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Illinois lawmakers are Considering Industrial Hemp

Illinois lawmakers are Considering Industrial Hemp

According to The Associated Press Lawmakers in Springfield, Illinois are considering a bill that will allow Illinois farmers to grow industrial hemp.

The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports that state Sen. Toi Hutchinson is sponsoring the legislation. It has already passed the state Senate and is headed to the House.

Rob Davies, Illinois Farmers Union marketing director, says there is a big misconception that hemp is similar to marijuana. He says it is not a drug and from the farmers’ perspectives it makes sense “to have an alternative commodity” to grow.

Hemptique supports the legalization of industrial hemp in the United States. Check out the rest of the story here

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Earth Day with Hemptique

Earth Day with Hemptique

Hemp in the News

Recently Hemptique celebrated Earth Day at Balboa Park in San Diego. Our staff set up a great booth and educated everyone on the benefits of hemp and what it can be used for. The t-shirts were a big hit!  Check out the interview here with our Sales Manager Bonna Cruz on our local news station!

http://fox5sandiego.com/2017/04/23/60000-people-celebrate-earth-day-at-balboa-park/

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What is Industrial Hemp?

What is Industrial Hemp?

Industrial hemp was once a major player on the American landscape. This strong resource (one of the earliest plants known, dating back to the Neolithic Age in China) was used for many different industrial applications, including paper, textiles, and cordage which you can check out here at Hemptique.com

Over time, the use of industrial hemp has moved into an even greater variety of products, including health foods, body care, clothing, construction materials, fuels, plastics and more. Did you know that The Declaration of Independence was drafted on hemp paper, and even the finest Bible paper today remains hemp-based? Henry Ford even built a prototype car from bio-composite materials, using agricultural fiber such as hemp.

 

In 1937, the passage of “Marijuana Tax Act” occurred, and, despite the U.S. government’s “Hemp for Victory” campaign during World War II, misplaced fears that industrial hemp is the same as marijuana combined with targeted harassment by law enforcement and began discouraging farmers from growing hemp. The last crop was grown in Wisconsin in 1958, and by 1970 the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) formally prohibited cultivation. Today most industrial hemp is grown in Europe and China.

 

Here at Hemptique.com we are committed to using the finest hemp in all of our products from our apparel to our cords for crafting. We believe in a sustainable environmentally safe product while living a fun and meaningful life. Thank you for being a part of it!