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Illinois Governor Rauner signing hemp legislation

Illinois Governor Rauner Signs Industrial Hemp Act

The Industrial Hemp Act of 2018 will allow farmers to become licensed to grow in 2019. Prior legislation, passed in 2014, allowed only four state universities to perform research. However, politics in the state delayed Administrative Rules from being enacted for two years after its passing. To date, there are two licensees in the state where Global Hemp was the first to legally plant hemp outdoors since World War II on May 22, 2018.

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The Trustees Garden

The Trustees’ Garden

The first public agricultural experimental garden in America was located in Savannah, Georgia. In addition to food, they grew several fiber crops including hemp, flax, and even silk, but to no avail. Instead, cotton became king, and it was just three miles up the Savannah River from the Trustees’ Garden where Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin which revolutionized the cotton industry.

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Hemp Times Magazine Covers

Hemp Times Magazine Covers

Hemp Times magazine ran from it’s premier in July/August 1996 through the end of 1999. Each issue featured a celebrity that supports industrial hemp, and included product reviews, and articles about hemp. The premier issue featured perhaps the largest supporter of hemp at the time — Woody Harrelson — who was arrested for planting viable hemp seed in Kentucky in early 1996.

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Hempz Sunless

Get Instant Tanning Gratification with Hempz Sunless

Lots of people want to look their best for events such as weddings, modeling, when they are getting glamour shots and even for specific sports competitions where you will be showing a lot of skin. And don’t think that tanning is just for women — men are every bit as engaged with looking amazing, especially bodybuilders and male models who will be baring a lot of skin in public. No matter your reason for deciding on a faux glow, you can trust Hempz Sunless Tanning products to get that gorgeous sun-kissed glow instantly, with a minimum of fuss and drama.

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Hempz for Sensitive Skin

Hempz for Sensitive Skin

Hempz Sensitive line are “naked” versions of the highly popular Hempz products. They are enriched with a natural calming oatmeal complex, shea butter, cocoa butter, hemp seed oil, and are free of fragrance, dye, and parabens.

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Alberta Bound

Alberta Bound

Starting up an industrial hemp enterprise takes more than a good idea, enthusiasm or a bunch of capital. Fiber processing remains underdeveloped, but that could be changing. Three fiber start up in western Canada, Alberta, are worthy of attention. Alberta seems well positioned to become a hemp fiber industry leader in North America. American start ups should pay close attention.

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Global Hemp Heralds the Passage of Illinois Bill HB 5085

The growing of industrial hemp (“hemp”) in Illinois for research purposes will become legal on January 1, 2015 thanks to Governor Quinn’s signing of HB 5085 on August 26th, 2014. This marks the third time hemp legislation has been put before a governor in the state. The two prior attempts were made in 1999 and 2000, but both were vetoed by Governor Ryan.

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Kentucky's famous products postcard

Kentucky’s Famous Products Postcard

Kentucky was once the heartland of the American hemp industry, as this evocative turn-of-the-century postcard shows. It depicts a man’s world: hemp, horses, beautiful women, tobacco, and bourbon. It draws a nostalgic picture of quiet rural roads, guarded by leafy stands of hemp waving in the warm wind, sitting on the front porch in the rocking chair with a tall glass of iced tea, the coon dogs keeping you company, a Winchester rifle on your lap, and wafting out the window is the sweet aroma of fresh apple pie!

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Hemp research in Colorado and Kentucky

Hemp Research Projects in Colorado and Kentucky

At this point, sixteen states have passed legislation allowing them to take immediate advantage of the industrial hemp research and pilot program provision, Section 7606 of the 2014 US Farm Bill. But there are only two states which were really ready this year: Colorado and Kentucky. They make for an odd couple and have taken apposite approaches. Kentucky is by the book, by the rules, with a methodical, rational, planned, and scientific approach. Colorado is freewheeling, entrepreneurial, risk taking, and hyped up. Together they make a compelling story. If they were people on a TV sitcom, they could share an apartment.

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Types of Allergies

Allergic Reaction to Hemp Foods

Allergies and food intolerance seem to be on the rise. Poor physical responses to food are frustrating it makes something that is necessary and should be enjoyable — eating — uncomfortable and possibly dangerous. Is Hemp an Allergen? The hemp food business has expanding steadily for the last 15 years, driving acreage and building the case for hemp’s cultivation in the United States. The good news to date is that hemp has no documented allergies. However, there is no reason to suspect that there will not be reported allergies in the future. People being a diverse lot, we pretty much have to wait and see.

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