Ten Ways You Can Use Marijuana And Hemp

 Posted by at 9:01 AM on November 22, 2014  Hemp
Nov 222014
 November 22, 2014
Ten Ways You Can Use Marijuana And Hemp

With most things in the world, the wonderful marijuana plant and hemp plant can be used for many different purposes. It is medical and industrial. With the right funding and some smart people who care about the planet, cannabis and hemp could be the most used plants in the world. Not only that but it would save us land and help to produce more oxygen, plus they grow far faster compared to it’s bark covered relative, the tree. So how can you use cannabis and hemp? Here’s ten ways that cannabis and […]

Nov 202014
 November 20, 2014
Contribute To The Jack And Jeannie Herer Cannabis And Hemp Museum

The late Jack Herer is an icon in the marijuana and hemp world. Strains are named after him, books have been written about him, and now, there is an effort to create a cannabis and hemp museum in his honor. The effort is being led by his wife, who has started a crowd funding page dedicated to opening the Jack and Jeannie Herer Cannabis and Hemp Museum. Below is more information. You can donate at this link here: Hi everybody. I’m Jeannie Herer and my husband was the late great […]

Petition To Legalize Hemp In Virginia

 Posted by at 4:53 PM on November 16, 2014  Hemp
Nov 162014
 November 16, 2014
Petition To Legalize Hemp In Virginia

Hemp once grew all over Virginia. It’s time to make that happen again. Below is language for a petition to legalize hemp in Virginia. You can sign it at this link here: WHEREAS, the industrial hemp industry has recently experienced a revitalization with worldwide hemp sales continuing to increase; and WHEREAS, faltering agricultural economics in a number of states have created pressure to investigate alternative crops, including industrial hemp; and WHEREAS, industrial hemp’s three raw materials – fiber, hurds and seeds, can be used in more than 25,000 products, including […]

Hemp Airplane In The Works

 Posted by at 3:31 PM on November 2, 2014  Hemp
Nov 022014
 November 2, 2014
Hemp Airplane In The Works

Hemp is great for many reasons. You can eat hemp, you can make fiber out of hemp, you can build a house out of hemp materials, and it appears that you can also make an airplane out of hemp. Per Whaxy: A Florida based airplane manufacturing company, Velocity Inc., has contracted to fund $500,000 for the development of what is sure to revolutionize the aviation industry. The Canada based company, Hempearth, founded by restaurateur Derek Kesek, has developed plans for the world’s first airplane made of hemp. Three quarters of the […]

Oct 212014
 October 21, 2014
Missouri Will Start Accepting Hemp Production Applications

Hemp can be used for all kinds of things. Articles that came out this year show that hemp can be used to make super efficient batters. Hemp can also be used for building materials that absorb pollutants and insulate better than petroleum products that are currently being used. Hemp can be used as a bio fuel, and of course, hemp can be used to make clothes and paper. The hemp plant is probably the most versatile plant on the entire planet. The State of Missouri is going to start accepting […]

Oct 202014
 October 20, 2014
Hemp Building Material Absorbs Pollutants And Improves Insulation

Hemp never ceases to amaze me. Hemp is great for making clothes. Hemp seed is a great food source. Hemp is better to make paper out of than wood, although as we continue to transition to digital formats, that need is becoming less prevalent, but still prevalent enough to be relevant nonetheless. I read an article not too far back that showed hemp is likely to be used to make more efficient batteries in the future. It appears that hemp is a stellar building material too, creating a material that […]

Aug 302014
 August 30, 2014
Illinois Governor Signs Hemp Research Measure Into Law

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Democrat Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation, House Bill 5085, authorizing state universities to cultivate industrial hemp for research purposes. The new law takes effect in January. Illinois joins more than a dozen states — including Hawaii, Indiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah earlier this year — that have enacted legislation redefining hemp as an agricultural commodity and authorizing state-sponsored research and/or cultivation of the crop. In February, federal lawmakers approved language in the omnibus federal Farm Bill authorizing states to sponsor hemp research absent federal reclassification of the plant. Source: NORML - make a donation

Hemp Could Be Used To Make Better Batteries

 Posted by at 10:38 AM on August 14, 2014  Hemp
Aug 142014
 August 14, 2014
Hemp Could Be Used To Make Better Batteries

The hemp plant never ceases to amaze me. It’s so versatile. Hemp can be used to make medicine, clothes, paper, and many other things. One thing that hemp can apparently also be used for, which is very cool and I didn’t know about, is to make better super-batteries. Per NBC: Industrial hemp, the non-psychoactive cousin of marijuana, can play a role in manufacturing super-powerful supercapacitors for energy storage at a cost that’s far cheaper than graphene, researchers report. The hemp-based technology took center stage Tuesday at the American Chemical Society’s national meeting in […]

Jun 192014
 June 19, 2014
Texas GOP Adds Hemp To Platform, Says No To Medical Marijuana

by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director The 2014 Texas GOP Convention wrapped up Saturday, June 7th, after a long week of debate and testimony concerning medical marijuana. Supporters of marijuana reform, including several members of RAMP (Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition) along with other medical marijuana advocates, including parents, veterans, and medical doctors, gave testimony in favor of an amendment to the platform in support of allowing Texans access to medical cannabis. It seemed like a short-lived victory when the Temporary Platform Committee passed the amendment after listening to emotional testimony from those […]

June 8: Hemp History Week Event In Portland

 Posted by at 6:37 AM on June 5, 2014  Hemp
Jun 052014
 June 5, 2014
June 8: Hemp History Week Event In Portland

While the prohibition of cannabis is one of our country’s most failed and harmful policies, the prohibition of hemp is even more egregious. Hemp has a long, storied history with our nation and it is currently legal to import from other countries, but still illegal for American farmers to grow under federal law. Fortunately, the tide is turning and we are seeing common sense hemp law reform at both the state and federal level. This week is Hemp History Week with events across the country. From HempHistoryWeek.com: Every day, more and […]