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Hemp, Inc.

December 01, 2015 04:30 ET

National Hemp Association (NHA) Introduces Hemp, Inc. as Its Newest Gold Member

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Dec 1, 2015) - Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP) announced today that it has become the newest member of one of the most proactive organizations in the industrial hemp industry, the National Hemp Association. As a Gold member, Hemp, Inc. will be able to reach more hemp businesses with multi-channel exposure. The National Hemp Association (NHA) is a mission-driven, non-profit organization "dedicated to the re-birth of industrial hemp in America which helps connect farmers, processors, manufactures, researchers, investors and policy makers to accelerate the growth of this important industry in the United States."

NHA also launched a Federal Campaign on Veteran's Day (Nov. 11, 2015) to legalize industrial hemp on a Federal level. An American hemp flag, made of industrial hemp grown in Kentucky, was flown over the U.S. Capital in Washington, DC to "celebrate the versatile crop cultivated by our founding fathers and calls attention to how hemp can provide a significant source of jobs for veterans and rural farming families." The Campaign is an effort to "bring hemp back as the major sustainable crop on which our country was founded." Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp, Inc., has committed to helping the NHA with its goal by encouraging other companies and individuals to support the movement and join the National Hemp Association (NHA).

"It's time the laws are changed across the board on a Federal level. I want to encourage others to become a Gold member. This will help raise the capital needed to make this campaign a success," said Perlowin. Click here to join the National Hemp Association.

According to the NHA's press release on Nov. 9, 2015, "Once considered America's most important cash crop, hemp seeds today cannot be transported across state lines and hemp farmers cannot obtain bank accounts or get crop insurance. Industrial hemp is legal in 30 countries around the world. In the U.S., industrial hemp is classified as a Schedule 1 controlled substance (along with narcotics such as heroin and LSD). Advocates hope to restore the industrial hemp industry through passage of the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015 (H.R. 525 and S. 134) which will legally define the difference between hemp and marijuana and will remove hemp from the Controlled Substances Act."

Perlowin said, "By supporting this campaign and becoming a Gold member, you will not only help to legalize industrial hemp on a federal level, but will receive a host of other benefits as well." As a Gold member, benefits include but are not limited to: logo listing with active link on NHA's homepage; logo and clickable link in NHA's monthly email newsletters; free admission to select NHA events; invitations to pre-qualified Hemp business meetings and opportunities; media referrals; two-hour consultation with NHA Political Director; inclusion in NHA's press release; eligible to run for the NHA Board of Directors; opportunities to speak at NHA Events; and, a featured story on NHA's website.

In its goal to reach and educate more people on the industrial hemp industry, Hemp, Inc. CEO Bruce Perlowin gave an interview on Up Close with Chris Tinney on November 25, 2015. In this exclusive interview, Up Close host, Chris Tinney, talked with the Hemp, Inc. CEO during the 34-minute broadcast about how he plans to lead the company into becoming an industrial hemp giant. Perlowin discussed his company's plans going forward in the industrial hemp industry and the impact of new companies entering the industry.

Perlowin also dished on how the legalization of industrial hemp in North Carolina has affected Hemp, Inc. since it owns the country's only commercial decortication plant to be used to process raw hemp material. He also spoke on his support of non-profit organizations (i.e., Keepers of the Wild, Twilight Brigade, Spread Peace USA, and Patch Adams) and his first hemp sale to Hemp Blue, an eco-friendly premium hemp denim line. As mentioned in a previous press release, Hemp Blue is set to be the first company to sell hemp jeans made from hemp grown in the U.S.A.

"This is a very interesting time for the industrial hemp industry and Bruce's perspective is always insightful and informative. He has become one of the biggest benefactors to many nonprofits, having made generous donations to Keepers of the Wild, Twilight Brigade, Spread Peace USA and Patch Adams to build a hospital to name only a few. On this show Bruce shares his vision and deep desire to help people and world around him. His love of business and entrepreneurship comes through but nothing comes through louder than his love of people," said Chris Tinney, host of Up Close with Chris Tinney.

Click here to hear the full interview or download in iTunes.

As mentioned previously, Hemp, Inc. entered into a definitive 5-year term agreement to sell its industrial hemp fiber from its decortication plant in North Carolina to Hemp Blue which will purchase the raw hemp fiber for the production of its hemp denim fabric and manufacture their hemp denim apparel line in the United States all from hemp grown in the United States.

The company's Kickstarter campaign will run through December 5, 2015. According to Hemp Blue's Kickstarter campaign, jeans are not just a pair of pants and hemp is not just another plant. It's a movement. "A great pair of jeans blends comfort, fashion, good looks, and style with a dash of sex appeal."

"Hemp Blue, Inc. is a cutting edge and we applaud them for making a prudent economic decision in signing a long-term contract with Hemp, Inc. to assure their supply of American grown hemp for years to come," said Perlowin. "Support Hemp Blue and Hemp, Inc. by being among the first to own a piece of Hemp Blue's current collection from their Kickstarter campaign. I also encourage you to purchase Hemp, Inc.'s products at Hempify.us."

ABOUT THE NATIONAL HEMP ASSOCIATION

NHA represents hemp farmers, processors, manufacturers, start-up businesses, entrepreneurial endeavors, and retailers and strives to build a viable industrial hemp economy by providing education about the benefits of hemp and providing expert consultation to producers and processors entering the hemp industry.

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UPDATE ON HEMP, INC.'S DECORTICATION LINE

Hemp, Inc. continues to update its shareholders every step of the way. According to its most recent video update (October 19, 2015), the multipurpose industrial hemp processing plant in North Carolina, nestled on 9 acres, is in the final stages of being fully reassembled. The plant will have the ability to vertically integrate growing, decortication, and milling. Not only is it expected to produce millions of dollars in revenue a year from processing kenaf and, later, hemp, it's aligned with Hemp, Inc.'s commitment to the American farmers and to spearheading a new clean, green American Agricultural and Industrial Revolution. Thus far, many of the portable decortication plants also arrived at Hemp, Inc.'s facility. A skilled crew continues to conduct internal assessments of the equipment and has been ensuring every aspect of the Temafa decortication line is prepped for maximum operational efficiency.

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HEMP, INC.'S TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE

Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP) seeks to benefit many constituencies from a "Cultural Creative" perspective, thereby not exploiting or endangering any group. CEO of Hemp, Inc., Bruce Perlowin, is positioning the company as a leader in the industrial hemp industry, with a social and environmental mission at its core. Thus, the publicly traded company believes in "up streaming" a portion of its profits back to its originator, in which some cases will one day be the American farmer -- cultivating natural, sustainable products as an interwoven piece of nature. By Hemp, Inc. focusing on comprehensive investment results -- that is, with respect to performance along the interrelated dimensions of people, planet, and profits -- the triple bottom line approach can be an important tool to support its sustainability goal.

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