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Hemp Hype

Posted on October 8, 2000

Rob Robinson of Minot has a plan, but he is disappointed. He wants to be the first person in North Dakota to open a retail store devoted exclusively to products made from industrial hemp. He is disappointed, however, because he believes too many people remain naive about the differences between hemp and marijuana. Despite that, he intends to continue pursuing his marquee idea.

Robinson hopes to open hemp department store

Posted on October 8, 2000

Just getting started in the retail market is going to be tough enough, but Rob Robinson of Minot wants to take it a step farther and open a department store here devoted exclusively to products made from industrial hemp.

North Dakota legalizes hemp

Posted on October 8, 2000

Last year the North Dakota Legislature was the first in the United States to officially recognize and legalize industrial hemp.

Monson: Hemp could be gold mine for farmers

Posted on October 8, 2000

You wouldn’t expect David Monson to talk favorably about something that’s illegal. After all, he’s the Assistant House Majority Leader in the North Dakota Legislature, is superintendent of schools here and is a well-respected Cavalier County farmer.

Study looks at hemp foods

Posted on October 8, 2000

People who frequently consume food items containing hempseeds and the oil extracted from the seeds are unlikely to fail a urine test for marijuana, according to a recent toxicological study commissioned by the Agricultural Research and Development Initiative.

Don’t laugh, hemp can be good for you

Posted on October 5, 2000

People will eat anything these days. Insects, dirt, wheatgrass, headcheese, foie gras. There’s even a whole section in the grocery store for fruit roll-ups. This isn’t to say that hemp foodstuffs are insanely bizarre and unthinkably uneatable. But how many of us, besides Woody Harrelson, are currently sprinkling crushed hemp seeds on our salads? Or eating grilled hemp cheese sandwiches for lunch? Not many, that’s for sure.

Hemp could help farmers, environment

Posted on October 4, 2000

Finally the crisis of a finite resource, oil, is coming to the forefront in the presidental campaign. However, why is it neither presidental candidate recognize what Henry ford did over 60 years ago?

New process for wonder plant

Posted on October 3, 2000

America’s first president George Washington grew it some years before convict Australia exported it while motoring tycoon Henry Ford made and ran a car from it. Now a Melbourne business has revolutionised a technique to process it.

Cannabis thieves plunder harmless leaves

Posted on October 3, 2000

Cannabis thieves have raided a Canadian agricultural college only to find that the crop was industrial hemp. The site, at Kemptville College of Agricultural Technolgy, Ottawa, was actually a research plot.

Hemp Industries Association Convention Report

Posted on October 2, 2000

Nestled in a Hockley Valley ecology retreat near Toronto, the Hemp Industries Association held their seventh annual convention among the maple and aspen trees. This year’s gathering saw 35-55 attendees which allowed for intimate meetings and planning sessions.