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Marijuana's closely related plant cousin, otherwise known as hemp, has many more uses than making rope and clothes. Hemp could revolutionize the auto industry, making for an auto-innovation that is even more groundbreaking than electrically powered cars...


The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is taking applications for next year's industrial hemp pilot projects. Potential growers must apply by Jan. 1; farmers who are chosen will be notified in late January...

What Does Marijuana Memo Mean for Hemp Production and Traditional Uses?

An article that ran in Popular Mechanics in 1938 called hemp the "standard fiber of the world" and promised that production of this "cash crop" would reap several hundred million dollars per year...


Canada is the big player in the North American hemp business. In fact until very recently, it was the only player. That's because of the controversial history of the crop, which had been banned north and south of the border since the 1930s because it was lumped together with its psychoactive cousin, marijuana...

Can industrial hemp make a comeback?


Industrial hemp is a hot but still complex topic these days, especially since Kentucky passed legislation in December 2013 permitting a limited number of groups - including some state universities - to grow crops for research...


Activists Are Planting Weed in Public All Over the UK

Historically, British cannabis campaigners haven't had a lot of luck when it comes to the battle for legalisation. For whatever reason, politicians don't seem to pay much attention to the thousands of stoner activists who gather in Hyde Park every year to get high in the rain, and all the other protests and petitions - often organised by different groups throughout the country - have mostly been too small to even generate any media interest, let alone bring about meaningful change...