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  • Hemp Biofuels to Save The World

    Hemp Biofuels to Save The World

    As a previous post discussed, hemp is the term for cannabis that has been breed specifically for a high fiber content, seeds, or for other industrial purposes. The legal distinction in America for what qualifies as hemp is any cannabis plant containing less than 0.3% THC. Recently the Hemp Industries Association, a national hemp lobbying group, issued a press release clarifying their position on what technically can be called hemp. The HIA has raised a red flag on the Stanley Brothers in Colorado, and numerous others across the country, [...]

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  • Ryan Loflin, of Colorado Hemp, funnels his hemp seeds into a baggie in Crested Butte in April. (AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post)

    First Major Hemp Crop in 60 Years Planted in Southeast Colorado

    Springfield, Colo., farmer Ryan Loflin on Monday planted the nation’s first industrial hemp crop in almost 60 years. Loflin’s plans to grow hempalready have been chronicled, and Monday’s planting attracted the attention of more media in southeastern Colorado and a documentary film crew. Hemp is genetically related to marijuana but contains little or no THC, the psychoactive substance in marijuana. Hemp has dozens of uses in food, cosmetics, clothing and industrial materials. Its cultivation in small test plots became legal last year under [...]

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