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Australians try hemp as source of pulp paper

Posted on June 24, 1995

Australian readers could soon be getting a shot of cannabis with their daily newspapers. The South Australian government has planted the first mainland trial hemp crop for use as a source of pulp for making paper.

Report to the Governor’s Hemp and Related Fiber Crops Task Force

Posted on June 1, 1995

Most analysts forecast long-term increases in world demand for all types of fibrous materials, and some predict limitations in production capacity. New fiber crops, new industrial uses of non-wood fibers, and agricultural diversification in general are therefore subjects of widespread interest. Kentucky agriculture is not alone in efforts to pursue these possibilities, and will be required to compete with producers in other states and nations.

The earth’s premier renewable resource

Posted on June 1, 1995

While forests diminish worldwide prices and demand for fiber are skyrocketing. A plant cultivated by our founding fathers may be the solution to our growing fiber shortage. Imagine a crop more versatile than the soybean, the cotton plant, and the Douglas fir put together … one that grows like Jack’s beanstalk with minimal tending. There is such a crop: industrial hemp.

Not such a bad seed after all

Posted on May 22, 1995

You’re not allowed to grow it — or smoke it — but the “Weed with Roots in Hell” sure makes a nice pie crust. Hemp, also known as cannabis sativa or marijuana, among other names, was served up in a nonpotent form in a variety of dishes by award-winning chef Mark Ellman at the recent Hemp Seed Banquet, part of the Hemp Clothing Fashion Show and Mini-Hemp Expo here last month.

Everyone’s a critic

Posted on May 1, 1995

Modern city dwellers often dismiss the pigeon as the avian equivalent of the rat. But the birds have not always been so maligned. The ancient Greeks considered them sacred symbols of Aphrodite, goddess of love; the more practical Romans valued them as messengers.

Industrial Hemp and Other Alternative Crops for Small-Scale Tobacco Producers

Posted on January 1, 1995

In North Carolina, Kentucky and other tobacco producing states, there has been and increasing interest in alternative crops. Tobacco producers are interested in diversification because of questions about the future of that crop. In 1986 and again in 1994, burley tobacco production quotas were cut.

Conde & Seber: Building Toward The Future With Hemp

Posted on July 1, 1994

All over the Pacific Northwest one can see the effects of the massive deforestation that’s been taking place out there during the past 20 years. Whole valleys and mountainsides have been clear-cut — stripped of all plant life — to meet our insatiable demand for fiber, paper and wood. So when High Times learned that Bill Conde, a longtime hemp activist who once ran for governor of Oregon, was researching making an alternative to plywood utilizing hemp, we decided to look into it.

Hemp As Weed Control

Posted on January 1, 1994

Weed control is a recalcitrant issue in crops grown for organic certification. One approach is the prior use of a competitive crop. Hemp, can be taken seriously as an adequate weed controlling mechanism. The historical testimonials to hemp’s ability to control weeds are numerous.

Fiber Wars: The Extinction of Kentucky Hemp

Posted on January 1, 1994

The seminal history of the American hemp industry and what happened to the seed of this once highly valued crop, wherein was first written: “Hemp is not marijuana.”

Hemp variations as pulp source researched in the Netherlands

Posted on July 1, 1993

The feasibility of nonwood pulp production by means of hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is currently under investigation in the Netherlands. Research ranging from breeding to pulp technology and market survey is carried out at several institutes of the Agricultural Research Dept. (DLO). This effort is part of a comprehensive search for profitable new nonfood crops for Dutch agriculture.