Hello Everyone!  These are some topics to start off with...

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Sustainability is meeting the needs of the present without jeopardizing the needs of the future. 

Our finite amount of resources are being exhausted, and we must use renewable ones.  We owe it to our future. 

Kantian Ethics claims we can oly be held responsible for the things we can control. 

Humans have dominion over the world but are not entitled to destroy or ruin it.

Precautionary Principle

Triple Bottom Line

Regarding the U.S. Forest Service:  Outdoor recreation, timber, range, watershed, wildlife and fish purposes remain the primary legal mission of the Service, but in preactice, most of its activity today is concerned with timber production, harvesting and sales.

Lisa
5/6/2009 01:46:19 am

Kant would wonder why we aren't growing hemp. We CAN control what we grow as long as we demand it. Although it is weak right now, American's PURCHASING POWER is extremely important in our current market. Let our voices be heard!!! Say it loud, say it proud!!! ...and then watch the slow, slow.....extremely slow change.....

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Mark
5/19/2009 01:31:18 pm

I was extremely surprised by the fact that there were so many uses for hemp. I also didn't know there were other variations than the psycho-active variant. It can be used for so many different materials and food. It is ridiculous that it is not being grown. It grows super fast and requires very few pesticides. We need to start using it!

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Jared
5/27/2009 01:30:37 am

We do owe it to our future! The way we use the Earth's resources is not sustainable. Since there IS already a better way to make some things, why aren't we doing it? We should be practicing the precautionary principle here. We know that we are extracting resources too quickly, so our best bet is to use renewable ones!

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Alex
5/27/2009 02:05:09 am

It's up to us!!! We need to take action, preferably before the ice caps have melted.

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Frank
5/27/2009 02:06:32 am

This is a great site keep up the good work!

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Natalie
5/27/2009 02:08:39 am

I have been using hemp products for years and I'm glad to see you all as young people trying to get the word out. Our future will thank you!

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Jennifer S
5/27/2009 02:19:08 am

How did destroying our planet become such a dependancy...what an aweful way to live. This is in no way sustainable. The politics of this renewable resource is hurting us and our future.

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1/9/2013 12:03:29 pm

In the early 1930s there was fear by a number of wealthy corporate leaders that new machinery for harvesting and processing hemp would create great competition and cost losses in their existing businesses. A scheme to outlaw the growing of hemp lead by William Randolf Hearst and Andrew
Melon was conceived. They decided that they needed to create a political will to accomplish this and decided to start a fear driven campaign by targeting Marijuana which at that time was mostly used by Black people and Mexicans. By 1937 they had spread enough hatred and fear that they were able get the prohibition passed.

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1/9/2013 12:03:50 pm

In the early 1930s there was fear by a number of wealthy corporate leaders that new machinery for harvesting and processing hemp would create great competition and cost losses in their existing businesses. A scheme to outlaw the growing of hemp lead by William Randolf Hearst and Andrew
Melon was conceived. They decided that they needed to create a political will to accomplish this and decided to start a fear driven campaign by targeting Marijuana which at that time was mostly used by Black people and Mexicans. By 1937 they had spread enough hatred and fear that they were able get the prohibition passed.

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Ralph Lytle
1/9/2013 12:04:02 pm

In the early 1930s there was fear by a number of wealthy corporate leaders that new machinery for harvesting and processing hemp would create great competition and cost losses in their existing businesses. A scheme to outlaw the growing of hemp lead by William Randolf Hearst and Andrew
Melon was conceived. They decided that they needed to create a political will to accomplish this and decided to start a fear driven campaign by targeting Marijuana which at that time was mostly used by Black people and Mexicans. By 1937 they had spread enough hatred and fear that they were able get the prohibition passed.

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Ralph Lytle
1/9/2013 12:04:32 pm

In the early 1930s there was fear by a number of wealthy corporate leaders that new machinery for harvesting and processing hemp would create great competition and cost losses in their existing businesses. A scheme to outlaw the growing of hemp lead by William Randolf Hearst and Andrew
Melon was conceived. They decided that they needed to create a political will to accomplish this and decided to start a fear driven campaign by targeting Marijuana which at that time was mostly used by Black people and Mexicans. By 1937 they had spread enough hatred and fear that they were able get the prohibition passed.

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Ralph Lytle
1/9/2013 12:05:31 pm

In the early 1930s there was fear by a number of wealthy corporate leaders that new machinery for harvesting and processing hemp would create great competition and cost losses in their existing businesses. A scheme to outlaw the growing of hemp lead by William Randolf Hearst and Andrew
Melon was conceived. They decided that they needed to create a political will to accomplish this and decided to start a fear driven campaign by targeting Marijuana which at that time was mostly used by Black people and Mexicans. By 1937 they had spread enough hatred and fear that they were able get the prohibition passed.

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ollie
5/3/2013 02:18:31 pm

Great site, very informative. Why are we so afraid of being free.
Ollie

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Gayle Dombrow
5/3/2013 02:19:27 pm

Great site, very informative. Why are we so afraid of being free.
Ollie

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2/5/2014 09:53:33 am

Out of interest does anyone know the exact figures, more or less, of how much fibre/fiber (combustible?) that 1 hectare of hemp can produce? And how does this compare to other "plants" like Willow, Soya or Eucalyptos, for example. Hemps great advantage is that it can grow in very poor soil, great for deforested Amazon or drought ridden land bordering the Sahara i should imagine...so can it compete in rich soil conditions, e.g. Europe'

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Ricky
3/3/2014 04:04:17 pm

Industrial hemp is indeed a worthy endeavor.
Unfortunately, this group of "researchers" needs to do some fact checking.
For example: More research needs to be done on Henry Ford's Model T (1908) and Henry Ford's "plastic" car of the 1940's. The statement that Ford intended to run the T on "hemp gasoline" is a stretch. There are many other references in this website that are blindly copied from "pro marijuana" sites the Internet without fact checking.
When people repeat untrue information (because they know nothing about the subject), it serves to undermine the cause.
Hemp is important to the future of the planet and I would encourage these "researchers" to learn more about the subject before posting.

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Ricky
3/3/2014 04:05:05 pm

Industrial hemp is indeed a worthy endeavor.
Unfortunately, this group of "researchers" needs to do some fact checking.
For example: More research needs to be done on Henry Ford's Model T (1908) and Henry Ford's "plastic" car of the 1940's. The statement that Ford intended to run the T on "hemp gasoline" is a stretch. There are many other references in this website that are blindly copied from "pro marijuana" sites the Internet without fact checking.
When people repeat untrue information (because they know nothing about the subject), it serves to undermine the cause.
Hemp is important to the future of the planet and I would encourage these "researchers" to learn more about the subject before posting.

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3/3/2014 04:06:03 pm

Industrial hemp is indeed a worthy endeavor.
Unfortunately, this group of "researchers" needs to do some fact checking.
For example: More research needs to be done on Henry Ford's Model T (1908) and Henry Ford's "plastic" car of the 1940's. The statement that Ford intended to run the T on "hemp gasoline" is a stretch. There are many other references in this website that are blindly copied from "pro marijuana" sites the Internet without fact checking.
When people repeat untrue information (because they know nothing about the subject), it serves to undermine the cause.
Hemp is important to the future of the planet and I would encourage these "researchers" to learn more about the subject before posting.

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3/3/2014 04:06:26 pm

Industrial hemp is indeed a worthy endeavor.
Unfortunately, this group of "researchers" needs to do some fact checking.
For example: More research needs to be done on Henry Ford's Model T (1908) and Henry Ford's "plastic" car of the 1940's. The statement that Ford intended to run the T on "hemp gasoline" is a stretch. There are many other references in this website that are blindly copied from "pro marijuana" sites the Internet without fact checking.
When people repeat untrue information (because they know nothing about the subject), it serves to undermine the cause.
Hemp is important to the future of the planet and I would encourage these "researchers" to learn more about the subject before posting.

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4/4/2014 12:09:23 pm

Thank you for a very enlightening article. It is criminal how stupid our government is.

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SillyFilly
4/16/2014 09:23:00 pm

You may wish to add Kentucky to your list of legal states to grow hemp.

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11/9/2014 01:38:29 pm

Hi, just wanted to say great work here. I have something of a site I created as part of a free class I was taking. Now that the class is over, I was thinking of sharpening the focus to the subject of hemp. While I am learning of all the great uses, my main focus is biofuel. I think with the right motivation, some folks that are anti pot could very easily be converted to pro hemp! I live in the south and we are still feeling the loss of our small farms during the late 70's and early 80's. Hemp could bring much of the south out of poverty in my opinion. I'm also an independent that leans conservative. Part of the reason many on the right tune out when the subject of hemp comes up is the association with pot. Now, truth be told, I don't take issue with medical marijuana either. But most on the right do because, like any blind follower regardless of party, they have been trained very well. Hemp is the natural enemy of people in the oil, textile and pharmaceutical industry and Republican leaders have a stranglehold on all three. But since the issue of medical marijuana issue began, more and more Democrats have been receiving cash from the pharmaceutical industry. I guess that may be why medical pot hasn't made bigger strides in mostly Democratically lead states.

I would like to talk more about both using and providing material here. I have some decent writing skills and some above average skills in graphic design. I think this is an issue more people need to be talking about.

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Mike
12/30/2014 07:24:46 am

We're using a product called canna-pet to ease pain and maintain appetite in our dog with cancer. The ingredient list just says "industrial hemp". Wondering if we're wasting our money.

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7/31/2017 04:08:19 pm

HEMP OIL v. CBD

Are Adaptogenic Hemp Oil and CBD products legal to use, sell and purchase in the United States?
YES: A recent U.S. ruling established that oils, seeds, food and fibers from industrial hemp are exempt allowing us to sell and ship in all 50 states.

What exactly is Industrial Hemp?
Hemp, also referred to as industrial Hemp, is the non-psychoactive varieties of Cannabis sativa L. that are meant for agricultural and industrial purposes. They are grown for their seeds and fiber content, as well as the resulting byproducts such as beneficial oils and foods. Industrial Hemp has been known to have more than 25,000 different uses.

Is Industrial Hemp marijuana?
NO, not at all! Hemp and marijuana may come from the same cannabis species, but are genetically distinct and chemically different, not to mention cultivated differently. The varieties used for Industrial Hemp products (seeds, oil, and fiber, etc.) and those that are used to make marijuana (flowering tops and leaves) do not legally fall under the same category.

Will Adaptogenic Hemp Oil make me “high”
NO. Adaptogenic Hemp oil is non-physcoactive and won’t make you high.

Could I test positive on a drug test from using these products?
Adaptogenic Hemp Oil is about as likely as poppy seed bagels or muffins for their trace opiate content or fruit juices for their trace alcohol content (through natural fermentation) to make you test positive on a drug test. However, we recommend that you talk to your employer prior to using any Hemp product related to your concerns regarding drug testing.

Is your Adaptogenic Hemp Oil pure, organic and non-GMO?
Absolutely, and that’s not all! Our Adaptogenic Hemp Oil and ingredients and products are:

· Third Party Lab Tested.

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