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The US Hemp Co family

US Hemp Co stands as a hopeful vision of what is possible when we view ourselves as citizens instead of consumers. We 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.


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We are ready for hemp

We are ready to help make hemp a reality in the USA by spreading the word about all the great benefits hemp could bring to our country.

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.

The world is ready for Cannabis

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Hemp Future

Hemp Innovations

We have been at work developing 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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Vermont Lawmakers Send Marijuana Legalization Bill to Governor’s Desk

Vermont Lawmakers Send Marijuana Legalization Bill to Governor’s Desk

Vermont Lawmakers Send Marijuana Legalization Bill to Governor’s Desk | NORML MONTPELIER, VT — Members of the House and Senate have given final approval to legislation removing criminal and civil penalties for the possession and cultivation of marijuana by those age 21 and over in Vermont. House Bill 511 legalizes the possession of one ounce of cannabis by adults, and also permits home cultivation of up to six marijuana […] Vermont Lawmakers Send Marijuana Legalization Bill to Governor’s Desk | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Colorado DHS Announces Public Health Interventions Funded by Marijuana Tax Revenue

Colorado DHS Announces Public Health Interventions Funded by Marijuana Tax Revenue

Colorado DHS Announces Public Health Interventions Funded by Marijuana Tax Revenue | Drug Policy Alliance DENVER, CO — The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) this week announced 12 total awards to communities to support behavioral health and law enforcement partnerships in collaboration with CDHS’ Office of Behavioral Health. The awards will fund two distinct initiatives—Co-Responder Programs and Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD). Eight communities will implement Co-Responder Programs designed to divert […] Colorado DHS Announces Public Health Interventions Funded by Marijuana Tax Revenue | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Latest Pew Poll Finds Record Support in Favor of Marijuana Legalization

Latest Pew Poll Finds Record Support in Favor of Marijuana Legalization

Latest Pew Poll Finds Record Support in Favor of Marijuana Legalization | NORML WASHINGTON, DC — Sixty-one percent of Americans believe the adult use of marijuana should be legal, according to polling data compiled by the Pew Research Center. The percentage is the highest level of support ever reported by the firm, which has polled Americans’ views regarding legalization since 1969. Support is strongest among African Americans (71 percent), Democrats (69 […] Latest Pew Poll Finds Record Support in Favor of Marijuana Legalization | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Report: Growing Number of Banks Are Providing Services to Cannabis-Related Businesses

Report: Growing Number of Banks Are Providing Services to Cannabis-Related Businesses

Report: Growing Number of Banks Are Providing Services to Cannabis-Related Businesses | NORML WASHINGTON, DC — A growing number of banks and credit unions are providing financial services to marijuana-related businesses, according to data released by FinCEN (the US Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network) and first publicized by MarijuanaMoment.net. The report found that the number of financial institutions actively banking with marijuana-related businesses rose in 2017 from 340 in January to […] Report: Growing Number of Banks Are Providing Services to Cannabis-Related Businesses | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Vermont Senate Passes Bill to Make Marijuana Legal for Adults; Gov. Phil Scott Has Pledged to Sign

Vermont Senate Passes Bill to Make Marijuana Legal for Adults; Gov. Phil Scott Has Pledged to Sign

Vermont Senate Passes Bill to Make Marijuana Legal for Adults; Gov. Phil Scott Has Pledged to Sign | Marijuana Policy Project MONTPELIER, VT — A bill that would make marijuana legal for adults in Vermont received final approval on Wednesday from the Vermont Senate and will soon make its way to the desk of Gov. Phil Scott, who vetoed a similar bill in 2017. In December, Gov. Scott indicated that he intends to sign H. 511 into law. House Bill […] Vermont Senate Passes Bill to Make Marijuana Legal for Adults; Gov. Phil Scott Has Pledged to Sign | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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America Declares War on Jeff Sessions’ Threatened War on Marijuana

America Declares War on Jeff Sessions’ Threatened War on Marijuana

America Declares War on Jeff Sessions’ Threatened War on Marijuana | Phillip Smith With his announcement that he is freeing federal prosecutors to go after marijuana operations in states where it is legal, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has excited strong bipartisan opposition — splitting the Republicans, providing a potential opening for Democrats in the 2018 elections, and energizing supporters of just ending marijuana prohibition once and for all. […] America Declares War on Jeff Sessions’ Threatened War on Marijuana | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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New Hampshire House Approves Marijuana Legalization Bill

New Hampshire House Approves Marijuana Legalization Bill

New Hampshire House Approves Marijuana Legalization Bill | Marijuana Policy Project CONCORD, NH — The New Hampshire House of Representatives approved a bill to make marijuana legal for adults on Tuesday by a vote of 207-139. The bill will now move to the Senate, where it will be assigned to a committee and given a public hearing before being voted on by the full Senate. House Bill 656, which […] New Hampshire House Approves Marijuana Legalization Bill | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Kansas State Representative Defends Prohibition, Goes Full Racist

Kansas State Representative Defends Prohibition, Goes Full Racist

Kansas State Representative Defends Prohibition, Goes Full Racist | Erik Altieri At an event over the weekend, Kansas State Representative Steve Alfond (R) defended the continuation of marijuana prohibition by reverting to the kind of overtly racist rhetoric originally deployed by Henry Anslinger when this failed policy was first implemented. It is important to remember: Marijuana prohibition perpetuates institutional racism and is itself being perpetuated by […] Kansas State Representative Defends Prohibition, Goes Full Racist | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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California Begins Legal Retail Marijuana Sales to Adults

California Begins Legal Retail Marijuana Sales to Adults

California Begins Legal Retail Marijuana Sales to Adults | NORML SACRAMENTO, CA — Select retailers began engaging in adult use marijuana sales on January 1. California joins Alaska, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington in permitting cannabis sales to those over the age of 21. Two additional states – Maine and Massachusetts – permit adults to legally possess and grow cannabis, but have yet to enact regulations permitting […] California Begins Legal Retail Marijuana Sales to Adults | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Sessions’ Actions Against Cole Memo Triggers Call to Action from Medical Marijuana Advocates

Sessions’ Actions Against Cole Memo Triggers Call to Action from Medical Marijuana Advocates

Sessions’ Actions Against Cole Memo Triggers Call to Action from Medical Marijuana Advocates | Americans for Safe Access WASHINGTON, DC — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday rescinded the 2013 memo created by then Deputy Attorney General James Cole known as the Cole Memorandum, which highlighted eight priorities when it came to the federal enforcement of medical and recreational cannabis laws including preventing the distribution of marijuana to minors and preventing diversion. The […] Sessions’ Actions Against Cole Memo Triggers Call to Action from Medical Marijuana Advocates | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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US Attorney General Rescinds Obama-Era Marijuana Guidelines

US Attorney General Rescinds Obama-Era Marijuana Guidelines

US Attorney General Rescinds Obama-Era Marijuana Guidelines | NORML WASHINGTON, DC — United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday that the Justice Department has rescinded, effective immediately, Obama administration guidelines – known as the Cole memorandum – which directed US attorneys to not interfere with those compliant with state cannabis laws. The decision was immediately criticized by Congress members from both parties. While the Attorney General’s actions are not totally unexpected […] US Attorney General Rescinds Obama-Era Marijuana Guidelines | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Vermont Lawmakers Could Revive Marijuana Legalization Effort This Week

Vermont Lawmakers Could Revive Marijuana Legalization Effort This Week

Vermont Lawmakers Could Revive Marijuana Legalization Effort This Week | TJ Baker Lawmakers in Vermont are expected to take up a revised marijuana legalization bill, Senate Bill 22, in early January, possibly as early as this week. Gov. Phil Scott (R) had vetoed the bill over concerns around drugged driving and youth use after passing both chambers of the legislature last year. Lawmakers in the Senate amended the […] Vermont Lawmakers Could Revive Marijuana Legalization Effort This Week | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Happy New Year! Legal Adult Marijuana Sales Start in California

Happy New Year! Legal Adult Marijuana Sales Start in California

Happy New Year! Legal Adult Marijuana Sales Start in California | Phillip Smith The world’s largest legal marijuana economy gets underway on January 1, as California’s voter-approved law legalizing recreational marijuana commerce goes into effect. It’s been legal to possess and grow small amounts of weed since shortly after votes passed Prop 64 in November 2016, but as of New Year’s Day, we see the unleashing of what […] Happy New Year! Legal Adult Marijuana Sales Start in California | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Study: CBD Effective as Adjunctive Therapy for Psychosis

Study: CBD Effective as Adjunctive Therapy for Psychosis

Study: CBD Effective as Adjunctive Therapy for Psychosis | Paul Armentano The daily administration of CBD (cannabidiol) as an adjunctive therapy mitigates psychotic symptoms in patients with schizophrenia, according to clinical trial data published online ahead of print in The American Journal of Psychiatry. British researchers assessed the adjunctive use of CBD compared to placebo over a six-week period in a randomized trial of 88 schizophrenic patients. Participants ingested 1000mg of […] Study: CBD Effective as Adjunctive Therapy for Psychosis | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Victory for Veterans as VA Changes Policy on Medical Cannabis

Victory for Veterans as VA Changes Policy on Medical Cannabis

Victory for Veterans as VA Changes Policy on Medical Cannabis | Americans for Safe Access WASHINGTON, DC — On December 8, 2017, the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) quietly updated their policy in regards to VA doctors having discussions with veterans about medical cannabis, and clarified VA policy regarding access to Veterans Health Administration (VHA) clinical programs for veterans participating in state approved medical cannabis programs. VHA Directive 2017-1315 replaces an […] Victory for Veterans as VA Changes Policy on Medical Cannabis | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Pro-Pot Congressman Wins Ranking Member on Judiciary Committee

Pro-Pot Congressman Wins Ranking Member on Judiciary Committee

Pro-Pot Congressman Wins Ranking Member on Judiciary Committee | Justin Strekal WASHINGTON, DC — During a House Democrats meeting on Wednesday morning, the caucus elected marijuana reform supporter Representative Jerrold “Jerry” Nadler (D-NY) to be the party leader on the powerful Judiciary Committee. Rep. Nadler has earned an “A+” rating on the NORML Scorecard for his support of ending the federal prohibition of marijuana, positive votes when given the opportunity, and his […] Pro-Pot Congressman Wins Ranking Member on Judiciary Committee | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Federal Policy Continues to Ban VA Docs from Recommending Marijuana

Federal Policy Continues to Ban VA Docs from Recommending Marijuana

Federal Policy Continues to Ban VA Docs from Recommending Marijuana | NORML WASHINGTON, DC — A policy guidance update issued by the US Department of Veterans Affairs encourages greater communication about cannabis between doctors and veterans, but continues to forbid physicians from explicitly recommending it as a therapeutic option in states where the substance is legal. The updated directive urges V.A. doctors to foster discussions with veterans about their cannabis […] Federal Policy Continues to Ban VA Docs from Recommending Marijuana | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Study: Cannabis Use Likely Associated With Reduced Mental Decline in HIV Patients

Study: Cannabis Use Likely Associated With Reduced Mental Decline in HIV Patients

Study: Cannabis Use Likely Associated With Reduced Mental Decline in HIV Patients | NORML EAST LANSING, MI — Cannabis use is associated with reduced neuro-inflammation in HIV patients – a result that likely reduces cognitive declines typically associated with the disease, according to clinical data published ahead of print in the journal AIDS. Investigators at Michigan State University evaluated the relationship between cannabis use and chronic brain inflammation in patients with HIV. Investigators […] Study: Cannabis Use Likely Associated With Reduced Mental Decline in HIV Patients | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended (Again)

Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended (Again)

Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended (Again) | Justin Strekal WASHINGTON, DC — Congressional leadership voted to enact a four-week continuing resolution that maintains present federal spending levels and priorities through January 19, 2018. The resolution extends medical cannabis patient protections imposed by the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment until that date. The amendment, which has been in place since 2014, maintains that federal funds cannot be used to prevent states from “implementing […] Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended (Again) | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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CBD Effective as Adjunctive Therapy for Psychosis, Study Finds

CBD Effective as Adjunctive Therapy for Psychosis, Study Finds

CBD Effective as Adjunctive Therapy for Psychosis, Study Finds | NORML LONDON, UK — The daily administration of CBD (cannabidiol) as an adjunctive therapy mitigates psychotic symptoms in patients with schizophrenia, according to clinical trial data published online ahead of print in The American Journal of Psychiatry. British researchers assessed the adjunctive use of CBD compared to placebo over a six-week period in a randomized trial of 88 schizophrenic patients. Participants ingested […] CBD Effective as Adjunctive Therapy for Psychosis, Study Finds | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Federal Survey: Teen Marijuana Use Rates Tick up Slightly to 2015 Levels

Federal Survey: Teen Marijuana Use Rates Tick up Slightly to 2015 Levels

Federal Survey: Teen Marijuana Use Rates Tick up Slightly to 2015 Levels | NORML ANN ARBOR, MI — Self-reported rates of past year marijuana use by teens increased 1.3 percent from 2016 to 2017, but remain well below past years’ levels, according to survey data released by the University of Michigan’s annual Monitoring the Future report. “When combining responses in all three grades (8th grade, 10th grade, and 12th grade), data suggest […] Federal Survey: Teen Marijuana Use Rates Tick up Slightly to 2015 Levels | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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These Three States Are Most Likely to Legalize Marijuana in 2018

These Three States Are Most Likely to Legalize Marijuana in 2018

These Three States Are Most Likely to Legalize Marijuana in 2018 | Phillip Smith Election Day 2016 was a big day for marijuana: Voters in California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada all supported successful legalization initiatives, doubling the number of states to have done so since 2012 and more than quadrupling the percentage of the national population that now lives in legal marijuana states. Only Arizona lost, and it garnered […] These Three States Are Most Likely to Legalize Marijuana in 2018 | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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World Health Organization: CBD Should Not Be Subject to International Drug Controls

World Health Organization: CBD Should Not Be Subject to International Drug Controls

World Health Organization: CBD Should Not Be Subject to International Drug Controls | NORML GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — Use of the naturally occurring cannabinoid CBD(cannabidiol) possesses no likely abuse potential and should not be subject to international drug scheduling restrictions, according to recommendations issued this week by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. Stated WHO: “Recent evidence from animal and human studies shows that its use could have some therapeutic value for […] World Health Organization: CBD Should Not Be Subject to International Drug Controls | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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How Bigoted Pennsylvania Drug Warriors Turned This New York Man’s Life into a Living Hell

How Bigoted Pennsylvania Drug Warriors Turned This New York Man’s Life into a Living Hell

How Bigoted Pennsylvania Drug Warriors Turned This New York Man’s Life into a Living Hell | Phillip Smith In June, 2014, Wilfredo Ramos was driving back to his Brooklyn home after visiting his mother in Lancaster, Pennsylvania when two Pennsylvania State Police troopers detoured him into a Kafkaesque nightmare from which he emerged only five months later. In the meantime, Ramos rotted in jail on bogus charges, losing his job, his car, and […] How Bigoted Pennsylvania Drug Warriors Turned This New York Man’s Life into a Living Hell | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Cancer Treatment Providers Accepting of Medical Cannabis Use in Children

Cancer Treatment Providers Accepting of Medical Cannabis Use in Children

Cancer Treatment Providers Accepting of Medical Cannabis Use in Children | NORML NEW HAVEN, CT — Health professionals who specialize in the treatment of pediatric cancer overwhelmingly support medical cannabis as a therapeutic option, according to survey data published in the journal Pediatrics. A team of investigators surveyed the positions of 288 pediatric oncology providers in Illinois, Massachusetts, and Washington. Ninety-two percent of respondents reported their “willingness to help children with cancer […] Cancer Treatment Providers Accepting of Medical Cannabis Use in Children | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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CT: Hartford City Council Unanimously Votes for Marijuana Legalization

CT: Hartford City Council Unanimously Votes for Marijuana Legalization

CT: Hartford City Council Unanimously Votes for Marijuana Legalization | NORML HARTFORD, CT — City council members representing the city of Hartford (population 123,200) have unanimously voted in favor of a resolution endorsing the regulation of the adult use cannabis market. Connecticut state lawmakers debated several legislative proposals this past spring seeking to regulate the adult use and sale of marijuana. However, momentum for these efforts stalled after Democrat […] CT: Hartford City Council Unanimously Votes for Marijuana Legalization | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Minnesota Adds Qualifying Conditions to Medical Marijuana Program

Minnesota Adds Qualifying Conditions to Medical Marijuana Program

Minnesota Adds Qualifying Conditions to Medical Marijuana Program | Guest Author MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger has announced that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and obstructive sleep apnea have been added to the list of qualifying conditions approved for treatment with medical marijuana in Minnesota. “Any policy decisions about cannabis are difficult due to the relative lack of published scientific evidence,” said […] Minnesota Adds Qualifying Conditions to Medical Marijuana Program | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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