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Surprising Products Made Out of Hemp

Posted by Leah Concialdi on

Unless you’ve been hibernating under a rock, you’re probably aware that hemp is making a comeback. It is one of the oldest cash crops in history and was used to make paper, textiles, and beyond. Heck, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson cultivated hemp back in their days. Unfortunately, hemp prohibition began in September 1937 after the U.S. government began sensationalizing marijuana and lumping hemp into the same category (Note: the two plants are actually quite different. Check out a past blog entry on the topic.) Over the past few years, several states including Colorado, Kentucky, and North Dakota...

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Hemp Myths Debunked

Posted by Leah Concialdi on

Hemp hemp hooray! We’re in the thick of 2016 Hemp History Week that runs June 6th-June 12th. From bus tours across the country to people taking action and writing letters to their senators, “Hemp Week” is coming out swinging harder than ever. But, it’s not all bells and whistles. Hemp remains one of the most misunderstood plants in all of existence. As purveyors of hemp products and as a business that receives testimonials on a daily basis regarding hemp/CBD-based products changing lives, we feel like it is our duty to debunk some of the most common myths surrounding hemp. We...

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Is hemp making a comeback in cars?

Posted by Nate Hemmert on

Recently on an episode of  "Jay Leno's Garage"  Jay Leno featured a car that was constructed out of cannabis. Made entirely out of woven hemp fibers and its enviromentally friendly engine, this unique and one of a kind 2017 Renew, is a prototype owned by Bruce Dietzen, the former Dell executive, who strongly stands behind his CNBC Interview claim that his hemp car is ten times dent resistant stronger than steel.         If you’ve ever seen The Union – still available on various streaming services – you may have heard Joe Rogan, of UFC and Fear Factor fame, talking about...

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Benefits of Hemp Plastic Over Traditional Plastic

Posted by Leah Concialdi on

What if there was a way to manufacture the majority of what we use that has a reduced carbon footprint, is renewable and biodegradable and has almost an identical price to our current methods? Meet hemp plastic, a composite material made up of a polymer base coupled with fiber additives. Hemp was once a driving force of the American economy and produces one of the strongest fibers known to humankind. It is a versatile plant that can make textiles, papers, foods and bioplastics. Unfortunately, cultivation in the United States was outlawed in the 1930s, but is finally making a comeback...

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