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Hemp Research Projects in Colorado and Kentucky

Posted on July 20, 2014
hemp research

At this point, sixteen states have passed legislation allowing them to take immediate advantage of the industrial hemp research and pilot program provision, Section 7606 of the 2014 US Farm Bill. But there are only two states which were really ready this year: Colorado and Kentucky. They make for an odd couple and have taken apposite approaches. Kentucky is by the book, by the rules, with a methodical, rational, planned, and scientific approach. Colorado is freewheeling, entrepreneurial, risk taking, and hyped up. Together they make a compelling story. If they were people on a TV sitcom, they could share an apartment.

Allergic Reaction to Hemp Foods

Posted on July 9, 2014
Types of Allergies

Allergies and food intolerance seem to be on the rise. Poor physical responses to food are frustrating it makes something that is necessary and should be enjoyable — eating — uncomfortable and possibly dangerous. Is Hemp an Allergen? The hemp food business has expanding steadily for the last 15 years, driving acreage and building the case for hemp’s cultivation in the United States. The good news to date is that hemp has no documented allergies. However, there is no reason to suspect that there will not be reported allergies in the future. People being a diverse lot, we pretty much have to wait and see.

Illinois Hemp Research Bill

Posted on May 21, 2014
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Global Hemp President Eric Pollitt’s lobbying for an industrial hemp research bill has finally paid off as the Illinois Senate passed HB 5085 on Monday, May 19th, with all voting in favor of the bill. Two prior Industrial Hemp bills, one in 1999 and another in 2000, passed the House and Senate, yet were vetoed by Governor Ryan, who stated a lack of private funding for research led to his veto of the second bill. Mr. Pollitt worked with State Representative David Leitch (R-Peoria, IL) to create the bill, and HB 5085 acts as a research bill, one that will allow the industry to move forward.

New! Hempz After Sun Cooling Spray & Body Hydrator

Posted on May 16, 2014
Hempz After Sun Cooling Spray and Body Hydrator

Sun exposure can make your skin dry and over time it can create wrinkles and rough patches. Your skin is thirsty after being outdoors and needs tender loving care when it’s sunburned. Apply a hydrating product such as Hempz After Sun Cooling Spray and Body Hydrator. It will quickly give your skin the hydration is needs and at the same time relieves any minor pain that can be caused by sunburn.

Doug Fine’s Hemp Bound

Posted on May 7, 2014
Hemp Bound cover

There has been many books written about hemp, and many would argue the whole modern renaissance began with Jack Herer’s Emperor Wears No Clothes. The highlights of Hemp Bound’s are that the author provides a newer, contemporary material and the on-the-scenes journalistic field work. Doug Fine writes from a first person perspective without being overindulgent. A few personal and small descriptive details scattered all through his narrative ensures that his spiel remains grounded. It’s an enjoyable read and I greedily want more.

State of Hemp: Update on US Legislation

Posted on April 29, 2014
US Pro Hemp States Map

In the wake of the passing of the 2014 US Farm Bill in January there has been, as predicted, a further green wave of pro hemp legislation passed and hemp research activity announced. While there is great activity, how this shapes out is anyone’s guess. Several states are positioned to conduct hemp research. To date, only Kentucky and Hawaii have announced specific research programs. While recognizing that there are valid obstacles, questions, and legal gray areas, much comes down to political courage, leadership and vision.

Hemp Oil Woodstain

Posted on April 20, 2014
Hemp Shield

As industrial oil, hemp oil has a number of useful applications including that of a natural woodstain. At its most basic, unrefined hemp oil acts as a simple drying oil. It penetrates, hardens and preserves wood, and provides a long-lasting finish. And like any other stain, it can be used craftily to darken wood color, to accent the grain, to match different pieces of wood and to help accent details. One of the most important natural features of hemp oil as a woodstain is that it is low-to-no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).

Hemp Building Materials

Posted on April 4, 2014
Hemp Building Materials

One of hemp’s most innovative and applicable uses today is in building materials sector. Hemp can be used for all sorts of building materials, replacing or supplementing traditional materials including wood and concrete. There are a wider range of products, but the most important categories are: Hempcrete, Insulation, and Particle Board.

New! Hempz Coconut & Watermelon Nourishing Herbal Body Wash

Posted on March 26, 2014
Hempz Fresh Coconut and Watermelon Body Wash

Let the light, refreshing, tropical scents of the new Hempz Fresh Coconut & Watermelon Body Wash relax and rejuvenate you every time you step into the shower. This all-natural, paraben-, gluten-, and sulfate-free body wash will gently cleanse your skin without dehydrating it.

The Use of Hemp Milk to Treat Tuberculosis

Posted on March 19, 2014
Hemp Milk to Treat Tuberculosis

An innovative Czech study from the 1930’s used hemp seeds in a nutritional therapeutic trial to treat tuberculosis. Basically, in order to fight TB, foods had to be able to help the body’s organs and tissue rebuild. Hemp seed — a nutritionally significant source of edestin and arginine proteins, and today also known to be a powerful source of Essentially Fatty Acids — proved to be a low cost and very method of helping sick children get better.