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Building With Hemp, TEDx Charlottesville
Joni Lane, LEED Green Associate, speaks on Hempcrete and Responsible Design. A graduate of Boston Architectural College with a Masters in Sustainable Design Studies, she is passionate about creating valuable, sustainable and regenerative solutions by which humans can continue to live without threatening to render our planet uninhabitable. She believes great design has the power to change the world and has decided to focus her energy on healing our built environment with bio-based materials, specifically Hempcrete. Focusing on addressing indoor contaminants and their effect on our health, She strives to advance education and awareness of this very important public health issue to promote safe and healthy buildings. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discus [...]
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Industrial Hemp Conversation with Bill Brill.
https://youtu.be/3zRLCWtJhec We had the opportunity to visit with industry expert Bill Brill and get his take on where the industry challenges and opportunities are. If you want to skip forward to specific questions use this guide: Questions and Answers: Bill's Background | Minute 1:20 Industrial Hemp Genetics? | Minute 3:50 Working with Hemp Farmers? | Minute 7:00 Oil Extraction? | Minute 11:18 Other ingredients in hemp plant and pharma? | Minute 14:20 The Need for Information & Education? | Minute 18:00 Where's the Finished Goods Marketing Going? | Minute 21:45 Future of the Industrial Hemp Industry? | Minute 29:00 Where can you find Bill Brill? | Minute 33:20 [...]
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A Conversation with TaliSeen Jahring & Jon Corbisez of Mystic Farms – Hemp Outlaw
https://youtu.be/UsVV8qw7R6I Had the opportunity to visit with TaliSeen and Jon. Here are the questions we talked about… Why should i plant seeds instead of clones? What type of soil amendments do I need ? What Ph should I be shooting for? Why do some varieties do better in the lower latitude vs the northern states? How many plants per acre should I grow? What is the best harvest technique? What does total Thc mean and how will it effect how my plant is tested in the field? What is the difference between autoflower and photoperiod? What is the CBD: THC ratio and why is it important? What are some of the pest issues I might see in the field? What are minor cannabinoids? Interested in a Consultation? Call 1.888.444.1770 Visit > https://mysticfarms.farm/ http://hempoutlaw.io/a-conversation-with-taliseen-jahring-jon-corbisez-of-mystic-farms/ [...]
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Truck drivers sentenced for transporting hemp through Idaho
BOISE, Idaho — Three out-of-state truck drivers who were arrested for transporting industrial hemp through Idaho were sentenced Thursday on misdemeanor charges. All three men were given jail time, but the sentences were suspended with time served. Each will remain on unsupervised probation and have to pay fees and restitution. The truckers each faced felony charges at the time of their arrests, but struck plea deals with prosecutors earlier this month that lowered the charges to misdemeanors. Two of the truckers, Andrew D’Addario and Erich Eisenhart were arrested in April 2018 while transporting 915 hemp plants from Colorado to Oregon. Eisenhart and D'Addario were initially charged with felony possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. They pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possession of marijuana. On Thursday, they were sentenced to 180 days in jail, with 178 days suspended. They were given credit for the two days they already served in the Ada County Jail. Both men will serv [...]
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Colorado CBD Brands Offer Free Products to Critical and Laid-Off Workers
Several Colorado CBD companies are offering free products during the coronavirus pandemic, giving CBD oils, capsules, gels and even hand sanitizer to customers, health-care workers, people who've been laid off and others facing hard times financially. Not that the owners of those companies are in much better shape. Chris Bedrosian, founder of Lakewood hemp and CBD shop Flora's Mercantile & Hemp Emporium, says that she has about eighty bottles of CBD tincture that represented the profit from her latest batch. Although she can still sell products online, business has slowed significantly since her shop was forced to temporarily close under a statewide stay-at-home order from Governor Jared Polis. Even so, instead of selling her bottles of 2,000-milligram CBD tincture, she wants to donate them to people affected by the coronavirus. "I can't just sit here and do nothing, but unfortunately, that's all I can do," Bedrosian says. "I'm not saying CBD will save them, but introducing CBD to your [...]
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Builders are swapping cement for marijuana’s boring cousin | HeraldNet.com
Hemp bricks are much easier on the environment than standard masonry blocks. By Jeremy Hodges and Kevin Orland / Bloomberg The hemp fields sprouting in a part of Canada best known for its giant oil patch show how climate change is disrupting the construction industry. Six years after setting up shop in the shadow of Calgary’s tar sands, Mac Radford, 64, says he can’t satisfy all the orders from builders for Earth-friendly materials that help them limit their carbon footprints. His company, JustBioFiber Structural Solutions, is on the vanguard of businesses using hemp — the cousin of marijuana devoid of psychoactive content — to mitigate the greenhouse gases behind global warming. Around the world, builders are putting modern twists into ancient construction methods that employ the hearty hemp weed. Roman engineers used the plant’s sinewy fibers in the mortar they mixed to hold up bridges. More recently, former White House adviser Steve Bannon weighed in on using so-called hem [...]
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The little-known truth about hemp
U.S. media tycoon William Hearst bought paper for his newspapers from Dupont, owner of the DuPont Camicles Corporation. Which extracted pulp from wood. Hemp paper was in every respect superior to Dupont’s paper. Its production was highly competitive. So Hearst started a PR campaign. Formally against marijuana. But in fact against hemp competitors. Her main thesis was that the use of cannabis was the main drug problem. “Marijuana caused extreme violence in people.” Businessmen managed to pass the Marijuana Tax Act in Congress. This law even prohibited the medical use of marijuana. It forced cannabis producers to pay such exorbitant taxes that they shut down their now unprofitable businesses. Paper from the trees was not the only thing. During the same period, DuPont patented the production of plastic from oil and coal. Since then the production of plastics, cellophane, celluloid, methanol, and nylon from oil products has begun. [...]
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Too Much THC in Hemp is Becoming a Real Buzzkill for the Emerging Industry
Hemp’s entry into the legal market has made it a hot new commodity, yet, like any emerging sector, there are plenty of kinks to be ironed out in the years to come. Front Range Biosciences, the hemp and cannabis biotech start-up, has come up with a solution: 100% THC-free hemp. “Introducing a cutting edge plant variety like Panakeia will have a seismic ripple effect in the hemp farming industry in the U.S.,” Jonathan Vaught, cofounder and CEO of Front Range Biosciences, said in a statement announcing a new partnership to bring the THC-free hemp variety to market. “Our company’s mission from the beginning has been to provide sustainable and modern solutions to mainstream agricultural practices, and I believe the Panakeia hemp variety will not only encourage more streamlined farming methods but also introduce more Americans to even more of the potential wellness properties of the hemp plant.” [...]
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Knot Plastic
Being better is Not Plastic. We are providing plastic alternatives with our Knot Plastic plant-based products. !00% Biodegradable 100% Compostable. Custom Injection Molding Projects. Whether you are looking for an alternative to a current plastic product or looking to design a new product, we are here to help! Let’s make your bags KNOT PLASTIC! The average American family takes home over 1,500 plastic shopping bags a year. These bags do KNOT even start to breakdown for hundreds of years. We can provide your business with the same quality plastic shopping bags you find at most grocers today and replace them with KNOT PLASTIC. [...]
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Alberta Company Creates Car Parts Out of Hemp | National Hemp Association
With a little elbow grease and a lot of ingenuity, a new Alberta business is churning out biodegradable auto parts made from wood, hemp and flax. imageThe BioComposites Group plant, located on Drayton Valley’s Bio-Mile, uses a one-of-a-kind manufacturing process to make door panels, kick pads, cup holders and dashboard panels. “We take waste wood fibre and waste agricultural fibers, and then needle them together with a process that creates a mat that is used for interior panels,” said Dan Madlung, CEO and co-owner of BioComposites Group. The lightweight panels are then shipped to the United States, where they are pressed then passed along the manufacturers. Madlung, along with his wife and business partner, Brenda, have been up and running now for more than a year. The panels are already being tested in a few high-end cars, Madlung said, including BMW, Audi and Mercedes Benz, and in large trucks like Kenworth and Peterbilt. And he hopes their product will one day make fibre [...]
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Hemp Pure-Castile Soaps, Organic Body Care, 70% Organic Toothpastes
Dr. Bronner Hemp Soap Our Cosmic Principles define our most important relationships, and guide us in everything we do, from soapmaking to peacemaking – All-One! 1. Work Hard! Grow! Number one in Dr. Bronner’s Moral ABC: Work hard! Prosper! Learn, grow, improve. Success is the engine that makes everything else possible. 2. Do Right By Customers First ingredient: love! Lead with heart, take time, give best—serve customers as you would serve mother-daughter-son. 3. Treat Employees Like Family Be kind, reward generously, support good and healthy living. Seek and encourage the best in one another. For whatever unites us is greater than whatever divides us! 4. Be Fair To Suppliers uild relationships with organic farmers and producers to create equitable supply chains. Fair prices for farmers, living wages and excellent working conditions for workers, investment in communities, respect for land and people! 5. Treat The Earth Like Home Make humble and mindful use of the earth’s gifts. [...]
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Hemp Grower
NOTE: this is a "must subscribe" publication if you have real interest in Industrial Hemp. Supporting legal hemp cultivators with: industry trend analysis, business strategy, expert cultivation advice, extraction, marketing, financial topics, and legal issues. HG’s mission is to support legal hemp cultivators by providing actionable intelligence in all aspects of the business—from regulatory news to analysis of industry trends and business strategy, as well as expert advice on cultivation, extraction, marketing, financial topics, legal issues and more. HG focuses strictly on the business of legal hemp and aims to provide timely information—through its website, e-newsletter, print magazine and annual Cannabis Conference—to help the reader make timely, informed decisions to help them run their hemp businesses more efficiently and more profitably. The first issue of Hemp Grower will be published and distributed to subscribers in late 2019. [...]
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Hemp conference set for February in North Little Rock
The Arkansas Farmer’s Industrial Hemp Conference, a two-day meeting designed to give farmers the pros and cons of adding industrial hemp to their crop rotation will be held Feb. 14 and 15 at the Wyndham Hotel in downtown North Little Rock. Speakers will include Arkansas farmers who grew industrial hemp this last season, soil scientists, seedsmen, processors, marketers, and regulators. [...]
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Tractor Time Episode 33: Doug Fine, Author, ‘Hemp Bound’ | EcoFarming Daily
Fine is an investigative journalist whose work has appeared in places like Washington Post, Wired and Outside Magazine. He’s traveled all over the world, including to places like Burma, Rwanda, Laos, Guatemala and Tajikistan. He’s given TED Talks. He’s appeared on late-night talk shows. And he’s written several books, including Not Really An Alaskan Mountain Man, Farewell My Subaru, which is about his attempt to wean himself off fossil fuel, and Too High To Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution. He’s traveled all over the world, including to places like Burma, Rwanda, Laos, Guatemala and Tajikistan. He’s given TED Talks. He’s appeared on late-night talk shows. And he’s written several books, including Not Really An Alaskan Mountain Man, Farewell My Subaru, which is about his attempt to wean himself off fossil fuel, and Too High To Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution. His latest book is Hemp Bound: Dispatches From the Front Lines of the [...]
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HEMPZOO Eco Tech Hemp Clothing | Strong Sustainable Solution
HEMPZOO MISSION STATEMENT Our mission is to lead the industry providing supreme quality eco tech hemp apparel & accessories to the marketplace. We strive to utilize the highest quality sustainable natural hemp cannabis materials in all of our products and educate plus advocate for its multiple uses and ecological benefits. Inspired by Mother Earth, hemp, sustainability & active lifestyles we make HEMPZOO products for all to enjoy. WHO ARE WE? HEMPZOO LLC is a family owned California based company that has great passion for the plant and planet that takes care of us. We are passionate about doing good for our environment and helping people by offering sustainable products and supreme services to our customers while providing fair trade for our supply chain partners. At HEMPZOO we are constantly innovating with hemp striving to leave the smallest footprint without compromising function or technology. [...]
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What the Charlotte’s Web Plant Variety Patent Means for the Legal Hemp Industry
Charlotte’s Web holds an iconic status in the emergent cannabis industry. Not only is it a popular CBD-dominant strain that has helped countless young patients as an epilepsy treatment, but this plant variety became a figurehead, in a way, for the legalization of medical cannabis after its appearance in CNN’s Weed series. In 2014, one year after the debut of Weed, the Stanley brothers committed to keeping Charlotte’s Web beneath the 0.3-percent THC threshold—effectively developing it into a hemp cultivar. This was around the same time that the 2014 Farm Bill legalized hemp cultivation in a limited scope, paving the way for its full federal legalization four years later. And here we are, with a legal U.S. hemp industry and the first patented hemp plant variety—a plant called “CW2A.” According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Joel Stanley filed the patent application in May 2018 on behalf of his company, also named Charlotte’s Web. In the public documents, Stanle [...]
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New Plastic “Zeoform” Turns Hemp Into Almost Anything
What if today’s plastics could be made from materials which were not only sustainable, but non-toxic? At the moment, our plastics are made from oil, which means not only are we putting toxic chemicals into our atmosphere, but we are also filling our environment with products that cannot bio-degrade. To combat this problem, a company out of Australia has […] [...]
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