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New South Wales to extend hemp production trials

Posted on May 9, 2004

The New South Wales Government is extending its trials of commercial hemp production but has warned anyone interested in growing the crop that it only contains low levels of THC, which is the active ingredient in marijuana.

Hemp production trials extended

Posted on May 9, 2004

Trials of commercial hemp production would continue in New South Wales (NSW) despite the limited success of tests underway since 1995, State MP Steve Whan said.

Naked truth

Posted on May 8, 2004

Canadian rock artisit Bif Naked recently gained 20 pounds of muscle, while still maintaining a size 3, through weight training and hemp protein supplements.

Hemptown Taps into $20 Billion T-Shirt industry

Posted on May 6, 2004

Hemptown Clothing Inc. is the world’s largest hemp T-shirt apparel brand and continues to extend into new product lines and new channels of distribution. The company currently markets and sells a line of hemp / cotton active wear including T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and ball caps to wholesalers for imprinting as well as directly to retail and consumers.

4th Annual Hemp Hoe Down

Posted on May 6, 2004

The Hemp Hoe Down is an educational event aimed at informing attendees about the benefits of industrial hemp. Industrial hemp is the healthiest food source and the longest and strongest natural fiber.

Teen scientists take home $13,000 in awards

Posted on May 5, 2004

Xinchen Wang of the University of Toronto Schools also won this award for research on the ability of a particular species of fungus to break down hemp into pulp. Her findings may have commercial value in the hemp industry and in the pulp and paper industry.

Hemp breeding coming of age

Posted on May 5, 2004

Dragla, a Ridgetown College plant breeder and probably Canada’s leading hemp specialist, just returned from a trip down under to work with the Aussies to develop hemp seeds that would grow well in a subtropical climate.

Hemp Sun-Screen Story Wrong on Drug Testing

Posted on May 5, 2004

A recent poorly researched Associated Press story raises unfounded concerns that sun-screens, tanning lotions, and other personal care products made with hemp seed oil could cause false positive drug tests because they contain trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive ingredient of marijuana. These concerns are not based on scientific research and contradict earlier studies on this issue.

Growing Jobs

Posted on May 4, 2004

Some entrepreneurs like Denis Cicero have a ready solution for today’s jobless recovery: hemp. The owner of the Galaxy Global Eatery in Manhattan, which has served hemp-based foods since 1995, Cicero believes the fibrous plant could provide the very cornerstone of Republican economics — jobs and money.

Airmen May Get Burned by Hemp Sun Lotion

Posted on May 3, 2004

Just say no — to suntan lotion? Cannon Air Force Base is warning airmen about suntan lotions and oils that contain hemp byproducts, including an active chemical found in marijuana.