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Bush Administration Fails to Challenge Court Ruling on Legality of Hemp Products

Posted on October 30, 2004

Time has run out for the Bush administration to appeal a court ruling earlier this year protecting the sale and consumption of hemp food and cosmetic products in the United States.

Indoor Tanning Association and Hemp Industries Association Seek Clarification from Air Force on Hemp Sun Block Policy

Posted on June 10, 2004

The Indoor Tanning Association (ITA) representing thousands of businesses has joined with the Hemp Industries Association’s (HIA) 200 member companies to seek clarification on the U.S. Air Force policy on sun block and other personal care products that contain hemp seed oil.

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.

Study looks at hemp foods

Posted on October 8, 2000

People who frequently consume food items containing hempseeds and the oil extracted from the seeds are unlikely to fail a urine test for marijuana, according to a recent toxicological study commissioned by the Agricultural Research and Development Initiative.

The Body Shop: Letter to the DEA

Posted on August 28, 2000

My company, The Body Shop, has been an international pioneer in the renaissance of industrial hemp. We campaign so passionately on its behalf not only because hempseed oil has proved so successful for us — our hemp range of skin care products will account for almost 4 per cent of total sales in 2000 (our annual sales in 1999 were $996 million) — but also because we believe its countless applications make industrial hemp equally promising for other businesses.

Hemp Foods and Workplace Drug Testing Not in Conflict, New Study Finds

Posted on August 1, 2000

Persons who frequently consume food items containing hemp seeds and oil are very unlikely to fail a workplace urine test for marijuana. This is the main finding of a recent toxicological study commissioned by the Agricultural Research and Development Initiative (ARDI), a program funded by the Canadian federal and the Manitoba provincial governments; the North American Industrial Hemp Council (NAIHC), and several manufacturers of hemp foods.

ORINCON Demos “Pot-buster” Technology to Detect Appalachia’s “New Moonshine”

Posted on June 7, 2000

ORINCON Corp., the leading provider of innovative solutions and diversified intelligent systems technology for the information age, has announced that it will demonstrate, with the West Virginia State Police this summer, a new method for the automatic detection of marijuana crops using an aircraft-mounted sensor. This represents a tremendous advance over current visual inspection methods.