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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 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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Controversial New Hampshire Marijuana Study Commission to Hold First Meeting Tuesday

Controversial New Hampshire Marijuana Study Commission to Hold First Meeting Tuesday

Controversial New Hampshire Marijuana Study Commission to Hold First Meeting Tuesday | Marijuana Policy Project CONCORD, NH — On Tuesday, the inaugural meeting of New Hampshire’s marijuana legalization study commission will take place in Concord. The commission, which was created by the passage of HB 215, is tasked with studying the potential impacts of legalizing, regulating, and taxing marijuana for adults’ use. The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. in Room 201 of […] Controversial New Hampshire Marijuana Study Commission to Hold First Meeting Tuesday | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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A Marijuana Drive-Through Could Be Coming to a Corner Near You

A Marijuana Drive-Through Could Be Coming to a Corner Near You | Phillip Smith Voters in Maine narrowly approved marijuana legalization last November, and since then, the state legislature has been busily trying to come up with rules and regulations for the legal weed market. Now, they are envisioning something of a rarity: allowing customers to buy their weed at drive-up windows. Of the five states that currently allow […] A Marijuana Drive-Through Could Be Coming to a Corner Near You | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Maryland’s Marijuana Expungement Law Takes Effect

Maryland’s Marijuana Expungement Law Takes Effect

Maryland’s Marijuana Expungement Law Takes Effect | TJ Baker A recently passed law that makes it easier for people who have been convicted of marijuana possession in Maryland to clear their records took effect on Sunday. The bill, Senate Bill 949, became law in May without Gov. Larry Hogan’s signature. The new law took effect on October 1. Before the passage of SB 949, those […] Maryland’s Marijuana Expungement Law Takes Effect | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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DEA Report: Marijuana Seizures Increased By 20 Percent In 2016

DEA Report: Marijuana Seizures Increased By 20 Percent In 2016

DEA Report: Marijuana Seizures Increased By 20 Percent In 2016 | Paul Armentano Seizures of indoor and outdoor cannabis crops by the US Drug Enforcement Administration rose in 2016, according to annual data compiled by the agency. According to the DEA’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Statistical Report, agents confiscated more than 5.3 million marijuana plants nationwide in 2016. The total is a 20 percent increase over the agency’s 2015 […] DEA Report: Marijuana Seizures Increased By 20 Percent In 2016 | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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VA Secretary Shulkin Still Hasn’t Responded to The American Legion’s Call for Marijuana Research

VA Secretary Shulkin Still Hasn’t Responded to The American Legion’s Call for Marijuana Research

VA Secretary Shulkin Still Hasn’t Responded to The American Legion’s Call for Marijuana Research | NORML The American Legion has been calling on the federal government for over a year – specifically the Veterans Affairs Department – to support research into the therapeutic benefits of cannabis in treating veterans with PTSD. Many veterans have said that they have been able to eliminate or reduce their dependency on other drugs, specifically opioids, […] VA Secretary Shulkin Still Hasn’t Responded to The American Legion’s Call for Marijuana Research | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Eric Holder: Attorney General Sessions “Almost Obsessed With Marijuana”

Eric Holder: Attorney General Sessions “Almost Obsessed With Marijuana”

Eric Holder: Attorney General Sessions “Almost Obsessed With Marijuana” | Justin Strekal In recent remarks at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, former US Attorney General Eric Holder spoke about current Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ views on marijuana, saying “The Sessions almost obsession with marijuana I think is the thing that’s put the Justice Department in this strange place,” in regards to potential changes in current […] Eric Holder: Attorney General Sessions “Almost Obsessed With Marijuana” | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Alaska Voters Reject Municipal Marijuana Bans

Alaska Voters Reject Municipal Marijuana Bans

Alaska Voters Reject Municipal Marijuana Bans | Paul Armentano Voters in the city of Fairbanks and on the Kenai Peninsula, located south of Anchorage, have decided against a number local ballot measures that sought to prohibit the operation of cannabis retailers and providers. Each proposal lost by wide margins. Under a 2014 voter-initiated state law, local governments may opt out of regulations licensing the […] Alaska Voters Reject Municipal Marijuana Bans | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Can Lead to Decrease in Painkiller Abuse: Study

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Can Lead to Decrease in Painkiller Abuse: Study

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Can Lead to Decrease in Painkiller Abuse: Study | NORML ATHENS, GA — Cannabis dispensaries are associated with reduced levels of opioid-related treatment admissions and overall drug mortality, according to a study published online on SSRN.com. A University of Georgia economics professor assessed the relationship between the opening of medical cannabis dispensaries and drug treatment admissions. Dispensary openings are associated with “a 20 percentage point relative decrease in […] Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Can Lead to Decrease in Painkiller Abuse: Study | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Medical Marijuana Patients Reduce Their Prescription Drug Use, Study Finds

Medical Marijuana Patients Reduce Their Prescription Drug Use, Study Finds

Medical Marijuana Patients Reduce Their Prescription Drug Use, Study Finds | NORML CHICAGO, IL — Patients enrolled in a statewide medical cannabis program are likely to reduce their use of conventional prescription drugs over time, according to data published online ahead of print in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Care. Investigators from DePaul University and Rush University, College of Nursing assessed prescription drug use patterns in 34 patients registered to […] Medical Marijuana Patients Reduce Their Prescription Drug Use, Study Finds | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Recreational Marijuana Shops Help Increase Home Values, Study Finds

Recreational Marijuana Shops Help Increase Home Values, Study Finds

Recreational Marijuana Shops Help Increase Home Values, Study Finds | NORML ATHENS, GA — Cannabis retail facilities are associated with increased home values, according to data to be published in the journal Real Estate Economics. Researchers from the University of Georgia at Athens, the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and California State University Sacramento assessed the relationship between operational retail cannabis facilities in Denver, Colorado and fluctuations in nearby housing values. […] Recreational Marijuana Shops Help Increase Home Values, Study Finds | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Atlanta City Council Votes Unanimously to Decriminalize Marijuana, Heads to Mayor’s Desk

Atlanta City Council Votes Unanimously to Decriminalize Marijuana, Heads to Mayor’s Desk

Atlanta City Council Votes Unanimously to Decriminalize Marijuana, Heads to Mayor’s Desk | Drug Policy Alliance ATLANTA, GA — Monday afternoon, after two hours of debate amongst the city council members, the Atlanta city council voted unanimously 15-0 to pass Ordinance 17-O-1152. This legislation makes the possession of marijuana under one ounce a non-arrestable offense and lowers the fine to a maximum ticket of $ 75. The mayor has eight days to decide […] Atlanta City Council Votes Unanimously to Decriminalize Marijuana, Heads to Mayor’s Desk | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Marijuana Prohibition Turns 80

Marijuana Prohibition Turns 80

Marijuana Prohibition Turns 80 | NORML Eighty years ago, on October 2, 1937, House Bill 6385: The Marihuana Tax Act was enacted as law. The Act for the first time imposed federal criminal penalties on activities specific to the possession, production, and sale of cannabis – thus ushering in the modern era of federal prohibition. “The ongoing enforcement of marijuana prohibition […] Marijuana Prohibition Turns 80 | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Atlanta Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance

Atlanta Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance

Atlanta Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance | NORML ATLANTA, GA — The Atlanta City Council unanimously voted to pass Ordinance 1700-1152 on Monday, decriminalizing marijuana possession offenses within the city. This measure amends the local law so that the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana is punishable by a $ 75 fine — no arrest, jail time, or criminal arrest record. Annually, over […] Atlanta Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Vermont Marijuana Advisory Commission to Hold First Meeting Thursday

Vermont Marijuana Advisory Commission to Hold First Meeting Thursday

Vermont Marijuana Advisory Commission to Hold First Meeting Thursday | Marijuana Policy Project MONTPELIER, VT — On Thursday, the inaugural meeting of the commission created by Gov. Phil Scott to make recommendations relative to marijuana regulation in Vermont will take place in Waterbury. The Marijuana Advisory Commission was created through executive order after Gov. Scott vetoed a popular bill that would have made marijuana legal for adults in the […] Vermont Marijuana Advisory Commission to Hold First Meeting Thursday | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Study Finds Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Drive Increased Use, But Vice Versa

Study Finds Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Drive Increased Use, But Vice Versa

Study Finds Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Drive Increased Use, But Vice Versa | Phillip Smith Marijuana legalization is not the cause of increased marijuana use nationwide, a new study finds. Instead it’s the other way around: Marijuana legalization reflects increased acceptance of marijuana. In the study, published this month in the journal Addiction, researchers from the Public Health Institute’s Alcohol Research Group examined 30 years’ worth of data from National […] Study Finds Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Drive Increased Use, But Vice Versa | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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The Marijuana ‘Gateway’ Theory Is A Fallacy

The Marijuana ‘Gateway’ Theory Is A Fallacy

The Marijuana ‘Gateway’ Theory Is A Fallacy | NORML Scientific evidence does not support claims that marijuana experimentation often serves as a ‘gateway’ to the use of other substances, particularly cocaine and heroin, according to a report issued by the Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives at SUNY New Paltz. The report rejects allegations that cannabis use uniquely makes persons susceptible to the use of other illicit substances, […] The Marijuana ‘Gateway’ Theory Is A Fallacy | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Marijuana Advocates Urge Rhode Island Study Commission to Stick to Fact-Finding

Marijuana Advocates Urge Rhode Island Study Commission to Stick to Fact-Finding

Marijuana Advocates Urge Rhode Island Study Commission to Stick to Fact-Finding | Marijuana Policy Project Debate on regulating marijuana “should take place in the General Assembly among legislators elected by the people” PROVIDENCE, RI — Rhode Island House Speaker Mattiello announced his appointments to the marijuana study commission on Wednesday, completing the appointment process and clearing the way for the committee to begin gathering information on how legal marijuana is […] Marijuana Advocates Urge Rhode Island Study Commission to Stick to Fact-Finding | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Drug Arrests; Marijuana Arrests Both Up Last Year, FBI Reports

Drug Arrests; Marijuana Arrests Both Up Last Year, FBI Reports

Drug Arrests; Marijuana Arrests Both Up Last Year, FBI Reports | Phillip Smith Despite spreading marijuana legalization and despite a growing desire for new directions in drug policy, the war on drugs continues unabated. According to the FBI’s latest Uniform Crime Report, released Monday, overall drug arrests actually increased last year to 1.57 million, a jump of 5.63% over 2015. The increase includes marijuana arrests, which jumped by […] Drug Arrests; Marijuana Arrests Both Up Last Year, FBI Reports | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Legal Marijuana Industry Responsible for 150,000 Full Time Jobs

Legal Marijuana Industry Responsible for 150,000 Full Time Jobs | NORML SEATTLE, WA — The legal cannabis industry is responsible for the creation of an estimated 150,000 full-time jobs, according to state-by-state data compiled by the online content provider Leafly.com. Their analysis identified 149,304 full-time jobs supported by the legal marijuana industry. Not all of the jobs included in the tally involved direct contact with the plant, as ancillary […] Legal Marijuana Industry Responsible for 150,000 Full Time Jobs | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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American Legion’s National Commander Calls Out VA Secretary Shulkin

American Legion’s National Commander Calls Out VA Secretary Shulkin

American Legion’s National Commander Calls Out VA Secretary Shulkin | Justin Strekal For more than a year, The American Legion has been calling on the federal government – and specifically the Veterans Affairs Department – to support research into the therapeutic benefits of cannabis in treating veterans with PTSD. Many veterans, especially Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans, have told both the Legion and NORML that they have […] American Legion’s National Commander Calls Out VA Secretary Shulkin | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Pennsylvania Democratic Party Adopts Marijuana Legalization Into Policy Platform

Pennsylvania Democratic Party Adopts Marijuana Legalization Into Policy Platform

Pennsylvania Democratic Party Adopts Marijuana Legalization Into Policy Platform | Justin Strekal Earlier this month, citing racism, bigotry, and mass-incarceration, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party adopted a resolution to “support Democratic candidates and policies which promote the full repeal of cannabis prohibition by its removal from the Controlled Substances Act, and to support the creation of new laws which regulate it in a manner similar to other culturally […] Pennsylvania Democratic Party Adopts Marijuana Legalization Into Policy Platform | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Marijuana Exposure Associated With Improved Immunity in HIV Patients

Marijuana Exposure Associated With Improved Immunity in HIV Patients

Marijuana Exposure Associated With Improved Immunity in HIV Patients | NORML PETERSBURG, VA — Patients with HIV who test positive for past cannabis exposure possess significantly higher CD4+ and CD8+ counts than do those patients who test negative for the substance, according to data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. CD4+ and CD8+ cells are a subtype of white blood cells that assist in the immune process. A team […] Marijuana Exposure Associated With Improved Immunity in HIV Patients | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended

Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended

Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended | NORML WASHINGTON, DC — President Donald Trump reached an agreement late last week with Congressional leadership to enact a three-month continuing resolution that maintains present federal spending levels and priorities through December 8, 2017. 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 […] Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Study: Trauma Patients Report Marijuana Helps Reduce Opioid Use

Study: Trauma Patients Report Marijuana Helps Reduce Opioid Use

Study: Trauma Patients Report Marijuana Helps Reduce Opioid Use | NORML BOSTON, MA — Patients who have used medical cannabis following musculoskeletal injury report that it relieves pain symptoms and reduces their level of opioid intake, according to survey data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. Harvard Medical School investigators surveyed 500 patients at a pair of orthopedic outpatient clinics. Of those respondents who acknowledged […] Study: Trauma Patients Report Marijuana Helps Reduce Opioid Use | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Surprise! House Votes to Curb Sessions’ Asset Forfeiture Revival

Surprise! House Votes to Curb Sessions’ Asset Forfeiture Revival

Surprise! House Votes to Curb Sessions’ Asset Forfeiture Revival | Phillip Smith WASHINGTON, DC — In a surprise move, the House voted virtually unanimously Tuesday to curb federal asset forfeitures, a slap in the face to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Sessions had reinstated a federal civil asset forfeiture program that allowed state and local law enforcement to evade state forfeiture restrictions by handing their cases over to […] Surprise! House Votes to Curb Sessions’ Asset Forfeiture Revival | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Roger Stone Yanked as Cannabis Conference Keynoter

Roger Stone Yanked as Cannabis Conference Keynoter

Roger Stone Yanked as Cannabis Conference Keynoter | Phillip Smith Long-time Republican political trickster and Donald Trump advisor Roger Stone’s gig as the keynote speaker at Los Angeles and Boston marijuana expos has been canceled after news of his participation roiled the cannabis community. The Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) had selected the white-haired provocatuer to address the two pot business conferences after […] Roger Stone Yanked as Cannabis Conference Keynoter | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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Congress Passes Three Month Budget Continuation; Marijuana Protections Included

Congress Passes Three Month Budget Continuation; Marijuana Protections Included

Congress Passes Three Month Budget Continuation; Marijuana Protections Included | NORML In a quick deal between President Trump and Congress, a three-month budget continuing resolution will be in effect until December 8, 2017, maintaining current spending levels. While this seems mundane (it is), it is important for marijuana policy because it guarantees a temporary extension of the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer protections for lawful medical marijuana programs from Attorney […] Congress Passes Three Month Budget Continuation; Marijuana Protections Included | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic ...
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