Hemp For Victory!

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Hemp Resources

"Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity," by Renee Johnson, Specialist in Agricultural Policy for the Congressional Research Service. July 24, 2013. Comprehensive report covering all aspects of hemp.

"Hemp Agronomy 101," by Hemp Oil of Canada, inc. 2006. Informative two page flyer.       

"Alberta Hemp Cost of Production & Market Assessment," by Serecon Management Consulting, Inc for Alberta Agricultural and Rural Development, Economics and Competitiveness Division. March 2012. Feasibility study of Alberta’s industrial hemp industry value chain, including primary production and processing.

"Industrial Hemp Specialty Crop Fact Sheet," by British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture and Food. September 1999. Comprehensive, albeit dated Fact Sheet documenting many aspects of the hemp plant.

"Why Industrial Hemp?" by Vote Hemp, Inc. One page overview of the many uses of industrial hemp. 

Hemp Chapter, Drug War Facts. Comprehensive listing of hemp-related facts along with linked source documents to support them.

Hemp Videos

Hemp for Victory - Entire Film - US Government asks farmers to grow it
Video posted on YouTube by avideo4u

Produced by the US Government in 1942...Interesting to learn that Dupont Chemical funded the anti- hemp / marijuana effort. This is because they had patents on new synthetic fibers and Hemp had a new machine that would put them out of business if hemp were to be used for clothes.

Bringing It Home: A New Hemp Documentary Trailer
Video posted on YouTube by bringingithomemovie

A preview of the feature documentary BRINGING IT HOME by Linda Booker and Blaire Johnson. Learn more at www.bringingithomemovie.com (©2013/50 min/filmed in HD) A father's search to find the healthiest building materials leads him to the completion of the nation's first hemp house.

TEDxCapeTown: Tony Budden - Hemp Educate Innovate Cultivate
Video posted on YouTube by TEDxTalks

Tony promotes the use of industrial hemp as a sustainable and eco-friendly solution. Hemp can provide jobs, housing, nutrition and much more while saving energy, trees, agro-chemicals, water and Earth. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

 Hemp Facts

(definition)  "Industrial hemp is classified under the genus Cannabis.37 Marijuana and industrial hemp derive from different portions of the plant popularly known as the hemp plant.38 The plant is designated as Cannabis sativa in the Linnaean system of botanical classification (Cannabis sativa L.)39 Generally, the flower or leaves of the hemp plant are the portions of the plant that produce the drug marijuana, whereas the stalk produces the industrial products.40"

Source: Duppong, Thomas A., "Industrial Hemp: How the Classification of Industiral Hemp as Marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act Has Caused the Dream of Growing Industrial Hemp in North Dakota to Go up in Smoke," North Dakota Law Review (Grand Forks, ND: University of North Dakota School of Law, 2009) Vol. 85, No. 2, p. 407. http://www.votehemp.com/PDF/85NDLR403.pdf

(definition) "Industrial hemp and marijuana are different varieties of the same species, Cannabis sativa L. Marijuana typically contains 3 to 15 percent of the psychoactive ingredient delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on a dry-weight basis, while industrial hemp contains less than 1 percent. However, the two varieties are indistinguishable by appearance. In the United States, Cannabis sativa is classified as a Schedule I controlled substance, regardless of its narcotic content, under the Controlled Substances Act as amended. Since 1990, varieties containing less than 0.3 percent THC have been legalized in Great Britain, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Canada and Australia legalized hemp production in 1998. In other countries, such as China, Russia, and Hungary, hemp production was never outlawed."

Source: United States Department of Agriculture, "Industrial Hemp in the United States: Status and Market Potential" (Washington, DC: January 2000), p. iii. http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/328262/ages001e_1_.pdf 

(definition - hemp vs. marijuana)  "Marijuana and hemp come from the same species of plant, Cannabis sativa, but from different varieties or cultivars. However, hemp is genetically different and is distinguished by its use and chemical makeup.2

"Hemp, also called “industrial hemp,”3 refers to cannabis varieties that are primarily grown as an agricultural crop (such as seeds and fiber, and byproducts such as oil, seed cake, hurds) and is characterized by plants that are low in THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, marijuana’s primary psychoactive chemical). THC levels for hemp are generally less than 1%.

"Marijuana refers to the flowering tops and leaves of psychoactive cannabis varieties, which are grown for their high content of THC. Marijuana’s high THC content is primarily in the flowering tops and to a lesser extent in the leaves. THC levels for marijuana are much higher than for hemp, and are reported to average about 10%; some sample tests indicate THC levels reaching 20%-30%, or greater."4

Source: Johnson, Renée, "Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity," Congressional Research Service, (Washington, DC: Library of Congress, December 22, 2010), pp. 1-2. http://www.votehemp.com/PDF/CRS_Hemp_Report_5.pdf

(differences  - hemp vs. marijuana)  Although opponents of hemp production claim that hemp fields will be used to hide marijuana fields, this is unlikely because, "Hemp is grown quite differently from marijuana. Moreover, it is harvested at a different time than marijuana. Finally, cross-pollination between hemp plants and marijuana plants would significantly reduce the potency of the marijuana plant. "

Source: West, David P, "Hemp and Marijuana: Myths and Realities" (Madison, WI: North American Industrial Hemp Council, 1998), p. 4. http://www.naihc.org/hemp_information/content/hemp.mj.html