Vote Hemp Alert: Proposed North Dakota Hemp Rules 7/7/06

Drug War Chronicle, recent top items

more...

recent blog posts "In the Trenches" activist feed

SUBSCRIBE TODAY!!!


http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/443/ndhemp.shtml

Tell North Dakota's Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson that you support his proposal to license farmers to grow industrial hemp. Vote Hemp wants to gather as much positive feedback as possible on the proposed hemp farming rules before the July 20 deadline for written comments.

Go to Vote Hemp's North Dakota page to read the proposed rules and submit your comments to Commissioner Johnson. And please remember to forward this e-mail to others in North Dakota by clicking the "forward email to a friend" link.

North Dakota's proposed rules are an important step towards getting US farmers involved in the lucrative and growing market for industrial hemp.

Note the following:

  • Canada has planted over 40,000 acres of industrial hemp this year in an attempt to meet expanding demand for the nutritious and versatile plant in the United States, but rumors persist that shortages will force the industry to import seed from Europe or China.
  • FlexForm Technologies, the Indiana-based manufacturer of bio-composites found in over 2.5 million vehicles in North America today, uses 250,000 pounds of hemp fiber per year. The company's natural fiber usage will double in 2007. A company spokesman says they could "easily" use more hemp and would "gladly" expand their domestic purchases.
  • A byproduct of the thriving hemp seed and fiber industries, the woody core of the hemp plant is underutilized due to transportation costs. The core's use in animal bedding, biofuel, plastic, concrete, paper and other products would become more viable if hemp were grown domestically.
  • Sales of hemp foods in 2004/2005 grew by 50% over the previous 12-month period. US retail sales of hemp products are estimated to now be $250 to $300 million per year.
Visit Vote Hemp's web site for further information.

-- END --
Link to Drug War Facts
Please make a generous donation to support Drug War Chronicle in 2007!          

PERMISSION to reprint or redistribute any or all of the contents of Drug War Chronicle (formerly The Week Online with DRCNet is hereby granted. We ask that any use of these materials include proper credit and, where appropriate, a link to one or more of our web sites. If your publication customarily pays for publication, DRCNet requests checks payable to the organization. If your publication does not pay for materials, you are free to use the materials gratis. In all cases, we request notification for our records, including physical copies where material has appeared in print. Contact: StoptheDrugWar.org: the Drug Reform Coordination Network, P.O. Box 18402, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 293-8340 (voice), (202) 293-8344 (fax), e-mail [email protected]. Thank you.

Articles of a purely educational nature in Drug War Chronicle appear courtesy of the DRCNet Foundation, unless otherwise noted.

Issue #443 -- 7/7/06

Drug War Chronicle, recent top items

more...

recent blog posts "In the Trenches" activist feed

SUBSCRIBE TODAY!!!

Editorial: Is Ecstasy a Dangerous Drug? | Medical Marijuana: Five Arrested, 13 Dispensaries Raided by DEA in San Diego | Feature: Battle Over California's Proposition 36 to Head to Court | Feature: Wisconsin Drug Reform Activist and Senate Candidate Ben Masel Assaulted, Arrested By Campus Cops, Plans to Sue | Sad News: Drug Policy Scholar Lynn Zimmer Dead at 59 | Law Enforcement: This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories | Vote Hemp Alert: Proposed North Dakota Hemp Rules | Australia: Member of South Australia Parliament Says Raves Safer Than Hotel Bars, Urges Testing Programs for Ecstasy and Other Pills | Europe: Russian Official Calls for Ban on Magazines Over Drug, Sex Content | Harm Reduction: Delaware Needle Exchange Bill Passes House, Awaits Governor's Signature | Harm Reduction: Massachusetts Governor Vetoes Needle Sales Bill | Canadian Senator and Former Mayor Roasts UN Anti-Drug Chief in E-Mail over "World Drug Report" | Web Scan: Politicians Who Have Used Marijuana Radio Ad, Tony Papa on Dwight Gooden, VICS Cannabinoid Chronicles | Weekly: This Week in History | Weekly: The Reformer's Calendar

Mail this article to a friend
Send us feedback on this article
This issue -- main page
This issue -- single-file printer version
Drug War Chronicle -- main page
Chronicle archives
Subscribe now!
Out from the Shadows HEA Drug Provision Drug War Chronicle Perry Fund DRCNet en EspaŮol Speakeasy Blogs About Us Home
Why Legalization? NJ Racial Profiling Archive Subscribe Donate DRCNet em PortuguÍs Latest News Drug Library Search
special friends links: SSDP - Flex Your Rights - IAL - Drug War Facts

StoptheDrugWar.org: the Drug Reform Coordination Network (DRCNet)
1623 Connecticut Ave., NW, 3rd Floor, Washington DC 20009 Phone (202) 293-8340 Fax (202) 293-8344 [email protected]