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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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Philly420: Ex-Flyer, Pa. State Senators host a hemp building clinic

Chris Goldstein, Philly420 Last updated: Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 12:06 PM Not only can you smoke cannabis, you can build with it. A workshop on building with hempcrete, a cannabis-reinforced concrete, will take place this Saturday, June 6th, in Berks County. The event will feature talks from former Philadelphia Flyer Riley Cote, Pa. State Sen. Judy Schwank (D., Berks), St. Sen. Mike Folmer (R., Lebanon), St. Rep. Russ Diamond (R., Lebanon) and author/activist Les Stark of the Keystone Cannabis Coalition. A bill to allow industrial…

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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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Tony Budden of Hemporium presenting to the Western Cape Dept of Human Settlements

Tony Budden of Hemporium recently presented the potential of hemp as a job creator in the housing sector. The current South African laws still classify industrial hemp which has less than 1% THC as a drug and as such South Africa has to import all their hemp products. South Africa has a chance to lead the rest of Africa in creating a hemp industry that will not only help the housing sector in South Africa but create thousands of jobs in multiple sectors of industry.

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Why aren’t we building more with hemp?

There are a lot of possibilities to save the environment, including hemp. A lot of people – including the famous Jack Herer – have even said that hemp can save the world. Cannabis News Network gives you the answers. Why aren’t we building more with hemp? -1 Why aren’t we building more with hemp? The United Nations recently discussed the environmental and climate change issues our world is dealing with today. There are a lot of possibilities to save the environment, including the increased use…

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