The Global Hemp Renaissance

4 Aug

I think we should make an effort to find out more how hemp may be used. You can see in one of Dr Bramhall’s repblogs more about it: https://stuartjeannebramhall.com/2017/08/03/hempcrete-could-change-the-way-we-build-everything/

The Most Revolutionary Act

John and Charles

Taranaki hemp farmer John Earney with organic enthusiast HRH Prince Charles

Where the people lead, the leaders will follow – Ghandi

Nothing honors Ghandi’s vision more stunningly than the citizens movement to legalize marijuana and industrial hemp. At the time former Congressman Ron Paul introduced his 2011 Industrial Hemp Farming Act Bill, five states (North Dakota, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Oregon, California, Montana, West Virginia and Vermont) had enacted laws authorizing industrial hemp cultivation. Without Obama’s support, the bill died in committee. Fast forward to November 2012, when Colorado voters passed Amendment 64 to legalize hemp cultivation.Last week the Denver Post reported on the Colorado farmer who made history by harvesting the first commercial hemp crop in the US in 56 years.

Growing industrial hemp is still illegal under the 1970 federal Controlled Substances Act. The law makes no sense whatsoever – scientifically, environmentally, or economically. First the hemp plant contains…

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6 Responses to “The Global Hemp Renaissance”

  1. stuartbramhall August 5, 2017 at 7:43 am #

    Wow. I forgot about this photo of John Earney with HRH. John is one of my best mates. He’s my farmer and provides me all my organic meat and eggs. Thanks for reblogging.

    • auntyuta August 5, 2017 at 8:22 am #

      Organic meat and eggs, Stuart. That’s excellent!

  2. bristolterracerestoration September 28, 2017 at 7:09 am #

    I’ve done a self-install of hempcrete / bio-aggregate, as an internal wall insulation retrofit to my 130 year old victorian terraced house. It has massive potential not just for new-builds but for retrofitting older buildings whilst remaining sensitive to the needs & design of solid-walled (ie. no cavity) properties in terms of maintaining their vapour-permeability (aka. ‘breathability’) and managing moisture whilst retaining heat. It creates such a wonderful, warm cosy feel to rooms in a way I’ve not experienced with rooms that have synthetic insulation & plasterboard etc. There seem to be so many potential benefits. See what we’ve been up to here : https://bristolterracerestoration.wordpress.com/2016/12/07/hempcrete-downstairs-front-room-install-audit-nov-2016/

    • auntyuta September 28, 2017 at 3:55 pm #

      Thanks for mentioning this interesting restoration. Sounds like great work. So you can be proud of it, and you’ll be enjoying the results for some time to come! 🙂

      • bristolterracerestoration September 30, 2017 at 9:56 am #

        Thankyou auntyuta, I think it so important that we keep explaining and demonstrating just what a useful material this is. 🙂

      • auntyuta September 30, 2017 at 1:38 pm #

        Yes, this is very true. Thank you. 🙂

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