Cannabis-A Convenient Truth

In an age of mass consumption, US Hemp Co stands as a hopeful vision of what is possible when we view ourselves as citizens instead of consumers. We are focused on a single goal: to focus on cooperation and community instead of competition and profits.

We are determined to help lay a foundation for a better more sustainable future for our children, grandchildren, and beyond. A return to natural resources is a return to community based economies, non-toxic, biodegradable products, closed loop carbon cycles, and a brighter tomorrow.

A hemp economy is a local economy. A local economy is sustainable, strong, and secure. The future has begun.

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Hemp Museum


US Hemp Co began and remains primarily an educational non profit company dedicated to starting ripples that may become waves. To fulfill our mission we opened a Hemp Museum in the heart of Santa Cruz across from the famous clock tower.

We have started and supported many projects aimed at showing the reality of using hemp instead of synthetics to produce superior and eco freindly products.

We are a community of surfers of all types who ride the waves of change. Some of us surf the web, some of us surf water, land, and air. . . We all contribute in shifting our collective consciousness through our art, music, and action.

We have now moved online to take advantage of the communication and collaboration which is changing the world. Become part of the change by starting a blog and sowing some seeds

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Hemp Future


Many new and exciting ways to use hemp emerged out of the Hemp Musuem and the Hemp Horizons gift shop. We attracted folks from all walks who were wanting and willing to help get a sustainble future started. We were able to develop some wonderful products as a result of community involvement.

The hemp surfboard, hemp bike, hemp furniture, hemp artists canvas, and hemp band T's are the just the beginning. By spreading the word we have been able to sow many seeds that just need your imagination and efforts to become reality. We have put on a very small display of what is possible.

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The Future of Hemp Has Begun


From hemp seeds, hemp wood, hemp fibers, hemp oil, and more hemp seeds… industrial hemp is here. Cannabis for food, medicine and industrial materials is just the beginning. A new era is upon us that will lead to a wider use of Cannabis for hemp home building, hemp plastics, hemp clothing, hemp composites, and more. Many products are already gaining popularity, like raw hulled hemp seeds, hemp milk, hemp granola and hemp beer. 


It is said that the present is pregnant with the future.” – Voltaire


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Africa Must Start Industrial Hemp Farming

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Survival Island Modded - Minecraft: Hemp Farm! Part 22

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Minecraft Modded Survival Island:
Washed up on a tropical island with their boat on fire & only a few survivors Danny & Andre salvage their belongings & begin to set up a camp. Things seem to be going well until night time falls & then all hell breaks loose!

Due to popular demand & requests everyday for us to bring it back, Survival Island is back with some BIG twists. Not only is the map be different but we will also be adding 14+ mods to the series!

We looked for mods which will create realism to being stranded on a survival island, things like hunting & trap mods, camp fires, rope ladders, thirst & a mod which causes food to decay if not eaten quickly.

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Latest Hemp News News

Retail Sales for Hemp Products Estimated at 0M
The nonprofit Hemp Industries Association said Thursday that retail sales of hemp food and body care products — like non-dairy milk, shelled seed, soaps and lotions — in the United States totaled $ 200 million in 2014. Combined with sales of clothing …
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New law opens door for hemp research in Virginia
Hemp was once so valuable a crop that it was one of 100 plants members of the Virginia Company were ordered to grow in 1619. It also was one of three principal crops at George Washington's Mount Vernon. Hemp was used to make rope, fabric and paper.
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In Review: Nubian Heritage Indian Hemp and Tamanu Strengthen and Grow Moisturizing Co-Wash

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Ingredients: Deionized water, coconut oil, shea butter, mango seed butter, cetyl esters, kaolin clay, grapeseed oil, jojoba seed oil, behentrimonium chloride, hemp seed oil, tamanu oil, aloe vera extract, panthenol, bamboo extract, tiare flower, essential oil blend, garlic extract, willow bark extract, neem oil, sorbitol esters, vitamine e, sea salt, rosemary, caprylyl glycol

Pros: Softens hair/smell/great detangler/great slip
Cons: Difficult to completely cleanse (my) hair in one wash, namely in the front
Verdict: I will most likely buy this product again, but will not add it to my HG list b/c of the requirement of washing my hair twice.


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Hey loves! in this video I review the Nubian Heritage Indian Hemp & Tamanu collection which includes the:

Nubian Heritage Indian Hemp & Tamanu Strengthen & Grow Shampoo
Nubian Heritage Indian Hemp & Tamanu Fortification Treatment Masque
Nubian Heritage Indian Hemp & Tamanu Strengthen & Grow Moisturizing CoWash
Nubian Heritage Indian Hemp & Tamanu Grow & Strengthen Herbal Custard
Nubian Heritage Indian Hemp & Tamanu Grow & Strengthen Edge Taming Taffy
Nubian Heritage Indian Hemp & Tamanu Strengthen & Grow Moisturizing Curl Gel

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Joh Griggs: Hemp and Rammed Earth Home, Ep 7 (14.03.14)

Joh Griggs: Hemp and Rammed Earth Home, Ep 7 (14.03.14)

Joh and Pete take a look at a home that incorporates age-old building practices together with modern techniques to deliver outstanding energy conservation without compromising on modern style and luxury.

HEMP to the rescue again, SUPER CAPACITORS
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Oregon hemp growers face obstacles

Oregon hemp growers face obstacles
The Oregon Department of Agriculture is issuing licenses for growing industrial hemp, and although no one in Central Oregon has applied yet, there has been interest. A cousin of marijuana, hemp is typically grown for the tough outer fibers used for …
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Is hemp right for Yuma County?
Industrial hemp can be grown on dry land or irrigated ground. It has great promise as a low water use alternative crop for the area, requiring the majority of supplemental watering during the first six weeks after planting. Therefore, it would be an …
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Entrepreneur Plans To Produce World's First Hemp Plastic Skateboard
lotus boards hemp skateboard Ganjapreneur, a website dedicated to cannabis industry business news and culture, recently published an interview with Brian Westphal, founder of Lotus Boards, a start-up looking to produce the world's first hemp plastic …
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Cannabis executive to launch Green Beach Ventures

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) February 25, 2015

Michael Herron has stepped down from his role as Chief Business Development Officer at a cannabis technology firm to lead his new own company at Green Beach Ventures LLC as their new Chief Executive Officer.

Green Beach Ventures LLC (‘GBV’) is a Nevada limited liability corporation with offices in California formed to lead a multi-tiered platform of cannabis-related businesses. The areas of focus include technology, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods.

“The cannabis industry over recent years has been growing by leaps and bounds. Many professional industry participants recognize that while the green rush may now be in full swing, it can’t last forever, and as such, the window of opportunity to stake one’s claim can quickly shut just as fast as it opened,” stated Michael Herron, founder of Green Beach Ventures.

According to ArcView Research in its “The State of Legal Marijuana Markets, 3rd Edition” report, the U.S. cannabis industry in 2014 grew by 74% up to $ 2.7 billion, up from $ 1.5 billion in 2013.

“Green Beach Ventures has been crafted similarly as a mutual fund portfolio manager would approach managing risk, through diversification between industries, company focuses, time and expected cash flow. By using a centralized management approach coupled with our combined experience in the investment, technology and cannabis industries, we believe we will improve operational efficiency, communications, and cost in order to maximize shareholder value through scalability throughout our brands,” said Herron.

Virginia Tech to research production, use, and economic impact of industrial hemp

Virginia Tech to research production, use, and economic impact of industrial hemp
vtech-logo Virginia Tech will be able to begin research on growing industrial hemp in the commonwealth as a result of a new state law and the establishment of an industrial hemp research program by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer …
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Bill to Legalize Hemp Farming, Nullify Federal Ban, Passes Washington House …
…allows State Agriculture Departments, colleges and universities to grow hemp, defined as the non-drug oilseed and fiber varieties of Cannabis, for academic or agricultural research purposes, but it applies only to states where industrial hemp farming …
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Florida Action Alert: Help Legalize Industrial Hemp Farming, Nullify Federal Ban

Florida Action Alert: Help Legalize Industrial Hemp Farming, Nullify Federal Ban
Florida HB363 and SB902 would legalize industrial hemp for production within the state of Florida, effectively nullifying the federal prohibition on the same. HB363 must pass through the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee, and SB902 …
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Hemp pioneer fields questions at Ag Expo
Cory Gardner announced he was co-sponsoring the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015. If approved, the measure would not only legalize industrial hemp for commercial production, but it would also exclude the non-psychoactive cannabis plant from the …
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H.R.1866 – Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2009

H.R.1866 – Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2009
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How Hemp Could End Our Dependence on Fossil Fuels

Hemp has been given a bad name over the years.  A close cousin of marijuana, it has been demonised by the mainstream media, and many believe it to be just another psychedelic drug.  In reality, industrial hemp contains less than 1% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, and has far more uses than any other organic material.  Hemp can be converted into biomass and used to produce energy in a similar way that we currently use charcoal.  It has also shown incredible advantages over petrol when converted into biofuel, and is a clean, renewable source of energy that actually protects our environment.

Hemp is grown throughout Europe and Asia, and is used to produce a wide range of materials including clothing, paper, oil, and biodegradable plastic.  It has also shown many advantages over crops currently used as fuel, and researchers found that 97% of hemp oil can be converted into biodiesel.  It is also much more efficient to cultivate as it requires no fertiliser or pesticides, and actually nourishes the soil between harvests.  After the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant disaster in 1986, hemp was planted in the surrounding fields to remove radioactive contamination from the soil.  It can also convert Carbon Dioxide into Oxygen at a much faster rate than trees, so it makes a much more attractive option when it comes to the environment.

The exciting thing about hemp is that it has the potential to completely release us of our dependence on fossil fuels for energy, and drastically reduce the amount of pollution released into the atmosphere.  It is a renewable source of energy that can replicate all the products that we currently rely on petroleum to produce such as engine fuel, plastics, paint, and car tires.  It is also a completely sustainable source of fuel, and hemp farms can even operate on the same fuel that they produce.  Hemp is already grown to manufacture all types of products, and the seeds from which biofuel is created are usually discarded.  This means there is already a huge untapped source of hemp biofuel right in front of us, and the opportunity to wean ourselves off of fossil fuels has been available all along.

China is currently the world’s largest producer of hemp, and has been using it for manufacturing purposes for over ten thousand years.  America imports more hemp products than any other country in the world, but the cultivation of hemp remains illegal throughout most of the country. Both of these nations are currently the world leaders in oil consumption, and contribute the most pollution into our atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels.  If these great nations fully embraced the potential of hemp biofuel, we could reverse global warming whilst creating a clean, renewable source of energy for generations to come.

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“Oh Yeah, I’ve been meaning to Thank You because not only has my hair grown from the hemp oil but it also has shrunken my uterine fibroids. It used to be the size of a grapefruit now its the size of a tangerine, this stuff is Amazing, Thanks Again Jo!!! ” ~ConnectedToMeNow

Study below explains the medicinal benefits of Hemp Seed Oil.

If you cannot get your hands on rick simpson oil try the hemp oil from your health food store. I took hemp oil, in just one month my skin brightened as if reverse aging was taking place. When you start taking hemp oil the trick is to watch your hands, your hands are the key indicator as to if the oil is working. The skin between your thumb and finger on the back of your hand should be soft and smooth if you have the correct levels of cancer preventing essential fatty acids such as Hemp ”Seed” Oil

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Read about the Budwig cancer cure,biologist called Budwig, managed to cure a lady by using Flaxseed oil and cottage cheese – NO chemotherapy
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Viridian Capital & Research Release Cannabis Industry Update: Legal Cannabis Sector Gets Boost from 2014 Midterm

New York, NY (PRWEB) November 05, 2014

The legalization of recreational marijuana in Alaska, Oregon and the District of Columbia will propel the cannabis sector in several key ways, from increasing the flow of capital into legal marijuana companies to setting up a 2016 legalization push in California, Viridian Capital & Research believes.

Even the losing vote for medical marijuana in Florida supports the secular growth of this market, Viridian believes, since the measure nearly passed despite mistakes by its backers, who unnecessarily associated the measure with partisan Democratic politics during a Republican landslide election.

Oregon and Alaska now join Colorado and Washington State, which legalized recreational marijuana in 2012. State officials in Oregon and Alaska will move to create the administrative system for marijuana sales, which are expected to begin in both states by 2016. Voters in the District of Columbia passed what has been called “soft legalization,” which allows citizens to possess and grow small amounts of marijuana, but does not create cannabis stores (the DC initiative must also be approved by Congress, where opposition is already brewing.)

The successful legislation in Oregon, Alaska, and the District of Columbia, along with the close result in Florida, will make 2015 a critical year for the cannabis industry. These midterm results will offer law makers in other states the confidence to introduce new initiatives for action in 2015 and placement on 2016 ballots. This trend will be accelerated if the sale of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington State appears to be a success, which appears likely.


Viridian expects the following actions resulting from yesterday’s elections:

    More Bills to Legalize Recreation Cannabis: Viridian believes several states will see bills in 2015 to legalize recreational marijuana and that legalization could be on the ballot in 7-13 states –most notably California — during the 2016 elections.

    Emergence of Marijuana as a 2016 Presidential Election Issue: Viridian’s sources suggest that both Republican and Democratic parties may adopt pro legal-cannabis positions and talking points during the 2016 Presidential elections.

    Marijuana Tax Battles, Starting with Oregon and Washington State: Oregon’s imposed tax of $ 35 per ounces, is less than Colorado and more importantly less its neighbor to the north, Washington State. Due to high taxes in Washington, consumers can expect an ounce of cannabis in Seattle to cost over $ 500. Compared to it costing consumers anywhere from $ 145 – $ 200 an ounce when Oregon goes live. As a result, Viridian believes that this could negatively impact the Washington market, since many consumers will just travel across the border to purchase recreational cannabis at a much lower cost.

    Continued Increase in Cannabis Sales, Profits and Tax Revenues: The continued efforts of states beginning to roll out their respective legal cannabis markets will result in additional states having recreational cannabis markets online, an increased number of total licenses in the US being granted to qualified entrepreneurs, and numerous dispensaries opening up in these markets. Viridian believes these factors support its estimate of the cannabis industry growing to over $ 10 billion dollars by 2018.

    Growth of the Capital Markets for Cannabis Companies: Viridian expects continued growth in the number of cannabis companies looking to access the capital markets to raise growth capital and/or execute M&A strategies. As valuations in the public cannabis companies continue to rationalize, we may see increasing interest on the part of investment funds to take equity stakes in cannabis enterprises, versus the straight debt and convertible debt financing that has made up the bulk of financing in public cannabis companies to date.

    Movement in Public Cannabis Market Stock Index: Viridian expects continued volatility in the public markets for the cannabis industry, which have seen lofty valuations, rampant speculation, and increased regulatory oversight. The “whipsaw” nature of these companies’ stock price and volume has created a “Wild West” environment that attracts retail traders, momentum investors and shorts. Volatility was especially pronounced leading up to the 2012 elections, when Colorado and Washington voted to legalize recreational marijuana, as well as the months following. This continued around the launch of Colorado’s recreational cannabis market in January 2014. Following these events, the cannabis sector experienced significant contractions after momentum from the hype and promotion died down and valuations began to rationalize. For more on the cannabis stocks sector see the charts below and the Viridian Cannabis Stock Index report at:

Snapshots of Measures Voted on Yesterday:


Oregon passed the “Control, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Act,” which will implement a system similar to that in Washington State, but with lower taxes. The measure allows residents 21 and older to possess up to eight ounces of marijuana — a considerable increase from the single ounce permitted by Colorado and Washington. It grants the Oregon Liquor Control Commission primary oversight and regulatory authority over the sector, with input from the state’s Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Health Authority. Four types of cannabis businesses will be permitted: Cannabis producers, who cultivate marijuana for wholesale; cannabis processors, who produce cannabis extracts and products; cannabis wholesalers, who purchase cannabis and cannabis products to sell to retailers and other non-consumers; and cannabis retailers, who sell cannabis and cannabis products to individuals 21 and older. One of the most important features of the act is its level of state tax on marijuana, assessed by weight. Oregon’s tax of $ 35 per ounces is less than Colorado and more importantly, far lower than its neighbor to the north, Washington State. Due to high taxes in Washington, consumers can expect an ounce of cannabis in Seattle to cost over $ 500. In contrast, in Oregon recreational cannabis will cost anywhere from $ 145 – $ 200 an ounce. Many believe this will hit Washington cannabis companies hard, as users need only jump across the border to get a dramatic discount on their marijuana.


Alaska’s successful Ballot Measure 2 has many similarities to Oregon’s Measure 91. An important difference is that Alaska’s law allows the state legislature to create a new Marijuana Control Board – failing that, Alaska’s Alcohol Beverage Control Board will be tasked with creating regulations and licensing requirements. There will be much work to do, since the state has limited administrative frameworks around its medical marijuana system. For example, the Alaska lacks a regulated wholesale system, but rather relies on “home grows” and caregivers for production and supply of cannabis to the medical market. As a result, Alaska will need to work with experts from other recreational and medical cannabis states to design and implement regulations for the recreational market.

Washington, D.C.

Voters in the District of Columbia passed Initiative 71 Tuesday night. Earlier this year D.C. implemented a marijuana decriminalization bill, which removed all criminal penalties for possession of up to an ounce of cannabis and replaced them with a civil fine of $ 25. Initiative 71 takes decriminalization a step further, allowing adults 21 years and older to possess up to two ounces of marijuana and cultivate up to six plants (with no more than three being mature) in their private residences. Adults could give away up to an ounce of marijuana, but sales would still be criminal. The initiative also removes penalties for use and sale of marijuana paraphernalia. However, Congress has to approve the new law. That risk, plus the lack of a commercial framework in the current measure and the District’s existing medical marijuana system, indicate recreational marijuana sales are not likely to reach DC in the near future.


Florida’s medical marijuana amendment earned a majority of the votes but failed to reach the 60% needed to pass. Many observers attribute the failure to errors by the measure’s key backers, which gave the measure a democratic partisan hue on a Republican day, plus the generally older and more conservative makeup of the midterm electorate.

Supporters pledge to take the fight to the 2015 Florida legislative session and, if that fails, have it back on the ballot in 2016. Given how close the measure came to passing this year, it appears likely medical marijuana is in the future of Floridians.

Viridian Capital & Research

Viridian Capital & Research (VCR) @ViridianCap was formed by experienced investment bankers to bring capital markets expertise, institutional research coverage and strategic direction to the emerging Cannabis Sector. VCR is a boutique banking and strategic advisory firm that helps clients improve the value of their enterprises by providing research, investment banking, investor relations and corporate development services. Our banking practice, through affiliate Pickwick Capital Partners, provides capital and M&A services to fund the growth of our clients, while our advisory practice helps position and build their cannabis businesses. VCR research and market intelligence are recognized for their unique value and cited by leading market observers, including Institutional Investor.

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