• iHR 7.1.14

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    Guest 1: Joy Beckerman Maher, Founding President, WA State Chapter of the Hemp Industries Association

    Guest 2: David Seber, Co-creator of Hemp Shield Wood Finish & Deck Sealer/Hemp Shield Log Home Treatment
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    Mark your calendar for the 6th Annual Hemp History Week – June 1-7, 2015.

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    Guest 1: Joy Beckerman Maher, Founding President, WA State Chapter of the Hemp Industries Association

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    The Washington State Chapter of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) officially formed on May 8th of this year after the conclusion of Washington’s frenzied 2014 legislative session wherein active members of the HIA from Washington participated and lobbied heavily with regard to four industrial hemp bills, none of which ultimately passed. There is a misconception that Washington enjoys a State-sanctioned hemp industry due to the fact that Washington has implemented a State-sanctioned marijuana industry. This counter-intuitive reality is a surprise to most Washingtonians and Americans.

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    While Washington HIA members made tremendous progress with legislators and policymakers during the 2014 legislative session, the hemp industry in Washington has not commenced and zero policies or infrastructure exist. The HIA and ACLU of WA also assert that Section 7606 of the [Federal] Farm Bill – which authorizes industrial hemp research in accordance with state law – applies to Washington; but Washington’s Department of Agriculture disagrees. The WA HIA has launched a state campaign to respectfully demand that Washington’s Department of Agriculture act upon the authority granted to it by Section 7606 of the Farm Bill, and promulgate simple rules (using Vermont as its model) for industrial hemp research and test plots.

    In addition- Joy is the President of Hemp Ace International LLC  Industrial Hemp Building Materials,Textiles, Seed Oil, Seed Nutrition, Apparel & Consultation

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    Guest 2: David Seber, Co-creator of Hemp Shield Wood Finish & Deck Sealer and Log Home Treatment

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    Hemp Shield Wood Finish & Deck Sealer is a revolutionary water based penetrating oil, Very Low VOC (9g/l), NO HAP (hazardous air pollutants)minimal fumes (Can be used both interior and exterior), tools clean up with soap and water, non-formaldehyde based algicide, fungicide and mildewcide, no tanin bleed through on cedar, truly one coat, high coverage, competitively priced.

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    Fibre Alternatives, manufacturers of hemp based construction materials, is proud to announce the market release of Hemp Shield HS online_storeWood Finish and Deck Sealer™ — The first and only penetrating wood finish containing 100% hemp oil that is produced in the United States. Hemp Shield™ is suitable for wooden decks, fences, stairs, siding, shutters, furniture — anything wooden that is exposed to the weather. In extensive tests, Hemp Shield™ outlasted all comers, including the highest priced deck finish on the national market. Hemp Shield’s finish is extremely UV resistant, and the trans-oxide pigments used in shaded varieties of Hemp Shield™ provide long lasting color to your outdoor wood that does not hide the grain. Hemp Shield’s unique hemp oil formulation represents a major advance in preservation of outdoor wood — a back-to-the-future choice that, by reviving use of an agriculture based oil feed stock, has created a sustainable, environmentally friendly finish that outlasts the most expensive petroleum based finishes. Hemp Shield™ also resists environmental attacks from mildew, algae, and fungus, but in “Clear” formula, contains only 9g/l volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), almost 60 times less than other products labeled “Low VOC”. Hemp Shield products contain none of the 289 hazardous air pollutants (HAP’s) listed by the EPA. Non-toxic, environmentally friendly Hemp Shield Wood Finish and Deck Sealer™ offers superior performance in a sustainable, truly “green” waterproofer and protectant for outdoor wood.

    Hemp Shield Outlasts All Waterproofers In Weathering Tests

    Hemp Shield Wood Finish and Deck Sealer™ was designed to provide excellent durability under field conditions, and to meet or exceed the requirements of the following American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards.

    1) ASTM D 1006 — Exterior Exposure Tests of Paint and Wood
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    3) ASTM D 3719 — Quantifying Dirt Collection on Exterior Panels

    Hemp Shield Wood Finish and Deck Sealer™ was tested in an Accelerated Weathering Chamber (ASTM D 4587), where it out-lasted all competitors, including Thompsons Water Seal™ and Cabot’s Deck Stain™. Hemp Shield Wood Finish and Deck Sealer™ will keep your outdoor wood looking new and natural as long as possible.

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    News from HIA, VoteHemp and Hemp Report

    1. Virginian farmers want to grow industrial hemp. VA activists are looking for legislation that will make it possible. #votehemp | http://bit.ly/1pDiWnZ
    2. Tasmanian hemp industry gets priority from State Government | ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) http://ab.co/1k4MaUF
    3. Nelson County Farm Owners Push for the Right to Grow Hemp | WVIR NBC29 Charlottesville, VA http://bit.ly/1m1Gf6N
    4. The 5th annual Hemp History Week was the most successful ever! Did you take action? http://hemphistoryweek.com/takeaction
    5. A tip for American farmers: Grow hemp, make money | Los Angeles Times http://lat.ms/1lEAsVj
    6. Growing Like a Weed; MSU industrial hemp crop thriving in no-till conditions | Murray Ledger & Times http://bit.ly/1qUTfyl Murray State University Farm Manager Jason Robertson is shown Thursday standing in a plot of shoulder-high industrial hemp plants in an undisclosed location. This plot was planted using no-till technique and the performance of the plant so far seems to have answered an anticipated question about hemp and no till. Photo credit: John Wright / Ledger & Times
    7. Hemp-infused Cheech & Chong relaxation ice cream set for US launch | DairyReporter http://bit.ly/1iNwEkW
      Relaxation Solutions, a subsidiary of Bebida Beverage Company (BeBevCo), has partnered with 80s comedy duo Cheech and Chong to launch a hemp-infused relaxation ice cream in the US called Nice Dreams, named after the 1981 film.
    8. Delay in hemp cultivation down to legal services | Cyprus Mail http://bit.ly/VtEmqc
    9. Miner tackles hemp business | The Western Producer http://bit.ly/1iLcasU
    10. Review and Recipes: Tempt Hemp Milk by Living Harvest Tempt | Ladybud Magazine http://bit.ly/1vaVUBQ
    11. Hemp crop takes root in Kentucky | The Courier-Journal | courier-journal.com http://cjky.it/TmOVtg
    12. Movie on a Mission: Bringing It Home Movie | Vegetarian Times http://bit.ly/1v9E9mm
    13. This is a great deal. It’s always a good idea to book your reservations for the HIA Conference early! http://thehia.org/2014-HIA-conference-washingtondc.html
    14. Hemp takes root in Kentucky | WHAS11 News Louisville http://bit.ly/1l7aR28
    15. The Imaginary Perils of Tomatoes and Industrial Hemp | Arlington Stone http://bit.ly/1iAa4fF
    16. Hemp Makes This Winery Green | Jetson Green http://bit.ly/1lkNuHa
    17. 4 Ways to Use Hemp Seeds | Oh My Veggies http://bit.ly/1pEWjNt
    18. State Agriculture Department proposes many hoops for hemp farmers | Nashville Business Journal http://bit.ly/1uXhbii
    19. Fitting industrial hemp in your cropping rotation? | ABC Rural http://ab.co/1qsqNSc
    20. “Farmers have been trying to grow industrial hemp for fibre for years but have struggled with regulatory hurdles. Mr Rockliff said there was far too much red tape associated with growing hemp, more so even than with the pharmaceutical poppy industry.” – ABC Australia | http://ab.co/1k65C3j
    21. “The synergy created with the marketing of popular hemp based products CHILLO-energy drink and C-Swiss Iced Tea has opened a sizeable Texan customer base and will open the gateway for an easy entry of our own locally produced hemp-based Iced Tea drink. ” -Utilizer | http://bit.ly/1z2brJ4
    22. HIA President Anndrea Hermann of member company Hemp Technologies will be presenting on 6.26.14 at the GreenRush Conference in Toronto! Stop by the HIA booth! Tickets are only $15 http://www.greenrushfinancialconferences.com/s/toronto-events.asp?ReportID=645249
    23. “Why are we doing this? To keep biodiversity running in agriculture. So yes, in fashion, yes, something that you eat, but at the same time taking care of resources because resources are limited,” said the designer.” – euronews\
    24. “$2 of every download/stream of the movie “Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox” by director Sara Lamm will go to fund the Oregon Right To Know campaign to label GMOs! Get your own copy of the movie by following the link below.” -Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps
    25. “Seven college friends took up farming, and picked the non-drug industrial hemp as their crop of choice after stumbling upon a booming global industry around it” – The Hindu Business Line
    26. “The research will show that this is a crop that grows well in Kentucky, but particularly well out west at least thus far,” VonLuehrte said. “All indications are it’s not just doing well,” it’s doing “extremely well.” – The Courier-Journal | courier-journal.com
    27. “I can almost see this plant filling that vacuum left by the tobacco industry,” the New River Valley legislator said in a recent interview, citing the global marketplace for hemp.” — Not that you can smoke hemp, but that it has many applications that would provide new income for the American farmer.
    28. Thank you Senator Tom Harkin from Iowa for supporting S. 359 to remove industrial hemp from the Controlled Substance Act.
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  • iHR 6.23.14

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    June 23, 2014 Guest
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    Guest 1: Harry Barr, President & CEO, Director, Next Gen Metals Inc. and GreenRush Conference
    Guest 2: Jason Amatucci, Founder Virginia Industrial Hemp Coalition (VIHC)
    and
    Chase Milner,  Shenandoah Valley Regional VIHC Coordinator
    Guest 3: Greg Flavall, Co-Founder, VP and Building Technical Director of Hemp Technologies Global
    Would you like or do you know of a hemp product, project or person that would like to be a guest on our show? We are always looking to support current and ongoing hemp dreams! Sign up HERE

    iHempRadio supports Hemp History Week! Hope you had a Great HHW!! Lets us know about your next hemp event!

    Mark your calendar for the 6th Annual Hemp History Week – June 1-7, 2015.

    HHW 2014

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    Guest 1: Harry Barr, President & CEO, Director, Next Gen Metals Inc. and GreenRush Conference

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    EVENT: GreenRush Financial Conferences will make the next stop in the financial hub of Canada at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, June 26, 2014.   Ticket price $15 get yours here

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    GreenRush Financial Conferences is a wholly owned subsidiary of Next Gen (PubCo, CSE: N, OTC Pink: NXTTF, FSE: M5BN).

    GreenRush’s VISION: To be the Premier Purveyor of Investment Conferences for the Medical Marijuana, Industrial Hemp and Alternative Medicine Industries.

    MISSION: To provide a platform/hub to facilitate investment, education and business to business opportunities across the Medical Marijuana, Industrial Hemp and Alternative Medicine sectors.

    GreenRush Financial Conferences is 100% owned by Next Gen Metals Inc. (Next Gen, CSE:N)

    The conference will feature insightful speakers, government, health and industry specialists, public and private companies, fund managers, bankers, brokers,

    investors, lawyers, accountants, analysts, and media who share a common interest in the Medical Marijuana, Industrial Hemp and Alternative Medicine sectors.

    GreenRush Conferences will be tailored to institutional, high net worth and retail investors with a focus on education and investment in the Medical Marijuana, Industrial Hemp and Alternative Medicine sectors.

    The first conference was held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday May 7th, 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre East, Ballrooms A/B/C in the Pan Pacific Hotel.

    GreenRush Financial Conferences will make the next stop in the financial hub of Canada at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, June 26, 2014.

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    Virginia Industrial Hemp Coalition Founder Jason Amatucci  and Chase Milner the Shenandoah Valley Regional Coordinator

    Virginia Industrial Hemp Coalition Founder Jason Amatucci and Chase Milner the Shenandoah Valley Regional Coordinator

    Guest 2: Jason Amatucci, Founder Virginia Industrial Hemp Coalition (VIHC) and Chase Milner,  Shenandoah

    Valley Regional VIHC Coordinator

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    The Virginia Industrial Hemp Coalition’s goal is simple. We seek to remove the legal barriers that now exist so that farmers can grow and harvest Industrial Hemp here in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This wonderful natural resource will provide many needed jobs for the Commonwealth while at the same time help save our forests, create tax revenue, and provide new (which used to be old before prohibition) options for resources. Hemp has various practical natural resources possibilities like paper products, roping, building materials, clothing, textiles, seed oils that run diesel engines, and food for livestock and humans among many other uses. Believe it or not you could be jailed in Colonial Virginia for refusing to grow Hemp from 1763 to 1769. And in fact it is historically documented that George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and other founding fathers not only grew Hemp, but widely promoted it for the health and wealth of the burgeoning new republic.

    VIHC logoIt is important to understand that Industrial Hemp is not marijuana. It cannot be smoked or made into a drug. It only has a minute amount of THC (the active component in marijuana) in the plant and any bud producing marijuana grown within miles of it will cross pollinate turning it into Hemp, therefore losing its THC. So the argument that growing Hemp will allow marijuana to flourish does not hold up to scrutiny. In fact it would eradicate it growing outdoors due to all the cross pollination. So there really isn’t any sane argument out there as to why we are not creating jobs, saving forests, and providing a bounty of natural resources right here in Virginia. Being in the Coalition is simple: just pledge to help us in our goal of passing legislation which will allow farmers to do what they do best, create jobs and resources for our community. Please visit our website if you would like to donate to the cause which will help pay for promotional expenses in our education campaign and our membership drive, but we would most importantly love to have your time and support. We all are on this journey in this life, on this planet together. Let’s accomplish something that makes a real lasting positive change for our generation and more importantly the ones to follow. Please accept my invitation to join our Coalition.

    Sign the VIHC Petition: We (VIHC)  hereby petition the General Assembly and Governor Terry McAuliffe to pass legislation that licenses and regulates the production of Industrial Hemp as an industrial and agricultural commodity.

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    Guest 3: Greg Flavall, Co-Founder, VP and Building Technical Director of Hemp Technologies Global (HTG)
    Greg Flavall, Hemp Technologies Global and Joy Beckerman Maher WAHIA supporting Doug Fine's Book "Hemp Bound"

    Greg Flavall, Hemp Technologies Global and Joy Beckerman Maher WAHIA supporting Doug Fine’s Book “Hemp Bound”@HempTech    Like @Facebook hemp logo w-name

    Food, Fuel, Shelter and Jobs with iHemp
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    Create food, fuel, shelter and jobs with Hemp Industrial Villages.
    At Hemp Technologies we believe that iHemp can help save the world economies, build affordable homes, grow nutrient-dense foods, provide warmth and create Jobs for all mankind.
    We are all citizens of this world. Let us unite so everyone can be housed, fed, employed, have medical care and enjoy family life while we still can.

    HTG is part of the Creative Edge Nutrition (CEN) ((otc pink:FITX) (pinksheets:FITX)) family. The parternship between Hemp

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    Technologies and Creative Edge Nutrition will be instrumental in the development of CEN’s “global vertical integration model for Industrial hemp growing, processing, distribution and sales in numerous industries including but not limited to food, textiles, beverages, automotive and building materials. The addition of Hemp Technologies team members has led to many introductions in the global hemp and cannabis field.” Source

    You can find out more about HTG’s products on HT’s site  such as  HempBuild , HempPlain and HempBedding, Hemp Insulation , Organic Hemp Oil . Here is the link to the FAQ’s .Use this link to access some printable brochures. Once you calculate the required order amount you can place an initial order for quoting* via the order form. Please visit HTG’s FAQ’s for more info.

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    HTG’s colleagues Alembic Studio have launched an informational website, Hempsteads.info, to address other common questions regarding building with hempcrete. You may also follow this link to their FAQ.

    hemp logo w-nameHT LogoUnder the leadership of Greg Flavall, David Madera (1959-2012) and Anndrea Hermann- Hemp Technologies Global has been successful in creating a market and strong brand recognition for building with Hemp and Lime by:

    • Building the first Platinum LEED and PassivHaus Certified hemp house in the world
    • Completing 2 other Hemp houses in Asheville, NC
    • Building a hemp office for Hemp Oil Canada
    • Building a French Colonial masterpiece in Waynesville, NC
    • Organizing the collaboration of Hemp Farmers across Canada for consistent supply of materials
    • Helping to formulate less expensive lime binders for use in building
    • Co-ordinating the testing of different hemp/lime mixes at the University of Manitoba
    • Designing a passive solar hemp home for the Ministry of Housing in Winnipeg
    • Plans for an expansive Virgina Beach residence to start construction early 2013
    • Tireless educational workshops for DIY hemp building
    • Priceless consulting with people wanting to know more about Hemp building
    Benefits of Hempcrete
    • High thermal insulation
    • 50% – 70% energy savings
    • Fire resistant
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    • Breathable walls
    • Design flexibility
    • Prevents mould
    • CO2 sequestration
    • Negative carbon footprint
    • Healthy living environment
    • Inherently Airtight
    • High acoustic performance
    • No waste
    • No Dry Rot
    • Natural Substrates for Plasters and Renders
    • Low Air Infiltration
    • ZERO LAND FILL

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  • iHR 6.17.14

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    June 17, 2014  6-7pmPST LISTEN HERE!!
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    June 17, 2014 Guest
    Guest 1: Steve Edmonds, Campaign Manager for
    Mr. Bill Wohlsifer, Candidate Florida Attorney General
    Guest 2: Alex Abdalla, Founder, EVER Bar, LivityFoods
    Guest 3: Anna Owen, Event Coordinator, Hemp History Week
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    Listen HERE for my June 8th interview on the Jim Fannon show guest also included  Riley Cote of Hemp Heals Music Festival
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    Would you like or do you know of a hemp product, project or person that would like to be a guest on our show? We are always looking to support current and ongoing hemp dreams! Sign up HERE

    iHempRadio supports Hemp History Week! Hope you had a Great HHW!! Lets us know about your next hemp event!

    Mark your calendar for the 6th Annual Hemp History Week – June 1-7, 2015.

    HHW 2014

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      Guest 1: Steve Edmonds, Campaign Manager for Mr. Bill Wohlsifer, Candidate Florida Attorney General

    Mr. Bill Wohlsifer

    Mr. Bill Wohlsifer

    Mr. Wohlsifer Facebook   Hemp4Water SiteFacebook Hemp4Water    @hemp4water Bill Wohlsifer is the first Libertarian to run for the Florida Attorney General position. When elected, Bill Wohlsifer will be:

    • Florida’s First Attorney General to support an end to the War on Drugs.
    • Florida’s First Attorney General to advocate that the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor, provides sufficient grounds to challenge Florida’s Article I, Section 27, Constitutional ban on same-sex marriage
    • Florida’s First Attorney General to advocate for the legalization of medical marijuana in Florida (Bill wrote the Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act)
    • Florida’s First Attorney General to advocate for the creation of an industrial hemp cultivation industry in Florida
    • Florida’s First Attorney General to endorse open carry of a handgun, subject to substantially similar restrictions that apply to concealed carry
    • Florida’s First Attorney General who is neither a Republican nor a Democrat, but a Libertarian.

    When elected, Bill Wohlsifer would:hemp4water meme

    • Advance consumer protection policy and objectives
    • Fight against fraudulent and deceptive trade practices
    • Preserve the Constitutional right to access to public records and access to open government
    • Investigate allegations of corruption in state government
    • Ensure that the so-called “little guy” or “underdog” is equally represented in the state’s legal affairs
    • Protect civil liberties and preserve parental authority
    • Preserve our state’s sovereignty and its power to protect Floridians from overreaching federal encroachment on the rights reserved to this state or to the people under the 10th Amendment

    About Hemp4Water hemp4water-logo Hemp4water is predicated on the Florida controlled substance list and hemp’s inclusion on it.  In Florida, the Attorney General has the power via statute to take items on and off that list.  Bill Wohlsifer, my candidate, had pledged to remove any hemp strains with less than 0.3% THC from the FL controlled substance list.  By doing so, there will billions of dollars of economy opened up almost instantly.  I am sure that you are aware that Florida is one of the largest importers of hemp for a variety of products, mostly textiles and consumables.  Hemp4water assumes that out of the 9.2 million acres currently in agricultural production that the incentive for profit will encourage 2 million acres worth of hemp production.  It then outlines the potential for industry and pick the top 2 and bottom 2 in terms of over-all economic potential.  Then it looks at what the revenue potential of the businesses could be if taxed at 5.5% (current corporate tax rate, 7% and 8% (popular sales tax rates in the state) and 15% (a rate chosen to generate revenue – it could be any number) – The suggestion is that traditional taxes be exempted for industrial hemp and instead charge a hemp4water assessment.  The people in the hemp industries would have the knowledge of the cost of doing business before hand in addition to knowing those dollars would not be lost in the general revenue fight but specifically allocated to the funding water  infrastructure improvements.  Currently there is no more state money for the scale of improvements we are talking about.  We have been waiting on the trickle that never comes from the Federal Government.  Its time to start providing our own nourishment.   This is a way to fund those improvements without disrupting any current budgets or allocations. reschedule-ihempThe 2014 Legislature again failed to address Florida’s water issues, but a fresh candidate for Attorney General, Libertarian Bill Wohlsifer, has a plan to fund water conservation and infrastructure:   Legalize the production of hemp in the state. Does it sound crazy?  It shouldn’t. Current industry estimates report that U.S. retail sales of all hemp-based products may hemp4waterbe nearly $500 million per year. Because there is no commercial industrial hemp production in the United States, the U.S. market is largely dependent on imports. [2] In 2010, exports of Canadian hemp seed and hemp products were valued at more than $10 million. Most Canadian hemp exports go to the United States.  [3] SO, WHY AREN’T WE GROWING HEMP HERE? “When elected, I will use the power vested in the Attorney General under section 893.0355(2), Florida Statutes, to adopt rules removing cannabis containing a THC level no greater than 0.3% from Florida’s controlled substance list, to reclassify industrial hemp as an agricultural crop in this state. Normalizing industrial hemp cultivation will generate tax revenue, revitalize vacant farmlands, add to the sale of farm machinery and agribusiness supplies, and create jobs in Florida.”  - Bill Wohlsifer Although hemp is a variety of the genus Cannabisthe same plant species as marijuana, hemp is genetically different and distinguished by its use and chemical makeup. Hemp has long been cultivated for non-drug use in the production of industrial and personal care products. Some estimate that the global market for hemp consists of more than 25,000 products, including fabrics and textiles, yarns and raw or processed spun fibers, paper, carpeting, home furnishings, construction and insulation materials, auto parts, and composites. One of the more interesting uses is in phytoremediation, to cleanse contaminated and radiated soil, air and water. It is being used to clear contaminants at the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site. Hemp is effective as weed control to avoid use of herbicides.  As a food product, it contains numerous essential fatty acids. The inclusion of hemp with marijuana under the definition of Cannabis is based upon reliance on outdated norms, without any reasonable distinction between the THC levels in the different species of Cannabis plants and without distinction between the psychoactive and medicinal uses of marijuana and the agricultural and industrial applications of hemp. On August 29, 2013, the United States Department of Justice updated its federal marijuana enforcement policy in response to recent state laws that have legalized the possession, production, processing, and sale of marijuana under strict state regulatory systems. In light of such updated federal policy, and upon Florida’s imposition of strict regulatory requirements for hemp cultivation, it is reasonable to expect a similar non-interference policy with regard to the cultivation, processing, and sale of hemp in Florida. The requisite regulatory guidelines are available for our legislature’s use, as Bill Wohlsifer, voluntarily and without pay, drafted such regulatory guidelines in 2013 for use by any Florida legislator that will take it up. In all, Bill drafted two proposed industrial hemp billshttp://wohlsifer4ag.com/2013/12/31/industrial-hemp-reclassification/ andhttp://wohlsifer4ag.com/2013/12/31/hemp-agricultural-crop/ and one proposed industrial hemp resolution http://wohlsifer4ag.com/2013/12/31/recognition-of-industrial-hemp/ for use in the 2014 legislative session. [1] At present, no Florida legislator is moving on this great opportunity. Please contact your representatives and introduce this initiative to them. Industrial hemp is legally produced by at least 30 countries in the world, including China, Russia, Korea, and our neighbors, Canada and Mexico.  It defies logic to allow the import of hemp and hemp byproducts from Canada and Mexico to be used in the production and sale of goods in the U.S., while not allowing hemp to be grown domestically. Normalizing industrial hemp cultivation would generate tax revenue, revitalize vacant farmlands, add to the sale of farming machinery and agribusiness supplies, and create jobs in Florida.


    [1] The Legislative Review Committee of the Libertarian Party of Florida is currently seeking representative sponsors to file the proposed legislation. [2] Renée Johnson, Congressional Research Service,  Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity July 24, 2013,  pg. ‘summary’ [3] Ray Hansen, Ag Marketing Resource Center Industrial Hemp Profile benefits Guest 2: Alex Abdalla, Founder EVER Bar, LivityFoods  Like EVER BarEverBar Alex Since 2011, Livity Foods has been continuously developing earth-based hemp food products. Using nutritious and sustainable ingredients, we’re demonstrating how desirable, tasteful foods can be drawn from Nature. The newly released Ever Bar, handcrafted in Maryland, has ingredients that look like they did when they came from the earth; they are the bar’s source of sustenance as well as flavor and energy. BETTER PERSPECTIVES ON FOOD- Food is an investment. What a person eats has both immediate and long-term results–it determines energy, mental clarity, length and quality of life. But the priorities of many companies in the food industry have compromised our diets and therefore our bodies. A company wants to minimize production costs, but we believe this must be considered only after choosing nutritious and sustainable ingredients. That’s why we use ingredients like hemp, a food directly from Nature that effectively helps fulfill bodily needs.

    LivityFoodsFinalsREDEFINED BUSINESS DYNAMIC- There are many means of making a living, but Livity Foods is built out of people who want not only want to succeed in life, but to create something that betters themselves and others. That entrepreneurial spirit leads us to desire a company which serves as a platform for new ideas; a company that functions as a venue for human development. Such a company aims for:

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    Respect and Mutuality–Working in an environment not based on social hierarchy or a one-way chain of command, but exchange and contribution. The company is structured, but open to participation by everyone involved. This, we believe, is conducive to a cohesive and multi-skilled work dynamic, but is also an end in itself, a desirable social model which embodies effective human cooperation.

    Direct Interactions with Buyers--In its marketing and its members, Livity Foods communicates with transparency the nature of its products. We educate our buyers to make them aware of the importance of nutrition and of their power as consumers to heighten the market’s demand for better food.

    PROFIT- Profit is an aim of any company, but it is not the sole aim. For Livity Foods the goals listed above are not secondary. A loss in profit is as undesirable as a failure to live by convictions. Our purpose is not profit at any cost, but production efficiency and profit maximization within standards–standards both external to the company (FDA regulations, laws, socially tasteful conventions) and internal: those that matter to us in our lives as individuals as well together as a company. The way we see it, this is part of a better life, where profit is only a tool.

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    Guest 3: Anna Owen, Event Coordinator, Hemp History Week

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    Anna Owen

    #hempweek @HempHistoryWeek Facebook

    Mark your calendar for the 6th Annual Hemp History Week – June 1-7, 2015.

    The following is from the HHW event wrap up newsletter dated June 15th, 2014

    Thank you for participating in the 5th Annual Hemp History Week! As you may know, this campaign marked the biggest and most celebrated Hemp History Week to date. Your participation resulted in over 1,400 events in cities and towns throughout all fifty states, including nearly 300 grassroots organizer-led events; over 40 BRINGING IT HOME screenings; more than 1000

    Letters to Senators from Bellingham, Washington. Source HHW Newsletter

    Letters to Senators from Bellingham, Washington. Source HHW Newsletter

    retail promotions; a restaurant program and 30-campus college roadshow. You also helped submit over 2,000 letters, emails, and calls to U.S. Senators encouraging them to support changes to federal policy that would allow American farmers to once again grow industrial hemp.

    This number surpasses our goal for this year and is growing daily! Additionally, industrial hemp has received over 4,000 press hits since January that educated state and federal legislators, the media, and the public on the benefits of hemp and how it will help grow our economy.
    This spring marked ground breaking progress for hemp in Kentucky - Hemp History Week celebrated the planting of certified hemp seed with Growing Warriors in Mount Vernon, KY. This momentous step forward was made possible by Hemp History Week organizers like you! Your continued pressure on Congress helped bring forth the Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research, Section 7606, of the 2014 Farm Bill which passed both House and Senate and was signed by the President earlier this year. More recently, the House of Congress and Senate Appropriations Committee passed an amendment to the CJS Appropriations Bill in support of industrial hemp with strong bipartisan support. If allowed to become law, the amendment would preclude the DEA from interfering with hemp farming in states that have passed legislation legalizing the crop. These milestones in conjunction with State hemp legislation is bringing hemp back to many U.S. farms – It’s Time to Grow.

    HHW 2014We still have some work to do before all U.S. farmers are free to grow this profitable, sustainable, versatile crop.

    Help keep up the pressure by calling, emailing, or writing to your U.S. Senators today to ask them to become a cosponsor of S. 359, Senator Ron Wyden’s companion bill to H.R. 525, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013. Please take action on our site today.

    Thank you to all our campaign sponsors who helped make

    Hemp History Week possible through their financial support and product donations including Vote Hemp, the Hemp hemp logo w-namehemp logo w-nameIndustries Association, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, Living Harvest Foods, Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods, Nature’s PathNutiva, Hemp TechnologiesHimalaniaChelsea Green Publishing and Satori Movement. Help extend our gratitude to these Hemp History Week sponsors by supporting them throughout the year!hemp logo w-name

    Nothing speaks louder than event pictures. We want to show off your hard work and hope you can take some time to post a few photos on the Hemp History Week

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    Facebook Wall. Don’t forget to tag @HempHistoryWeek so we can share your great event too! Send your best album with photo credits and/or captions to Anna@hemphistoryweek.com. We will post them to the Hemp History Week photo gallery.

    There is no stopping us now! Please stay engaged and active in the movement! We are at a tipping point. Together we are creating hemp history.

    Here’s what you can do today:

    Do you have any feedback on this year’s Hemp History Week? What we could do better? New ideas? We’d love to hear from you. Please send us message on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HempHistoryWeek.

    Hemp Hemp Hooray! The Hemp History Week Team,

    Christina, Eric, Anna, Nancy, Lauren and Ryan

    Hemp In the News! Sourced from Vote Hemp, HIA and The Hemp Report

    1. Yes, CBD is Still Illegal | The Leaf Online
    2. Anndrea Hermann, president of the Hemp Industries Assoc., among speakers at the June 26, Toronto event. #greenrush #hemp
    3. Great commentary by Nebraska Hemp Industries Association, founder. “Feldman said NEHIA will serve as “an educator to the public” and facilitate the needs of all levels of the industry including research, farming, manufacturing and retail.”
    4. Amazing deal from JUNGMAVEN. $10 Men’s Short Sleeve T. Check this out:
    5. Article from Australia: “We need a groundswell of public activism to force elected and unelected decision makers to act in the national interest, and in the case of industrial hemp, cut through the roadblocks and allow it to become the jobs generator it can be.” Dubbo Photo New

  • iHR 6.10.14

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    June 10, 2014  6-7pmPST Listen  here!
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    June 10, 2014 Guest
    Guest 1: Joy Beckerman Maher, Founding President, WA State Chapter of the Hemp Industries Association
    Guest 2: Alex Abdalla, Founder, EVER Bar, LivityFoods
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    Article: The Other Cannabis War in The Rolling Stone Online
    Listen HERE for my June 8th interview on the Jim Fannon show guest also included  Riley Cote of Hemp Heals Music Festival
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    Hemp Harvest 2013!

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    Guest 1: Joy Beckerman Maher, Founding President, WA State Chapter of the Hemp Industries Association Joy w Fiber 2

    The Washington State Chapter of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) officially formed on May 8th of this year after the conclusion of Washington’s frenzied 2014 legislative session wherein active members of the HIA from Washington participated and lobbied heavily with regard to four industrial hemp bills, none of which ultimately passed. There is a misconception that Washington enjoys a State-sanctioned hemp industry due to the fact that Washington has implemented a State-sanctioned marijuana industry. This counter-intuitive reality is a surprise to most Washingtonians and Americans.

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    While Washington HIA members made tremendous progress with legislators and policymakers during the 2014 legislative session, the hemp industry in Washington has not commenced and zero policies or infrastructure exist. The HIA and ACLU of WA also assert that Section 7606 of the [Federal] Farm Bill – which authorizes industrial hemp research in accordance with state law – applies to Washington; but Washington’s Department of Agriculture disagrees. The WA HIA has launched a state campaign to respectfully demand that Washington’s Department of Agriculture act upon the authority granted to it by Section 7606 of the Farm Bill, and promulgate simple rules (using Vermont as its model) for industrial hemp research and test plots.

    In addition- Joy is the President of Hemp Ace International LLC  Industrial Hemp Building Materials,Textiles, Seed Oil, Seed Nutrition, Apparel & Consultation

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    Guest 2: Alex Abdalla, Founder EVER Bar, LivityFoods  EverBar Alex

    Like EVER Bar

    EverBarwseedsSince 2011, Livity Foods has been continuously developing earth-based hemp food products. Using nutritious and sustainable ingredients, we’re demonstrating how desirable, tasteful foods can be drawn from Nature. The newly released Ever Bar, handcrafted in Maryland, has ingredients that look like they did when they came from the earth; they are the bar’s source of sustenance as well as flavor and energy.

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    BETTER PERSPECTIVES ON FOOD

    Food is an investment. What a person eats has both immediate and long-term results–it determines energy, mental clarity, length and quality of life. But the priorities of many companies in the food industry have compromised our diets and therefore our bodies. A company wants to minimize production costs, but we believe this must be considered only after choosing nutritious and sustainable ingredients. That’s why we use ingredients like hemp, a food directly from Nature that effectively helps fulfill bodily needs.

    EVER-BAR-with-mountain2REDEFINED BUSINESS DYNAMIC

    There are many means of making a living, but Livity Foods is built out of people who want not only want to succeed in life, but to create something that betters themselves and others. That entrepreneurial spirit leads us to desire a company which serves as a platform for new ideas; a company that functions as a venue for human development. Such a company aims for:

    Respect and Mutuality–Working in an environment not based on social hierarchy or a one-way chain of command, but exchange and contribution. The company is structured, but open to participation by everyone involved. This, we believe, is conducive to a cohesive and multi-skilled work dynamic, but is also an end in itself, a desirable social model which embodies effective human cooperation.

    Direct Interactions with Buyers--In its marketing and its members, Livity Foods communicates with transparency the nature of its products. We educate our buyers to make them aware of the importance of nutrition and of their power as consumers to heighten the market’s demand for better food.

    PROFIT

    Profit is an aim of any company, but it is not the sole aim. For Livity Foods the goals listed above are not secondary. A loss in profit is as undesirable as a failure to live by convictions. Our purpose is not profit at any cost, but production efficiency and profit maximization within standards–standards both external to the company (FDA regulations, laws, socially tasteful conventions) and internal: those that matter to us in our lives as individuals as well together as a company. The way we see it, this is part of a better life, where profit is only a tool.

    Hemp In the News! Sourced from Vote Hemp, HIA and The Hemp Report

    1. What is the biggest misconception about industrial hemp? There are a lot of them. Check this out: http://votehemp.com/myths_facts.html #votehemp
    2. Hemp milk ranks high among plant-based milk products. Washington Post reports that sales are soaring! Read why. #votehemp
    3. CA – Attorney Gen. Kamala D. Harris, concludes “Federal law has authorized the California Industrial Hemp Act to the extent that it permits institutions of higher education and the California Department of Food and Agriculture to grow and cultivate industrial hemp, for the purposes of agricultural or academic research, in compliance with the federal definition of industrial hemp.”
    4. Really? >>> “During a speech to a law enforcement conference last January, Michele Leonhart, head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, reportedly said the lowest point of her 33-year career with the DEA came when a hemp flag flew over the Capitol last July 4.” Reason Magazine
    5. Thanks again to everyone who participated in #hempweek. Hemp History Week

      It’s a wrap! Hemp History Week was the biggest yet at over 300 grassroots events, tabling at local markets, Bringing It Home Movie screenings, restaurant events, retail promotions and generally championing an incredibly beneficial plant! Here are a few highlights from the week. Remember to tag @HempHistoryWeek when sharing your photos so we can showcase you’re great work too! Hats off to grassroots hempsters!

    6. We need your letters! Send us a letter for your Senator & we’ll deliver. It’s easy, see details here. #votehemp Happy post #HempWeek! Don’t forget to send in your letters to Senators so Vote Hemp can deliver them to Congressional offices!
    7. Portland State University‘s Ecomerge project recommends hemp & other natural fabrics to reduce toxins now known to cause cancer, skin allergies & more
    8. It’s lunchtime! Hemp seed is a food source that is making it’s way into everyday foods, like the all-American burger. But what if that burger were made entirely of nutritional seed sources, like hemp, and actually tasted great? When you votehemp.com/takeaction, you help make it possible for emerging entrepreneurs to bring hemp to market. #votehemp for fiber, fuel & FOOD to become a mainstream & everyday product. Watch this:
    9. “DEA is a bit of a lost rogue agency. They just don’t get it,” said Eric Steenstra, executive director of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA), a trade group that represents hundreds of hemp businesses. “They’ve been continuing to have a hard time accepting the new reality.” Kentucky.com
    10. “So what exactly is the difference between marijuana and hemp? Let’s start with semantics.” San Diego Free Press
    11. “The research projects being done will help answer questions about which type of hemp seeds grow best in which soil, what kind of invasive weeds impact the crop, what sort of fertilization is needed and what kind of equipment is needed to harvest hemp, Comer said.”Bowling Green Daily News
    12. “The Senate committee vote could go a long way in determining the power of states to implement their hemp plans…” The Seattle Times
    13. “Would-be hemp farmers are having mixed success navigating red tape on everything from seed acquisition to processing the finished plant.” U.S. News and World Report
    14. Thanks to Erin Schrode, co-founder of Teens Turning Green & the Conscious College Road Tour, for the dedication to educate students about sustainability & hemp. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5429551
    15. Maui, Hawaii celebrates Hemp History Week with Mayor Alan Arakawa’s Proclamation dedicating June 2-8 2014 as “Industrial Hemp History Week.” Hemp is our history & our future. This is a great example to be followed by other cities in hemp states across the nation. Visit ihempHI.com
    16. WI Libertarian Party secretary criticizes state Republicans who are missing a golden opportunity to bring hemp back to Wisconsin. http://ow.ly/xGfdD
    17. Listen to today’s June 5th historic Senate vote on the CJS Appropriations hemp amendment, sponsored by Senator Jeff Merkley & Senator Mitch McConnell. THANK YOU SUPPORTING SENATORS FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP. #hempweek
    18. Artists collaborated at New York Institute of Technology earlier this year. “Patricia Malarcher has sewn meandering ridges into hemp fabric, “stitch-shaping” gathers and folds (as in ancient methods of smocking cloth) and then dipped it in an encaustic wax medium.”
    19. “Cindy Sheaffer has dedicated her professional life to the restaurant business and the hemp business and her newest venture, Hemp Dog Cafe, is a merger of her two passions.” Richmond.com
    20. Omega-3′s noted for anti-inflammatory properties. Hemp seeds listed as healthy dietary option. | Collective Evolution
    21. What’s for dinner?! This lady brings hemp to the table… What A Vegan Eats shares Living Harvest Tempt hemp tofu along with tomato & okra quinoa. Eco-Vegan Gal #delicious
    22. “Kentucky’s burgeoning hemp industry may receive a shot in the arm later this year if the state changes a loan program for agricultural processors.” WKMS Murray State University NPR
    23. “Nebraska Hemp Industries Association (NEHIA) is now an affiliate organization of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA), a North American-based organization serving the constituents of the nation’s growing hemp industry.” The Independent
    24. “Marijuana’s square cousin, industrial hemp, has come out of the black market and is now legal for farmers to cultivate, opening up a new lucrative market. That was the idea, anyway.” Times Colonist
    25. “Industrial hemp advocates admit they’re still battling a stigma. Once dubbed a “hippie thing,” oils and fibers from the tall and leafy plant are commonly found in creams, foods and construction materials.” The Coloradoan
    26. Just discovered the Wisconsin Historical Society – Historical Images of Hemp
      Here is some Hemp History pictures from Wisconsin for your Hemp History Week
      “Pictures of women and men working hemp during WWII and ad selling hemp twine!
      A woman feeds hemp stalks into a crusher for rope production during World War II.
      Twine Promotion mascots, Homer Hemp, Susie Sisal, and Tillie Twine”
    27. Industrial hemp gets a champion » News » Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN http://ow.ly/xH9W1
    28. Check this out: Hemp and Lime combination is a winner #hempweek http://ow.ly/xG3sj
    29. HIA Board Member, Rob Jungmann, featured on Men’s Journal website discussing hemp clothing brand JUNGMAVEN. #hempweek  “The brand captures “the feeling of being a skater kid,” as Jungmann put it, while offering a touch of grown-up refinement. The other thing the brand offers? Some seriously tough threads.”
    30. Hemp seeds are sprouting! | Kentucky For Hemp http://bit.ly/UoyWMG
    31. A Hemp in History Moment, brought to you by the producers of Bringing It Home Movie.
    32. Gone Hemp: For great nutrition and taste, hemp seed to the rescue | The Cannabist http://bit.ly/ScU3zW
    33. Uncertainty dominates new hemp market as farmers struggled to get seeds from abroad | Associated Press | Calgary Herald http://bit.ly/1kPY35KHugh Lakeland, a mechanic and service station owner by trade looks over some of his 10 acres of commercial hemp. Lakeland was one of the first to obtain a license to cultivate hemp in B.C. from Health Canada. Photo credit: Don MacKinnon, The Vancouver Sun

    Thanks for tuning in and for your support!

    Anndrea in CO hemp

  • iHR 6.3.14

    HHW 2014
    iHempRadio on the Time 4 Hemp network
    Hosted by Anndrea Hermann
    June 3, 2014  6-7pmPST Listen  here!
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    Show will be live from Great Falls, MT – Gearing up for the Montana Farmers Union Mid-Year Conference

    iHempRadio supports Hemp History Week!

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    Guest #1: Lauren Stansbury , Public Affairs and Media Relations for Vote Hemp & Hemp Industries Association

    VT – Facebook and HIA- Facebook

    Lauren is a key team member at Movement Media as a Linguist, Communications Manager. She helps in developing messaging and media strategy with Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, Vote Hemp, Fair World Project, Hemp Industries Association, and other radical causes.

    Vote Hemp is a national, single-issue, non-profit advocacy group founded in 2000 by members of the hemp industry to remove barriers to industrial hemp farming in the U.S. through education, legislation and advocacy. We work to build grassroots support for hemp through voter education, registration and mobilization, as well as defend against any new laws, regulations or policies that would prohibit or restrict hemp trade. Industrial hemp is the non-psychoactive, low-THC, oilseed and fiber varieties of the Cannabis sativa plant. Hemp has absolutely no use as a recreational drug.  ourPartners_06

    The Hemp Industries Association is the foremost North American trade group for hemp producers, manufacturers and entrepreneurs.  We are at the forefront of the drive for fair and equal treatment of industrial hemp. Since 1992, the HIA has been dedicated to education, industry development, and the accelerated expansion of hemp world market supply and demand. The hemp industry has positioned itself over the past decade to once again become a major global economic force in the 21st century. Hemp is one of  our planet’s most important natural resources, and we advocate using it to its full potential.

    If you are currently involved in the hemp industry, thinking of starting a hemp business, or support hemp commerce, please consider becoming a member. Join us! Please click here for benefits, more information and an application.

    Votehemp mulit www.votehemp.com

     

    Guest #2: Katie Moyer Arzamastseva, Kentucky For Hemp

    Kentucky For Hemp on Facebook

    Kentucky for Hemp is a grassroots-driven, no-compromise lobbying agency dedicated to restoring Kentucky historical position as the leader in hemp seed production worldwide.

    Officially founded in 2013, Kentucky for Hemp is based on a philosophy of freedom which has prevailed throughout the history of mankind.

    Our goal is to create a better business environment for hemp farmers, manufacturers, and researchers by fighting to pass legislation that will make hemp more accessible, while educating the next generation of farmers about their role in defending the future of industrial hemp.

    H.E.M.P. as in Help, Educate, Market, Promote!

    Help farmers, educators, and agencies. Help by giving them the tools needed to forge their own paths in the hemp industry. We work with groups like the KY Department of Agriculture, the KY Hemp-Grower’s Cooperative, and KY Hemp Industries and help them develop their networks. The goal is to take the hemp industry far beyond anything that one group could accomplish alone.

    Educate and bring awareness to Kentucky youth. No matter what path we take, our future is bleak without the involvement of young people in agriculture. In today’s techno-centric world, farming and agriculture have become a quaint reminder of the way things used to be. Here in Kentucky, we have an opportunity to capitalize on this situation, and remedy the problem by educating a new generation of farmers about this versatile crop.

    Market and support hemp businesses in any way possible. This includes free advertising, networking, and information relating to various hemp businesses around the globe. If you own a hemp business, and want more information on how we can help you, email us!

    Promote pro-hemp businesses, organizations, and political figures in Kentucky and abroad. There are key individuals in the hemp movement who should be commended for their hard work and dedication to this cause. There are others who have worked tirelessly to delay, hijack, or destroy the hemp movement and our opportunity to be self-sufficient.

    Our goal is to identify those individuals and help to ensure their future successes or failures. It will be important to judge these individuals based on their character as well as their Kentucky for Hemp surveys.

    About Katie Moyer

    Katie Moyer is a member of the Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission, a wife and homeschooling mother of two. She is also the 1st District Coordinator for Kentuckians for the Right to Bear Arms.

    A proponent of the Philosophy of Liberty, Katie has defended Kentuckians by protecting their rights to free speech, and is a strong believer in a small, limited government and sound money. Kentucky For Hemp is a coalition member of the conservative organization Take Back Kentucky.

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    Hemp News

    1. Hemp CJS Approp Fact Sheet
    2. Bonamici Admendment CJS
    3. Massie Admendment to CJS
    4. Hemp-friendly art comes to Beaverton with new HART Gallery | OregonLive.com http://ow.ly/xy12i
    5. Vocativ asked “Could the U.S. Become a Hemp Powerhouse?” “Yes” says Anndrea Hermann, President of The Hemp Industries Association pic.twitter.com/cxh4i83szY @vocativ http://voc.tv/U6NhNJ
    6. Bonamici hemp amendment to Commerce, Justice & Science appropriations bill passes 237-170! Massie amendment passes 246-163! Today was another big win for hemp policy. Thanks to everyone who wrote or made a call and to our many supporters in Congress.
    7. Hemp Bound – #Hempweek Book Club, feat. author Doug Fine | They have room for more virtual attendees. Sign-up here: http://ow.ly/xmM5O
    8. “Delawareans would be able to research the potential of industrial hemp for innovations such as plant-based cars if a new bill clears the legislature.” http://ow.ly/xwkpf
    9. Katie Moyer, Rachel McCubbin and Scotty Parsons planted hemp in Christian County Kentucky today! This is one of the authorized hemp pilot programs in Kentucky. Very exciting to see hemp crops in the ground this year thanks to the 2014 Farm Bill. #timetogrow #hemphistoryweek
    10. House Tells DEA To Leave State Hemp Programs Alone http://ow.ly/xsu50
    11. In case you missed it Thursday, here’s the video: Industrial Hemp Debate Massie Amendment http://ow.ly/xtjSO
    12. Industrial Hemp Debate Bonamici Amendment | Video | C-SPAN http://cs.pn/1oUyqju
    13. Here’s what all the fuss is about. We are very proud of US Rep Bonamici (D-OR) for sponsoring this wonderful amendment. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z98rRdsRD44&app=desktop
    14. A victim of war on drugs, hemp poised for Illinois comeback | Dailyherald.com http://ow.ly/xqW7T
    15. THANK YOU to everyone who supported the hemp amendments to the CJS Appropriations Bill. Listen up, this is just for you: http://youtu.be/iPUmE-tne5U
    16. “Pending legislation would allow Washington State farmers to experiment with industrial hemp production. KING’s Alison Morrow reports.” | NBC News #Votehemp http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/could-hemp-be-washington-states-next-cash-crop-n116501
    17. Don’t just sit there, please take action! http://hemphistoryweek.com/takeaction
    18. Heavily stigmatized crop of hemp making comeback in the United States | Catholic Online http://bit.ly/T70qp9
    19. 30 Laws: State needs federal approval to move forward with industrial hemp | The Statehouse File http://bit.ly/1kgfImO
    20. Chocolate Hemp Shake | Oh, Almonds http://bit.ly/1hOg3rg
    21. Financial Impact of Kentucky Hemp Remains to be Seen | WKU Public Radio http://bit.ly/1knekxF
    22. The Dot Bong Bubble Part II: Kannaway – The Contract Conundrum | The Leaf Online http://bit.ly/1mUX3fgJeremy Daw is the editor of the Leaf, Professor of Economics at Oaksterdam University, a principal at ForteFive Consulting, a boutique San Francisco strategy consulting firm serving legal cannabis businesses nationwide, and a 2008 graduate of Harvard Law School.
    23. It’s official; prAna has been bought by Columbia Sportswear. http://bit.ly/1u35J68
    24. Get a Jump on Hemp History Week and Take Action Now! http://capwiz.com/votehemp/issues/alert/?alertid=62414501Stand up for future hemp farmers. Write your U.S. Senator today and be entered for a chance to win 1 of 30 hemptastic prizes! We need Congress to pass the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013. Please ask your Senators to cosponsor S. 359 and hold Congressional hearings to bring hemp back to all U.S. farmers! Help us reach our goal of 5,000 letters to Senators by the end of Hemp History Week, (June 2-8).As a thank you for writing, you’ll be entered to win one of over 30 Hemp History Week hemp-and-organic cotton tote bags filled with these prizes: a Bringing It Home Movie DVD, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps Soaps products, Livity Rising eco-awesome accessories, and a pair of Satori Movement hemp socks
    25. Hemp Seed: Nutritional Value and Thoughts | The Nourishing Gourmet http://bit.ly/1nKtcHr
    26. What Role Can Hemp Play in Kentucky’s Future Ag Economy? | WKMS http://bit.ly/1mQHbKA
    27. We’re thrilled to say that with 209 Backers, we’re 102% funded in our Kickstarter campaign! Our campaign has been shared on Facebook 2,926 times, has been watched 3,500 times, and has been featured in over a dozen articles both nationally and internationally.Thank you to everyone who has contributed and gotten us to this point, words can’t express our appreciation! We need to keep the momentum moving forward and finish our campaign strong.We’ve been asked what will the ‘extra’ money over $25,000 go towards. While there is really no such thing as ‘extra,’ the additional funding will go towards supporting Hempitecture‘s Research & Development concepts. Our project at Idaho Basecamp is just one exciting facet of who we are. Our larger vision is to innovate hemp-based building materials here in the United States, for the United States. This will take place in conjunction with our design+build project at IBC and we have acquired a climate controlled space here in Ketchum to begin the intensive process of prototype development. Of course this whole process has a lot of costs, but we’re hoping our campaign will give us a leg up to really springboard development!45 Hours Remain!http://kck.st/1iQDzJ7
    28. Do you want to win a Humboldt Brewing Company t-shirt made by Vital hemp? Enter here: http://a.pgtb.me/ZgJH9H
      Want to be as happy as this guy?
      Enter (here: http://a.pgtb.me/ZgJH9H) to win a Humboldt Brewing Co t-shirt by Vital hemp.
      Seriously, its like being gently hugged by 76 chinchillas wearing tiny cashmere socks.