Representatives of New Zealand’s industrial hemp industry are encouraging farmers to move to growing hemp as a way to reduce their impact on the environment.
The battle to legalize industrial hemp in Idaho has finally ended, as the state’s governor signed House Bill 126 into law on April 16.
Cannabis farmers and cultivation operators may need to hire seasonal workers to help fill labor demands and stay on schedule during peak season.
A luthier based in Canada has stepped up the game for sustainability within the guitar industry by crafting the world’s first-ever acoustic guitar from one of the most sustainable tonewoods on the planet: Hemp.
Many people think of hemp as being a sustainable, environmentally friendly plant. It uses less water than cotton, helps preserve trees, and can even be used to create nontoxic and biodegradable plastics and other products.
Hemp was not legal throughout most of the world for the last 80 years, it was never given a chance to compete on an equal footing with wood, or any other natural fibers.
Idaho, the only state that still bans hemp cultivation, could join its neighbors under a hemp-authorization measure that awaits the governor’s signature.