Monthly Archives: June 2014

Hemp History Week: Take Notice. Get Involved!

Hemp History Week 2014

During the 5th annual Hemp History Week, farmers and industrial hemp advocates alike are reaching out to remind the public of a plant that was once completely legal to grow in the US. They are, however, making valuable headway in their quest, with sales of hemp products reaching 581 million dollars last year, it’s no […]

Kentucky Begins Growing Industrial Hemp

DEA - Hemp is not marijuana

After the recent debacle where DEA agents seized a shipment of hemp seeds bound for Kentucky, there has been a lot of hemp news coming out of the area. Last Tuesday the University of Kentucky officially started growing industrial hemp on one of their test plots in order to research and determine the potential of […]

Happy Hemp History Week!

10 Dollar bill depicts a hemp farmer

As most of you already know, Monday the 2nd of June kicked off the 5th annual hemp history week. Festivals and activities are going on all throughout the country in an attempt to get more people into this versatile crop as well as open some eyes for the economical, health, and environmental benefits of industrial […]

DEA Agent Quits Over Hemp

Kentucky has a history of industrial hemp

An anonymous DEA agent (or now ex-DEA agent) has spoken out recently over the events unfolding in the world of industrial hemp and current hemp news. The DEA recently seized a large shipment of hemp seeds headed for Kentucky from Italy. This wouldn’t exactly be turning many heads, except for the fact that Kentucky had […]

Hemp History Week

Kentucky hemp and tobacco in same field

As most of you know, it is hemp history week, and I’ve decided to dive into something that I find very interesting and thought provoking. I want to hop into a time machine with you and go back to the 1930’s, where industrial hemp grew freely in the Country, and was considered just another normal […]

Colorado: Hemp Farmers Still Battling

Industrial hemp plants with morning dew

Following closely the current hemp news in Colorado, you’ll see a lot of good news, including industrial hemp farmers being given the nod to start legally growing hemp for research purposes. Industrial hemp in Colorado is only one example of the handful of states already starting to put hemp seeds in the ground, however, some […]

Hemp: The Anti-Marijuana

Industrial hemp being harvested by a combine in Australia

There once was a time when industrial hemp was used for just about everything. From clothing, to paper, to textiles, and even food; hemp was a widely grown and used industrial material. This was a different time, where men and women would weave ropes from industrial hemp, or contract building materials for houses and government […]

A Debt Free America: In A Perfect World with Industrial Hemp

Industrial Hemp growing in a field

This country has been in debt for some time now, and without going back in time to relive the events which lead to this insane occurrence, we can talk a little bit about how to get ourselves out of it. Believe it or not, it has to do with industrial hemp. The more and more […]

Hemp: The Passive Crop

The many hemp food choices

I went to a hemp news conference last week to get the inside scoop on the latest industrial hemp developments throughout the country. It was actually very informative and I learned a lot about the direction in which industrial hemp is headed in today. The one thing that stood out to me the most would […]

Kentucky Gets Their Hemp Seed

Industrial hemp seed ready for planting

A week before it would be too late to plant any industrial hemp, Kentucky has received its shipment of hemp seed which was confiscated by customs not too long ago. The battle was for just over 250 pounds of hemp seed being shipped over from Italy and seized by the DEA for unclear reasons. Industrial […]