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Study Finds Small Market for Hemp

Posted on January 25, 2000

The government says there is little future in growing industrial hemp even if federal drug agencies were to relent and legalize its production. Hemp, the non-halluciogenic cousin of marijuana, can be used for both clothing and food, but there would only be a “small, thin market” for the crop, according to a study by the Agriculture Department’s Economic Research Service.

Study douses high hopes for hemp as big US crop

Posted on January 21, 2000

Despite hemp’s cachet as an up and coming textile, it probably never would be a financial bonanza for U.S. growers, a government study said Friday, pouring cold water on some farm income hopes.

Adaptation council awards grants

Posted on January 20, 2000

$20,000 to Hemp Oil Canada to determine the best ways to eliminate minute traces of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) from hemp seed food products.

Hemp Planted in Hawaii

Posted on January 10, 2000

On December 14, 1999, Hawaii made American history as the first state to plant industrial hemp seeds on U.S. soil since WW II. A host of government officials and business leaders were on hand to witnessed the historical event at the Alterna Hemp Research Project’s agricultural plot on the island of Oahu.

Georgia Farmers Call for Hemp Research

Posted on January 3, 2000

Some Georgia farmers are high on the idea of growing industrial hemp, a sibling of marijuana that supporters say provides oil and fibers, but no hallucinations. Last month, delegates at the annual meeting of the state’s largest farm group, the 322,500-member Georgia Farm Bureau, approved a resolution calling for the University of Georgia to study the cannabis sativa plant. Hemp and marijuana are both members of the cannabis family.

Hawaii Experimenting with Hemp as Crop

Posted on December 26, 1999

The DEA, which outlined the security measures needed to plant what federal and state law still defines as illegal marijuana, is no longer blocking the project, said state Rep. Cynthia Thielen, an Oahu Republican, who sponsored the bill creating the university research project.

Structural changes in hemp fibers as a result of enzymatic hydrolysis with mixed enzyme systems

Posted on April 1, 1999

Hemp (Cannabis sativa) was most likely the first plant cultivated by mankind for its textile use. Fast growing and not very demanding as to climate, soil quality, and nutrients, hemp was farmed all over the world until its ban in the 1930s by most Western countries due to increasing drug-related problems.

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.