Tag Archives: Hemp Processing Facility

Senator: U.S. Ban On Hemp Makes About As Much Sense As ‘A Ban On Portobello Mushrooms’

Hemp “was once a booming crop in America,” Wyden said. “It can, and should be, again.” Sen. Ron Wyden today today urged lifting the federal ban on industrial hemp, which has a wide variety of uses and economic benefits in Oregon and nationwide.   “In my view, keeping the ban on growing hemp makes about as much sense as instituting a ban on portobello mushrooms,” Wyden, who introduced a hemp legalization bill earlier this year, said on the Senate floor. “There’s no reason to outlaw…

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Group Explains Positive Side of Industrial Hemp

Group Explains Positive Side of Industrial Hemp WBOY.com: Clarksburg, Morgantown: News, Sports, Weather MORGANTOWN – The West Virginia Hemp Farmers Cooperative is spreading awareness about ongoing research at West Virginia University. The group shared hemp facts and products today outside the Mountainlair as part of Hemp History Week. Regulations in the United States have limited hemp production for more than 70 years. Recent legislature, however, will allow students at WVU to grow and research hemp in controlled quantities. That research could lead to valuable findings…

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What is hemp retting, and how does it fit into the industrial hemp process?

What is hemp retting? In short, it’s the process by which the hemp plant can be made into commercial and industrial products. Here’s an overview of what it works. The fibers from the stalk of a hemp plant are used to produce a plethora of products, including textiles, fabrics, rope and clothing. In order for the fiber to be useable, it must first be separated from the rest of the plant, including the cellular tissues and pectins that surround the fiber. This happens in a…

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Is Honduras a Good Place to Grow Industrial Hemp?

Is Honduras a Good Place to Grow Industrial Hemp? – YES! Historically without a doubt Honduras is a prime location to grow numerous plantation crops and that includes Hemp. The following is an article from 1942. The Honduras was used as a jurisdiction to grow Hemp for the war effort, the USA at that time needed a place where the Japanese where not entrenched. The Bureau of Economic Warfare had a vested interest with plantation operators in Honduras namely in this case The United Fruit…

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Hemp Cultivation

Hemp is usually planted between March and May in the northern hemisphere, between September and November in the southern hemisphere.[52] It matures in about three to four months. Millennia of selective breeding have resulted in varieties that look quite different. Also, breeding since circa 1930 has focused quite specifically on producing strains which would perform very poorly as sources of drug material. Hemp grown for fiber is planted closely, resulting in tall, slender plants with long fibers. “Until the early 1900s industrial hemp was a…

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The Miracle Crop of Hemp

HEMP FACTS   1) Hemp is among the oldest industries on the planet, going back more than 10,000 years to the beginnings of pottery. The Columbia History of the World states that the oldest relic of human industry is a bit of hemp fabric dating back to approximately 8,000 BC.   2) Presidents Washington and Jefferson both grew hemp. Americans were legally bound to grow hemp during the Colonial Era and Early Republic. The federal government subsidized hemp during the Second World War and US…

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Cars Made Out Of & Powered By Hemp Are The Future

  Automobile manufacturer Renew has built cars made from carbon-negative hemp material, with the ability to run on hemp ethanol if it ever were to arrive on the market. For decades, oil and automobile companies dominated the global market, with little remorse for the ecological consequences of petroleum-based industries, as well as little to no thought into the limitations of non-renewable energy sources. Today, the transportation sector has grown to become one of the largest greenhouse gas contributors, accounting for nearly 30% of all emissions in…

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Every part of the plant is turned into products. Oil is pressed from the seeds for food and other oil products and clothes and composites such as hemp plastic are made from the fibres.

At Hemp Flax, every part of the plant is turned into products. Oil is pressed from the seeds for food and other oil products and clothes and composites such as hemp plastic are made from the fibres.

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Federal government loans money to hemp-processing facility expansion

When Shaun Crew stepped up to the podium to accept a sizable loan from the federal government for Hemp Oil Canada’s new processing facility, it was fitting the president and CEO wore hemp pants. And hemp shoes. And even hemp socks, he confessed later. Ted Falk, MP for Provencher, announced the $4.6 million of repayable funding on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Sept. 26. The investment is through the government’s Growing Forward 2 program. “This is a dream I’ve had for 16 years,” said…

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Best Advocacy Ted Talks on Hemp, Hempcrete, Medical Cannabis

Hemplujah founders, Rob and Joe, met Joni and her future husband on Virginia’s Lobby Day, 2014, in Richmond, VA. She was wearing the same hemp skirt that she wore on the Day of her Ted Talk featured in this list of Best Ted Talks on Hemp! She is a huge inspiration to us! Follow her: @BuildHemp . Reach out to Joni and help her get the building codes changed so that Hempcrete can be used in the United States. Just another barrier for Hempsters. ALSO,…

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