• iHempRadio 2/25/14

    iHempRadio on the Time 4 Hemp network

    Feb 25th  2014  Show Archive: Listen here!

    Guest #1 Mina Hegaard, Designer, Minawear Luxury Hemp Loungewear
    Twitter: @minawear Facebook

    Go to Minawear Luxury Hemp Loungewear and use the promo code 
    HEMPRADIO for 20% off your entire order till March 31,14.
    Minawear's

    Minawear’s

    The Minawear Luxury Hemp Loungewear knit material is made from 55% hemp  45% organic cotton, and specifically designed for Minawear Hemp pants. Minawear has been developing styles for yoga, lounging, healing and feeling great, since 1998, and has proven the test of time. Quality and comfort are key, and hemp’s unique qualities of wicking, anti-microbial, temperature control, and memory to hold shape, make Minawear ideal for sports, leisure and hospital use. Mina’s philosophy of keeping life simple,shines through the clothing.

    Minawear was founded in 1998 by Mina Hegaard and her hemp activist brother Kenyon Gibson in Venice Beach California. Together they built the company to promote health, education, and the care of the planet. In 2007, the company was acquired by GeoMio, another Los Angeles based eco-fashion manufacturer.Today Minawear is back in the hands of its namesake, and operating from Victoria Texas. In this stage of the Minawear re-launch, Mina is doing the productions in China, where the hemp is

    Hemp For Victory  by Kenyon Gibson

    Hemp For Victory by Kenyon Gibson

    grown. All phases of the operation are closely monitored for the high quality and fair practices that Minawear has always been known for. For more information on this subject see Mina’s blog post HERE

    For more information about hemp as a textile, Mina wrote the “Threads” chapter of Kenyon’s comprehensive hemp book, Hemp for Victory. Please click HERE to purchase.
    Celebrate the 5th Annual Hemp History Week: June 2-8, 2014

    Celebrate the 5th Annual Hemp History Week: June 2-8, 2014

         Guest #2: Anna Owen, Redwood Hemp, Hemp History Week Event Coordinator Anna.O

    Website URL: www.thehia.org,   www.votehemp.com

    Redwood Hemp is a newly formed enterprise that focuses on grassroots  hemp organizing and networking on behalf of hemp projects and hemp activism. Redwood Hemp provides hemp outreach and organizing tools, consulting services and resources to help make peoples’ hemp dreams come true. I work with leaders in the hemp movement and help to coordinate Hemp History Week the largest education campaign held nationwide, to legalize hemp farming again in the U.S.A. This work includes outreach to provide farming groups with hemp agronomy information and tools to become more active in the movement.

    Mark your calendars for the 5th Annual

    Hemp History Week -

    June 2-8, 2014 It’s Time to Grow

    Every day, more and more Americans discover the benefits of hemp. This ever-expanding market includes healthy food and body care products, as well as eco-friendly textiles, clothing, auto parts, and building materials. But despite hemp’s growing popularity, an outdated and misguided Federal policy – created in the 1930s – currently prevents U.S. farmers from growing this nutritious, versatile, and eco-friendly crop.

    It is time for Federal policy on industrial hemp to reflect today’s reality and ensure a better tomorrow for America’s families and farmers, the economy and our planet. It’s Time to Grow!

    The 4th Annual Hemp History Week was a huge success with over 880 events held nation-wide! Check out Event Pictures Here.  Like HHW on Facebook to stay involved. Lean more about the HHW sponsors! Get Involved!

     

  • iHempRadio 2-11-14

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    iHempRadio on the Time 4 Hemp network

    Feb 11th  2014  Show Archive: Listen here!

    Guest #1 Tom Murphy, Vote Hemp’s National Outreach Coordinator, Newsletter Editor at Hemp Industries Association & The Hemp Report

    Website URL www.thehia.org, www.votehhemp.com, www.hempreport.com

    Twitter: @thehia, @votehemp, @hempreport

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thehia, https://www.facebook.com/votehemp, https://www.facebook.com/HempReport

    Tom Murphy, VoteHemp, The HIA

    Tom Murphy, VoteHemp, The HIA

    Tom began in the hemp industry as an owner and webmaster for IndustrialHemp.net in 1999. He was invited to join The Hemp Report as a partner and webmaster in 2001. Tom was was elected to the Board of Directors of Vote Hemp in 2003 and also serves

    Vote Hemp

    Vote Hemp.com

    as their National Outreach Coordinator. He also serves a spokesperson for the HIA, and is on the HIA conference staff, and is a Past Secretary of the association. Tom does web updates, media outreach, social media, lobbying, legislative research and analysis, and many other jobs for Vote Hemp, the HIA, and Hemp History Week. In 2009 he was instrumental in getting a Maine hemp farming bill introduced, presenting testimony to a legislative committee, and answering questions about the issue during a committee work hearing. This bill was passed by both the House and Senate and was signed into law. Tom is a recipient of a Vote Hemp lifetime hemp achievement award. He also was awarded a Certification of Completion for the University of Maine Hutchinson Center’s Nonprofit Certificate Management program. Tom lives on the coast of Maine with his wife and three sons, is a Teamster who works for UPS part-time, serves on a town Planning Board, manages a small consulting firm, and loves to cook & bake in his spare time.

     

    Guest #2: Derek Kesek, CEO & Co-Founder HempPlus

    Derek Kesek, CEO & Co-Founder HempPlus

    Derek Kesek, CEO & Co-Founder HempPlus

    Website URL: www.HempPlus.ca (Launching 2014)

    Twitter: @HempPlus  or Facebook

    Hemp+ is company fully created on an Industrial Hemp Platform! We do business to support the movement of Industrial Hemp as well supporting the bettering of the planet.

    Hemp+

    Hemp+

    Hemp+ mission is to organize the world’s higher vibrational information on a Hemp Platform while promoting Health, Nutrition, Mind, Body, and Spirit, Eco and Sustainable information and companies and or products and making them universally accessible to the public. Hemp+ is widely recognized as the “World’s first and best search engine built on Hemp Platform, providing fast and accurate services that are easy to use. The company also serves corporate clients, including advertisers, content publishers and site managers with cost-effective advertising and a wide range of revenue generating search services. Hemp+ breakthrough technology and continued innovation serve the company’s mission of “Organizing the world’s Higher Vibrational information on Hemp platform and making it universally accessible and useful to the public.”

    News!

    1. Go to https://squareup.com/market/livity-rising and use the Promo Code iHemp and get a 14% (in honor of 2014) discount for all iHempRadio hemp loving amigos!
    2. BREAKING! President Obama Signs Farm Bill with Amendment to Allow Industrial Hemp Research: State Hemp Research Pilot Programs to become First Step in Restoring American Hemp Agriculture and Manufacturing Industries. Read more here: http://www.votehemp.com/PR/2014-02-07-vh_farm_bill_signed.html #bringhemphome #hemp #FarmBill Vote Hemp — at Nutiva.
    3. Hemp Shows Promise As Cooking Oil | Nature World News http://bit.ly/1aOzSkb
    4. Hempseed oil may be ‘packed’ with health-promoting compounds, finds new analysis | NutraIngredients http://bit.ly/1e9ym6Q
    5. Here’s a nice hemp satin corset from Conscious Clothing! Almost Valentines day! Hemp satin corset, size 6/7 , $85.
    6. Hemp Fiber for Food Packaging | Global Hemp http://bit.ly/1l7GKu9
    7. Would you grow hemp? | Farm Press Blog http://bit.ly/1b3geBp
    8. Hemp: Colorado universities can now legally grow the crop for research — but will they? | Denver Westword http://bit.ly/1eKxpIG
    9. Hemp on The Conversation on Hawaii Public Radio today in 20 minutes! Vincent Mina with Beth Ann Kozlovich this morning at 8:00 AM HST talking about SB2175, the Industrial Hemp Bill, and what it means for Hawaii. Listen live at http://hpr2.org/programs/conversation
    10. Farm bill could pave the way for billion-dollar hemp industry | Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal http://bit.ly/1bDKuNW
    11. The new Hemp Oil Canada Inc. production facility, coming fall 2014! Learn more here: http://www.hempoilcan.com/hemp-oil-canada-constructing-new-facility-in-2014/
    12. Senate committee OK with study of hemp industry | The Columbian http://bit.ly/1f70Uzb
    13. CU-Boulder prof pursues deepest-ever exploration of the cannabis genome | Daily Camera http://bit.ly/1iKZ62x
    14. Political Notebook: Haslam is undecided on hemp production | The Tennessean | Tennessean.com
    15. HEMP AIDE CONCERT TICKET GIVE-A-WAY CONTEST! Here are the 3 steps to enter: 1st – write to your Senators
      Hemp Aide

      Hemp Aide

      about S.359, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, on Vote Hemp’s take action page here: http://votehemp.com/takeaction 2nd – then on the confirmation page click “Post This to Facebook” to ask your friends to take action for hemp on your own personal page. 3rd – finally post the comment “I just wrote my Senators about hemp!” below the original Kris Kristofferson Hemp Aide Concert poster picture post on the Hemp History Week page here:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=656687991036869 5 lucky people will be gifted a pair of concert tickets! Hemp Aide is for all ages and will include hemp product samples from top sponsors Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps and Nutiva, plus hands-on hemp exhibits. Please mark your calendars for HEMP AIDE on February 22nd in Sacramento with 3 time Grammy Award winner and recent Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, Kris Kristofferson along with poet-musician and co-founder of Hempstead Project Heart John Trudell.

     

     

  • iHempRadio 2-4-14

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    iHempRadio on the Time 4 Hemp network

    Feb 4th  2014  Show Archive: Listen here!

    Guest #1 Doug Fine, Author
    Website  Twitter: @organiccowboy  Facebook

    Doug Fine, Friend, Author, Father & Goat Herder

    Doug Fine- Friend, Author, Father & Goat Herder

    For the follow-up to his 2008 bestseller Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living, author, investigative journalist, and solar-powered goat herder Doug Fine spent the 2011 “Emerald Triangle” cannabis growing season shadowing locally-permitted cultivators from farm to patient in Mendocino, County California. This is a redwood-enshrouded paradise where federal law enforcers are generally not welcome and cannabis is worth $6 billion to farmers annually. The number two crop, grapes, brings in $74 million. Witnessing the impact of the local legalization of cannabis on the Northern California economy and public safety (an experiment fully endorsed by the local sheriff), Fine extrapolated the staggeringly large revenue source he discovered on to a nationwide model in his widely-praised book Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution.

    Then, in 2013, Fine realized hemp is soon to be even bigger. For more than a year, he researched hemp from Canada (where hemp is a crop valued at close to a billion dollars and growing 20% annually) to Belgium (where farmers grow hemp fibers for use in BMW and Mercedes door panels).

    Hemp Bound

    Hemp Bound

     

    In his new book, Hemp Bound, Fine convincingly argues that hemp will prove even more lucrative to the American economy than psychoactive cannabis. It is, according to Willie Nelson, “a blueprint for the future.” Hemp Bound covers all facets of industrial hemp, from production to digital age industrial applications, and everything in between. Officially published April 20, 2014, pre-order is on now everywhere. When not investigating sustainability and drug policy, Fine lives in New Mexico.  www.dougfine.com

     

     

    Guest #2: Joni Lane, LEED Green Associate, Build Hemp   Boston Architectural College Graduate Student
    Website  Twitter: @buildhemp  Facebook

    I’m beginning my final semester in my degree and have decided to develop my capstone around helping the hemp building

    Joni Lane- "Growing a Sustainable Future and Healing our Built Environment with Bio-Based Materials."

    Joni Lane- “Growing a Sustainable Future and Healing our Built Environment with Bio-Based Materials.”

    industry here in the US the best I can. It’s currently titled “Growing a Sustainable Future and Healing our Built Environment with Bio-Based Materials.”

    I’ve seen too many stories and even personally been effected by the toxicity in our built environment and understand the paradigm shift in thinking about how our products and materials are made, what they contain, and what happens to them after their effective life.

    Hempcrete has no equal as a natural, biodegradable building product, sequestering carbon dioxide for the life of the building. Created by simply combining water, hemp shiv and a lime-based binder it produces a building product with excellent thermal insulating and acoustic properties. Not only breathable but the lime is going to keep the wall from ever having mold or mildew growth. Hempcrete is also fireproof, pest resistant, and drastically reduces the need for heating and cooling. The fact that Hempcrete is said to be a superior material begs the question – why isn’t it more widely used?

    The consensus amongst the leaders within this industry seems to be that the US is lacking the certifications and tests that mainstream products must undergo for adoption. So, for my capstone, I’m going to help break down that barrier and decipher these specific third party tests need. Compressive and tensile load tests, fire resistance, flame spread, etc.

    Currently looking at starting with launching a crowdsourcing funding campaign beginning at $100,000 – to acquire the funds for these tests and standards. I hope to collaborate with the leading players in the industry to help form a co-op to facilitate what needs to be done, all while bringing awareness to this product, and inspire its widespread adoption.

    News and other great hemp stuff!! Thanks Vote Hemp and The HIA

    1. The Farm Bill has just passed the Senate by a vote of 68 to 32. Section 7606 – Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research is in the Farm Bill. The bill now goes to the President for his signature. BREAKING: The Farm Bill was just passed by both houses of Congress, and includes Section 7606, which legitimizes Industrial Hemp Research! The bill goes to the President for signature now, which is almost certain… we are one step closer to full legalization of hemp in the U.S.! IT’S TIME TO GROW
    2. Go to https://squareup.com/market/livity-rising and use the Promo Code iHemp and get a 14% (in honor of 2014) discount for all iHempRadio hemp loving amigos!
    3. Cousin Mary Jane is a finalist in the FedEx Small Business Big Grant Contest! Vote us for and help us win one of ten small business grants from FedEx including the $25,000 grand prize! Cousin Mary Jane and Lady Jane Gourmet Seed Company are dedicated to bringing Hempelicious™ foods to people for better health and wellness while providing an environmentally sustainable food. http://smallbusinessgrant.fedex.com/Gallery/Detail/703d2aa5-c7c5-4bd6-bb60-7c7440604c97/
    4. Boulder County Hemp Meeting – Part 2: March 2, 2014
      http://www.growhempcolorado.com/index.php?option=com_acymailing&ctrl=archive&task=view&mailid=11&key=495377615ee698b8c49f6095e7a6b2cd&subid=1-1b5ea0158b0499a220c1600c0c890667&tmpl=component
    5. Patriot Bioenergy Corp. Begins Process to Classify Hemp as Fuel Feedstock | Patriot Bioenergy Corporation http://conta.cc/MrQtim Vote Hemp spokesman Alex Brant-Zawadzki said “American industries are eager to develop a full-fledged hemp industry and the potential is great once farmers can grow industrial hemp again commercially”. He continued that “Patriot Bioenergy is a great example of a company ready to innovate and create jobs from hemp. The only thing they are waiting for is the federal government to step out of the way”.
    6. Hemp for building materials is one of the many great things to use hemp for! If you want a great education of hte subject, please be sure to sign up for the International Hemp Building Association‘s 4th International Hemp Building Symposium, which will be held on the 9-10 April 2014 at the CATWISE Centre, Wales UK. Learn more at http://internationalhempbuilding.org/events/ Come and join the leaders of this Hemp Building revolution at one of the worlds foremost centres of research into alternative building systems the CAT WISE Centre Wales. http://internationalhempbuilding.org/events/
    7. Industrial Hemp Could Return To Wisconsin | Wisconsin Public Radio http://bit.ly/1aZj1eT
    8. Kentucky and Indiana take steps toward legalizing hemp | WDRB News http://bit.ly/1bnXlDO
    9. Indiana Senate sends hemp production bill to House for debate | The Statehouse File http://bit.ly/1fUTfWx
    10. Thanks to the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition for this graphic that explains how the Farm Bill will become law. The final vote in the Senate is tomorrow. In case you missed it: The Senate just wrapped up debate on the farm bill! The bill, which passed the House last week, is expected to pass the Senate and be sent to the President’s desk this week. Take a look at our handy farm bill graphic to see how we got to this point in the farm bill process (http://bit.ly/1eNOhss), then read through NSAC’s latest blog posts (What’s in the Farm Bill? http://bit.ly/1dYLBr5 & Farm Bill Final Steps http://bit.ly/1elcnjA) to get even more detail about what may soon become the 2014 Farm Bill.
    11. Do you want to sail on the USS Constitution on the 4th of July: If so, please visit http://www.history.navy.mil/ussconstitution to download the official application form and apply now! HUZZAH! USS Constitution’s 2014 4th of July cruise lottery is now OPEN! Visit www.history.navy.mil/ussconstitution to download the official application form!
    12. Hemp hopeful – Farm bill would allow cultivation in N.D. | The Minot Daily News http://bit.ly/1etAMln
    13. Wow, a 9,000 year old pice of hemp linen fabric has been found by the Çatalhöyük Research Project! Centuries-old hemp fabric found in Çatalhöyük | Hürriyet Daily News and Economic Review http://bit.ly/1ejbsjE
    14. Politics have changed to the point that candidates embrace the issue of industrial hemp rather than running from it. John Hanger, a former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, is one of those people. For Governor! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCpTFrwkuq8
    15. Intombi Films produced this short documentary together with Hemporium SA in South Africa detailing the aims of the Industrial Hemp trials currently underway in the Western Cape.This Commercial Incubation Research trial is set to conclude in 2015 and is permitted by the Department of Health and coordinated by Dr Thandeka Kunene. Commercial permits to grow hemp are not yet available in South Africa, and this trial is another step towards a viable local industrial hemp industry. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD_GJNKI0Vs
    16. These sound fantastic! Chocolate Chip Hemp Cookies | Hemp Foods For Me You & Suzie Q http://bit.ly/1fuaiR0
    17. Industrial Hemp Goes From Fringe To Front Burner For Tenn. Legislature | Nashville Public Radio http://bit.ly/LhGKKO
    18. James Comer Agriculture Commissioner to create industrial hemp pilot programs in Kentucky if Farm Bill passes | Business First of Louisville http://bit.ly/1fg4oAz
    19. NH Senate votes against letting farmers legally grow industrial hemp, for study instead | Daily Journal http://bit.ly/1dbDwiz
    20. Living Harvest Tempt tofu sounds fantastic! Holy Hemp Tofu from #LivingHarvest – So excited to rock a non-soy tofu scramble for breakfast. Pics to follow, peeps!
    21. Legislature considering hemp production for Nebraska | Beatrice Daily Sun http://bit.ly/MhUAgU
    22. Mitch McConnell high on hemp provision in farm bill | POLITICO http://politi.co/1aHW53J
    23. If you haven’t already, add yourself to the mailing list for Hemp History Week and help celebrate and co-create a hempen revival in the USA.
      http://hemphistoryweek.com
    24. Become a hemp stakeholder: Stakeholder Support Letter For New Crops And Job Creation To sign on to this letter please fill out the form below. This support letter is intended for companies, businesses, non-profits, groups or organizations that are interested in supporting industrial hemp as a stakeholder.
    25. May 21 – 22, 2014 11th EIHA Conference Rheinforum – Wesseling, Germany Leaflet of the Conference (PDF) http://www.eiha-conference.org
    26. HEMP AIDE CONCERT TICKET GIVE-A-WAY CONTEST! Here are the 3 steps to enter: 1st – write to your Senators about S.359, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, on Vote Hemp‘s take action page here: http://votehemp.com/takeaction

    2nd – then on the confirmation page click “Post This to Facebook” to ask your friends to take action for hemp on your own personal page. 3rd – finally post the comment “I just wrote my Senators about hemp!” below the original Kris Kristofferson Hemp Aide Concert poster picture post on the Hemp History Week page here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=656687991036869 5 lucky people will be gifted a pair of concert tickets! Hemp Aide is for all ages and will include hemp product samples from top sponsors Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps and Nutiva, plus hands-on hemp exhibits. Please mark your calendars for HEMP AIDE on February 22nd in Sacramento with 3 time Grammy Award winner and recent Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, Kris Kristofferson along with poet-musician and co-founder of Hempstead Project Heart John Trudell.

    Hemp Aide

    Hemp Aide