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Weed on a natural high

Posted on November 11, 2004

Organic food lovers in Leeds are stocking up on Yorkshire-grown cannabis. But as there’s no chance of getting high from the environmentally-friendly hemp plants, which are used in foods and other goods, local police are none too concerned about the crop’s popularity.

A Market for Hemp

Posted on May 15, 2004

Hempdum sells men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, including dresses, T-shirts, jeans, socks and purses (some of which are 100 percent hemp). The store has some CD trays that are 20 percent hemp and soap that contains some hemp. Norbury also provides information on hemp for customers.

Hemp Life Works

Posted on March 4, 2004

Located on Locke Street just south of Main, Hemp Life Works offers more than just a plethora of hemp products — it offers a lifestyle. For Christeen Urquhart, the store’s proprietor, the medium is the message.

Hemp’s Hip New Status

Posted on February 15, 2004

“People are trying to switch to a more healthy lifestyle and to be more eco-conscious,” says Mitchell Rosenfield, who co-owns The Hempest with Jonathan Napoli. “And, once they get started living with hemp products, it gets addictive. It gives a good feeling. It’s nice to know that the fabric you spend so many hours of your life with…is natural and free of chemicals.”


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.