SOURCE: Hemp, Inc.

Hemp, Inc.

August 29, 2017 08:42 ET

UPDATE - The Hemp University's Art & Science of CBD Oil Announced by Hemp, Inc.

SPRING HOPE, NC--(Marketwired - Aug 29, 2017) - Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP) is pleased to announce The Hemp University will hold its 4th educational symposium entitled: The Hemp Oil Event (The Art & Science of CBD Oil) on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 8:30am - 5:00pm. The event will be held at the Peachtree Hills Country Club, 3512 Peachtree Hills Road, Spring Hope, NC 27882.

The educational symposium, The Art & Science of CBD Oil, will bring attendees up to speed on all business and scientific aspects of Industrial Hemp CBD cannabinoids by disseminating current, reliable information that continues to shape the revolutionary CBD market. Attendees will also get a chance to go to Hemp, Inc.'s 70,000 square foot multipurpose industrial hemp decortication facility for the first live public demonstration of its Supercritical CO2 Extraction System using North Carolina-grown CBD industrial hemp. Representatives from NuAxon Bioscience will be on hand for those interested in purchasing their own CBD extraction system.

Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP), said, "We are really excited about this particular educational symposium. This will be our 4th one. The first 3 were a tremendous success. We have been inundated with inquiries since we first launched 'The Hemp University' and each one has been a sold out event with fantastic reviews. This is a part of the 'hemp educational infrastructure' and one way we are contributing to making America great again is by making America hemp again and by teaching farmers and landowners how to create a profitable income stream by maximizing their per-acre crop revenue."

The upcoming educational symposium, The Art & Science of CBD Oil, is designed to "support your understanding on how CBD works, how it is extracted, and how to sell it through all stages including the handling of important operational processes." The objective of this class is to help accelerate success achieved while at the same time saving time and money by avoiding costly mistakes.

Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP) has secured an outstanding lineup of speakers who include: Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp, Inc. (NC); Janel Ralph (SC); Erick Lawson (OR); Dr. Bruck (NC); Harold Avery (NC); Justin Hamilton (NC); Tiffany Fess (WV); and more.

Bruce Perlowin will be speaking on his vision on bringing back the small family farm to the American landscape by teaching the economics of how to earn $500,000 per year on that small family hemp farm on as little as 5 acres or less. To see the building of the first working model of this new paradigm small family hemp farm, go to Perlowin's personal Facebook page and scroll down to posts between August 22 and August 25, 2017.

Perlowin continued, "The small family farm has disappeared from the American landscape, however, by showing farmers how to grow high CBD hemp plants, operate a greenhouse and turn a barn into a cloning room to earn $500,000 a year would definitely put the small family farm back on the map. Thus, the small family farm can reappear in the American landscape. After all, the original small family farms in America were able to survive economically by growing hemp as their main cash crop and the first 5 presidents of the United States were all hemp farmers."

Janel Ralph, from South Carolina, is the Owner & CEO of Palmetto Synergistic Research LLC, a South Carolina based company that produces Palmetto Harmony CBD products.

Tiffany Fess, from West Virginia, is currently completing a PhD at West Virginia University in Agricultural Sciences. She is passionate about breeding crops for organic systems and works closely with the Student Organic Seed Symposium (SOSS). She and her business partners started the Green Thumb Health Co, an industrial hemp growing operation in Morgantown, WV. Tiffany has also been an advocate and contributor for all of The Hemp University events and the industry as a whole.

Dr. Robert Bruck is currently Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science at Louisburg College. He was appointed to this position in 2014 following a 35-year career as Alumni Distinguished Professor of Plant Pathology and Environmental Science at North Carolina State University. He is also the Executive Vice President of the Natural Science Center Inc., a private biotechnology company developing natural, organic certified, probiotic micro-organisms now used internationally to promote soil and plant health.

Erik Lawson is an entrepreneur, inventor, and product developer with a 25-year track record of bridging gaps between business developers, engineers, and production floors. In 2015, when the state of Oregon legalized recreational cannabis, Erik saw an opportunity to offer his much needed expertise to the rapidly growing industry. Combining his experience in advanced design and engineering, he has now fully invested his skills in the rapidly evolving cannabis and hemp sectors. Erik's list of accomplishments in the Cannabis and Hemp industry is substantial. He co-founded a hemp and cannabis processing technology company called Aqueous Precision, LLC located in Grants Pass, Oregon. Aqueous Precision's focus is providing end-to-end integrated technology solutions from harvest to wholesale.

Justin Hamilton is CEO of Hempleton Investment Group, Inc., which owns and operates the first Hemp Farmacy, a model hemp store that can be integrated nationally. Hamilton's company focuses on education and awareness of hemp's potential for residents, farmers, patients, entrepreneurs, and future participants in the industrial hemp industry worldwide. He has spent the last decade focused on diversification and rural agricultural development including industrial hemp and innovative Agritourism strategies.

Rick Rainbolt, President of Hemp, Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary, Hemp University, LLC, said, "We want to embolden the farmer to make the right decisions, to partner with the right people, and to most of all seek education as well as spread it. The success of our partners is the success of our company. Our vision is to make a big difference with American farmers by becoming one of the largest industrial hemp producers in the world and collectively build a new clean green American Industrial Hemp revolution." Rainbolt continued, "The Hemp University aspires to help the FARMER be successful in this amazing new industry and for them to demonstrate a substantial profit compared to traditional agricultural commodities."

How It Works will provide, in detail, answers to such questions as:
What is CBD?
Is CBD safe?
How can CBD help me?
How do I use CBDs?
Does CBDs have side effects?

More specifically, attendees will learn what cannabinoids are and how they are linked to the human body, how to safely use CBD oil, the benefits and side effects of using CBD, and the opportunity CBD products offer to those who need pain relief and treatment.

According to www.TheHempUniversity.com "CBD oil can help individuals with more diverse ailments than any other medicine offered by health professionals and has brought significant relief to countless adults and children all over the world. The human body has a system designed just for cannabinoids. Research findings have concluded that this system regulates many bodily functions and even assists the brain with neurogenesis (brain cell production)."

How it's Extracted will provide detailed answers to questions and explore the following topics:
What is extraction?
CO2 Extraction
Ethanol Extraction
Alternative Methods
Cost of Extraction

This session will discuss how cannabinoids are extracted from hemp, the different methods of extraction and the cost and pricing of extraction equipment. Basically, "the process of extraction draws the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids out of the plant material and into concentrated hemp oil. The potency of CBD in your starting plant material will affect the concentration of CBD in your product. The Hemp University will help you find which extraction method is most suitable to your needs whether you are developing a product line or safely extracting for yourself."

Attendees will also hear from NuAxon Bioscience reps on the advantages and disadvantages of extraction processes used in the past and what methods yield the best results.

How to Sell It will provide detailed information on how to:
Frame the Brand's Character
Define the Brand's Identity
Position the Brand's Target
Package the Brand's Optics
Grow the Brand's Reach

Rainbolt says "having a quality product is just as important as having a recognizable name. Your company's product should be able to stand out from the competition and make them ask, what makes their product more desirable and how can I get a client base like theirs. This class will explore the various aspects of creating and maintaining your own brand by setting and meeting your own standard of excellence."

Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP) welcomes attendees to The Hemp University's Hemp Oil Event - The Art and Science of CBD Oil on September 30th, 2017.

To see Hemp, Inc.'s NuAxon Tech CO2 Supercritical Extractor in operation, visit Perlowin's Facebook page and scroll down to the August 16th post. As one of the most transparent public companies in the sector, Bruce Perlowin frequently posts 1-minute video updates of Hemp, Inc.'s processing facility.

HEMP, INC.'S NORTH CAROLINA INDUSTRIAL HEMP HUB
Hemp, Inc.'s 70,000 square foot industrial hemp processing facility, on over 9 acres in Spring Hope, North Carolina, is the only one of this magnitude in North America. It is indeed bound to become the mecca of this new clean green agricultural and industrial American revolution. Based on a variety of factors, Perlowin believes North Carolina is strategically positioned to be the largest hemp producing state in America by 2018. However, Kentucky and West Virginia (where Perlowin is currently traveling visiting hemp growing sites) will join this industrial hemp hub along with Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia. Most of these states were historically considered the hemp hub of America and will be again this time next year.

To see the video of America's largest hemp processing facility and 60-foot silo installation, click here. To see the video of the largest hemp mill in the western hemisphere, click here. To see the Hemp, Inc. mill in operation and processing product, visit Bruce Perlowin's personal Facebook page and scroll down to August 1, 2017.

ABOUT THE "HEMP GROWING, CBD PRODUCING VETERAN VILLAGE KINS COMMUNITIES"
Aligned with Hemp, Inc.'s Triple Bottom Line approach, CEO Bruce Perlowin is exploring the possibilities of developing "Hemp Growing, CBD Producing Veteran Village Kins Communities" in North Carolina, Florida, Kentucky and several other states similar to the 500-acre demonstration community being built in Arizona. He currently has 4,500 acres (and counting) of land north of Kingman, Arizona where he's building a Veteran Village on 500 of those acres that would consist of 160 lots of 2 1/2 acre parcels for Kins Domains (eco-villages). Each parcel would grow 1 acre of hemp as well as having organic gardens, natural beehives, a pond, a living fence and other elements that make up a Kins Domain.

An additional 100 acres of hemp will be grown in each one of these 500-acre communities which will also include a 100,000 square-foot hemp (CBD) processing facility and a 10 acre holistic and learning center designed to treat and retrain veterans. The revenue from fifty of those acres is used to support that community. The revenue from the other fifty acres of hemp will be used to purchase 2 additional 500-acre parcels of land, thus keeping up with the needs of a large number of veterans that exist now and in the future. The eco-friendly "Veteran Village Kins Communities" were inspired by the book series, The Ringing Cedars of Russia (https://www.ringingcedars.com).

Perlowin has since found a way to incorporate it into Hemp, Inc.'s strategy of building hemp growing, CBD-producing "communities" or "villages." The first part of these "Veteran Village Kins Communities" is a "holistic healing and learning center" whose function in each community is to treat, train and re-train our veterans. The prototype Veteran Village Kins Community in Arizona is expected to be completed by late 2017.

Perlowin has been personally creating the Arizona "Veteran Village Kins Community" since 2013 as a solution to America's multifaceted veteran problem. To date, forty-four percent of America's homeless are veterans. Twelve percent of that group are combat woman veterans with children. Twenty-two veterans commit suicide EVERY DAY. Two million veterans are on food stamps. As for the future, 238,000 veterans are leaving the armed services every year, according to Dannion Brinkley, Chairman of the Twilight Brigade.

From rehabilitation to job creation, Perlowin says this model presents a comprehensive holistic solution to those individuals that all Americans owe a great debt of gratitude towards the American veterans. Perlowin expects this model to produce very lucrative revenue for Hemp, Inc., the veterans themselves and the local communities these Kins Communities are built near. "The infrastructure for 'The Hemp Growing, CBD-Producing, Veteran-Village Kins Community,' which takes time to build, is already in place in Arizona. I've been building this infrastructure since 2013 and it can be duplicated for any state," says Perlowin.

To see a series of videos on what a Kins Domain is, visit http://www.kinsdomain.us/. To see the Hemp, Inc. mill in operation and processing product, visit Bruce Perlowin's personal Facebook page and scroll down to August 1, 2017.

UPCOMING HEMP EVENTS

1) Salem Hemp Festival - August 26-27, 2017 - Oregon
2) Industrial Hemp Apprentice Program - September 4 through October 29, 2017 - North Carolina
3) HIA 24th Annual Conference - September 8, 2017 - Kentucky
4) Vermont Hemp Festival - September 9, 2017 - Vermont
5) 4th Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition - September 13-15, 2017 - California
6) The Hemp University - September 30, 2017 - North Carolina
7) Hempfest - September 30, 2017 - Arizona
8) Tiny Hemp Houses - September 15-17, 2017 - Colorado
9) HempX Asheville September 22-23, 2017 in North Carolina
10) Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference - September 24 - 27, 2017 - California
11) Puerto Rico MedCann Biz - October 5-6, 2017 - Puerto Rico
12) Marijuana Business Conference and Expo - November 14 - 17, 2017 - Nevada
13) HHI Expo & Symposium 2017 MCEC Melbourne - December 2-3, 2017 - Australia

UPCOMING HEMP EVENTS (in detail)
1) Salem Hemp Festival (August 26 - 27, 2017) - The Salem Hemp Festival celebrates its third year, and its second at the Oregon State Capitol, on Saturday, August 26th, and Sunday, August 27th, with two days of free entertainment. There will be singer-songwriters playing early each day, reggae musicians later in the day and DJ's and speakers between the musicians. Vendors and food also will be on site. Reggae artists will include Dru Down and Spice 1. For more information on this exciting event, click here.

2) Industrial Hemp Apprentice Program - One week programs from September 4 - October 29, 2017) Hempleton Investment Group, Inc., East Coast Genetics, LLC, The Hemp Farmacy, and NC Hemp will offer a one week apprentice program with hands on experience in all areas of the hemp industry. You will be spending time in each location and in each position through shadowing and actively participating with the leaders in the NC Hemp Industry. Agricultural Conversion model farm tours, getting your hands dirty, will allow you to curb the entry barriers to this industry. For the selected applicants, this opportunity presents a real look into the East Coast Cannabis industry. Dine with the managing partners and the CEO Justin Hamilton of Hempleton Investment Group. Program includes 7 days and 6 nights of lodging and 10-12 hour days, 4 Nights at the NC Hemp Farm Campus and 2 Nights in downtown Wilmington NC.

3) Hemp Industries Association 24th Annual Conference (September 8, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky) The conference will be hosted in Lexington, Kentucky in partnership with the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and University of Kentucky. For more information, visit www.thehia.org.

4) First Annual Vermont Hemp Festival - (September 9, 2017 at the Burke Mountain Hotel and Conference Center) In light of the surge in agricultural hemp and value-added product interest in Vermont, Heady Vermont is producing the first annual Vermont Hemp Fest at Burke Mountain, a day-long event that provides educational resources and community connections for those with an interest in agricultural hemp in Vermont, including landowners, entrepreneurs, farmers, artisans, and investors. For more information on this event, click here.

5) 4th Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo (September 13-15, 2017 - Los Angeles, California) This upcoming event will provide an open forum for the advancement and growth of the cannabis industry. This expo will create a dynamic marketplace filled with the best education, products, and resources. Aspiring cannabis entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals, investors, equity partners, ancillary businesses, and agricultural opportunists that can profit from this nascent industry, should attend. Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp, Inc. and David Schmitt, COO of Hemp, Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary, Industrial Hemp Manufacturing, LLC, are scheduled to attend and speak at this event. To register, visit: https://r1.events-registration.com/CWCBELA2017/.

6) The Hemp University (September 30, 2017 - North Carolina) This upcoming event will be held at Peachtree Hills Country Club, 3512 Peachtree Hills Road, Spring Hope, NC 27882. After lunch, attendees will move over to the Plant for the Live demonstration of the Industrial Supercritical CO2 Extraction system using North Carolina-grown CBD industrial hemp. This event is all about The Art and Science of CBD Oil. Presenters will discuss such topics as: how and why it works in your body; how it is extracted & processed; and, how to sell your oil and who to sell it to. Additional, farmers will be taught how to grow high CBD rich hemp, where to acquire clones and seeds to start growing in their greenhouses and grow rooms immediately as well as planting in their fields in April of 2018. The cost for this event will be $149 per attendee and $75 per guest for the early bird special. (One guest ticket per $149 ticket). This event earns 6 credits toward The Hemp University's official accreditation and certification program. For more information, contact Rick Rainbolt at 704-965-8935

7) Red Rock Hempfest (September 30, 2017 - Arizona) The Red Rock Hempfest™ will feature talks and presentations from top industry leaders and will also have exhibitors showcasing industry-related products and services, including licensed Producers, Dispensaries, Nutrient companies, Hydroponics Manufacturers, Medical Clinics, Health and Wellness providers, live music, food, and more. The Red Rock Hempfest™ will take place at The Collective Sedona off AZ-179 in Sedona, AZ on September 30, 2017.

8) Tiny Hemp Houses (September 15-17, 2017 - Colorado) Attendees will learn to build a Tiny Hemp House; Hemp/lime recipes, mixing and application; Study original Tiny Hemp House after 3 years; History and examples of hemp/lime structures; Fitting into the construction schedule; Cost and sourcing materials; Detailed information about framing, electrical and plumbing for hempcrete structures; Application methods and scaling up tools for larger projects; and, current opportunities in hemp building sector. For more information on Tiny Hemp Houses, click here.

9) HempX Asheville (September 22-23, 2017 in North Carolina) Since 2015, HempX Asheville has been bringing together farmers, artists, crafters, and entrepreneurs to explore the diverse opportunities in industrial hemp. Staged the last two years at Highland Brewing Company, this year the festival has a new home at Franny's Farm in Leceister, NC and will be held September 22-23rd. HempX Asheville focuses in on "hands on" workshops and experiences so each attendee will be introduced to the multiple applications and uses of industrial hemp. Franny & Jeff Tacy, owners of Franny's Farm, will be harvesting their two acres of hemp for fiber around festival time. So a walk to the hemp field, time on the hemp brake, pounding the pulp for paper, and using hemp yarns for weaving and blending, can bring the story of "from seed to plant to processing to product" to life. With the best vendors, self-guided eco tours, on-site camping, and live music to complement, there is no other hemp-centric experience like HempX Asheville in the South.

10) Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference (September 24 - 27, 2017 in Anaheim, California) The conference objective is to prove the benefits of the dietary lifestyle through a review of current and progressive scientific research evidencing the preventive and disease fighting capabilities of whole food, plant-based nutrition. Geared toward medical doctors from a variety of specialty areas, as well as allied healthcare professionals, the information on plant-based nutrition will be presented with a commitment to intellectual integrity, without bias or influence.

11) Puerto Rico MedCann Biz (October 5-6, 2017 in Puerto Rico) Puerto Rico MedCann Biz is the interdisciplinary forum that gathers members, stakeholders, key policy players and patients of the medical cannabis industry in Puerto Rico. Designed to enable the future of the industry, this year the event will build upon the groundwork already made to promote medical research and education, professional development and innovation. Conference participants will gain valuable knowledge in the research and scientific progress surrounding medical cannabis worldwide. The conference will also address global and regional industry trends and provide up to date information related to regulatory framework, technology, agricultural and manufacturing practices, dispensaries and dosage processes, among others.

12) Marijuana Business Conference and Expo (November 14 - 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV) The Marijuana Business Conference and Expo is the largest gathering business community of mid to large wholesale growers, dispensaries and recreational retailers, infused product makers, ancillary companies ranging from grow technology to legal services, and, angels and VCs investing in privately-held firms. The conference highlights the latest advances and networking opportunities in the cannabis industry. MJBizCon, as it is referred to, has continued to set industry-wide attendance records and is by far the world's largest gathering of executives and exhibitors each and every season. The show continues to be curated by the editors of MJBizDaily, the industry's most trusted professional news service. The upcoming expo expects 3,500-4,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than a dozen nations including a large Canadian contingent.

13) HHI Expo & Symposium 2017 MCEC Melbourne (December 2-3, 2017 in Australia) The Hemp, Health & Innovation Expo Melbourne 2017 is taking place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, next to the Yarra River in South Wharf. Held over 2 days (December 2nd and 3rd 2017), this event will have something for everyone. Attendees will be able to look, feel, taste, and experience the excitement of a large number of exhibitors, showcasing everything from Hemp fibers, clothing, bedding, beauty and health products, medicinal hemp products, building materials, hydroponic equipment to supplies for industry and home hobbyists alike, innovative products and so much more. You'll also learn how to grow your own produce, even where space is limited, fresh and free of chemicals. Discover new and innovative products. For more information, visit http://www.hhiexpo.com.au/about.html.

To list your hemp event here, email events@hempinc.com.

ABOUT NORTH CAROLINA INDUSTRIAL HEMP ASSOCIATION
The almost 1,000-member North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association (NCIHA) is a 501(c)(6) trade organization that represents all the stakeholders helping to build a thriving hemp industry in North Carolina. The NCIHA is responsible for the lobbying effort behind the passage of the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Pilot Program. Through education, dedication and fundraising, North Carolina can be accelerated to the forefront of global growth in Industrial and Medicinal Hemp. North Carolina can and should lead the country in cultivation, processing and support the consumption of hemp's many beneficial products. Hemp was, for almost 200 years, a legal and fundamental crop in North Carolina and should be again.

Visit www.ncindhemp.org for more information. To join the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association, click here.

ABOUT VOTE HEMP
Vote Hemp is a national, single-issue, nonprofit organization dedicated to the acceptance of and free market for industrial hemp, low-THC oilseed and fiber varieties of Cannabis, and to changes in current law to allow U.S. farmers to grow the crop. Our ultimate goal is having hemp grown on a commercial scale in the U.S. once again and for the crop to be able to be processed here as well. We educate people on the issues surrounding hemp, register voters, and build coalitions to fulfill our mission.

Vote Hemp is working to shift federal regulation of industrial hemp farming out of the hands of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and get hemp farming regulated on the state level. Vote Hemp also works to defend against any new laws, regulations or policies that would prohibit or restrict hemp commerce or imports. Vote Hemp is not a drug policy organization, nor do we take positions on drug policy issues other than the improper classification of hemp as a drug.

Visit www.VoteHemp.com for more information.

IN THE NEWS: HEMP ON TRACK FOR LEGALIZATION
North Carolina: Editorial, "Here's Another way North Carolina is out-hustling Virginia" talks about North Carolina's top hemp advocate on "how this (industrial hemp) genetic offshoot of marijuana is such a versatile crop that farmers can make money three ways off the same plant -- the seeds can be used for food, the pods for nutritional supplements, the stalks used for fiber." "It's a no-brainer thing for farmers," Bob Crumley says." He talks about how growing hemp was once considered a patriotic act. In colonial times, farmers were required to plant a certain number of acres of hemp -- or pay higher taxes. The first drafts of the Declaration of Independence were written on hemp paper. Betsy Ross's flag was made out of hemp. Hemp was the "America First" economic policy of its day, because the fibrous plant enabled the colonies to be self-reliant in everything from canvas for ships' sails to uniforms. Read the full editorial here.

Utah: A Utah agricultural board has given preliminary approval to a change in government rules that would allow farmers in the state to cultivate industrial hemp for research purposes. Farmers would be allowed to grow hemp that contains less than 0.03% THC under the Utah Department of Food and Agriculture's proposed rule. State research institutions such as Utah State University are already allowed to cultivate industrial hemp for research purposes as part of the 2014 federal Farm Bill, but the new rule would expand who's allowed to grow the plant, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. Read the full article here.

Nevada: Gov. Sandoval signed Senate Bill 375 and Senate Bill 396 recently, allowing Nevada's Native American tribal government to directly negotiate with the state over the use and sale of medicinal cannabis on tribal lands, and expanding the state's hemp cultivation program. According to the article, Gov. Sandoval also gave the proverbial green light by signing off on Senate Bill 396. The recently passed legislation creates an additional hemp program for Nevada's farmers. Per the bill, S.B. 396 establishes rules and regulations authorizing the growth and handling of industrial hemp for the production of cannabinoid-infused products.

Colorado: Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed off on Senate Bill 17-117, entitled "Recognize Industrial Hemp Agricultural Product for Agricultural Water Right," on May 21, 2017. This bill protects hemp farmers who use water stored in federal reservoirs. The bill was introduced in the state Legislature by Sen. Don Coram, and sponsored by Rep. Marc Catlin. Both are Montrose Republicans. Colorado legalized growing hemp in 2014, but it is still banned at the federal level, creating complications when water from a federal project is used to water it. Senate Bill 17-117 says Colorado water right holders have the right to use it on hemp if the person is registered by the state to grow hemp for commercial, or research purposes. During an interview with The Journal, Hickenlooper said the hemp water bill will give farmers some reassurance, and he was cautiously optimistic that it could become a good cash crop for the state.

"Concerning confirmation that industrial hemp is a recognized agricultural product for which a person with a water right decreed for agricultural use may use the water subject to the water right for industrial hemp cultivation. In Colorado, water subject to a water right may be used for the purpose for which the water is decreed. The bill confirms that a person with an absolute or conditional water right decreed for agricultural use may use the water subject to the water right for the growth or cultivation of industrial hemp if the person is registered by the department of agriculture to grow industrial hemp for commercial or research and development purposes."

For more detailed information on SB 17-117, visit www.leg.colorado.gov, by clicking here.

North Dakota: Chris Zenker, one of 35 farmers and growers who received a special license from the North Dakota Department of Agriculture to grow industrial hemp for 2017, drove from Gackle to a farm just north of Carrington, North Dakota last week to pick up enough industrial hemp seed to plant 100 acres. According to Zenker, he is trying hemp as a way to introduce a different crop in the rotation and likes that it has the potential to be a cash crop. The seed from Gussiaas' farm received the largest of four shipments of industrial hemp seed, 64,000 pounds, that the North Dakota Department of Agriculture had shipped from Canada for distribution to farmers and growers approved to grow hemp in 2017. The state will receive a total of 84,250 pounds of industrial hemp seed this year with seed distributed in 50-pound bags. (visit full article on www.agweek.com)

Illinois: The Illinois Senate unanimously approved a measure, SB 1294, that would allow farmers to grow and sell industrial hemp, a strain of cannabis. But unlike marijuana, industrial hemp contains less than one percent of THC, and its fiber can be used to manufacture a variety of products. Pollitt says he estimates Illinois stands to gain an economic industry, including processing and transportation, that could outpace the state's pumpkin crop. Hemp advocates point to neighboring Kentucky, where more than 135 farms and 40 processors have enrolled in the state's pilot program that launched in 2016.

The Industrial Hemp Senate Bill 1294 was passed to the House on May 5, 2017. On May 31, 2017, final action for the House was extended to June 30, 2017.

Washington: Washington state Governor Jay Inslee signed off on HB 2064 which removes industrial hemp from the state list of illegal drugs. The state's governor said the bill will protect farmers and processors from federal interference. The measure affecting industrial hemp also included guidelines for edible marijuana products and licensed marijuana sellers. The law takes effect in July, 23 2017.

West Virginia: In West Virginia, Governor Jim Justice signed House Bill 2453 which allows hemp to be grown for research purposes, to also allow hemp to be grown commercially. The proposal was passed by both the House and Senate unanimously. HB 2453 states that a person growing industrial hemp for commercial purposes shall apply to the commissioner for license on a form prescribed by the commissioner. The application for a license must include the name and address of the applicant and the legal description of the land area to be used for the production of industrial hemp.

Whether it's Alaska or Florida, North Carolina or Nevada, Hemp, Inc. is on the ground more often than not conducting business in those states. In Arizona, for example, Hemp, Inc. plans to grow up to 300 acres on a 500-acre Veteran Village Kins Community as soon as Arizona legalizes hemp, which we expect in early 2018. "Hemp, Inc. does not wait for the inevitable legalization of industrial hemp in a state prior to building our industrial hemp infrastructure there. Instead of waiting for it to be legalized, being proactive gives us a significant advantage in the industrial hemp industry," says Perlowin.

Florida: In Florida, Gov. Rick Scott signed the Industrial Hemp Pilot Projects bill into law. The bill would give FAMU Florida A&M University and UF University of Florida the green light to develop pilot projects to cultivate, process, test, research, create and market safe commercial applications for industrial hemp. According to the article, "the universities would work with private partnerships to conduct and pay for the research. All research would be registered with Florida's Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Approval for the program is needed by the universities' board of trustees." If approved by trustees, the universities are required to submit a report to the governor and the Legislature within two years after the pilot project's creation.

In August, 2017, Perlowin plans to buy land in Florida to build a Veteran's Village Kins Community in that state.

WHAT IS HEMP?
Hemp is a durable natural fiber that is grown as a renewable source for raw materials that can be incorporated into thousands of products. It's one of the oldest domesticated crops known to man. Hemp is used in nutritional food products such as hemp seeds, hemp hearts and hemp proteins, for humans. It is also used in building materials, paper, textiles, cordage, organic body care and other nutraceuticals, just to name a few. It has thousands of other known uses. A hemp crop requires half the water alfalfa uses and can be grown without the heavy use of pesticides. Farmers worldwide grow hemp commercially for fiber, seed, and oil for use in a variety of industrial and consumer products. The United States is the only developed nation that fails to cultivate industrial hemp as an economic crop on a large scale, according to the Congressional Resource Service. However, with rapidly changing laws and more states gravitating towards industrial hemp and passing an industrial hemp bill, that could change. Currently, the majority of hemp sold in the United States is imported from China and Canada, the world's largest exporters of the industrial hemp crop.

To see Hemp, Inc.'s video just posted entitled, "The Largest Hemp Mill in the Western Hemisphere is Now Online -- It's Alive", click here. To see the Hemp, Inc. mill in operation and processing product, visit Bruce Perlowin's personal Facebook page.

9 GREAT REASONS TO INCLUDE HEMP AS PART OF A HEALTHY DIET (Source)

HOW HEMP CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
Fuel - While the industrial, medicinal and commercial properties of hemp have been known to mankind for a very long time, its benefits to the environment have just been realized in recent years. One of the compelling things hemp offers is fuel. Reserves of petroleum are being depleted. Right now we are depleting our reserves of petroleum and buying it up from other countries. It would be nice if we could have a fuel source which was reusable and which we could grow right here, making us completely energy independent.

Industries in search of sustainable and eco-friendly processes are realizing hemp as a viable option. Hemp can provide an alternative, more efficient source of energy in the fuel industry. "The woody hemp plant is low in moisture; it dries quickly and is an efficient biomass source of methanol. The waste products produced by using hemp oil are a good source of ethanol. Both methanol and ethanol are produced from hemp through the efficient and economical process of thermo-chemical conversion. One acre of hemp yields 1,000 gallons or 3,785 liters of fuel. Hemp allows a lesser reliance on fossil fuels, which are non-renewable sources of energy and will not be able to meet the increasing global demands for long."

Petroleum fuel increases carbon monoxide in the atmosphere and contributes heavily to global warming and the greenhouse effect, which could lead to global catastrophe in the next 50 years if these trends continue. Do you want to find out if they are right, or do you want to grow the most cost effective and environmentally safe fuel source on the planet? Using hemp as an energy and rotation crop would be a great step in the right direction.

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With a deep-rooted social and environmental mission at its core, Hemp, Inc. seeks to build a business constituency for the American small farmer, the American veteran, and other groups experiencing the ever-increasing disparity between tapering income and soaring expenses. As a leader in the industrial hemp industry with ownership of the largest commercial multi-purpose industrial hemp processing facility in North America, Hemp, Inc. believes there can be tangible benefits reaped from adhering to a corporate social responsibility plan. Thus, Hemp, Inc.'s "Triple Bottom Line" approach serves as an important tool in balancing meeting business objectives and the needs of society and environment at the same time.

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