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The Use of Hemp in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Posted on March 13, 2014
Traditional Chinese Medicine

Medical uses for hemp in China has a long, documented, cultural history, using all parts of the plant — the seed, leaves, “juice” (oil), roots and flowers — in both oral and topical applications. Interestingly and perhaps controversially to some, there does not seem to be a strong tradition of smoking the cannabis flowers… where some texts considered that part of the plant to be poisonous. For the record, the earliest known references of hemp leaf medicinal tea is from 2700 BC while the earliest textual medical reference to using hemp seeds is from the 14th CE.

New! Hempz Triple Moisture Herbal Whipped Crème Body Wash

Posted on March 10, 2014
Hempz Triple Moisture Herbal Whipped Creme Body Wash

This new Hempz body wash has a light citrus scent, aptly named Enchanted Grapefruit. Made from natural hemp seed oil, this body wash gently cleanses skin, scrubbing away toxins, free radicals, and dead skin cells, while leaving behind the moisture that your skin craves. If you’re tired of cracked, ashy legs and arms, you owe it to yourself to try this amazing new whipped body wash from Hempz.

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.