LAS VEGAS, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Hemp, Inc. (OTC: HEMP), a leader in the Industrial Hemp Industry and the first Industrial Hemp publicly traded company, feels the continued need to educate consumers, shareholders and others who may be misinformed, on the difference between Industrial Hemp and marijuana. It is important to note that Industrial Hemp products are completely legal for consumers to purchase in the United States. Marijuana, while medically legal in many states and recreationally legal in Colorado and Washington, is deemed illegal on the Federal level, and thus the reason Hemp, Inc. focuses on our various Industrial Hemp products and not marijuana. To clarify, the Hemp products such as Hemp Milk, Hemp Cereal, and Hemp Oil that American consumers nationwide are increasingly purchasing every day, are obviously, legal.
Hemp, Inc. focuses strictly on Industrial Hemp products since it is allowed to market in all fifty states and worldwide without any ambivalence between state and Federal laws, giving us a distinct advantage from the limited medical marijuana markets. By getting a foothold in, what many see as the next American Industrial Revolution, the Industrial Hemp Industry, Hemp, Inc. (the only publicly traded company of its kind in its sector) will continue to be the Avant-garde of every category of Industrial Hemp products.
The major market for Hemp is as a food or supplement as it is rich in protein, Omega fatty acids and has a high fiber content. Costco carries hemp seeds, and Natural Grocers and Whole Foods Market stock many brands of Hemp food products and supplements. The clothing industry has targeted Hemp as a provocative niche market fabric. High fashion designers Ralph Lauren and Versace make apparel from Hemp blended fabric. Footwear giants Vans and Adidas make Hemp sneakers. Trendy companies market hemp T-shirts, hats, jewelry,backpacks, even pet beds and leashes. Auto manufacturers use durable, green Hemp composites and fabrics when feasible. Industrial Hemp can also be used for building materials, plant-based plastics, and paper products.
Industrial Hemp is cultivated much differently than marijuana. Marijuana is used solely for its medical and psychoactive aspects. Hemp, on the other hand, has a low THC content and produces no psychoactive results. The main difference in cultivation between marijuana and Industrial Hemp is that in cultivating marijuana, the plants are spaced far apart, and the male plants are destroyed to assure that they cannot seed the female plants, which would result in undesirable, less potent and less marketable, seeded marijuana buds. Hemp, on the other hand, is planted close together and commonly hermaphrodites, which creates an abundance of seeds, the main component of Hemp foods and supplements. The Hemp stalks are processed and used for fiber, composite, and other hemp based end products.
Industrial Hemp has long been known for its versatility, durability, sustainability, and high-quality. Industrial Hemp grows quickly, in just about any climate and doesn’t require pesticides, while simultaneously removing toxins found in soil. Industrial Hemp has been used for over 12,000 years and was once the primary fiber used to produce rope, paper, canvas, and clothing in the United States and Europe.
Hemp was vilified then outlawed in the United States because of its connection to marijuana. While it is currently illegal Federally to grow industrial hemp plants in the U.S, countries including China, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England and many other countries allow cultivation, so we can now reap Hemp’s many benefits. In what many see as a major endorsement for the Industrial Hemp Industry – theAmerican flag that was flown over the White House this 4th of July was made of Hemp.
Hemp, Inc.’s Current Industrial Hemp Rollout
While educating consumers on the many uses of industrial hemp, Hemp, Inc. (OTC: HEMP) (www.hemp.com), is also producing hemp-based products proven to increase the body’s overall health and performance. The company boasts HerbaGenix™ nutraceuticals (www.herbagenix.com); BasicHemp (www.basichemp.com), their hemp protein shakes brand; and, custom-branded MJ Lover for Him and MJ Lover for Her (www.mjlover.com) and Re-Load’s hemp nutraceuticals (www.re-load.biz) which are derived from a blend of organic nutrients, herbs, and vitamins including hemp extract, and AFA blue-green algae which is known for its healthful effects.
Other products include hemp gemstone candles (www.supportpatchadams.com) made on the Kins Domains; the Eco-Harmony Loyalty Card (www.ecoharmonycards.com); Hemp, Inc.’s flagship website and aged URL (www.hemp.com) which is the portal for all industrial hemp products and what is quickly becoming the “Amazon” of the industrial hemp industry; hemp and natural fibre clothing (www.cartelblue.com) coming Spring 2013; and Hemp, Inc.’s Hemp Ambassador program, which Perlowin discussed duringTheStockRadio.com’s radio interview.
Hemp Adobe is also used on our Kins Domains as a more sustainable building material. We also have, on the table, paramagnetic hemp cement and hempcrete construction materials.
Perlowin donates to Dr. Patch Adams’ of Gesundheit! Institute who is building a 50 million dollar, free hospital in West Virginia. The institute is a not-for-profit health care organization and is a project in holistic medical care based on the belief that one cannot separate the health of the individual from the health of the family, the community, the world, and the health care system itself (see www.PatchAdams.org). Other efforts Perlowin donates prolifically to include the Cash Hyde Foundation Fundraiser with Tommy Chong (www.CashHydeFoundation.com); The Cando Kids Project (www.cankidsworld.org); C Bar J Horsehaven Rescue, in Dolan Springs, Arizona (www.cbarjrescue.wetpaint.com); Spread Peace USA – Feeding the Homeless (www.facebook.com/spreadpeaceusa); Keepers of the Wild, to build an 1,800 acre animal sanctuary and Kins Community on 4,000 acres in Dolan Springs, Arizona (www.KeepersOfTheWild.org); The Twilight Brigade, serving our dying veterans so none of our veterans will ever die alone (http://www.thetwilightbrigade.com/), Agape International Spiritual Centerhttp://www.agapelive.com/), Help Worldwide Foundation, creating funding options for charities (http://www.sourceinc.tv/oldsite/press/HelpWorldwideFoundation.pdf), the Seva Foundation to be fully human, we must translate our compassion and concern into useful service (www.seva.org) and others.
Hemp, Inc.’s TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE
Hemp, Inc. (OTC: HEMP) seeks to benefit many constituencies, not exploit or endanger any group of them. Thus, the publicly-traded company believes in “upstreaming” of a portion of profit from the marketing of their finished hemp goods back to its originator. By Hemp, Inc. focusing on comprehensive investment results—that is, with respect to performance along the interrelated dimensions of people, planet, and profits— our triple bottom line approach can be an important tool to support sustainability goals.