Hemp, Inc. Reports: Indiana House of Representatives Votes Unanimously to Grow Industrial Hemp

Spring Hope, NC., Feb. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP) executives updated its shareholders today that Indiana House voted unanimously yesterday for a bill that would allow Hoosier farmers to grow industrial hemp. According to the Indiana General Assembly, House Bill 1137, “authorizes the Indiana state department of agriculture (department) to establish an agricultural pilot program to study the growth, cultivation, and marketing of industrial hemp and industrial hemp products. Provides that the agricultural pilot programs administered by the department and the state seed commissioner are separate programs… provides that a person who complies with the requirements of the state industrial hemp law is not subject to any civil action or criminal proceeding for engaging in an activity allowed under the state industrial hemp law.”

According to the news source IndyStar.com, part of the USA Today Network, under Representative Jim Lucas’ House Bill 1137, “acres of the green leafy plants could be intermingled with rows of corn across family farms in Indiana. Currently, only researchers at institutions are allowed to grow the plant and are unable to do so for commercial purposes. Only Purdue University researchers are growing the product in the state. The provision could see some pushback in the Senate, or from individuals like Attorney General Curtis Hill, who has been outspoken against marijuana legalization.” To read the full article, click here.

Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP), said, “Indiana’s unanimous vote underscores the fact that the visionary mindset of Hemp, Inc. is way ahead of the curve as each state, one after another, relentlessly legalizes industrial hemp, thus giving Hemp, Inc. a huge jump in the industry. As far as processing industrial hemp in the US goes, there’s nobody even in second place.” Perlowin continued, “And just look at the industry backlash from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to rescind the Cole Memo – a 2013 Department of Justice document – which increased some legal protections for businesses operating in states that allow and regulate cannabis sales. That decision is an incredible opportunity for the hemp industry because hemp is the safe bet and a safe haven for those wanting to invest in the cannabis industry.”

Perlowin drove home that “hemp’s legal status has nothing to do with Sessions’ announcement.” It’s important to note that hemp production “has been enshrined into law by Congress through the 2014 Farm Bill.” This means “the Department of Justice can’t go after hemp growers or processors abiding by the terms of state hemp rules like they possibly could with marijuana.” It’s the “public’s perception” of hemp that was affected, not hemp’s legal status. “Hemp’s inclusion in the 2014 Farm Bill means its legal status can’t be usurped by an agency memo.” Hemp entrepreneurs “believe the industry could even capitalize on Sessions’ antagonism to marijuana” because “it underscores hemp’s legal certainty.”

Now that Indiana is starting to open up to industrial hemp, it makes sense for Hemp, Inc. to build one of their Veteran Village Kins Community in that area as well. “Our ‘Veteran Village Kins Communities’ is where we will not only grow some of our Hemp, it is a full-blown holistic solution to the multifaceted veteran problems in the USA. Our prototype model is in Arizona about 20 miles north of Kingman and 90 miles from Las Vegas, NV. It’s our way of saying, ‘Thank You’ to our Veterans.”

Hemp, Inc. Announces Strategic Hemp Growing Partner “Veteran Village Kins Community Arizona, Inc.” Completes Final Site Plan Blueprints

Hemp, Inc. has announced that its strategic growing partner, “Veteran Village Kins Community Arizona, Inc.,” has completed its final site plan blueprints for its 500-acre site in Golden Valley, Arizona (20 miles north of Kingman, AZ and 90 minutes from Las Vegas, NV). The site plan was submitted to the Mohave County Building Department for final review. The Company is also in the final stages of completing the necessary infrastructure to support an off-grid, renewable, energy system. The remainder of the solar equipment is expected to arrive in the next few days, completing the site’s solar power operation.

Dwight Jory, the Project Manager for the “Veteran Village Kins Community Arizona, Inc.,” said, “We are very happy with the progress. Our Kins Community is really beginning to come together.” In anticipation of planting to begin during the spring, 300 acres have been fenced, 16 overnight trailer park sites are under construction, and six 40×40-ft organic vegetable gardens are ready for seasonal planting, according to Jory. As for the 6 geodesic domes mentioned in an earlier press release, 1 is structurally complete with only the electrical and plumbing to be completed. The rest are on site awaiting final site plan approval. “We are now accepting volunteers who have expressed an interest in helping to build the first Kins Community for our veterans,” said Jory. Those interested in making the first hemp growing CBD-producing “Veteran Village Kins Community” become a reality should contact Ms. Sandra Williams via email (swilliams@hempinc.com).

One thousand trees, on 36 of the 500-acres, have also been planted, with an additional 1,000 trees on order. The “Veteran Village Kins Community” site plan also includes a 100,000 square foot GMP compliant, central processing plant, CBD testing laboratory, and various health and wellness centers to support veterans who may have psychological, emotional or health issues.

Hemp, Inc. and “Veteran Village Kins Community Arizona, Inc.” began development on the “Veteran-Village Kins Community in Arizona” approximately 6 years ago. Kins Communities are designed to grow hemp and produce cannabidiol (CBD) products to benefit veterans and to generate revenue for Hemp, Inc., the Veteran Village, and the individuals living on the land. Each 2.5-acre lot is designed to be self-sustainable, with 1 acre allocated to grow hemp and other areas for an organic garden, natural bee-hives, a living fence, a pond, a family tree and other elements that make up a “Kins Domain.”

To learn more of what a Kins Domain is, click here. Volunteers who want to help build America’s first “Veteran Village Kins Community” can contact Ms. Sandra Williams via email (swilliams@hempinc.com).

“As Hemp, Inc. positions itself on the forefront of America’s industrial hemp revolution, we see our partnership with ‘Veteran Village Kins Community Arizona, Inc.’ being paramount in supporting the small family farm movement that we are confident will reshape the American landscape,” said Perlowin. “As we work toward getting our eco-village up and running in Arizona, we are also aggressively scouting strategic locations in other states including North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia. Giving veterans and other Americans a place to learn new skills and take part in this multi-billion-dollar hemp CBD market is very exciting. It’s a big part of our mission to give back.”

According to Perlowin, seven “master hemp growers” from Oregon, Colorado, California, Kentucky, North Carolina, Nevada and, of course, Arizona have expressed an interest in pursuing a joint venture with Hemp, Inc. to each grow industrial hemp on the 300 fenced acres in Arizona. Perlowin says he’ll call this “The Great United American Hemp Project.”

To learn more about Veteran-Village Kins Communities to grow hemp, click here.

About Hemp, Inc.

With a deep-rooted social and environmental mission at its core, Hemp, Inc. seeks to build a business constituency for the American small farmer, the American veteran, and other groups experiencing the ever-increasing disparity between tapering income and soaring expenses. As a leader in the industrial hemp industry with ownership of the largest commercial multi-purpose industrial hemp processing facility in North America, Hemp, Inc. believes there can be tangible benefits reaped from adhering to a corporate social responsibility plan.

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