Hemp wasn’t always the pet plant of tie-dyed liberals. Its spiky leaves once covered thousands of acres across the country. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew it. An early draft of the Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper. Betsy Ross’ flag is said to have been sewn from hemp fabric.
Anglers today said they felt ‘like wanted criminals’ after a man was charged with possessing cannabis when boxes of hemp bait were found at his home.
Farmers are being encouraged to hit new heights by planting a crop related to cannabis in their fields. A Yorkshire company is looking for farmers to grow `cannabis sativa’ - otherwise known as finola hemp - which has a wide range of uses from animal feed to the fashion industry.
A CROP development company wants to recruit farmers to grow cannabis.
A NEWQUAY businessman is turning over a new leaf with a business venture, which he claims is the first of its kind in the county.
The US hemp industry’s three-year battle with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) ended early this month when a federal court in San Francisco delivered a final blow to the government, ordered it to pay $21,265 in legal expenses to Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps. The California-based company has used hemp oil—an extract from a plant similar to that which produces the drug marijuana—in its soap products since 1998, and has largely financed a fight by the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) to overturn DEA efforts to ban the sale of foods containing hemp byproducts.
A crop growing at a farm in North Devon is part of a new culinary revolution. The fields around Collabear Farm near Tawstock are stocked with thousands of hemp plants which are often mistaken for a crop of cannabi
Filled with men in business suits on mobile phones and featuring seminars on credit sales and production relocation, the international hemp fair has left behind its hippie image.
The United States is the only developed nation that does not cultivate industrial hemp as an economic crop, according to a Congressional Resource Service report.
When the pipe dreams of food entrepreneurs, hemp activists and libertarian farmers come true, America’s fruited plains will be ripe with emerald waves of industrial hemp, a plant deeply rooted in the nation’s fabric and politics.
What does the collapse of wild bird populations have to do with international drug policy? Consider the relevance of a canary to a coal miner.
From fabric to fuel and cosmetics to CDs, hemp is one of the world’s most versatile crops. So why does it still have a dubious reputation, asks Lucy Siegle
A versatile new protein powder can enhance diets of all persuasions.
Earlier this year the head of the United Nations drugs control agency said efforts to tackle Afghanistan’s growing drugs trade were failing. The UK-based development agency Spirit Aid offers a radical solution to the problem.
FOOD lovers in Ilkley will soon get the chance to sample products made from a form of the cannabis plants without the fear of having their collars felt by the drug squad.
Plans to put more crops to non-food uses have been unveiled by Defra.
THE GOVERNMENT has published its plans to exploit the commercial, scientific and environmental potential of non-food crops.
It can’t offer the same high as cannabis, but hemp - a food so full of nutrients you could almost live on it - has one British supplier laughing all the way to the bank.
The other day I was at a friend’s house when I heard the family’s parakeet, Cupcake, singing.
’There’s hemp oil in this? You’re kidding! I’ve been buying this soap for years and never realized that,” Tamra Miller said.
Three years after the Bush administration tried to ban food products made with hemp, the government surrendered that front in the war on drugs, attorneys for the hemp industry said Monday.
Researchers on the north coast of New South Wales are hoping to build houses made from hemp bricks.