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The Wonders and Pragmatism of Hemp
“Why use up the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the hemp fields?”
Henry Ford of Ford Motor Company
Industrial hemp is a cultivated, low-THC variety of Cannabis. It is grown for its seeds, oil and fiber.
Saturday February 9 5pm -7pm Plaza Ballroom
Join this panel of Hemp experts and activists for a lively discussion about Hemp as a truly a wonder plant. There are over 25,000 confirmed uses for hemp that include clothing, paper, plastic alternatives, building materials, nutrition and much more. Hemp seed contains more essential fatty acids than any other source, is high in B-vitamins and is second only to soybeans in complete protein. Hemp produces more pulp per acre than timber on a sustainable basis, and can be used for every quality of paper. The hydrocarbons in hemp can be processed into a wide range of biomass energy sources, from fuel pellets to liquid fuels and gas. Ford, GM, Chrysler, Saturn, BMW, Honda, and Mercedes are currently using hemp composite door panels, trunks, head-liners. Amendment 64 just passed, allowing for the cultivation of industrial hemp in Colorado. Farming industrial hemp in the US will provide manufacturing jobs, expand green initiatives, and provide our struggling agriculture industry with a cash crop that can be grown across the country.
Steve Levine (firstname.lastname@example.org) currently serves on the Board of Directors of both the Hemp Industries Association (www.HempIndustries.org) and Vote Hemp (www.VoteHemp.com). He also is working with the 4th annual Hemp History Week national campaign June 3-9, 2013. (www.HempHistoryWeek.com)
John Trudell is the creator of Hempstead Project Heart (Hemp Energies Alternative Resource Technologies) with Willie Nelson. Hempstead Project Heart is an attitude about creating awareness of the many uses of hemp as way of establishing a green economy in America. Please visit www.hempsteadprojectheart.com
John W. Roulac is the founder and CEO of Nutiva®, the world’s leading brand of organic hemp foods and coconut oil. John is author of four books on hemp. In 2001, he successfully sued the U.S. DEA to keep hemp foods legal. Founder of Hemptech.com, he published six books and reports on hemp and founded four nonprofit ecological groups. i
Albert Guadan of Hemp Technologies handles business development and sales in Sacramento, California, helping to educate the community in using Industrial Hemp and Lime materials, as well as our other natural, sustainable products. Well versed in current affairs, world policy and economics.
Lawrence Serbin has been in the hemp industry for 23 years. He is the President and Owner of Hemp Traders, the countries largest supplier of hemp fiber products such as textiles, twine, yarn, and rope. He is also the Vice President of the Hemp Industries Association
Moderated by Shima MooreShima Moore was editor-in-chief of Perceptions, a nationally magazine from 1993 through 1997. One of her favorite articles amongst a wide variety of topics, which she personally wrote, "Has the Golden Goose Gone Up in Smoke?" which discussed the many benefits and historical uses of HEMP in the US and throughout the world.