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Fibre plants for making paper

Posted on December 7, 2000

Plant fibers have been used for making paper and clothing for a long time and the need for use of natural fibres has increased greatly. Among natural fibres 90 per cent are of vegetable origin and among them 80 per cent is constituted by cotton and the remaining by other long vegetable fibres like flax, jute, hemp, sisal, ramie, coir, abaca and pineapple fibres. They are classified as minor fibres.

Skepticism greets plan to raise hemp instead of tobacco

Posted on December 5, 2000

Maryland is pushing ahead with plans for a pilot project to examine industrial hemp as an alternative to tobacco — even though most of the officials associated with the project have doubts about the crop’s potential.

Efforts destroy thousands of the state’s largest cash crop

Posted on December 5, 2000

West Virginia and marijuana have been synonymous for decades. In the early 1900s, the Navy encouraged the cultivation of hemp on several hundred acres in the South Branch of the Potomac River Valley. The fiber strands were used to manufacture rope.

Canada urged to see peas’ potential, wheat’s wonders

Posted on December 4, 2000

Many industry leaders have suggested fractionation — increased growing of specialty crops for special uses such as medicines — is the wave of the future and the answer to farmers who struggle against commodity price fluctuations.

Hemp advocate sues Brevard County for civil rights violations

Posted on December 2, 2000

Melbourne hemp advocate Glenn Pinfield is suing the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office for violating his civil rights when he was arrested almost four years ago for passing out leaflets in front of the Moore Justice Center criticizing the county judiciary and law enforcement.

The Brand-new Nut That Can Add Years To Your Life!

Posted on December 1, 2000

Impressive new studies show that this surprising snack can protect you from a host of diseases — and make you feel better right now!

New DEA Proposal in the Federal Register

Posted on November 30, 2000

DEA is planning to publish three rules simultaneously in the Federal Register regarding the status of products manufactured from the cannabis plant.

A Renewal of Common Sense

Posted on November 30, 2000

The controversial subject of why or whether to grow industrial hemp in the United States of America is often debated yet much misunderstood. This document definitively presents the hemp industry’s case.

Illinois chose old stereotypes over economic potential

Posted on November 30, 2000

It is time for us all to replace our association of hemp to drug users with an association to our state’s struggling farmers. The Illinois Senate saw the vast benefits of asking two major universities to study the uses of industrial hemp last April. But Tuesday, the House was two votes shy of what would have been a step forward for Illinois agriculture.

Hemp bill up in smoke

Posted on November 29, 2000

A bill allowing the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale to research potential uses of industrial hemp for Illinois farmers was rejected Tuesday by the Illinois House of Representatives 69-34.