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Farmers with a license can grow hemp but cannot sell hemp products to the public
Monday, the Alabama Political Reporter talked with Gail Ellis with the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries about industrial hemp and complaints from hemp farmers that their state licenses are too restrictive. Ellis told APR that it is illegal in Alabama for a farmer to sell hemp material to the general public or to anyone without a hemp license. The Alabama Political Reporter asked about the legality of smokable hemp products being widely marketed in the state. Ellis said that all of those products are presently illegal as are the hemp gummy bears and other chewable hemp products. The 2018 Farm Bill make industrial hemp legal throughout the country. After the product was legalized by the federal government farmers applied for and received licenses from the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries to grow hemp in Alabama in 2018. These are the first farms to grow hemp in Alabama legally in approximately 80 years. While hemp historically has been used to make paper, [...]
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PolitiFact Florida: 25,000 uses for hemp, including a replacement for concrete and plastic? Hold up
Hemp has been used inside a BMW electric car, as fiber in jeans and in the walls of a Tarpon Springs home. Now Florida’s lone statewide elected Democrat, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, will oversee a new state industrial hemp program. Fried, a former lobbyist for the marijuana industry, says that hemp has a massive number of uses and will replace some common materials. "What most people don’t understand is that hemp has 25,000-35,000 known usages," she said at a Florida Democratic Party conference in Orlando. "That means it is going to be something that is going to replace plastics, and styrofoam and concrete." That’s a giant heap of hemp. But is Fried’s claim accurate? While hemp and marijuana are from the same species of plant, hemp is nonpsychoactive and is used for a variety of products. Industry-friendly legislation has helped to grow the hemp market in recent years. But don’t expect it to replace plastics or concrete anytime soon. Vast research and development [...]
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ECO INNOVATION GROUP Announces LOI for Steel and Hemp Homes Joint Venture in Santa Barbara County
Palm Beach, Florida, Oct. 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- ECO INNOVATION GROUP, INC. (OTC:ECOX) (“ECOx” or the “Company”), an Innovation Incubator platform devoted to globally important paradigm shifts in technology, sustainable and carbon negative products development and deployment, will introduce a more affordable fire, hurricane, earthquake and flood resilient steel framing construction system importantly complemented by industrial hemp building materials. 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 [...]
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‘Hemp Team’ hosting seminar on growing process
The latest United States Department of Agriculture Farm Bill allows for the production of hemp throughout the United States. Historically hemp was grown as a fiber crop for thousands of years and was once grown on large acreages in the United States. During this period hemp was a major crop and up to the 1920’s 80 percent of clothing was made from Hemp textiles. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System has developed a Hemp Team to educate interested farmers and to research the growing of hemp in Alabama. For those wanting to learn more about this crop the Hemp Team has a meeting planned in Cullman County on November 4 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Camp Meadowbrook at 2344 CR 747. The meeting cost is $25 and participants should pre-register and pay in advance at aces.edu/go/dealermeeting. Lunch and refreshments are included. Guests may register at the door but lunch may not be available. Topics covered include basic growing information, greenhouse and field production, pest issues, weed [...]
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USDA opens door for more industrial hemp farming
WASHINGTON — The federal government is ready to regulate the production of industrial hemp, allowing more farmers in more states to grow the plant that is related to marijuana but has many uses in the marketplace. An interim final rule establishing the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program, to be published in the Federal Register Oct. 31, includes provisions for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to approve hemp production plans from states and Indian tribes and to establish a federal plan for hemp producers in areas that have allowed hemp production but do not have their own approved hemp production plan. The state rules must include procedures for tracking where hemp is produced; testing for THC, the psychoactive compound that gives marijuana users a high; disposing of plants that exceed 0.3% THC; licensing growers; and ensuring resources to run hemp programs. Farmers in states that have not authorized hemp production — including South Dakota — still will not be able to grow th [...]
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Hemp experts to convene in Ketchum
Industrial hemp enthusiasts are coming to Ketchum this week for the first event in the U.S. dedicated to the education and expansion of the hemp industry, according to the event organizers. More than 170 attendees will hear from industry professionals, architects, builders, growers and industrial-hemp processors to hear the latest on technology, the industry, and how to create a more sustainable community using hemp. Hempitecture co-founders Matthew Mead and Tommy Gibbons are spearheading this “first ever gather of its kind in the United States,” as an opportunity to bring together the best and brightest in the industrial-hemp industry. Attendees will discuss everything from the cultivation of hemp plants to “hempcrete” building strategies to what the future holds for the industry and how to advance building with hemp in the U.S., according to organizers. Industrial hemp has been used as a building material for construction and insulation in France since the 1990s and has sin [...]
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First ‘HempTrain’ in the U.S. arrives in York County
RED LION, Pa. - Hemp's comeback in Pennsylvania is continuing. Some farmers are turning to the crop as a moneymaker. There's a new tool coming from Canada to Pennsylvania to help with the harvest. It's being called the first ever 'HempTrain' in the United States. The machine processes hemp in mass quantities. Groff North America, the company who bought it, said installation began Tuesday and will continue over the next two weeks. Weighing in at 32 thousand pounds, and taking up a space of 20 by 50 feet, the HempTrain will process nearly 2,000 pounds of hemp per hour. "Part of the enthusiasm surrounding hemp is because it's rapidly renewable," Steve Groff, founder and chairman of Groff North America, said. "It absorbs CO2, and it has literally tens of thousands of uses." HempTrain can separate full hemp bales into three distinct fiber materials that can be used to generate bioplastics and building materials. From those three materials, a number of products in a number of industries can [...]
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White House approves USDA hemp rules; release imminent
The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) federal hemp production rules, Hemp Industry Daily has learned. With approval from the OMB, which must sign off on new regulations from any federal agency, the public release of the interim production rules could come any day. Washington DC-based cannabis attorney Jonathan Havens wrote in an email to Hemp Industry Daily on Monday that he expects the USDA’s federal rules to include: - Review of state hemp programs (i.e., criteria for USDA sign-off on the same). - THC testing and, more specifically, the point or points at which THC must be tested. - Processing requirements. - Biomass transportation. One of the biggest questions that remained unclear after approval of the 2018 Farm Bill is the legality of the transportation of hemp and its derivatives through states that don’t have or don’t want hemp programs, including states that still consider hemp and hemp-derived CBD to [...]
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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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How this Former Music Entrepreneur Transitioned to Hemp (and Hemp Guitars)
After working in the entertainment industry for over 25 years, Morris Beegle decided it was time for a change in career path. Inspired by the possibilities the hemp plant holds, as well as by the hemp industry’s rapidly changing landscape, he joined forces with Elizabeth Knight, who had a 20-year long sales and project management career, and together the two dove into creating alternative options to everyday products, such as hemp-based T-shirts and paper products. Seven years later, the duo, based out of Loveland, Colorado, now owns a handful of companies that utilize hemp, including a hemp-based printing company called Tree Free Hemp, Silver Mountain Hemp Guitars, and One Planet Hemp, which focuses on the production of promotional hemp-based merchandise for companies and musicians. Each of these companies lies under Beegle and Knight’s umbrella company WAFBA, which stands for We Are For Better Alternatives. [...]
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Silver Mountain Hemp – Hemp Guitars
Silver Mountain Hemp is a boutique musical instrument company producing custom guitars, guitar cabinets, guitar straps, ukuleles, guitar picks and volume knobs, all using hemp as a main ingredient in the manufacturing process. The company’s flagship guitars are hand-made using hemp bast-fiber composite body-shells moulded around hemp board cores. Custom hand-made speaker cabinets are forged with hemp pressed particle board and paired with a choice of Tone Tubby HempCone and Eminence Cannabis Rex speakers. From guitar straps made with 100% hemp webbing, picks and volume knobs made of hemp/corn composite, to hemp tee shirts, ball caps and more, Silver Mountain Hemp is the source for earth friendly upgrades to your personal sound. [...]
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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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