The Minnesota Daily news blog. The study contains encouraging news for the future of Hemp, Hemp Foods, and Hemp Clothing products in America. We’re excited about this. University research demonstrates the irrationality of U.S. pot policy. PUBLISHED: 09/17/2009 EDITORIAL BOARD Scientists in the College of […]

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Hemp Legal Update: Hemp Farming Bill

Hemp Legal Update: Hemp Farming Bill

This month Maine Governor John Baldacci signed into law LD 1159, the Maine hemp farming bill. The bill establishes a licensing regime for farming industrial hemp, though the licensing is contingent upon action by the federal government. A joint resolution was passed by Vermont urging Congress to recognize industrial hemp as a valuable agricultural commodity. […]

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The Hemp Hump

The Hemp Hump

Posted By: Jane Wells CNBC – View original article on Hemp What if Americans could buy cigarettes but were banned from growing tobacco? Buy bread but not allowed to grow wheat? That is the case with industrial hemp, a product in everything from car doors to milk…legally. Hemp farming was banned in the U.S. decades […]