Hemp History Week 2015 is rolling along nicely.  Part of hemp history week involves talking about the potential benefits of hemp in America today, but American Hemp history goes back to the very start of colonization.  In fact, the pilgrims brought hemp with them, and not just in...

Imagine a pristine, pastoral european environment.  Mist rising off of lush green fields.   What does this lovely scene have to do with your diet?  If you listen to anything that recent reports on nutrition and diet have to say–potentially a lot.  That’s because these beautiful...

Hemp History week is officially underway.  In honor of that we would like to take a look at the ancient hemp. What is the history of hemp?  Lets take a look at 4 ways ancient people used hemp: [caption id="" align="alignright" width="315"] Archaeological digs like this uncover...

As the push for hemp legalization grows nationwide, national Hemp History Week officially kicks off on Monday, June 1. This celebration will be host to more than 1,100 hemp-oriented events as well as seven days of awareness-raising all across the United States.Hemp History Week is the brainchild of Vote...

The Marijuana Business Conference and Expo is currently underway in Chicago.  It is the largest and oldest business to business cannabis trade show in the country.  This year Hempmeds is proud to be a part of the expo as a premier sponsor.[caption id="attachment_7150" align="alignright" width="225"]...

Some time ago demographers Gianni Pes and Michel Poulain were conducting a study regarding longevity in Italy, they noticed that there was an area in Sardinia that had an unusual amount of male centenarians. The scientists circled this area with a blue highlighter, and the...

Recently, there has been some hemp controversy in both the Air Force and Army. The issue has arisen over the use hemp seeds in a popular type of protein bar.[caption id="" align="alignright" width="192"] The protein bar currently causing controversy[/caption]Kind fruit and nut bars are a...

Hemp’s beautiful green head keeps popping up in the most unlikely places.  From unorthodox shoes, to high fashion, to Astronaut's food. Check out some of the unorthodox applications of the versatility of hemp here.Lets start from the bottom.  Vibram is known for their ultra-light running shoes....

4/20 just happened.  For those who are unfamiliar, 420 is a holiday for Cannabis users. It started as a small group of friends meeting up-and has turned into a global movement.  As we move in to May, another sort of global movement is growing.  That...

What is the history of Earth Day?  Earth Day was born in the wake of a disaster. In 1969 in . 6 miles off the shore of Santa Barbara, California sat Union Oil’s platform A. It was situated atop of the  Dos Cuadras Offshore Oil Field. On January 28, 1969 platform A was drilling a fifth well from their location. When they struck their final depth there was an explosion of natural gas. Due to inadequate piping, this blow-out caused what was at the time the largest oil spill in US history.

As the states lead the way toward ending prohibition, there has been more movement at the federal level against the prohibition of Marijuana-at least for medical purposes.[caption id="attachment_6700" align="alignright" width="365"] From left: Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Kirsten Gilibrand (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)[/caption]Three...

Recently, the Kannaway Blog has been reporting on bills that were introduced in the Senate and House at a federal level. But the real battle for industrial hemp is happening at the state level.  Currently 20 states have passed resolutions for industrial hemp pilot programs per the...

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