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This is an older film, but still has valuable information on what industrial ‪#‎hemp‬ is and it’s varied uses. A good way to ‪#‎rediscoverhemp‬

From its mysterious origins and importance in colonial times thru today, this controversial plant’s roots run deep in America.     This showed aired for the 1st time last night and is available to watch anytime for free online at the link below.  The show will also be airing several more times this month, check out the website for the additional dates. 10 things you don’t know about hemp    

What is the difference between Hemp and Marijuana? An overall overview: The cut to chase answer is: the difference is in its use. The two are related through the same species of plant, both are forms of the plant Cannabis Sativa L. They are essentially weeds that will grow in a wide variety of conditions, climates, and soil types. Over the years both plants have been used for a wide variety of uses. However, they are not the same. While industrial-grade hemp is a rather helpful resource in the world, it lacks the stimulating power of the substance known as delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, or for short, THC. It is this active chemical of THC that brings about the “high” associated with marijuana. The term ‘Hemp‘ commonly refers to the industrial/commercial use of the cannabis stalk and seed for textiles, foods, papers, body care products, detergents, plastics and building materials. The term…

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Hemp History Week is next month  (May) and now is a good time to start brainstorming and solidify how you want to contribute  to HHW 2013.  Taking a picture and adding your words ( or someone else’s, just remember to give credit )  to spread the message and get people talking may be one of the easiest ways to be an activist online. Right now images speak volumes. Make it count!

free poster by a dope artist.  check out their website and help spread the thought, the idea, the message. Rediscover Hemp!  

“The Hemp Plant, Humankind’s Savior – 50,000 Uses and Counting”  Written By: Jeff Meints   The hemp plant was one of humankind’s first cultivated plants and there is quite a lot to educate oneself about this greatly historical plant. With the help of the hemp plant we, as a society could eliminate smog from current fuels, create a cleaner energy source that can replace nuclear power, remove radioactive waste from the soil, and eliminate smog from our skies in more industrialized areas. The hemp plant could assist in eliminating non-biodegradable plastics and cars by reintroducing Henry Ford’s 100 year old dream of building cars made from hemp with a plastic hemp car body that can withstand a blow 10 times as great as steel without denting, weighs 1 thousand pounds less than steel, hence improving gas mileage, can run on a vegetable oil based all natural hemp fuel, and has…

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An explosion at a nuclear reactor on April 26th, 1986 in Chernobyl, Ukraine created the world’s worst nuclear disaster – so far. The blast heavily contaminated agricultural lands in a 30 km radius around the reactor. The few people still living there must monitor their food and water for radiation. However the combination of a new technology (phytoremediation) and an old crop (industrial hemp) may offer the Ukraine a way to decontaminate it’s radioactive soil. In 1998, Consolidated Growers and Processors (CGP), PHYTOTECH, and the Ukraine’s Institute of Bast Crops began what may be one of the most important projects in history – the planting of industrial hemp for the removal of contaminants in the soil near Chernobyl. CGP is an ecologically-minded multinational corporation which finances the growing and processing of sustainable industrial crops such as flax, kenaf, and industrial hemp. CGP operates in North America, Europe and the Ukraine.…

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AN AMAZING PLANT by Bill Leuders From ISTHMUS, “the weekly newspaper of Madison” Feb 8-14, 1991 Reprinted by permission. Further reprints permitted with credits. There aren’t many things upon which long-haired radical Ben Masel, state Department of Agriculture official Erwin “Bud” Sholts, agronomy researcher Pat LeMahieu and corporate head George Tyson can be expected to agree. Among them: kicking puppies is mean, Drano should not be taken internally, and hemp – commonly known as marijuana – could become a major cash crop for Wisconsin. According to these and other participants in a, ahem, budding scientific discussion, the hemp plant could be cultivated not just for such traditional uses as rope and fabric, but also as a readily renewable resource for making paper, construction materials, high protein food, and safe, clean fuel. Masel, director of the Wisconsin Chapter of NORML, (the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), in 1990…

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I came across this during my research on hemp and it’s affects on topsoil, and I must say that I am very impressed, grateful and inspired by  the time and detail put into it, on top of the fact that it is offered as a free read.  This is the kind of activism that moves me and reminds me of why I do what I do. Thank you to the authors and contributers!

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