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Colorado Hemp Project
Colorado Hemp Project is an organic hemp farm consulting agency that works with local farmers and municipalities across the globe to bring hemp cultivars and resources to the communities that need it the most with sole intention of healing the planet by accelerating the establishment of local, sustainable hemp farms and companies everywhere! Hemp is an unparalleled agricultural commodity with a diverse array of lucrative industrial applications in addition to its full spectrum nutritional and therapeutic properties. Now, for the first time in over 50 years, Industrial Hemp Cultivation is legal in several states and provinces. We intend to provide stable hemp seed and resources to areas that legalize hemp so families everywhere can experience the economic and environmental benefits of industrial hemp cultivation. [...]
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The CBD bubble’s about to burst? GREAT!
By Andrew Kelly. Can’t happen quick enough in my opinion. In the long run, this “pop” won’t deplete the market, but rather expand it. CBD products will be cheaper and more accessible to lower income families and people who need these products in their everyday lives. It should also spark initiative. All that biomass going to waste, all the stalk being plowed back into the fields, all the fiber being lost. This is probably the best thing to happen to the hemp business in the last decade. Not only will it free the other 160 cannabinoids in the plant as producers seek to create products with their own “uniqueness.” It will also bolster the innovators who have been taking a holistic view of the plant all along and are making exciting developments in everything from farming and processing technology to applications from carbons and hemp-fiber based plastics. The hemp seed’s potential in food is massive. Read the full articles... [...]
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Industrial Hemp: The Future of Green Building (John Patterson)
https://youtu.be/s599N6f-6s4 Getting High on Anthropology, www.FSandGreen.org/shows Marty Otanez, Producer and Associate Professor, CU Denver Michael Kilman, Camera (https://loridianslaboratory.com) Featuring John Patterson, Tiny Hemp Houses Tel. 970 231 0933, www.tinyhemphouses.com Presentation “Industrial Hemp: The Future of Green Building” for the Northwestern Lumber Association Denver, Colorado, 29 September 2016 And, excerpts from John Patterson’s Tiny Houses Workshop at the Living Simple: A Tiny Home Expo Loveland, Colorado, 11 September 2016 Music: ‘Thrusting Expression’ Craig Levy, 2013, www.FreePlayMusic.com [...]
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International Hemp Building Association – IHBA
The aims of this association are to develop, promote and support the production and use of all hemp based construction materials and their by-products in a sustainable and bio-regional manner for the benefit of the ecology and communities of all regions of the world. The IHBA aims to work for the gathering and dissemination of knowledge about the materials and systems from those developing and using them to those wishing to. The IHBA will assist members developing systems both from the point of view of production of the materials to their use in vernacular and new styles of architecture appropriate to their region. The IHBA will work to educate and inform the relative government and trade bodies to help in the establishment of the infrastructure necessary to create a hemp building industry throughout the international community. The IHBA will at all times work to ensure that the use of such materials has the least environmental impact possible. [...]
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LetsTalkHemp
WAFBA - We Are For Better Alternatives Home of Colorado Hemp Company, NoCo Hemp Expo, TreeFreeHemp.com, LetsTalkHemp.com and HempEvents.org - we support All Things Hemp & Cannabis! Visit our websites [...]
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Tiny Hemp Houses KC Stark And John Patterson
Cannabis Community Radio Tiny Hemp Houses KC Stark And John Patterson: John Patterson joins KCMJ Radio and talks about the advantages and science of hemp home construction. Amazing hour of news you can use to build non toxic earth friendly homes. TinyHempHouses.com [...]
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Home | HIACON 2019
The 26th annual HIACON takes place over November 1 st - 4th, 2019 at The Westin Charlotte, in Charlotte, NC. The Hemp Industries Association® conference (HIACON) will be held in Charlotte, NC at the Westin Charlotte, in Charlotte, NC. The event will feature Association meetings on Friday, the Annual General Meeting and a sneak peek B2B. Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall for HIACON registrants only on Saturday. On Sunday bring your friends and clients to learn more from our sponsors during the Hemp Industries Talks and open exhibit hall. The conference will end on Monday with a full day of educational tracks, half-day exhibition and the industries award luncheon. [...]
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Hemp History Week | 2019 Theme: Return of the Plant!
Hemp History Week is the largest educational campaign about hemp in the U.S. Each year hundreds of grassroots organizers and retail stores organize hemp events to celebrate hemp. Join us in celebrating in this special tenth year of the Hemp History Week where we celebrate the Return of the Plant! The recent passage of the Farm Bill with the Hemp Farming Amendment has removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, and legalizes hemp farming in the U.S. This June, we will join together in victory across the country as we celebrate the Return of the Plant! and embark on a new era of hemp cultivation in American soil. Let’s reclaim the virtues of hemp after more than 80 years of prohibition, and write a new history of hemp for future generations of farmers, consumers and manufacturers—a righteous, modern narrative of regenerative agriculture, renewable resources, plant-based nutrition and healthy lifestyles. With the return of the plant, we rebuild our rural economies with lucrativ [...]
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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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Seattle HEMPFEST
Seattle HEMPFEST, the undisputed King of Protestivals, and the largest cannabis convocation in the world. Seattle HEMPFEST, the premier flagship event of the global cannabis culture, is celebrating its 28th year. Hempfest’s crown jewels of achievement include its designation as the largest annual cannabis policy reform event in the world. But that could change with a single event. What is less likely to change is the fact that the Seattle HEMPFEST is the most sophisticated and socially responsible cannabis rally in history, and perhaps the largest annual free speech event in the nation. Hempfest 2019 Aug 16, 17, 18 hours are Fri Noon – 8PM, Sat/Sun 10AM – 8PM. With a laser focus on political content and a deep commitment to community values, Seattle’s HEMPFEST event has influenced regional and national public policy while being an economic generator in its community. Seattle’s HEMPFEST event paved the way and tilled the soil for Washington State citizens to legalize cannabis [...]
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Is Hemp a Sustainable Alternative to Virgin Cotton in Denim?
With commercial production of hemp now legalized in the U.S., experts question the fiber as a sustainable alternative to virgin cotton. Industrial hemp is in the spotlight again, and for good reason. The new Farm Bill that the U.S. Senate passed 87-13 in December now legalizes the commercial production of hemp, freeing it from the grips of the Controlled Substance Act and severely curtailing the number of restrictions that have prevented farmers from raising it as a commodity crop like any other. “Even if the government comes up with a regulatory framework, states have to adopt it,” said Mike Lewis, director of Thirds Wave Farms in Kentucky and one of the first private citizens to legally farm hemp—through a partnership with Patagonia in 2016—since its prohibition in the 1970s. “We have a long ways to go and a lot of legislating that needs to be drafted. But we’re heading in the right direction. I think it’ll be two or three years before it’s extremely common.” There [...]
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Local hemp farm encourages reduced plastic use
A local hemp farm is encouraging farmers to consider using alternatives instead of using plastic when growing hemp. "The plastic is a major concern, especially as the hemp industry continues to grow. There's a lot of plastic being used in agriculture in general but this isn't the only industry that uses the row cover plastics," Amy Parscal, CEO of Cascade Hemp Collective, said. A viewer sent in videos to KTVL on Wednesday which he described as a hemp farm burning the stems which he said had plastic on them. According to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, it is illegal to burn plastic anytime or anywhere in Oregon. "That is definitely not something we would ever advise for, it's a major air pollution issue as well," Parscal said. Parscal said Cascade Hemp Collective is encouraging farmers to stop using plastic altogether. "We experimented this year with using organic rice straws as a mulch to help with the moisture retention of the soil and the weed suppression with the w [...]
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Hempcrete could change the game in construction
Smokebrush Farm, an urban farm located on roughly 6 acres in Manitou Springs, plans to use an innovative building material this season. Hempcrete — a mixture of water, lime and the plant’s “hurd,” the woody portion of the hemp stalk broken up into small pieces — will be used for several projects that will eventually lead into workshops. The farm is an offshoot of the Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts, an organization that hosts a variety of creative community events in the area. It utilizes biodynamic farming practices, an agricultural approach similar to organic farming but with a stronger emphasis on building holistic systems that maximize efficiency. And hempcrete fits well with that ethic. “We’ll be doing hempcrete here over the next couple weeks,” Smokebrush Farm Manager Jeremy Tackett said in early March. “There are three hemp projects on this property.” Among them, a “cosmic solar system slab” that will resemble a patio slab and serve as the centerpiece [...]
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Steel and Hemp Homes Joint Venture in Santa Barbara County
Visit > http://steelhemphomes.com/ ECO Innovation Group is pleased to announce that it has entered an LOI to establish its West Coast base of operations for the company’s wholly owned construction subsidiary, Steel Hemp Homes Inc (SHH), in Santa Barbara County, California. ECOx shall enter into a Joint Venture with Long Canyon Properties Holdings LLC to establish mobile facilities on 3 acres initially, with option to expand to 13 acres total with mutual agreement within 6 months of binding the LOI. This project has been in discussion for many months with the intent to develop ecologically leading-edge single family and multi family structures showcasing innovative industrial hemp materials importantly complementing a catastrophe resilient steel framing system. ECOx / SHH operations will not only prototype the Steel Hemp structures but also serve as a mobile education center to illustrate the inspiring science, history, and many importantly significant benefits of industrial he [...]
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MILLIØNS explores the future of hempcrete in the United States
First developed in France in the 1980s, hempcrete appears to be a miracle material in contrast to its traditional cousin, beginning with how it’s produced. Not only do the hemp fields from which it originates absorb airborne carbon while they grow, but the crops continue to absorb greenhouse gases after they are harvested and transformed into building materials—287 pounds of airborne carbon dioxide are estimated to be captured by one cubic meter (35 cubic feet) of hempcrete, while a half-ton is emitted into the atmosphere by each ton of cement, according to the European Cement Association. Hempcrete is also up to eight times lighter than concrete, meaning it takes significantly less energy to transport, minimizing its carbon footprint even further. When the inner woody core of hemp plants, known as hemp hurds, is mixed with lime or clay as a binding agent, the fibrous consistency of hempcrete has demonstrated better ventilation, fire resistance, and temperature regulation propert [...]
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What Is Strength & Why Is Hemp Stronger Than Steel?
What does it mean to be strong? There are two ways to measure strength.- Crack & Break like a dry tree branch.- Bend & Mend like a metal spring in a pen. Imagine a dry tree branch in both hands. It’s pretty stiff & doesn’t bend. Nothing really happens until you apply a lot of pressure. When you put a lot of pressure on the branch, it doesn’t bend. It cracks & breaks! Next. Imagine squishing a spring between two fingers. It bends & mends back to its original position with ease. Even when you put a LOT of pressure on it, it is rather hard to make a spring crack and break. Just like it is hard for a dry tree branch to bend & mend back to its original position. The two measurements of strength are; crack & break and bend & mend. With these two measurements of strength, we are easily able to understand why hemp is stronger than steel. - Hemp can hold almost twice the weight as steel before it cracks and breaks. And.- Hemp can bend and mend almost six ti [...]
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The Benefits of Hemp Paper
Hemp paper is both more sustainable and more durable than tree-based paper. In this blog post, we discuss the differences of hemp paper VS tree-based paper and the ways that switching to hemp paper can help the environment. - Hemp paper is easier to produce - Hemp paper is higher quality - Hemp paper is more environmentally friendly [...]
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