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Air Force Says Hemp Skin Care Products Not Prohibited

Posted on August 19, 2004

The Indoor Tanning Association (ITA) representing thousands of businesses and the Hemp Industries Association’s (HIA) 200 member companies received written clarification this week from the United States Air Force Surgeon General’s Office that hemp skin care products are “not prohibited” under a policy dating back to 2001 that bans ingestion of hemp foods by Air Force personnel.

Hemp Sun-Screen Story Wrong on Drug Testing

Posted on May 5, 2004

A recent poorly researched Associated Press story raises unfounded concerns that sun-screens, tanning lotions, and other personal care products made with hemp seed oil could cause false positive drug tests because they contain trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive ingredient of marijuana. These concerns are not based on scientific research and contradict earlier studies on this issue.

Airmen May Get Burned by Hemp Sun Lotion

Posted on May 3, 2004

Just say no — to suntan lotion? Cannon Air Force Base is warning airmen about suntan lotions and oils that contain hemp byproducts, including an active chemical found in marijuana.

Golden tan could lead to silver cuffs

Posted on April 24, 2004

The K-9’s are trained to detect odors, including residual odors, of several different drugs, including; marijuana, THC and hemp seed oil. If someone were to innocently use a lotion or oil containing these products, then were searched while entering the base, there is no doubt that a military working dog could detect the odor of the oil or lotion on the body or within the car.

Army Captain, Hemp Food Makers Get No Apology

Posted on April 9, 2004

Consider the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s war on hemp, a harmless and healthy food source. Ponder why the DEA, having lost three rounds in court, would this week waste more time and tax money appealing the latest one, a court ruling telling the DEA it can’t outlaw hemp.