Sunday, November 17, 2013

Show Me Cannabis hits the road again in Missouri

 As with the entire year of 2013, Show Me Cannabis will end as strong as it started.  These town hall meetings are the foundation of the movement.  It aids in education and awareness of cannabis reform in America.  Please attend if you care about Missouri.
As you know, Show-Me Cannabis activists all around the state have been working hard to educate the people of their communities why it's so important we legalize through our string of very successful town hall meetings. We have several more scheduled in the upcoming weeks.

If you have friends or family in any of the areas listed below, be sure to let them know about our events and encourage them to attend!

Sedalia - this Tuesday, November 19

West Plains - Monday, December 2

Lake of the Ozarks - Thursday, December 5

Saint Joseph - Wednesday, December 11

Poplar Bluff - Thursday, December 12

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Hemp Industries Association 2013 Conference

WASHINGTON, DC (October 17, 2013)—The Missouri Hemp Network announces the upcoming HIA Conference in Washington, DC, which will be held on Sunday and Monday November 17th-18th.  The conference will be held at the Phoenix Park Hotel. 520 North Capitol St NW, Washington, DC 20001,Toll Free: 1-800-824-5419,202-638-6900,
Schedule of events:
*Registration begins on Sunday, November 17 at 8:00am.
*Conference takes place on Sunday, November 17 from 9:00am-6:00pm.
*Dinner on Sunday, November 17 at 7:30pm at restaurant TBD.
*Lobby Day on Monday, November 18 from 8:00am-5:00pm.
*Bringing It Home film screening, Monday Nov. 18 from 7-9pm at Busboys & Poets.

List of speakers:
Tony Budden, Hemporium - South Africa
Kevin Greenwood, VP Marketing, Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods
Erik Hunter, Hemp Cleans
Fred Kirsch, Hemp for America
Larry Serbin, Hemp Traders
Christina Volgyesi, Director of Marketing, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps
George Weiblen, PhD, University of Minnesota
Errol Schweizer, Whole Foods Market
Eric Steenstra, Vote Hemp & HIA
Patrick Goggin, Vote Hemp
Steve Levine, Vote Hemp
Anndrea Hermann, M.Sc., P.Ag.
B.GS., The Ridge International Cannabis Consulting

If you are coming to Washington, DC and want to schedule a meeting with your Congressional offices, please start by clicking here and fill out our form to help you schedule a meeting with your Congressperson and/or Senator(s) for our Lobby Day.

This year, after the suggestion of many members, we have also added a second day to the conference. This will be an Organized Lobby Day and you have the opportunity to attend one or both days.
The registration fee includes lunch and dinner on Sunday, November 17. (The hotel offers breakfast in their restaurant next to The Dubliner pub.) It also includes attendance to our Annual General Meeting, panel discussions and awards dinner, as well as the opportunity to network with other members. It also includes the Lobby Day on Monday, November 18, which includes training and speakers at the hotel in the morning. Your travel, lodging and meals (except as noted above) are not included.

Fees for the conference:
Conference Door (day of): $400.00
Lobbying Day only: $75.00

For more information please contact;
Hemp Industries Association
P.O. Box 575
Summerland, CA 93067
Phone/Fax: 707-874-3648

Sunday, September 29, 2013

California enters Industrial Hemp

SB 566 is the California Industrial Hemp farming Act and it is now law.  Governor Jerry Brown signed the Bill this past Wednesday.  State Senator Mark Leno (democrat) has been on this issue since 2005.  The bill authorizes California to cultivate Hemp as soon as the government allows it.  But technically it already does.

In 1970, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970 "explicitly excludes nonpsychoactive hemp from the definition of marijuana," a decision that the federal government never appealed.

Several California governors have issued a veto to the Hemp bills in the past, but due to the economic success of Hemp in other countries and coupled with the fact we important Hemp, it seems California is waking up.

 Currently more than 30 countries (including Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany and China) and nine states have gone in this direction.  Of first legalizing its cultivation and then waiting to see what the Federal government will do with it.  Many speculate that with Holder's admission that the Federal government would not pursue states that have legalized Marijuana use through ballot iniatives, this seems to support a sense of security for farmers.

Only time will tell how this will play out but as far as Industrial Hemp is concerned; it is still a no brainer. Sb 566 is a reactionary bill that is dependent on the Federal.  But it is still a sign that the fear is beginning to wane.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Vermont raises Hemp Flag at Capitol

To celebrate constitution day in Montpelier the Vermont capitol adorned a Hemp fiber flag to acknowledge the legislative victories on Hemp cultivation.  The flag had already been flown over the nations capitol and also Colorado.  The Hemp flag has become not only  a symbol for Hemp farming but also a rallying point for people fighting for farm sovereignty.

The new legislation, passed by Vermont lawmakers earlier this year, removes barriers to hemp production in the state. Vermont joins eight other states with similar legislation on the books.

Vermont's rules currently stand at odds with federal policy. Although hemp fabric can be imported, federal law places restrictions on hemp cultivation in the United States, due to the plant's trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana. While industrial hemp contains an extremely low concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the Drug Enforcement Agency makes no distinction between recreational marijuana and its non-psychoactive cousin -- all cannabis plans are classified as Schedule I substances.

Betsy Ross had made the entire flag out of hemp fiber material.  It has been reborn throughout America.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Senator Nicely of Tennessee plans a Hemp Bill

Next session in Tenneessee state legislative is going to be interesting.  This is due to the fact that two state Senators have decided the time is right to join the fight against prohibition and let Tennessee farmers take advantage of the money-making crop called Industrial Hemp.

A knoxville paper is reporting that Senator Frank Nicely of Strawberry  plains and Andy Holt of Dresden are sponsoring the Hemp bill for next year's legislative session.  They have been inspired by recent events in Kentucky.  Both state senators are republican, but in many states there are democrats that also support Hemp farming like in the state of Missouri.

Hemp sales in 2012 reached 500 million in America.  Canada is the number one provider for Hemp raw material for American products.  The worlds number one exporter is China.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Global Cannabis Summit in the Month of August


Each Friday this August, 'Time 4 Hemp - LIVE' will be hosting 2-hour specials to produce a 10-hour Global Cannabis Summit with some of the most brilliant minds and amazing leaders of the Industrial Hemp and Medical Marijuana Movement. This presentation will be broadcast live on as well as on AM/FM stations across America and the ROKU Broadcasting Network at 9-11a.m. (PST) then made available for free download from the archives at American Freedom Radio and in iTunes.

The Cannabis Legalization Movement has long wanted
to have Congressional or Senate Hearings
as well as the chance to meet with world leaders to present:

1.) the rational thinking and hard data that verify PROHIBITION as a failed policy which ruin personal lives as well as the future of the following generations;
2.) the most significant scientific studies pertaining to medical marijuana and the need to stop arresting sick people and those who are caring for them;
3.) the hard data that verifies the cost of arresting people for using marijuana (as well as other items found in the black-market) is something society can no longer afford;
4.) the historical evidence (along with the current needs of the world today such as the mess at Fukushima or world hunger) which demand that humans MUST reintroduce industrial hemp back into the global agricultural markets in order for us and the planet to survive;
5.) the steps NECESSARY TO TAKE TO END THE GLOBAL WAR ON DRUGS - which is further complicated by the many anti-drug international treaties.

'Time 4 Hemp' is tired of waiting for the Cannabis Movement to be given such an invitation and has organized this 5 conference series. During each 2-hour commercial free broadcast, moderators will conduct discussions with 6 expert panelist brought together from all corners of the earth to present the most current research and statistics concerning this trillion dollar industry. When all is said and done, over 30 professionals will have addressed their concerns and solutions in a format that makes this material available FREE to everyone - including ALL THE WORLD LEADERS.


Moderators include:
Paul Stanford - United States
Founder of The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation,
Anndrea Hermann - Canada
President of the Hemp Industries Association.

Panelist include:
Summer Star Haeske - China
Director of Sales & Marketing -
Boris Banas - Europe
Company Director -
Tony Budden - South Africa
Director of -
Greg Flavall - New Zealand
Director of -


Moderators include:
Mary Lynn Mathre and Al Byrne - United States
Founders of Patients Out Of Time.

Panelist include:
Raphael Mechoulam, PhD - Israel
The Father of Cannabis Science; Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Franjo Grotenhermen, MD - Germany
Founder of the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicine
Donald Abrams, MD - United States
Professor, UCSF School of Medicine
Sunil Aggarwal, Ph.D, MD at NYU - United States
Jeff Hergenrather, MD - United States
President, the Society of Cannabis Clinicians


Moderators include:
Michael Krawitz - United States
Executive Director of Veterans For Marijuana Access.

Panelist to be announced soon.


Moderators include:
Peter Christ - United States
Co-founder of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

Panelist to be announced soon.


Moderators include:
Howard Wooldridge - United States
Founder of Citizens Opposing Prohibition.

Panelist include:
Ethan Nadelmann - United States
Executive Director of the Drug Policy Foundation

This special presentation is being hosted by Casper Leitch
on the American Freedom Radio Network.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Germany ECOLAR sets the standard in Europe Hemp construction

Solar Decathon Europe got all fired up when Germany's Ecolar house got first place in the   Engineering competition, placing it second overall in this year's contest! Judges recognized the team's thoughtful incorporation of several solar solutions, ecological and financial sensitivity, as well as their crafty emphasis on modularity. A flexible design that expands or shrinks to accommodate different users, ECOLAR also uses three different kinds of vertical and rooftop solar panels to generate energy. The team rounded out the remarkable project by insulating the compact home with one of the world's most renewable and sustainable materials: hemp!

ECOLAR’s basic construction, comprised of beams and columns, essentially stays the same but can be configured differently based on the homeowner’s preferences. In keeping with the mandates of genuine sustainability, the team stuck to sustainably-sourced wood for construction, and then incorporated hemp insulation in the floors, walls and ceiling to prevent thermal loss. Despite being outlawed in some countries, this really is one of the most sensible materials to use in construction today.
The vertical and rooftop solar panels are all different and can be either opaque or semi-transparent depending on where they are placed. In addition to generating energy – about 14,371 kWh each year in Germany – these panels also contribute to the home’s aesthetic appeal and passive design. All of the technical equipment is housed in a super cabinet behind the kitchen panel that slides in and out, providing plenty of space in which to conduct any necessary electrical or mechanical tune ups or repairs. Congratulations Team Ecolar!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Hemp Inc. indicates that hemp crop yield is on schedule

LAS VEGAS, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After the planting of its hemp crop in the Gansu Province of Northwest China, Hemp, Inc. is pleased to report that the cultivation is progressing on schedule. "According to a USDA report, on average, China produces significantly higher yields per acre of hemp. That's the primary reason we chose China to grow our crop," said David Tobias, President of Hemp, Inc. "Hemp seeds, hulled and marketed as 'hemp hearts' or as 'toasted hemp seed', are in high demand by consumers. The actual retail value of this harvest, in seed products alone, could be well over $2,000,000. We are encouraged at the prospects to gain market share as America's demand for hemp foods is on the rise."

Another part of the crop consists of a Hemp cultivar suitable for textile manufacturing. These hemp fibers will be blended with cotton or other natural fibers and made into soft, durable garments such as T-shirts. Hemp clothing is growing in popularity, and celebrities have added to hemp's appeal by wearing designer hemp on the red carpet. Demand for Hemp fabric may become much greater however, as according to a recent release by a leading natural fiber company, EnviroTextiles; "Research has proven hemp's ability to kill surface bacteria, while cotton, polyester, and polyethylene allow bacteria such as staph to remain on their surfaces for up to months at a time. China's military is using industrial hemp fabric for uniforms to fight staph infection. Other tests show hemp fabrics superior resistance to UV and infrared wavelengths, providing multiple applications for military use."

Hemp, Inc. CEO, Bruce Perlowin stated, "These tests show antimicrobial and antibacterial attributes of the hemp plant, that along with the heart healthy Omega fatty acids and protein in the seed, and hemp's soil remediation qualities, make for a sustainable crop that is useful in every aspect."

A value-added part of the Hemp plant is the chaff... the highly absorbent central part of the stem, obtained by mechanical de-fibering after the seeds are removed. The chaff is used for wet process hemp concrete building applications and animal bedding.

"We want all the chaff to use for the hemp adobe bricks that we will be making on our facilities in Arizona," continued Perlowin. "The market for eco-friendly landscape and building materials is huge."   Tobias continued, "We are at the beginning of an expanding market. Elite athletes began moving toward vegan protein supplements of which hemp is best. Recently, Hemp has gone mainstream in local markets. Now we're seeing the possibilities in healthcare, construction and even military applications.  The economy of hemp is expanding, and Hemp, Inc. is poised to be an important part of it."


Hemp, Inc. (OTC: HEMP) seeks to benefit many constituencies, not exploit or endanger any group of them. Thus, the publicly-traded company believes in "upstreaming" of a portion of profit from the marketing of their finished hemp goods back to its originator. By Hemp, Inc. focusing on comprehensive investment results—that is, with respect to performance along the interrelated dimensions of people, planet, and profits— our triple bottom line approach can be an important tool to support sustainability goals.


phone: 1-877-221-8351  

Monday, July 8, 2013

Darius Dunn with Hemp products in his 'Made in Hemp' Store at Long Jetty

Mr Dunn, a founding member of the Hemp Association of NSW, has been wholesaling hemp products for several years and has just opened the latest unusual business in the newly trendy suburb of Long Jetty, Made in Hemp.
``My interest in hemp began when my young son was suffering from severe eczema a few years ago,'' he said.
``We had tried a lot of treatments without success and someone suggested hemp cream, which cleared the condition up.''
Mr Dunn began researching the medicinal and health values of the plant in earnest and eventually traveled to Canada, which has a thriving hemp cultivation program, to discuss bringing the products to Australia.
He began wholesaling the goods to health food stores, eventually complementing them with clothing.
``Many people hear the word hemp and think of marijuana,'' he said.
``But hemp is especially cultivated from the cannabis plant and selectively bred to eliminate the psychoactive constituent THC.
``What many people don't realize is that hemp has been used for thousands of years for the health benefits of its seeds and oils.
``Hemp fiber has also been used for many centuries to make sturdy, environmentally friendly clothing.''
The Hemp Association of NDS is working with other state associations to establish a national body and lobby the government to make hemp cultivations in Australia a financial possibility.

**Hemp is legal to cultivate in Australia with a License.  Thank you those who sent emails and made comments to correct the error.  Cheers.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

July 4th: America shows Old Glory as it was first made

This July 4th marks the first time since the 1930's that an American flag will fly on the Capitol flag pole as it was first made...of Hemp.  The flag is made of Hemp and has not been used since hemp was placed in the Marijuana Act of 1937. 

Betsy Ross made the flag with Hemp that showed the original 13 stars to mark each colony that would make up the first states of the New World.

Remember on this July 4th what you are celebrating.  When you look at Old Glory cutting through blue sky tell those around you she was originally manufactured using hemp fibers grown in American fields by American farmers.  Of which included George Washington and Thomas Jefferson .

Happy Birthday America

Welcome Home Hemp

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013

Hemp History Week in Missouri

Statewide Missouri (June 3rd, 2013)—The Missouri Hemp network is proud to announce  the 4th annual Hemp History week.  From June 3rd through June 9th Americans can embrace the majestic history of Industrial Hemp and praise the path it is taking right now.  These celebrations includes free promotions, information packets, and even a viewing of “Bring it Home”.

Steven Wilson had this to say about Hemp History Week, “The Hemp issue has matured and the American people are interested in the discussion now.  They are contacting their public servants and demanding answers.  Farm sovereignty, Genetically Modified food, and fair trade are now a primary focus for young parents with children.”

Wilson had mentioned that Missouri is not alien to Hemp cultivation.  Oliver Anderson  started hemp production in 1830 along with partner Samuel Jackson.  Eventually Anderson would form Anderson and Gratz, which at their peak, produced 20 tons of Hemp.  In one year they shipped 1,700 coils of hemp rope into St Louis.

Missouri Hemp even played a role in the civil war. At the Battle of Lexington, Hemp Bales saved the day as they were used  as a shield against enemy fire.

Wilson added, “Hemp is our future because it is our past”.

Hemp History week is being celebrated throughout the state at these locations.

Hemp History Week at the River Hill Elderberry Festival Live MusicHemp Products Sampling
1013 Park Avenue, Columbia, Missouri, 65201

Webb City Farmers Market Hemp FilmLive MusicHemp Products Sampling
King Jack Park Pavilion, Webb City , Missouri, 64870

Jeans Healthway

The Health Store
613 North Walnut, Cameron , Missouri, 64429
Whole Foods Market ST LOUIS Hemp Products Sampling
1601 S. Brentwood Blvd., ST LOUIS, Missouri, 63144

Whole Foods Market ST. LOUIS_TOWN and COUNTRY Hemp Products Sampling
1160 Town and Country Crossing, TOWN AND COUNTRY, 63017

To find out more about Hemp History week please go to;

To find out more about a specific event please contact them directly.

To contact Steven Wilson;