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The Solution To Afghanistan’s Opium?

Posted on November 17, 2004

The organisation I work for, Spirit Aid, has developed a plan to replace Afghan opium — 75% of the global supply — with industrial hemp.

Cannabis as a licit crop: recent developments in Europe

Posted on December 1, 1999

After a continued decline in fibre hemp cultivation and industrial processing during the post-war period, a sudden upward trend is now being noted in the industrialized world, especially in Europe. This new interest in licit cannabis cultivation stems both from a growing consumer demand for natural fibres and from the so-called “set-aside” and diversification farming policy of the European Union resulting in an intense search for profitable new non-food crops.