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Top 10 Uses for Hemp Paper

Posted on March 5, 2014
Greenfield Paper Company Hemp Heritage

Much of hemp paper’s market is specialty fibers, which is considered a stable, high-priced niche market. There are about one dozen mini-mills globally, mostly in Asia and the European Union, that produce an estimated 120,000 tons of hemp paper a year.

Uses include cigarette and Bible paper, stationary, bank notes, hygienic products, filter paper for coffee, oil, vacuum cleaners, and tea bags.

New! Hempz Fresh Coconut & Watermelon Herbal Body Moisturizer

Posted on February 23, 2014
Hempz Fresh Coconut & Watermelon Herbal Body Moisturizer

New Fresh Coconut & Watermelon Herbal Body Moisturizer from Hempz is the perfect all-over moisturizing lotion for your skin. While the coconut oil goes to work trapping moisture in your skin, the watermelon extract goes to work on repairing and rejuvenating your skin. These two elements don’t just smell delightful together, but they also work as an amazing team to create youthful, moisturized skin all day long.

States Poised to Take Advantage of US Farm Bill

Posted on February 15, 2014
States Poised to Take Advantage of US Farm Bill

The new US Farm Bill signed last week by President Obama has a provision for the cultivation of industrial hemp for research purposes at the state level. This provision will be in effect for the next five years. The provision builds on years of lobbying efforts by activists, advocates, hemp business and farming associations and the championship of the bills by elected representatives at the state and federal level.

5 Tips for Fighting Winter for Healthy Skin & Hair

Posted on February 13, 2014
Beautiful model with curly hair

Winter is brutal on your skin. The air is dry. Bitter winds rob your skin and hair of moisture. Your face and lips chap and crack. Your hair becomes frizzy and brittle. It’s tempting to just hide indoors under a hat until spring, but you can’t avoid going out in the elements, and you don’t want to miss out on social and work events. Winter doesn’t have to be cause for dismay and stress about your appearance and your skin and hair’s health. With just a bit of effort and a few simple purchases, you can have beautiful skin and hair all winter long. Follow these 5 tips to fight back against winter’s damaging effects on your hair and skin.

Hemp Fiber for Food Packaging

Posted on February 6, 2014
Traysrenew Project

The Traysrenew project in the EU was a multi-year project with the goal of producing food trays for poultry products that are cost effective, renewable, and higher performance than their conventional counterparts. The food trays would be made from biopolymers which are derived from bast fiber plants including hemp and flax. The interest on this kind of green packaging is being driven by both the industry and consumers. Manufacturers want lower costs and increased shelf life; consumers want fresh and safe food available in addition to products that reflect their values.

US Farm Bill to Greenlight Hemp Research

Posted on January 31, 2014
Farm Bill

The US Farm Bill passed Wednesday, January 29th by a 251-166 vote in the US House of Representatives.The Senate is expected to vote on this bill on Monday, February 3rd. The new legislation allows colleges, universities, and state agriculture departments to grow hemp. Because of a notwithstanding clause, this research is not to subject to the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) or the oversight of the DEA. Federal hemp licenses would not be required.

New! Hempz Triple Moisture Herbal Whipped Créme Moisturizes All Day and Night

Posted on January 25, 2014
Hempz Triple Moisture Herbal Whipped Creme

Hempz Triple Moisture Herbal Whipped Créme lasts twice as long as Hempz Original Lotion. Its has a light fragrance of peach and grapefruit. Hempz Triple Moisture Herbal Whipped Créme has three amazing active ingredients that make up the Triple Moisture Complex™. All three natural ingredient — Yangu Oil, Apple Fruit Extract, and Cogon Grass Extract — will provide your skin with triple the moisturizing action.

Hemp: A New Crop for New Jersey?

Posted on January 23, 2014
Hemp A New Crop for New Jersey

New Jersey seemed poised to become the next state to approve industrial hemp as a legal agricultural crop. On January 13, 2014 the State’s Senate unanimously approved Senate Bill 3110, which would have allowed the licensing of industrial hemp. The bill was then passed by the State’s Assembly by a crushing vote of 65-8. However, Governor Chris Christie rejected the bill on January 21, 2014.

Hemp By Another Name

Posted on December 26, 2013
Hemp By Another Name

Common names for hemp in several languages including: Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Yugoslavian.

Nations That Allow Cultivation of Industrial Hemp

Posted on December 10, 2013
Nations That Allow the Cultivation of Industrial Hemp

Following are a list of over 30 nations that allow the cultivation of industrial hemp. As of this writing, the three primary produces are Canada, European Union, and China. Canada primarily produced hemp seed which is used for human food consumption (shelled hemp / hemp hearts, hemp oil, and hemp protein). The European Union primarily grows hemp for fiber with the two primary end-uses being paper and automotive composites. China grows hemp primarily for textiles that are made into clothing and hemp cordage.