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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:57 pm    Post subject: Hempfest's Grass is Greener This Year Reply with quote

Hempfest's Grass is Greener This Year By Athima Chansanchai
CN Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer August 14, 2008 Seattle, WA

That aroma you're picking up as you walk near Myrtle Edwards Park or downwind from the Olympic Sculpture Park this weekend?

Smells slightly sweet, familiar even, with hints of patchouli and body odor? Does it bring back memories of dorm-room chats or crowded, sweaty concerts? Yeah, you got it.

It's time for the country's biggest "protestival" - Seattle Hempfest - on Saturday and Sunday. All "Reefer Madness" jokes aside, this is a serious event that is expected to draw more than 150,000 people who support reforming laws pertaining to marijuana - especially legalizing the domestic production of that less fun strain, hemp. Of course, some people might be there to check out a festival at which being stoned is no big deal. It's open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.

As usual, hundreds of booths - food and products - will give festival attendees plenty to peruse. They'll also be able to listen to five stages of music and dozens of speakers, including the return of PBS and NPR travel show host Rick Steves, who has spoken out for the decriminalization and regulation of marijuana; Magic Black-Ferguson, the executive director of Grammas for Ganja; and David Frankel, director of the Hemp Industries Association. Headlining musical acts include Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and Laura "Piece" Kelley.

In this 17th year of Seattle Hempfest, "Industrial Hemp" is the dominant theme.

"It's a different strain of marijuana, a nonintoxicating strain with no THC that has 5,000 applicable uses, including textiles and fiberboards," said Vivian McPeak, Hempfest's executive director. "Hempseed is more nutritious than soybeans, hemp plastics stronger than other plastics, and because it's a weed, it's one of the most fibrous plants on the Earth and it fights soil erosion.

There is literally an endless array of uses for the industrial hemp plant. Everything sold in America - jewelry, clothing, the hempseed oil, waffles, ice cream, hemp bread, hemp nuts/seeds sold at Whole Foods - has been imported. The U.S. doesn't allow it to be grown domestically. continued...

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You wouldn’t read about it… Lotus have gone for a different type of ‘green’ by announcing an ‘Eco Elise’ made largely out of hemp… No need to check your calendar, it’s not April 1. The theory behind this radical new approach is that Lotus feels too much “green” car technology is simply concentrating on CO2 emissions at the tailpipe, where the manufacturing processes and materials in many cars are just as environmentally damaging.


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* More chemicals are applied to cotton than any other crop, accounting for half our nations chemical usage.

* The cotton industry is a big employer. Many Rural Science graduates have found employment as agronomists with companies supplying chemicals, fertiliser and seed to cotton farmers.

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The petrochemical industry is the reason for the U.S. occupation of Iraq. Plastics, pharmaceuticals, asphalt and other byproducts of petroleum are controlled by the industrial elite. We have other options beside petroleum dependence..

Plant cellulose is a polymer (chain of identical molecules) similar to petrochemical plastic. Plant cellulose can be converted into biodegradable plastic. When this plastic is recycled, it returns to the soil and provides nutrients for a new crop of plants. Hemp is ideal for this as hemp is 77 percent cellulose..

The growing number of hemp health and cosmetic products are evidence of the magic it bears. We have not yet fully explored what cannabis can do in products. I have done some rudimentary playing with cannabis and mud and clay, soap, scents, lubes and moisturizer, and what it is telling me is there is an abundance of possibilities.
Why hemp? Because hemp is, by far, earth's premier, renewable natural resource.

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MADA guitars bring new form, new material, new design and for the very first time - organically molded hemp. No edges, no joints between top, sides and back, and in great colors: The Venus of the guitar.

Humanity’s Best Single Food Source
Of the 3 million plus edible plants that grow on earth, no other single plant source can compare with the nutritional value of hempseeds. Both the complete protein and the essential oil contained in hempseeds are in ideal ratios for human nutrition.

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