Thursday, July 13, 2017

Governor Cuomo promotes Hemp products

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on Wednesday that is aimed at promoting the growth of industrial hemp in New York.
The new law amends existing statute to ensure that industrial hemp is considered an agricultural product and is treated in the same way that other crops and seeds are, according to the bill. It establishes an industrial hemp seed certification program, authorizes industrial hemp data collection, directs state agency coordination on funding and support for hemp research and businesses, and requires the creation of an industrial hemp website to provide information and technical assistance to hemp producers and manufacturers.

"The uses are all across the board, and we can develop more," Cuomo said at a bill signing event in Ithaca, noting the production of hemp pasta. "I really believe this is going to be not just an agricultural boon if we do it right, but it will also be a manufacturing boon because the processors are all on the manufacturing side and they were really looking for someone in this country to step up and take the lead."
Cuomo proposed and won in the state budget an elimination of the 10-site cap on the number of farms that can grown and manufacture hemp.
Hemp is derived from the same plant as marijuana, but has a low level of THC, the chemical that gets users high. That has led to thick federal regulation of hemp.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Missouri Hemp Bill goes to full Senate 2017

House Bill 170, Industrial Hemp Bill, sponsored by Paul Curtman was voted on (5 for and 1 against) in the Senate Agriculture Committee.  It now goes to the full Senate floor.

Contact your Missouri State Senator Now.

Hemp for All!!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Missouri Hemp Farming 2017 (HB 170)

Missouri House committee passed a bill that would remove industrial hemp from the state’s list of controlled substances and create a program for the licensing and regulation of hemp growers and handlers. Passage into law would set the foundation to nullify the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same, in practice.

Rep. Paul Curtman, introduced House Bill 170 (HB170) on Jan. 4. The legislation removes industrial hemp from the state’s list of controlled substances and designates it as an agricultural crop. The bill includes a “shall issue” licensing and monitoring program that would allow larger producers to cultivate hemp for commercial purposes.

On Monday, the House Agricultural Policy Committee passed HB170 by a 10-3 vote.
Under the proposed law, hemp production would be limited to fields greater then 2.5 acres, and does authorize small-scale or home grown hemp for commercial purposes. While these limitations are not ideal, a similar restriction was originally in place in Oregon. Over time as the public’s fear of hemp subsided, an effort began to get the regulations relaxed. In In 2016, Gov. Brown signed a bill into law removing any and all plot-size restrictions on commercial hemp. (learn more here)

The bill includes a provision allowing farmers to retain seeds for planting the year following a harvest. In some states, seeds are extremely hard to come by when they cannot be retained year over year and farmers have to rely on the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for their supply.
To defuse law enforcement opposition and address claims that industrial hemp would be indistinguishable from it’s sister plant, marijuana, the legislation also includes a provision which allows the Department of Agriculture to require an “Industrial Hemp Monitoring System,” which is defined in the bill as:
an electronic seed-to-sale tracking system that includes, but is not limited to, testing and data collection established and maintained by a grower or handler and available to the department for purposes of documenting and for monitoring agricultural hemp seed and industrial hemp plant development throughout the life cycle of an industrial hemp plant cultivated as an agricultural product from seed planting to final packaging.
Significantly, HB170 does not require growers to get federal permission to cultivate hemp in the state.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

Hemp Technologies coming to America

We would like to thank all of you for all your efforts to support industrial hemp around the world! We are a big family! HT is proud to be part of your hemp reality!

We supply the materials and install Hempcrete into your new home, renovation, addition or cabin - anywhere !! From the North Pole to the Antarctic, we help with design, build and logistics for all your hemp building dreams. Our Hemp Busters will go anywhere to build with hemp. Contact us BIG NEWS!

1.Founder of HT Mr. Greg Flavall is returning to the USA after stewarding hempcrete in New Zealand. Our Kiwi returns to help you hempbust your hemp and lime project! We have just finished filming with Grand Designs! Stay tuned for the episode release.

2.Portland, OR Workshop SATURDAY, FEB. 13th

3.Southern California Workshop SATURDAY, MARCH 19th Greg will be at this workshop in person!! Meeting the man in person and learn how to take your hemp home dream to the next level.

4.Go to to learn more and to register for an upcoming workshop!

5.Looking to build with hemp and lime? Start it off with an appointment with Greg! Book a time with him by filling out this Building Project Questionnaire

6.Did you know we offer hemp and lime training in Spanish!

7.HT is shipping combination containers with hurd and binder direct to your job site!

8.Learn more about Hemp Hurd HERE

9.Learn more about Vicat Prompt Binder HERE

10.Check out our F & Q page HERE Thanks from the HT Team! Anndrea, Greg and Joy Washington Cannabis Summit 2016 Seattle. Learn about this optimal hemp and lime-based insulation material from international experts Hemp Technologies, the builders of the first permitted hempcrete homes in the U.S.!

Go to to learn more and to register.

Hempcrete, a long since known building material made from industrial hemp and a lime-based binder, provides the healthiest possible construction for a safe, high quality indoor air environment. It is mold-resistant, rot-resistant, fire-resistant and pest-resistant. Hempcrete is a carbon negative, carbon sequestering building material that is durable and recyclable, lasting hundreds of years. Hempcrete regulates temperature and has a high vapor permeability, so it can absorb and release water, allowing it to respond to changing humidity levels and creating a “breathable wall.” Experience the earthly science, creativity, outstanding performance and low embodied energy of building with hemp and lime ~ come to one of our Hempcrete Workshops, led by a world class team of industry leaders, experienced hemp builders and professional instructors who promise to engage and amaze!

REGISTRATION FEE: $200 (U.S.) includes all materials, tools and protective gear for your own hempcrete block, along with breakfast fruit, coffee, and a delicious lunch during the workshop. Pre-registration is required. Bring your own water bottle. Go to to register! QUESTIONS? Please contact Joy Beckerman at or (206) 383-6000. SOCAL

WORKSHOP TEAM: Attendees at our SoCal Hempcrete Workshop are in for a special treat! Hemp Technologies Co-Founder Greg Flavall will be there in person and larger than life all the way from New Zealand, along with our globally recognized President Anndrea Hermann, M.Sc, B.GS, P.Ag. and Lead Instructor Joy Beckerman. Hemp Technologies built the first permitted hempcrete homes in the U.S., and there are over 50 years of combined industrial hemp experience between these three internationally renowned hemp industry leaders.

PORTLAND WORKSHOP TEAM: Hemp Technologies Lead Instructor Joy Beckerman will conduct this engaging Portland Hempcrete Workshop, along with our globally recognized President Anndrea Hermann, M.Sc, B.GS, P.Ag. and larger than life Co-Founder Greg Flavall, who will participate via live Skype video from Canada and New Zealand.

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  Our mailing address is: Hemp Technologies Collective Box 484 Kleefeld, Manitoba R0A 0V0 Canada

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Capitol Hemp Day 2016

Capitol Hemp Day is set for March 16th from 9am to 3pm on the third floor rotunda on the Senate Side. Volunteers and donations welcome to help fund these kinds of information demonstrations.

There are currently two House Bills for Industrial Hemp and one Senate Bill.

Please spread the word.


Thursday, October 1, 2015

North Carolina enters Industrial Hempdom

The Missouri Hemp Network announced today Senate Bill 313 passed the House on September 28, 2015 (with a vote of 101 to 7) and the Senate on September 29, 2015 (with a vote of 42 to 2) in favor of the proposed Industrial Hemp legislation in North Carolina. According to the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association (NCIHA), "this legislation will authorize an industrial hemp pilot program within the state of North Carolina and establish the Industrial Hemp Commission (IHC) to be followed by pilot program participants." IHC will implement the university research program.
Passed by both the House and the Senate, Industrial Hemp Senate Bill 313 awaits final approval from Governor Pat McCory. If approved by the Governor, the state will then establish its Industrial Hemp Commission to oversee the pilot program. This commission, reportedly, will work with the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association (NCIHA) of which David Schmitt, COO of Hemp, Inc.'s (OTC: HEMP) subsidiary Industrial Hemp Manufacturing, LLC in Spring Hope, NC, is on the Board of Directors.
Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp, Inc. (OTC: HEMP) said, "We couldn't be more excited. Just one day after the House approved the bill, it was approved by the Senate. This is a major accomplishment for the state. Years ago, the Senator Stan Bingham attempted to pass an Industrial Hemp bill but North Carolina's law enforcement opposed it and that buried the bill. Now, there are no objections to it. People are being educated on the myriad benefits of industrial hemp, including how it can help the economy. I believe we'll see less objections across the country as more people begin to understand what hemp is and how it can benefit them as an individual and how it benefits their community. Our multipurpose hemp processing plant is the only one in the state, so we are thrilled."
Per the Bill (view full Senate Bill 313 here), the General Assembly declared that promoting and encouraging the development of the industrial hemp industry are in the best interest of North Carolina residents. The industrial hemp industry can "expand employment, promote economic activity, and provide opportunities to small farmers for an environmentally sustainable and profitable use of crop lands that might otherwise be lost to agricultural production."
The bill also states it seeks to "establish an agricultural pilot program for the cultivation of industrial hemp in the State, to provide for reporting on the program by growers and processors for agricultural or other research, and to pursue any federal permits or waivers necessary to allow industrial hemp to be grown in the State."
"This is exciting news for North Carolina farmers who will be able to cultivate industrial hemp again for the first time in 71 years," said Thomas Shumaker, Executive Director for NCIHA. "We would like to thank everyone who supported our organization throughout this effort especially North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and his team for their hard work and support in making this a reality."Hemp, Inc.'s multipurpose industrial hemp processing plant in Spring Hope, North Carolina is 80% complete. German engineer, Jens Kleinert of Temafa Machines, the manufacturer of Hemp, Inc.'s decortication machine, says he was quite surprised that it was able to be installed in such a short amount of time. This is Kleinert's third time visiting the plant to monitor the re-installation and has since derived a list of final tasks that need to be done.
As stated in Hemp, Inc.'s press release 9/29/2015, the processing plant continues to be prepped for maximum operational efficiency. An electrical contractor is currently on site assembling the electrical wiring. Thus far, fifty percent of the wiring has already been laid in the cable trays.
The fact that hemp is not yet legal in North Carolina played no role in setting up shop in North Carolina. Executives say the company will process kenaf until Senate Bill 313 goes into effect. "Even with the kenaf, we expect it to produce millions of dollars in revenue a year, which is already legal and very lucrative," said Perlowin.
From hemp historian John Dvorak's research, in 1619, it was illegal not to grow hemp in Jamestown, Virginia because it was one of the country's most valuable resources. Colonists were ordered to grow 100 plants specifically for fiber export. States actually encouraged hemp cultivation. However, marijuana prohibition and the dominance of the cotton industry set in. Today, Americans want to take advantage of the lucrative hemp cash crop.
HempX, the family-friendly free event held a few days ago, is one event of many that is educating Americans on the importance of hemp. HempX sought to educate both young and old about the multiple uses and benefits of industrial hemp. Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp, Inc., David Schmitt, COO of Industrial Hemp Manufacturing, LLC, and, Philip Boyer, Director of Operations all attended the HempX event in Asheville, North Carolina.




Perlowin, Schmitt and Boyer met with Kevin Hodge, founder of Hemp Adobe Homes to discuss pouring the foundation pad for Hemp, Inc.'s 12-foot by 60-foot tall silo on the grounds of the processing facility. The silo, when filled, will weigh over 100,000 pounds. Hodge says hemp adobe will be a great option for the foundation material because it is more structural as opposed to hempcrete.
When asked the difference between hempcrete and hemp adobe in the latest video update, Hodge said hemp adobe is a refractory (a substance resistant to heat) made of magnesium. Magnesium, coupled with hemp, makes a very structural substance, whereas hempcrete is more of an insulator. Hemp Adobe Homes is in the process of giving Industrial Hemp Manufacturing, LLC a quote for the project. The foundation pad needs to be completed within 60 days.
Perlowin also met with Brian Bullman, Managing Member of Carolina Canna Distributors, LLC, during HempX. His entire staff was at their booth selling Hemp, Inc.'s cosmeceuticals, along with other hemp products and their line of energy drinks (CannaEnergy). Hemp, Inc. and Carolina Canna Distributors solidified a new distributorship agreement which will put Hemp, Inc.'s products in as many of their 400 store channels of distribution, as possible. Perlowin also met with John Agar, North Carolina representative from District 115. "He was amazed and surprised at the scope of the project taking place in Spring Hope. Being a farmer, he was very receptive to moving the ball forward in legalizing hemp in D.C."