TAG: industrial hemp

Did the Government Give Industrial Hemp a Pass to Clean Up Radiation in the State?

Christina Sarich, Staff Writer Waking Times Activists have been shouting they want an end to GMO foods for more than a decade now, and Cannabis Sattiva L. supporters have been at it for even longer, so why has the US government finally given farmers the right to legally grow industrial hemp, the non-hallucinatory, sister plant of

Is Industrial Hemp The Ultimate Energy Crop?

Thomas Prade, The Conversation Waking Times Bioenergy is currently the fastest growing source of renewable energy. Cultivating energy crops on arable land can decrease dependency on depleting fossil resources and it can mitigate climate change. But some biofuel crops have bad environmental effects: they use too much water, displace people and create more emissions than they save. This has

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A New Amendment to the Farm Bill May Allow Industrial Hemp Research

Waking Times The new Bipartisan Polis-Massie-Blumenauer Amendment would permit America’s colleges and universities to conduct important agricultural research in states that support industrial hemp farming Many supporters of the medical marijuana and industrial hemp movements would agree that the antiquated and ineffective war on drugs is preventing us from growing a plant that aides in managing physical and

Hemp Could Free Us From Oil, Prevent Deforestation, Cure Cancer and It’s Environmentally Friendly – So Why Is It Illegal?

Marco Torres, Prevent Disease Waking Times Hemp is a tall, beautiful and gracious looking annual plant that can reach heights over twelve feet. Although hemp (cannabis sativa) and marijuana (cannabis sativa var. indica) come from a similar species of plant, they are very different and confusion has been caused by deliberate misinformation with far reaching

Hemp ~ “Weeding” Out The Myths

Becca Wolford, Contributing Writer Waking Times The topic of hemp is often a confusing one, and I am frequently asked questions regarding industrial hemp, so here are a few ‘myth-breakers’ I’ve compiled that answer some of those queries. 1. Industrial hemp is marijuana.~ False. Industrial hemp is not marijuana, it is a different plant. Both

Just Say No to GMO Hemp!

Barbara H. Peterson, Farms Wars Waking Times  Let’s get this straight. There is cannabis, and there is CANNABIS. One has relatively no THC levels, and the other does. It’s like two dogs – one a Chihuahua, the other a Great Dane. Same species, different breeds. The one with higher levels of THC is normally referred

Global Warming ~ Is Hemp The Solution?

Becca Wolford, Contributing Writer Waking Times This week the eastern U.S. coast had a visitor by the name of Sandy. She came through with a wide path of destruction, and left quite a mess in her wake, including devastating flooding. The news stations and internet were inundated with photos of her impressive size. Is this a

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