Tuesday, July 14, 2015

"In Hemp We Trust" - Media/News HEMP SOLUTIONS Helps Bring Back the "Billion Dollar Crop"

MEDIA/NEWS


Press Release – July 14, 2015

IN HEMP WE TRUST
Hemp Solutions helps bring back the “Billion Dollar Crop”

Grand Rapids, Michigan: Amidst a daily barrage of bad news for the environment, U.S farming, and a still shaky job market, one start-up company is ushering in big change and good news. Hemp Solutions USA officially launches this week. As a raw materials provider of industrial hemp, this company plans to lead the way in the sustainable goods marketplace.
“If you can make it from wood, cotton, plastic, concrete, metal—just about anything—you can probably make it from hemp,” says James Novak, one of Hemp Solutions’ four founding members. “And cultivation not only doesn’t harm the environment and economy, but actually helps it. That’s why our slogan is From the farm, not the forest.” He explains, for example, that one acre of industrial hemp produces four times as much raw material as one acre of trees. Hemp is carbon neutral and removes more carbon dioxide than any other plant. It requires less water than cotton and no pesticides.
Goods made from hemp—including the nutritious seeds and oil—are legal in all 50 states, but the actual farming of this versatile crop is legal in only 23 states, most strictly for research purposes. Hemp has been grown worldwide for thousands of years. It has over 25,000 uses, and none of them have to do with THC. While hemp is a cousin of marijuana, the plant does not bud and has no psychoactive effect.
Although hemp was outlawed in 1937, a 1938 article in Popular Mechanics magazine called hemp “The Billion Dollar Crop” due to its vast applications.
Hemp Solutions launches with a variety of environmentally-friendly, biodegradable products:
Hemp Hurd—for use in large or small animal bedding and construction materials.
Hemp Fiber Grow Mats—multiple sizes for growing micro greens in a natural fiber instead of a petroleum-based/plastic/rubber medium.
Hemp Insulation – Earth-friendly insulation material for construction.
Hemp Tree Disks—for insulation and protection of trees, shrubs, and other plants.
Hemp Tea Blends—Delicious Hemp Infused Premium Teas
While Hemp Solutions has to import most of its raw material for now, as a member of the HIA (Hemp Industries Association), the company looks forward to further supporting local farmers and providing more jobs as hemp legislation continues to change in favor of domestic cultivation. Already, many of the company’s finished products are produced in the U.S. Consumers can shop online, but the company uses its site (hemp-solutions.org) for Education and Community Outreach, as well.
For information contact sales@hemp-solutions.org


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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Texas looking to Industrial Hemp for Solutions in Agriculture! 3-18-2015 Texas House Ag. Committee Hearing


TEXANS LOOKING TO GROW INDUSTRIAL HEMP IN 2015!!!

Please take a moment and listen to the Testimony yesterday on HB-557 & HB-1322 for Industrial Hemp Farming in front of the State of Texas Agriculture Committee in Austin, Texas. Very welcomed by committee members, and good vibes! Thank you to the members of the TXHIA for the hard work on these bills and thank you Representative Joe Farais for filing these bills! Let's Grow Industrial Hemp Texas!

LISTEN TO THE HEARING FROM 3-18-2015.





Derek Cross of  Hemp Solutions and Members of the TXHIA, Christopher Brown, Coleman Hemphill and Sheila Hemphill giving testimony in Austin, Texas to Grow Industrial Hemp In Texas

Industrial Hemp is a Dual purpose crop that provides food, fuel, fibre and many other products.

Industrial Hemp will provide jobs, and help the environment as it grows naturally without the use of pesticides.


Derek Cross of  Hemp Solutions, www.hemp-solutions.org, is a Raw Hemp Materials Provider- Hemp Hurd & Hemp Fibre. Hemp Solutions is looking to establish large commercial hemp farming, future processing / manufacturing jobs for the state of Texas!



Saturday, February 28, 2015

Texas State representative files bill to legalize hemp for research/ Hemp Solutions would like to call Texas their, "Hemp-Quarters" to provide processing, jobs and to give Texas farmers another healthier crop choice.




Hemp Solution's Director, Derek Cross, along with TXHIA, went to meet with State Representatives in Austin, TX on Feb.19, 2015. State Representative, Joe Farias from District 118 supports Industrial Hemp for Texas! Big things are on the way for America and Hemp Solutions is here to make it happen.


Hemp Solutions, is a Supplier of  Raw Hemp Materials (hemp hurd/shiv, Fibre, Insulation) for HempCrete Homes, Animal Bedding, Construction Materials, Insulation, and Raw Hemp Fibre to mention a few.  Hemp Solutions would like to call Texas their "Hemp-Quarters" to provide processing, jobs and to give Texas farmers another healthier crop choice aiding in better soil qualities, lessening water consumption a simple solution to erosion. Industrial hemp is known to be a drought resistant crop, and can actually survive a light frost.


Derek Cross and his partner in Colorado are Industrial Hemp Farmers and working on educating others who are interested in growing this vital crop.  If you are interested in bulk raw hemp materials, send Hemp Solutions an email: Info@hemp-solutions.org, or sales@hemp-solutions.org. The website is: www.hemp-solutions.org.


HB 557 – places a University as lead for the research of industrial hemp pilot project as authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
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http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx
HB 1322 – placed TDA as lead for the cultivation of industrial hemp pilot project as authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx
Contact the Texas Department of Agriculture today and let them know we need this crop and the jobs it will bring! http://www.texasagriculture.gov/
Visit our Website for more information about Hemp Farming & Laws in your State - http://hemp-solutions.org/hemp-farming




State representative files bill to legalize hemp for research





SAN ANTONIO -- A state representative from San Antonio filed a bill to legalize hemp for research purposes.


Representative Joe Farias says the U.S. is currently the worlds' number one importer of hemp but is the only industrialized country that does not allow domestic hemp production. Hemp is used in food, clothing, oils and plastics.
Right now, hemp is considered a schedule one substance under federal law, which means it's a substance that has no accepted medical use.

San Antonio rep files bill to legalize hemp
Farias says his bill permits state universities to research how to grow the hemp. He says unlike marijuana, hemp produces low amounts of THC, which is the ingredient in marijuana that gets you high.
"If you want to get a high off of one of these, you have to smoke a joint the size of a telephone poll within 15 minutes," said Farias.
Farias says roughly 20 states are already in the process of legalizing hemp. He says he's already received support from the farming community in Texas should his bill move forward.


Derek Cross, Coleman Hemphill, Sheila Rice Hemphill, Henry Valles and Christopher Brown at Texas State Capitol.
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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Bill Aims To End Federal Ban On U.S. Hemp Production

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Health Benefits of Drinking Hemp Tea- Colorado Hemp Tea is the Healthier Beverage Choice!



                  Colorado Hemp Tea benefits 

 

Hemp leaves have a similar phenolic profile as green tea plus elemental nutrients such as magnesium and iron. Hemp Tea also contains useful CBN and CBD, a non-psychoactive Cannabinoid, which are also present in cannabis.


Tea is an ancient drink originating... in Asia. Most alternative foods and medicines are not immediately accepted by the medical community as being valid, and there has been debate regarding the benefits of their uses. Hemp tea has not escaped this alternative stigma, but many others swear by its ability to improve digestion, lower blood pressure and increase energy. Additionally, hemp tea has been linked to weight loss, blood sugar control and the lowering of cholesterol. Results have been known to vary from individual to individual, adding to the complicated debate between believers and skeptics.

Teas have been used for thousands of years for medicinal and social purposes, originating in the eastern hemisphere and gaining popularity in the west. Although disputes over the benefits of teas will likely continue until conclusive evidence presents itself, few tea enthusiasts would argue that a hot cup of tea is an enjoyable way to bring people together and ease the mind. Hemp tea is a unique form of this traditional beverage, but when consumed with ingredients that make it personally enjoyable, it can a great social medium to bring people together in a natural and healthy way. www.coloradohemptea.com- Order Today!!!




Colorado Hemp Tea has that subtle smokey flavor that makes you go Ummmm!!!



(Colorado Hemp Tea Co-Founder, Derek Cross pictured with Caren Kershner from Colorado Industrial Hemp Coalition Harvesting at the Loflin Farms in Springfield, CO 2014)


(Colorado Hemp Tea is Hand Picked and Processed for Supreme Quality Taste and Flavor, Grown Commercially in Colorado and contains No THC.)
(Harvest Time)




This is the root of the Industrial Hemp Plant harvested in Boulder, CO. Industrial Hemp uses less water to grow, while holding the soil in place adding vital nutrients to the soil with out apply nasty pesticides. Time to treat the soil right. Texas, Oklahoma, Dust-Bowls can be pr...evented if we take the measures to hold the soil in place. Industrial Hemp grows between 90-120 days and produces 2-4x's more fiber than cotton, it is the Strongest Fiber known to man! Hemp is a great for soil Phytoremediation #Phytoremediation #Hemp #Texas #Oklahoma #HempFarming #Soil #HempRoot #Earth #Colorado #SoilErosion #Clean #TheTimeIsNow #ColoradoHempTea /// Industrial Hemp Root, harvested Oct. 7, 2014 after the 2014 Hemp Awards & Festival in Boulder Colorado, Hosted by www.GrowHempColorado.com!




When you purchase Colorado Hemp Tea, you know you are supporting local American farmers bringing back Hemp.  We Thank you for your Support!
www.coloradohemptea.com


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Effects of Marijuana on the Body Marijuana comes from the Cannabis plant

The Effects of Marijuana on the Body Marijuana comes from the Cannabis plant. The flowers, seeds, leaves, and stems of the plant must be shredded and dried before they can be used. Most people who use marijuana smoke it, but it can be mixed into food, brewed into tea, or even used in a vaporizer. One of the ingredients in marijuana is a mind-altering chemical called delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). When you inhale marijuana smoke into your lungs, it is quickly released into your bloodstream on its way to your brain and other organs. It takes a little longer to be absorbed when you eat or drink it.
        The effects of marijuana on the body are immediate. Longer-term effects may depend on how you take it, how much you take, and how often you use it. Since its use has long been illegal in the United States, large-scale studies have been difficult to manage. In recent years, the medicinal properties of marijuana are gaining acceptance in mainstream America. Medical marijuana is now legal in 23 states and the District of Columbia. THC and another ingredient called cannabidol (CBD) are the main substances of therapeutic interest. National Institutes of Health-funded research into the possible medicinal uses of THC and CBD is ongoing. In addition to medicinal use, recent legislation has made marijuana a legal recreational drug in Colorado and Washington State. With the potential for increased recreational use, knowing the effects that marijuana can have on your body is as important as ever. Like tobacco smoke, marijuana smoke contains a mixture of toxic chemicals and carcinogens that can irritate your lungs in the short term and potentially lead to long-term problems. Read more. If you smoke often, you’re likely to cough and produce a lot of phlegm.
 Read more. Frequent smoking can irritate your bronchial passages and increase your risk of developing bronchial infection.
Read more. THC may interfere with tumor growth as it is carried throughout your body in your bloodstream.
Read more. Smoking marijuana causes an almost immediate increase in your heartbeat that can last for hours.
Read more. Those red eyes are caused by the chemical THC, which makes the blood vessels in your eyes expand.
Read more. Marijuana triggers the brain to release dopamine, giving you a “high” and affecting your sensory perception.
Read more. Changes in your hippocampus affect your ability to form fresh memories.
Read more. THC alters the way you process information, so your judgment skills may be off.
Read more. Balance and coordination are affected by marijuana, and your reflexes may be slower than usual.
Read more. Marijuana can lower pressure within the eyes and relieve symptoms of glaucoma for a short time.
Read more. Babies whose mothers use marijuana while pregnant may develop memory and concentration problems.
Read more. Marijuana may temporarily relieve inflammation and provide relief from pain.
Read more. A small percentage of marijuana users develop an addiction and have temporary withdrawal symptoms when they stop.
Read more. Marijuana smoke may burn your mouth and throat.
Read more. Marijuana stimulates the appetite, which can be useful for people being treated for cancer or AIDS. Read more. Marijuana can ease nausea and vomiting.
 Read more. THC might harm the immune system, making you more vulnerable to illness.
Read more. Lung Irritation Bronchitis Accelerated Heartbeat A Dose of Dopamine Impaired Judgment Glaucoma Relief Pain Relief Burning Mouth Settled Stomach Phlegmy Cough In the Bloodstream Red Eyes Memory Problems Slowed Reaction Time Trouble for the Immature Brain Withdrawal The Munchies Defense Goes Down When you smoke marijuana, there’s an almost immediate effect on your brain, sense of perception, and heart rate. There may be long-term effects as well. The Effects of Marijuana on the Body Marijuana comes from the Cannabis plant. The flowers, seeds, leaves, and stems of the plant must be shredded and dried before they can be used. Most people who use marijuana smoke it, but it can be mixed into food, brewed into tea, or even used in a vaporizer. One of the ingredients in marijuana is a mind-altering chemical called delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). When you inhale marijuana smoke into your lungs, it is quickly released into your bloodstream on its way to your brain and other organs. It takes a little longer to be absorbed when you eat or drink it. The effects of marijuana on the body are immediate. Longer-term effects may depend on how you take it, how much you take, and how often you use it. Since its use has long been illegal in the United States, large-scale studies have been difficult to manage. In recent years, the medicinal properties of marijuana are gaining acceptance in mainstream America. Medical marijuana is now legal in 23 states and the District of Columbia. THC and another ingredient called cannabidol (CBD) are the main substances of therapeutic interest. National Institutes of Health-funded research into the possible medicinal uses of THC and CBD is ongoing. In addition to medicinal use, recent legislation has made marijuana a legal recreational drug in Colorado and Washington State. With the potential for increased recreational use, knowing the effects that marijuana can have on your body is as important as ever.
   Respiratory System Much like tobacco smoke, marijuana smoke is made up of a variety of toxic chemicals that can irritate your bronchial passages and lungs. If you’re a regular smoker, you’re more likely to wheeze, cough, and produce phlegm. You’re also at increased risk of bronchitis and lung infections. Marijuana may aggravate existing respiratory illnesses like asthma and cystic fibrosis. Marijuana smoke contains carcinogens. It has the potential to elevate your risk of developing lung cancer. However, studies on the subject have had mixed results. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), there is no conclusive evidence that marijuana smoke causes lung cancer. More research is needed.
   Circulatory System THC moves from your lungs into your bloodstream and throughout your body. Within minutes, your heart rate may increase by 20 to 50 beats per minute, according to the NIDA. That rapid heartbeat can continue for up to three hours. For people with heart disease, this faster heartbeat could raise the risk of heart attack. One of the telltale signs of recent marijuana use is bloodshot eyes. They look red because marijuana causes blood vessels in the eyes to expand or dilate. Marijuana may help stop the growth of blood vessels that feed cancerous tumors.
   Central Nervous System When you inhale marijuana smoke into your lungs, it doesn’t take long for THC to enter your bloodstream. From there, it is quickly transported to your brain and the rest of your organs. When you get marijuana from food or drink, it is absorbed a little more slowly. THC triggers your brain to release large amounts of dopamine, a naturally occurring “feel good” chemical. That’s what gives you a pleasant “high.” It may heighten your sensory perception, as well as your perception of time. In the hippocampus, THC changes the way you process information, so your judgment may be impaired. It may also be difficult to form new memories when you’re high. Changes also take place in the cerebellum and basal ganglia, upsetting your balance, coordination, and reflex response. All those changes mean that it’s not safe to drive. Very large doses of marijuana or high concentrations of THC can cause hallucinations or delusions. According to the NIDA, there may be an association between marijuana use and some mental health problems like depression and anxiety, but more research is needed to understand the connection. In people who have schizophrenia, marijuana use can make symptoms worse. When you come down from the high, you may be tired or feel a bit depressed. In some people, marijuana can cause anxiety. About nine percent of marijuana users develop an addiction, according to the NIDA. Symptoms of withdrawal may include irritability, insomnia, and loss of appetite. In young people whose brains are not yet fully developed, marijuana can have a lasting impact on thinking and memory skills. If you use marijuana when pregnant, it can affect the brain of your unborn baby. Your child may be more prone to trouble with memory, concentration, and problem-solving skills. THC can lower pressure in the eyes, which can ease symptoms of glaucoma for a few hours. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, more research is needed to understand the active ingredients in marijuana and whether or not it’s a good treatment for glaucoma. The pharmacologic effect of marijuana extends throughout the central nervous system. It is thought to ease pain and inflammation. It may also be of use in controlling spasms and seizures.
  Digestive System Smoking marijuana can cause stinging or burning in your mouth and throat. When you take oral THC, it is processed in your liver. Marijuana can ease nausea and vomiting. It can also increase appetite, which can be useful to people living with cancer or AIDS.
  Immune System Some research indicates that THC affects the immune system. Studies involving animals showed that THC might damage the immune system, making you more vulnerable to illness. Further research is needed.     Recommended for You - See more at: http://www.healthline.com/health/addiction/marijuana/effects-on-body#sthash.5BtSKGB5.dpuf