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Again, thank you very much for your support.

Erwin A. "Bud" Sholts, Chairman

 

 

The News

Hemp, Inc. Explains Industrial Hemp vs Marijuana Differences

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NAIHC.org, July 18, 2013 – To correct widespread misinformation about industrial hemp, an industry leader responded this week with a list of differences between federally banned marijuana and and its versatile cousin industrial hemp. Hemp, Inc., headquartered in Las Vegas and publicly traded as HEMP, explains that industrial hemp products ranging from health foods and textiles to building materials and sneakers “are completely legal for consumers to purchase in the United States.”

In contrast, “Marijuana, while medically legal in many states and recreationally legal in Colorado and Washington, is deemed illegal on the federal level, and consumers in states that do not recognize medical marijuana may face prosecution for purchasing or possessing marijuana.”

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House-Passed Farm Bill OKs Industrial Hemp

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NAIHC.org, July 12, 2013 – In a breakthrough for industrial hemp, the U.S. House’s 2013 Farm Bill includes a bipartisan amendment to authorize colleges and universities to grow the crop for research purposes.

The overall Farm Bill, HR 2642, is a partisan bill which passed by a 216-208 party-line vote. Democrats uniformly opposed the bill after Republicans amended the bill to remove the Food Stamps program. But the industrial hemp provision co-sponsored by Congressmen Jared Polis (D-CO), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), and Thomas Massie (R-KY) remained in the bill thanks to solid bipartisan support.

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Industrial Hemp Wins Bipartisan Majority Support in U.S. Congress

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NAIHC.org, June 24, 2013 - After the surprise U.S. House’s 225-200 vote June 20 in favor of industrial hemp, bill sponsor Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) said “Industrial hemp is an important agricultural commodity, not a drug . . . Many states, including Colorado, have demonstrated that they are fully capable of regulating industrial hemp. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp. The first American flag was made of hemp. And today, U.S. retailers sell over $300 million worth of goods containing hemp – but all of that hemp is imported, since farmers can’t grow it here.”

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Kentucky Pursues Federal Hemp Legalization

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NAIHC.org, May 24, 2013 - “The United States is the only industrialized nation that does not allow industrial hemp production.” That’s one of the many facts highlighted in a new “Industrial Hemp Facts” page on the Kentucky Department of Agriculture website.

The Kentucky page also points out that:

 

States Take Lead in Promoting Industrial Hemp

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NAIHC.org, April 23, 2013 – With more states passing legislation to encourage growing industrial hemp, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) provides a summary of the eight states with industrial hemp laws already in place: Colorado, Kentucky, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Vermont, and West Virginia.

The NCSL summary notes that:

Industrial hemp refers to many types of Cannabis plants that contain low levels of the psychoactive chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and can be used to make a variety of products including textiles, plastics, fuel and food. 

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