Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Rehempification of America

For the longest time Americans have complained about job creation, corruption, K street, going green, and other cliche like statements which make themselves seem like patriots.   But in reality it makes them look foolish.

Industrial Hemp has only done good things when cultivated.  Per country it has grown wealth and stabilized non-collegiate worker base.  China used it as a social program at first to get the interior people out of poverty.  Last season, China exported the most Hemp of any country.  The number customer?  America.

Last year, sales revenue for Hemp final products surpassed 500 million.  Those sales could've gone to American farmers and American manufacturing.  But constantly as the complaining American goes, so goes the apathy by the voter and their representation.

Which is why I call for a Rehempification of America.  From now until Hemp History week
( June 3 to June 9)

This includes:

1.  Letters to the Editor
2.  Call pyramids to state and federal politicians
3.  Hemp Purchase Pledge

It is now time for Americans to shut up or put up.  Period.

A list of state senators is below.

Missouri General Laws Committee

Brian Nieves
Capitol Office:
  201 W Capitol Ave., Rm. 423
  Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
  (573) 751-3678
  FAX: (573) 526-2609

Rob Schaaf
Capitol Office:
  201 W Capitol Ave., Rm. 319
  Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
  (573) 751-2183
  Toll-free: 855-663-3883

Doug Libla
Capitol Office:
  201 W Capitol Ave., Rm. 226
  Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
  (573) 751-4843

Gary Romine
Capitol Office:
  201 W Capitol Ave., Rm. 334
  Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
  (573) 751-4008

Ryan Silvey
Capitol Office:
  201 W Capitol Ave., Rm. 429
  Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
  (573) 751-5282

Jason Holsman
Capitol Office:
  201 W Capitol Ave., Rm. 329
  Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
  (573) 751-6607

Jamilah Nasheed
Capitol Office:
  201 W Capitol Ave., Rm. 328
  Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
  (573) 751-4415

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Missouri Hemp Network begins Fundraising

It is now officially underway. For those interested in helping Missouri celebrate Hemp History week, please give what you can. You will be paying for 1. Bring it home view 2. Advertising campaign/ Media Plan for Missouri 3. Samples for final products of Hemp. Peace.

You can also use the donate button on the left hand side of the blog.  It is active now.

Also, if you have any leads on events that allow for display tables from now until June 9th, please let me know.  Central Missouri is a large domain.



Monday, April 22, 2013

Colorado Hemp owner Ryan Loflin prepares for new Hemp market

Springfield, CO (April 22, 2013)—Ryan Loflin has leased 60 acres from his father for the purpose of cultivating Hemp and his company, Colorado Hemp, is also set to press the seed for the oil.  He does this to get a head start in the new hemp market in Colorado.

This is made possible with the passage of Amendment 64.  Last November, the state of Colorado legalized hemp farming while it also changed the way it looks at marijuana smokers.

Loflin is one of many interested in finding out what Canadian hemp farmers already know.  But there are many more battles to be fought.

American hemp farmers still need to get by the federal government.  There is also the variable called access to seed.  The farmers must also acknowledge their own supply chain, because without it, their crop yields will be wasted.  And lastly if not the most grand of them all, the American Hemp farmer must remove permanently the stigma of being a “Hemp Farmer”.  Marijuana is in the same botanical family as Hemp, but they are not the same chemically.  Hemp is classified as a narcotic by law only.  It is a commodity for everyone else.

Loflin has already prepared a small number of hemp plants indoors.  He also plans to process seed in his company for other growers.  He is most interested in the oil side of Hemp rather than the fiber.  The market currently is much stronger for oil.

All American Hemp farmers would deal with the same trials as Ryan Loflin.  The one that they fear most is the total withdrawal of Federal crop coverage and insurance.

As anyone can see, passing a few laws and getting someone to vote is a small measure indeed.  The market requires much more than any politician can comprehend.  Real Americans doing real work.

Hemp makes things possible, but an up hill battle hurts us all.  Peace.