Welcome to the sixth year of The Hemp News Update
. Even with the advent of blogs and social networking sites, it's still great to be able to have a concise newsletter so you don't have to spend a lot of time staying current on your hemp news.
If you want to read more news stories, but don't want to fill your email box with extra stuff, there are a few other good ways to keep up in addition to this newsletter. We post quite a few items to our Facebook pages that don't make it into the limited space here. Please be sure to check out the Vote Hemp Facebook page
, where we just installed a Take Action!
tab so you can view our latest action alerts and let your feelings be know to those in our government.
Speaking of taking action, in case you missed the story of Mostafa Soliman being arresred for importing hemp seed oil into Egypt
it is well worth reading. Please write to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
and ask her to help him get a new passport so he can return home.
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We need and truly appreciate your support!
Tom MurphyHemp News Update Editor
Reuben Stone, foreground, and Tom Greaves. Photo credit: YourOttawaRegion.com.
Area Farmers Hip to Hemp
Crop's potential discussed in Eastern Ontario.Hemp on the Ropes
A great overview of the progress of industrial hemp education and legislation in Michigan.Industrial Hemp Making a ComebackAgriNews
has the latest on hemp farming in Ontario, Canada. The author also shared with us that he's writing a story on the OHA asking Health Canada to speed up the process.Green: Niche Snowboards
Nice profile of Ana Van Pelt and her hemp core Niche Snowboards.
|San Rafael Company's Hemp Speakers Helping Rockers Create Smoking-Hot Music|
John Harrison of Tone Tubby. Photo credit: Frankie Frost/Marin Independent Journal.
By Paul LiberatoreMarin Independent Journal
January 28, 2011
When you think of marijuana and rock 'n' roll, chances are your head may fill with images of pot smoke in backstage dressing rooms or clouds of pungent sinsemilla rising from the crowd at a Grateful Dead concert.
But now, processed as hemp, good old grass has another new, inventive and legal use in rock music.
A San Rafael company is marketing an ingenious new speaker, called a Tone Tubby, featuring cones made of hemp - as a substitute for paper - for guitar and bass amplifiers.
|Industrial Hemp Production in Canada|
The numbers are in for hemp production in Canada for 2010. The Prairie provinces grew over 90% of the hemp in Canada. The total for all provinces was 26,815 acres, almost double last year!
|HIA Featured Member - Fibre Alternatives|
Dave Seber, Fibre Alternatives
By Sherri Buri McDonald The Register-Guard
August 21, 2010
Eugene entrepreneur and longtime industrial hemp advocate Dave Seber hopes to make a little history today at Seattle's HempFest, a pro-cannabis event expected to attract at least 175,000 people.
He will be introducing Hemp Shield, which he calls the "world's first" hemp-oil deck sealer.Hemp Shield
is coming to market in an unconventional way, but it's backed by traditional research and development, and marketed as an eco-friendly product.
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