Will harvesting hemp aid in the American green collar jobs movement? Products made from hemp grown in Canada, China and Eastern Europe (where it’s legal) amounted to $300 million in annual retail sales in North America last year. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains hemp's appeal.
Here are three great reasons that hemp cultivation should be legal in the United States: food, health and shelter.
Uruguay has authorized industrial hemp cultivation on an experimental basis. The South American country’s officials want to know how the crop responds to Uruguayan soil and its productive capacities before authorizing nationwide cultivation.
Oregon becomes the sixth state to make hemp legal to produce, trade and possess.
Celebrate hemp, one of Mother Nature's most useful plants, during Hemp History Week. This versatile, multi-purpose plant has a rich history in the United States. Unfortunately, it's now illegal to grow it here.
Researchers at the University of Bath are all set to test the efficiency of the HemPod, a building made from a hemp-lime composite.
Tradical Hempcrete, a concrete-like substance made from hemp and lime, is used in two Asheville, North Carolina, homes.
California’s Proposition 19, which would make it legal for adults to possess and grow marijuana, could also bring back industrial hemp, a multibillion dollar industry, to the United States.
Farmers in northern Michigan urge county officials to support hemp farming.
Shortages and soaring cotton prices have prompted U.S. farmers to plant more cotton and less food. Hemp is much more versatile and less resource-intensive to grow. Unfortunately, outdated U.S. laws prohibit its production.
CRAiLAR, a new fiber made from hemp stalks, could revolutionize the sustainable fabrics industry by bringing down the cost of organic textiles.
To protest the ban on hemp farming, six hemp activists symbolically planted hemp seeds on the lawn of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Canadian car manufacturers have developed an electric vehicle with a body made from hemp fiber.
Hemp can be made into a wide variety of products, including fashionable, functional clothing.
Marley Audio Electronics collection, which debuted last week, showcases premium, eco-conscious manufacturing and materials, including hemp.
Stackable chairs made from molded hemp represent a breakthrough in using the versatile, renewable fiber.
A new Facebook group, “I Want to Grow Hemp Like George Washington,” connects supporters of hemp reform and lets them share their views on hemp production in the United States.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains how hemp, a renewable resource, can aid in building zero-carbon homes.
Cap off your Hemp History Week celebrations by making hemp soap. Hemp oil contains essential fatty acids and poly-unsaturated fatty acids known for their excellent emollient and lubricating properties.
If the DEA can't tell the difference between hemp and marijuana plants, says a former Kentucky governor, how can it distinguish between powdered sugar and cocaine? Hempsters: Plant the Seed is a must-see movie that gives pro-hemp activists a voice.
A naturally absorbent fiber, hemp could help clean up the BP oil spill in the Gulf Coast.
A bill that would make hemp production legal in California would create jobs and opportunities in the financially strapped state.
As scandalous as it once seemed to be, the Hemp Lip Protector at The Body Shop isn't that crazy
Navitas Naturals is adding Blueberry Hemp to their award-winning line of organic Navitas Power Snacks. Blueberry Hemp Navitas Power Snacks provide a diversity of the most nutrient-dense organic superfoods and organic seeds, fruits and nuts.
Choose chemical-free organic bedding to start off the new year with healthy rest in a healthy bedroom.
Keep things sexy with all-natural, non-toxic ‘XTC Get Wet,’ the first personal lubricant of its kind.
If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to use more green products, check out Twist’s line of amazing sponges. Not only are they biodegradable, but they’re also free of dyes and made from all-natural, plant-based materials.