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Tom Hemp

Running commentary on hemp news around the world and all things related to hemp.

Saturday, February 14, 2004

One of the single most useful web pages on hemp is a paper written by Ernest Small and David Marcus. If you have not read it I highly recommend that you take a look at Hemp: A New Crop with New Uses for North America. The page is quite large and takes a long time to load, but is well worth it. The PDF version is a 43 page, 14.1MB file. I just took yet another look at it and I learn something new every time.

posted by Tom  # 6:58 PM

Orvis has a really nice Hemp Sport Coat. The description on their web page says "Woven of hemp and yak hair in an understated herringbone, this jacket is unlike any other we've constructed." The next time I have a spare $200 lying around I should get one.

posted by Tom  # 2:49 PM

Leeds Today reports that "Angry parents called for "cannabis lollies" to be banned after spotting them on the shelves of several city shops." Grant Woodward's story 'Drug' lollies uproar goes on to say that "tests have shown the hemp lollipops are legal as they do not contain the active ingredient of cannabis, the narcotic chemical THC." So, they don't contain 'cannabis' but they send the wrong message to our kids we will try to ban them. What message does that send? Oh, and THC is not a narcotic. The BBC News covered this story on Feb 6th in their story 'Cannabis lollies' spark outrage. There is a picture of a jar of the offending lollies on a newsstand counter there, too.

posted by Tom  # 2:09 PM

CNN did a short story on the HIA v DEA ruling. Please click here to see a 38 second video of their coverage. You will need Real Player.

posted by Tom  # 11:19 AM

Thursday, February 12, 2004

Vote Hemp has another press release out on U.S. Newswire - Landmark Court Decision Saves Jobs, Nutritious Foods Made With Hemp Seed; Hemp Industry Demands Apology from DEA for Years of Harassment. The have also posted it to their web site at: http://www.votehemp.com/PR/2-12-04_decision_savejobs.html. There are links to DEA and ONDCP documents that back up their case and the release says that "Fighting the DEA ban cost leading hemp companies roughly $200,000." Does the "D" in DEA stand for Delay, Deny, Divide, Discredit, or Destroy? I wonder how much DEA spent on the case?

posted by Tom  # 1:34 PM


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