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Kentucky Hempsters advocate the economic, environmental, nutritional, and agricultural benefits of industrial hemp.

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Hemp 101: What Is Hemp, What’s It Used for, and Why Is It Illegal?

What exactly is hemp, and how is it different from the psychoactive form of cannabis that we consume medicinally and recreationally?

Kentucky Hempsters - July 14, 2015

What is Hemp’s Current Status in the United States?

After a century of prohibition, hemp is once again taking root in American soil. In January 2015, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act was introduced in the House and Senate.

Kentucky Hempsters - July 28, 2015

Hemp vs. Cotton: 3 Reasons Why Cotton Is Not King (and Why Hemp Should Be)

With the growing decriminalization and legalization of cannabis across the U.S., hemp has the opportunity to knock cotton off its throne and become the fabric of our future.

Kentucky Hempsters - October 8, 2015

The 10 Most Common Misconceptions About Hemp

In an effort to help set the record straight, here is a breakdown of the top 10 misconceptions we hear about hemp.

Kentucky Hempsters - September 25, 2015

Did the Industrial Value of Hemp Spark Cannabis Prohibition?

Cannabis legalization has received a lot of attention lately, but what most people don’t know is that it may have been industrial hemp that triggered prohibition in the first place.

Kentucky Hempsters - September 9, 2015

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U.S. Military Refuses to Pucker Up for Hemp-Based Lip Balm

While hemp is slowly becoming mainstream, it is still widely misunderstood. Groups like the DEA and branches of the U.S. military continue to view hemp as a Schedule 1 drug.

Kentucky Hempsters - January 5, 2016

How the Reemerging Hemp Industry Can Spark a New Industrial Revolution

Industrial hemp played a valuable role in the 20th century’s movement to use renewable agricultural materials to make industrial products. Today it has the opportunity to do so once again.

Kentucky Hempsters - December 8, 2015

Why Are Hemp Seeds Considered a ‘Superfood’?

Many people call hemp a "superfood," and for good reason. All hemp foods begin with hemp seeds, which contain many of the nutrients needed to maintain a healthy diet.

Kentucky Hempsters - November 13, 2015

Is Hemp the Best Alternative to Synthetic Materials?

In the last century, natural fibers have been replaced by synthetics to a great extent. Unfortunately, its production and disposal contributes to an array of environmental problems.

Kentucky Hempsters - October 27, 2015

Hemp vs. Cotton: 3 Reasons Why Cotton Is Not King (and Why Hemp Should Be)

With the growing decriminalization and legalization of cannabis across the U.S., hemp has the opportunity to knock cotton off its throne and become the fabric of our future.

Kentucky Hempsters - October 8, 2015

The 10 Most Common Misconceptions About Hemp

In an effort to help set the record straight, here is a breakdown of the top 10 misconceptions we hear about hemp.

Kentucky Hempsters - September 25, 2015

Did the Industrial Value of Hemp Spark Cannabis Prohibition?

Cannabis legalization has received a lot of attention lately, but what most people don’t know is that it may have been industrial hemp that triggered prohibition in the first place.

Kentucky Hempsters - September 9, 2015

Why Are Hemp Farmers Fed Up with Federal Seed Laws?

Because hemp is illegal in the US, there are practically no American sources for hemp seeds, forcing farmers to source their seeds from overseas and deal with heavy federal restrictions.

Kentucky Hempsters - August 27, 2015

Why Is Hemp Known as the ‘Green Buffalo’ of Plants?

Native American tribes used the buffalo in its entirety, but did you know that hemp is often referred to as the "green buffalo" because all parts of the hemp plant are valuable?

Kentucky Hempsters - August 12, 2015

What is Hemp’s Current Status in the United States?

After a century of prohibition, hemp is once again taking root in American soil. In January 2015, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act was introduced in the House and Senate.

Kentucky Hempsters - July 28, 2015