Hawaii: Governor to sign industrial hemp bill

Hemp seeds are great for your health

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie plans to sign a bill to establish an industrial hemp research program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Officials in the governor’s office said Monday that Abercrombie planned a signing ceremony on Wednesday afternoon. The bill approves a two-year program to study industrial hemp remediation and biofuel research. Rep. Cynthia […]

Washington State Will Keep Pushing For Industrial Hemp

Industrial hemp has gained a lot of ground this year, with legislation introduced and moving in several states, and laws being signed in Colorado and Vermont already. In fact, just last week farmers in Colorado harvested the first U.S. hemp crop in decades – and they did it in complete disregard for federal law. Hemp […]

California Legalizes Hemp Cultivation, but Is Fashion Ready to Embrace the Fiber?

Andrew Asch , ApparelNews.net  –  After being celebrated as a wonder plant and reviled as a public danger, hemp could be on the cusp of mainstream acceptance with the passage of a new law in California. Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed Senate Bill 566. It will allow California farmers to cultivate industrial hemp and to […]

Indiana: Senator proposes farmers grow hemp

Brianna Meyer,  Indiana Daily Student – Indiana Sen. Richard Young, D-Milltown, announced Oct. 18 his desire to allow Indiana farmers to have the opportunity to grow hemp. Industrial hemp is a plant that can be processed into a variety of oils, wax, resin, rope, cloth, pulp, paper and fuel. Since 1958, hemp has been illegal […]

UK: Occupants happy with their hemp and lime cottage

When a Hampshire couple decided to downsize from their family home, a 16thC listed thatched cottage – they wanted their new house to impact on the environment as little as possible. Green construction and minimal running costs were priorities. Bill and Anne Smith instructed AECB members, Inspiration Architects of Newbury, to design a smaller house […]

Legal or not, industrial hemp harvested in Colorado

SPRINGFIELD, Colo. (AP) – Southeast Colorado farmer Ryan Loflin tried an illegal crop this year. He didn’t hide it from neighbors, and he never feared law enforcement would come asking about it. Loflin is among about two dozen Colorado farmers who raised industrial hemp, marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin that can’t be grown under federal drug law, […]