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Hemp is high fashion

Posted on January 20, 1997

Hemp products are booming. You can’t get high smoking jeans made from it. The oil tastes pretty good on salads, but don’t expect to get a buzz. You can make brownies with it, but after eating a few, reggae music still sounds about the same.


Posted on January 1, 1997

Confirmation that modern-day American revolutions take place at the checkout counter came in October, with the opening of the Austin Hemp Company — the fifth Texas business devoted solely to selling products made from hemp, the plant that in its smokable form is also known as marijuana.

Market Analysis for Hemp Fiber as a Feed Stock for Papermaking

Posted on January 1, 1997

In an attempt to develop alternative crops for midwestern farmers, industrial hemp is being evaluated as a fiber source for the paper industry. This simplified analysis shows that hemp could profitably be used as a fiber source for the paper industry and that Wisconsin farmers could meet the demand for fiber by the fine paper manufacturers of Wisconsin. In contrast to the past utilization of hemp, it is essential that the whole plant be used to make paper and not just the long bast fibers.

Some Interesting Facts On Hemp

Posted on January 1, 1997

The fact sheet on industrial hemp as compiled by Hempstead Company.

Crusader Woody

Posted on November 25, 1996

Woody Harrelson takes on an archbishop and those who would deny the world hemp. Once America’s most lovable dimwit on Cheers, Woody Harrelson has of late become a rebel without a pause. The actor, who stars as Hustler magazine’s sultan of sleaze in the forthcoming movie The People vs. Larry Flynt, withheld $10,000 of his taxes this year to protest the government’s logging policy.

Hemp’s popularity buds in select restaurants

Posted on November 4, 1996

When The Galaxy restaurant in Manhattan started serving dishes with hemp, the first question most diners asked was “Will it get me high?” The answer is, “No.” But hemp seeds and the oil made from pressed seeds do come from Cannabis sativa, the marijuana- and hashish-producing herb. Nevertheless, sterilized hemp seeds are legal in the United States.

Hemp makes a comeback

Posted on October 5, 1996

VEN the most fervent American antidrugs campaigners risk finding some in their pockets when they travel abroad. Dried, rolled and smoked, the leaves of the cannabis, or hemp, plant yield a high from a banned substance called THC. Pounded, pulped and rolled (differently), they make a paper often used for cigarettes, and even some banknotes (although not dollars).

The trouble with hemp

Posted on October 1, 1996

Farmers want to grow it, and manufacturers want to use it. But it’s got an obnoxious relative that states are afraid of. Agriculture has never been easy in the rocky soil of Vermont, and these days, it is harder and less profitable than ever. With the dairy industry mired in a 20-year decline, the state’s farmers can scarcely be blamed if they cast about for any creative means of staying in business.

Hemp in the USA

Posted on September 1, 1996

With actors like Woody Harrelson pushing industrial hemp’s legal uses, there’s been a buzz in the fabrics industry surrounding eco-friendly, durable hemp fibers. Now that buzz is getting closer to home with American-spun and woven hemp.

Rethinking hemp

Posted on July 1, 1996

Its use predates Christopher Columbus, but this easy-to-grow plant fiber is capable of replacing wood as the raw material in paper, grows without the use of pesticides or herbicides and is one of the most versatile alternative resources of our time. And, in certain forms, it’s also highly illegal. It’s time to get reacquainted with hemp.