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Industrial Hemp News: The Michigan Industrial Hemp Education and Marketing Project
The Michigan Industrial Hemp Education and Marketing Project

Cordially invites you to
Attend an Industrial Hemp education bazaar
The Atlanta Senior Center
Atlanta, Michigan
February 19, 2011
10:00 A.M - 4:00 P.M.

See samples of hemp products.
Listen to speakers.
Share ideas.
Learn what Industrial Hemp is and how it
can create jobs and grow our economy.
Talk to people who make and sale hemp products.
Learn about new technologies in the industry.
Bid in our silent Auction and shop with hemp vendors.

This is a Free event, no admittance fee.

For more information call MIHEMP Executive Director
Everett Swift 989-884-1139

Posted by MikeyZero Thursday, January 20, 2011 (18:19:17)
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Industrial Hemp Medical Marijuana: The Great Lakes Medical Cannabis EXPO
The Great Lakes Medical Cannabis EXPO

Facebook here is a link for those who are not on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=126529110693813 :

This years event is set at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi. A three day extravaganza is planned to include:
Speakers, Classes, Lectures, Live Entertainment, Vendors and Clinics. There will also be Live Radio Broadcasts, the Taping of a Cannabis related T.V. program and The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation Museum will be displaying a collection of Antique Cannabis Containers. The EXPO is scheduled for August 13 - 15. Tickets are $13. plus a $2. ticket fee ($15.) and may be purchased in advance through the website: www.glmcexpo.com (which should be up later today) Tickets will be available through select retailers and non-profit groups also. Parking at the Rock Financial Showplace is $5.
ALL COMPASSION CLUBS GET A FREE (4 foot) TABLE! Contact Brad Forrester or Brian Johnson at (313) 898-0300 to reserve your space and for further details. If you are on Facebook, please feel free to invite all your friends to the EXPO.

Posted by MikeyZero Wednesday, May 12, 2010 (23:13:26)

Industrial Hemp Industrial Hemp: Uses for Hemp
Uses for Hemp

Posted by MikeyZero Saturday, October 24, 2009 (18:34:44)

Industrial Hemp Industrial Hemp: Oopsie! Police slash research hemp instead of pot
Oopsie! Police slash research hemp instead of pot

(AP) – 4 hours ago

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Dutch police who mowed down what they thought were illicit marijuana plants were red-faced Thursday when it emerged they'd ruined a research group's giant, officially sanctioned field of harmless hemp.

Police proudly announced Wednesday that they'd found more than 47,000 cannabis plants, with an estimated street value of nearly euro4.5 million ($6.45 million) concealed in a corn field in the Flevoland province east of Amsterdam.

They mowed down half the plants only to be informed they were the property of Wageningen University and Research Center, a respected agricultural school.

The field contained a new strain of hemp that researchers hope can be a sustainable source of fiber, Simon Vink, a spokesman for the executive board of Wageningen University and Research Center, said Thursday.

Hemp plants are related to marijuana but have only trace elements of THC, the mind-altering chemical that cannabis contains.

"The street value from a drug point of view is less than zero," Vink said.

Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Posted by MikeyZero Thursday, September 03, 2009 (21:50:05)
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Industrial Hemp Industrial Hemp: Oregon Hemp Farming Bill Becomes Law
Oregon Hemp Farming Bill Becomes Law
New State Program for Hemp Farmers to be Established

SALEM, OR — Vote Hemp, the leading grassroots advocacy organization working to give back farmers the right to grow industrial hemp (the oilseed and fiber varieties of Cannabis), enthusiastically supports the decision of Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski to sign SB 676 into law today. The bill, which passed the House by a vote of 46 to 11 and the Senate by a vote of 27 to 2, permits the production, trade and possession of industrial hemp commodities and products. With the Governor's signature, it now makes a politically bold commitment to develop hemp in a state whose slogan is "Oregon - We Love Dreamers."

"I am glad that Oregon has joined the other states that have agreed that American farmers should have the right to re-introduce industrial hemp as an agricultural crop," says SB 676 sponsor, Sen. Floyd Prozanski. "By signing SB 676 into law, which passed the Oregon Legislature with strong bi-partisan support, Governor Kulongoski has taken a proactive position allowing our farmers the right to grow industrial hemp, to provide American manufacturers with domestically-grown hemp, and to profit from that effort." The new law sets up a state-regulated program for farmers to grow industrial hemp which is used in a wide variety of products, including nutritious foods, cosmetics, body care, clothing, tree-free paper, auto parts, building materials, fuels and much more. Learn more about hemp at www.VoteHemp.com.

"Oregon's federal delegation can now take this law to the U.S. Congress and call for a fix to this problem, so American companies will no longer need to import hemp and American farmers will no longer be denied a profitable new crop," comments Vote Hemp Director, Patrick Goggin. "Under current federal policy, industrial hemp can be imported, but it cannot be grown by American farmers. Hemp is an environmentally-friendly crop that has not been grown commercially in the U.S. for over fifty years because of a politicized and misguided interpretation of the nation's drug laws by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Read more. . .

CONTACT: Adam Eidinger 202-744-2671
Tom Murphy 207-542-4998

Oregon Hemp Farming Bill Becomes Law
New State Program for Hemp Farmers to be Established

Posted by GregP Wednesday, August 05, 2009 (17:27:20)

Industrial Hemp Industrial Hemp: Contact Your Michigan Senator
Remember to Email Your Michigan State Senator!

The Michigan State Senate is on Recess until July 14.
Between now and the 14th of July we need to get as many people as we can to send a letter or email their State Senator about Industrial Hemp.

Even if you only say "Yes Industrial Hemp" and sign your name it will let them know how you feel.
Have letter writing parties, have a competition with a friend and see who can get the most people to send a letter/email.

Have competitions between small towns, Counties or cites.
Please if you send a long letter/email keep your comments limited to the Industrial Hemp issue.
Get as many people as you can involved, if you twitter, myspace, facebook or blog help spread the word.

The way the politicians see it if 1 person cares enough to write about an issue there are 100 other that care but don't write.

If you don't know who your Senator is or need a pre-written letter contact me with your address and I will get you what you need.

Help give the Senators a surprise after recess is over!


Everett Swift
Executive Director, MIHEMP

Find your Michigan State Senator here: http://www.senate.michigan.gov/

GP - This contact campaign goes beyond the 14th. That is just when they get back from their vacation. Most Politicians of every stripe are getting pushed off their comfort zone on the Cannabis issues. If we can keep up the pressure something is going to crack. Perhaps it will be industrial hemp first?

Posted by GregP Monday, July 13, 2009 (20:45:23)

Industrial Hemp Industrial Hemp: Canada profits from bizarre U.S. bans
Canada profits from bizarre U.S. bans
By Froma Harrop/For the Sun-News
Posted: 03/04/2009 01:00:00 AM MST

When a pizzeria closes, the pizzeria down the block usually sees a surge in business. That principle applies to commerce in the larger North American neighborhood. Whenever the United States locks the gate on a plausible economic activity, Canadians move in and profit.

The Bush administration's hostility toward stem-cell science created opportunity in Canada. Starved of adequate federal support, American labs doing this cutting-edge science shrank or closed down, and many of their researchers moved to Canada. Between 2002 and 2007, the number of American university professors and assistants relocating to Canada jumped 27 percent, according to Canadian immigration officials. Some were stars in stem-cell research.

The Obama administration has ended that Canadian advantage by reversing the Bush policy. Canadians now fear they might suffer their own brain-drain back to the United States — and not just of Americans. European, Asian and other scientists, who went to Canada rather than the United States, may decide to head south.

A recent headline from Toronto's Globe and Mail says it all: "As U.S. emerges from Dark Age, Canada's scientific edge fades."

Hemp is a plant used to make paper, oils, textiles and other products. American farmers from George Washington on grew it. But because hemp is related to marijuana, the U.S. government outlawed its cultivation in the "50s.

Read more. . .

Posted by GregP Friday, March 06, 2009 (15:48:32)

Industrial Hemp Industrial Hemp: Hemp growers take case to higher authority
Hemp growers take case to higher authority

Two North Dakota farmers are licensed to grow the legitimate, useful crop but are seeking a court's validation.

By JAMES WALSH, Star Tribune
Last update: November 12, 2008 - 10:41 PM

Pot -- or not pot. That seems to be the question.

Two North Dakota farmers on Wednesday took their battle to grow industrial hemp to the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in St. Paul, where their attorney argued that hemp is so distinct from marijuana that it should not be subject to federal regulation. At stake, say hemp sellers and would-be farmers, is a potentially booming commodity that would help U.S. growers and consumers alike.

"I get real excited about it because of our economic times. It's a crop that would be very, very lucrative," said Lynn Gordon, owner of the French Meadow Bakery, who attended oral arguments at the U.S. Courthouse in St. Paul. French Meadow makes Healthy Hemp bread, muffins and bagels -- all big sellers, Gordon said -- but must buy its hemp from Canada.

"I pay so much for it now," she said.

Read more. . .

Posted by GregP Thursday, November 13, 2008 (16:24:32)

Industrial Hemp Line between hemp and marijuana still blurry to U.S.
Line between hemp and marijuana still blurry to U.S.
Olivia Radcliffe
Issue date: 5/15/08 Section: Arts

Weed, pot, hash, grass, hemp - all have been used as nicknames for marijuana. As studies increase, however, it turns out hemp and marijuana might not have as much in common as people think.

While technically a single species, Cannabis sativa - better known as marijuana - has evolved over the years to present two very different plants: industrial hemp used for its fiber and typical marijuana harvested for its hallucinogenic properties.

The question being debated is whether or not the agricultural benefits of hemp are enough to tip the scale in favor of legalizing production of the specific form of Cannabis sativa.

"The seeds and stalks of hemp can be used for a million different things - from making clothing to carpets, foods, lotions, medicines, paper and even fuel," said Patrick Greeson, greenhouse manager at the William A. Natorp Co.

A chemical analysis of marijuana shows the plant contains between three and 15 percent THC - the component that causes the mind-altering effects associated with the drug. Hemp, on the other hand, only has a .3 THC level, which makes obtaining a high from smoking hemp extremely difficult.

Read more. . .

Posted by GregP Tuesday, May 20, 2008 (14:55:29)
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Industrial Hemp Industrial Hemp: FARMERS IN NSW GOING TO POT
by Ben Cubby, Environment Reporter, (Source:Sydney Morning Herald)
09 Apr 2008
THE NSW Government has turned over a new leaf after decades of opposing commercial cannabis, revealing plans for a new scheme to grow the plant on an industrial scale.

It will introduce legislation in weeks to allow farms to grow hemp, the fibres and oil of which can be used in food and clothes, biofuels and skin-care products.

The state's first legal hemp crop has been approved by police and will contain only tiny amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive compound that some people smoke for recreation. It will be planted later this year, with farmers no longer needing their licences to be approved by the NSW Health Department.

"Industrial hemp fibre produced here in NSW could pave the way for the establishment of a new viable industry that creates and sells textiles, cloth and building products made from locally grown industrial hemp," said the Primary Industries Minister, Ian Macdonald, who will oversee the licences for the new crop.

Read more. . .

Posted by GregP Wednesday, April 09, 2008 (22:48:38)

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