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Hemp supporter says crop is far removed from marijuana

Posted on May 18, 2000

In response to Mr. (Leo) Mueller’s letter of May 4 on hemp and marijuana, I was amazed that he touted himself as an expert on hemp.

Hemp and marijuana are one and the same illegal thing

Posted on May 4, 2000

Editorial: Again I see that an effort is under way to promote hemp farming locally. Again I feel compelled to set the record straight regarding certain statements made in an article appearing in the April 30 Herald-Whig. Too often when totally untrue statements are presented as fact they are accepted as such in the absence of accurate information.

Omni Ventures Presents Open Forum with Illinois Governor Ryan

Posted on May 2, 2000

Transcript of speech given by Ned Behrensmeyer to Illinois Governor Ryan, Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Hampton, and attendees.

The Economic Truths About Hemp / Marijuana and its Non-Existent Market Economy

Posted on May 1, 2000

Global Hemp was able to obtain a copy of this letter that was distributed by Illinois State Police. This is an internal memo that is pure propaganda. As an informed reader can note, most all points made are false. The Illinois State Police issued this memo as they were officially opposed to the first Illinois Industrial Hemp Bill. However, the second bill added that the study to be conducted on industrial hemp would include a study to see what effect industrial hemp cultivation would have regarding law enforcement. After this portion was added to the second bill, the Illinois State Police officially dropped their opposition to the bill to become neutral on the bill, neither supporting or opposing.

Local farmer promotes hemp as alternative crop

Posted on April 29, 2000

Revitalizing an Old World crop could mean new income for today’s farmers. Industrial hemp, last produced in the United States in the 1950s, promises great potential for a variety of uses, ranging from textiles and paper to building materials, foods and automotive brake/clutch linings.

The Illinois Industrial Hemp Act vs. the Illinois Drug Education Alliance

Posted on April 15, 2000

Partially as a result of a misinformation campaign mounted by the Illinois Drug Education Alliance (IDEA) the Illinois Industrial Hemp Act (Senate Bill 1397, House Bill 3559) has currently stalled in the House of Representatives. After sailing through the Illinois Senate Ag Committee 6 to 0, the full Senate 49 to 9 and the House Ag Committee 11 to 4 the bill has been removed from the House agenda until after the November elections.

Industrial Hemp Production Measure is Moved to House for Consideration

Posted on March 27, 2000

An Illinois House committee has approved a measure that would allow Southern Illinois University to study the feasibility of industrial hemp production, despite opposition from law enforcement.

University of Illinois Pushes Industrial Hemp

Posted on March 26, 2000

Seventy-five years ago, soybeans were introduced as a potential cash crop and now they are second only to corn in importance to Illinois farmers. In the next few decades, industrial hemp may become the emerging cash crop for Illinois farmers, grown for use in the manufacture of construction materials, fabric, paper, and even composite plastic.

“There’s no better quality than hemp”

Posted on March 26, 2000

At Eco’fields, O’Brien sells shampoos, body oils, soap, shirts, towels, jewelry, clothing, vests, jackets, ties, luggage and building materials, all made from some hemp component.

Seeing good in potential of “evil weed”

Posted on March 26, 2000

Scientists say hemp would make a versatile, profitable crop for state farmers. But opponents who associate hemp with a popular recreational drug, better known as marijuana, want to scuttle state plans to study the fibrous crop’s potential.