Industrial hemp is an agricultural product grown around the world for centuries, and is still grown today in many countries. Well known products in history made from industrial hemp include fuel, food, and fiber. Hemp products were used for the first drafts of the US Declaration of Independence, Gutenberg and King James Bibles, the first American flags and Levi's Jeans, canvas for sails on ships, and medicines. More recent applications include health foods, birdseed, low pollution bio-diesels and methanol, environmentally friendly inks, paints, paper, clothes, jewelry, plastics, and building materials.
When marijuana was banned in the US, industrial hemp (which cannot get you high at all) was included in the ban, at the behest of oil, chemical, cotton, and lumber companies who simply see hemp as a competitor. The last state in the United States to have legal hemp growing was Wisconsin in 1957.
This category is for sites discussing the status of industrial hemp, its uses and potential, and its future.
Text of the Vermont joint resolution urging the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Congress to reconsider federal policies that restrict the cultivation and marketing of Industrial Hemp and related products.
ATF News, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
An objective 19th century description of hemp, its origins, and imports to the UK from a time before it was made illegal in the United States.
An economic analysis of the market for Industrial Hemp. University of Vermont.
Alternative crops in North Dakota. Among the study topics is : Assess the market potential for hemp production.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News.
The single most useful page on hemp on the Internet. By Ernest Small and David Marcus. Reprinted from: Trends in new crops and new uses. 2002. p. 284–326. J. Janick and A. Whipkey (eds.). ASHS Press, Alexandria, VA. Paper also available as a PDF download.
By Mari Kane, North Bay Bohemian.
An article by the National Drug Strategy Network, an anti-drug organization, showing industrial hemp in a positive light, implicitly supporting it
Non-profit organization based in the Netherlands that is dedicated to the advancement of Cannabis through the dissemination of information.
Associated Press story, The Cincinnati Enquirer.
A clear, well written paper on legalizing Industrial Hemp.
The comprehensive information source for the North American hemp industry. Learn all about industrial hemp and its many uses. Banning the growing of this product is like banning both corn and cotton.
By Jon Bonné, Today News.
By Malia Zimmerman, PBN Staff Reporter. Pacific Business News (Honolulu).
Trace THC standards for shelled hempseed and hemp oil.
Features historical documents, photos and information.
A non-profit national group of hemp processors, marketers, farmers, and information specialists.
by Thomas J. Ballanco. Published in: University of Colorado Law Review, Volume 66, Issue 4 (1995).
When Alex White Plume planted a field full of industrial-grade hemp, he hoped that his crop might lift his family and community out of poverty. Then the DEA came to Pine Ridge. By Leora Broydo, Mother Jones.
Viability of Industrial Hemp.
Running commentary on hemp news around the world and all things related to hemp.
Final report written by Edward S. Flanagan, State Auditor. Report finds that a large percentage of cannabis eradicated is feral hemp.
Registers voters online, educates about Industrial Hemp, provides online voter guide, and sends email Action Alerts.
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