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Hemp Update: Nutiva Supports VoteHemp

Two North Dakota farmers, who filed a lawsuit in June of 2007 to end the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) ban on commercial hemp farming in the U.S., were back in court on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Nutiva® helps support VoteHemp in the hemp industry’s efforts to grow hemp once again in the USA.

The farmers, North Dakota State Rep. David Monson and Wayne Hauge, are appealing a decision by the U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota on a number of grounds; in particular, the District Court ruled that hemp and marijuana are the same, as the DEA has wrongly contended. In fact, scientific evidence clearly shows that not only is industrial hemp genetically distinct from drug varieties of Cannabis, but there are also absolutely no psychoactive effects gained from ingesting it.

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Hemp Factoid:
How many US Presidents have voted to support industrial hemp in their previous political jobs before becoming President of the US? None to date, yet President-elect Barack Obama will be first when he takes office January 20, 2009. Mr Obama voted to support hemp farming as a Illinois state senator.


  1. Hemp makes excellent paper. Old manuscripts which were made with hemp paer outlast oilskins, animal skins, and tree paper products. Hemp paper has anti-fungus, antibacterial properties and resisted decomposition and wear and tear. Scrolls and manuscripts made with hemp paper have been dated to be older than any scrolls or manuscripts in existence, having outlasted them due to these properties.

    It has been rumored that the original constitution of the US was written on Hemp paper.

    In addition to all of them, hemp used as paper is sustainable as a crop and if used in place of paper it could be the ticket to saving the earths forests.

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