Hemp

n Asheville, N.C., a home built with thick hemp walls was completed this summer and two more are in the works.  Dozens of hemp homes have been built in Europe in the past two decades, but they're new to the United States, says David Madera, co-founder of Hemp Technologies, a company that supplied the mixture of ground-up hemp stalks, lime and water.

Hemp Homes Are Cutting Edge Of Green Building

Hemp is turning a new leaf. The plant fiber, used to make the sails that took Christopher Columbus' ships to the New World, is now a building material. In Asheville, N.C., a home built with thick hemp walls was completed this summer and two more are in the works.  Dozens of hemp homes have been … Read the full article...

All industrial hemp does is produce seeds and fiber that can be used in making clothing, food, beverages, paper, plastics, building supplies and fuel.

Tarter: Value Of Hemp Grows In Illinois

ILLINOIS:  Medical marijuana has made plenty of headlines across Illinois this year as various interests scurry to serve as production and distribution facilities. Lost in the shuffle is an update on industrial hemp in this state. That’s the non-sexy little brother in the cannabis family that … Read the full article...

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Events

“People will be out and about already, so we might as well accommodate the people that are out taking on Black Friday already,” Taggart says.

Marijuana Dispensaries Are Celebrating Black Friday, Too

WASHINGTON: For shoppers of age in Colorado and Washington state, the most novel deal this Black Friday isn’t a gadget like the iPhone 6. If what they’re looking for is relaxation, they’re in luck: For their first Black Friday ever, recreational marijuana dispensaries in those states are offering some great deals on weed. “This is one of … Read the full article...

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