A Colorado biotech company plans to open a large-scale industrial hemp processing facility that will take the crop’s would-be waste — namely hemp stalks — and make it useful.
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A Colorado biotech company has announced plans to open a large-scale industrial hemp processing facility.
With an imperious name and bold claims about its effectiveness, Miracle Oil from Earthly Body holds court among hemp seed oil cosmetics.
“Awareness of hemp is much greater now,” said one of the organizers behind the second annual NoCo Hemp Expo, coming up in Colorado in April.
A stout white tube of Certified Organic Dog Salve from The Merry Hempsters that’s perched next to my keyboard is depleted. The rich, khaki-colored ointment is but a stub in the handy roll-up container. This salve is made with hemp seed oil and other natural ingredients including beeswax, lavender, calendula,…
California’s Earthly Body skin care and cosmetics company markets its Hemp Seed Moisturizing Oil Spray as a replacement for your daily lotion application. This dewy moisturizer does boast such healthful characteristics as being free of paraben, petroleum, phthalate and gluten. (Makers also find it apropos to remind consumers that by…
Hemp just makes sense for the holidays, and in its many forms, there’s something for everybody. Here are five gift ideas featuring hemp fibers, oils and more.
There is a lot of smart thinking behind The Wonder Seed’s collection of organic, paraben- and sulfate-free lotions, creams, shampoos and conditioners, which feature hemp seed oil.
The Indo Expo Denver trade show , happening Nov. 15-16, has partnered with the Denver Mart to produce the business-to-business (“B2B”) trade show twice a year for the next decade.
The owners of Midwest-based HempStrong Brands, Scott Sondles, 27, and Michael Bumgarner, 30, talk about their push to shift US hemp sourcing to American farmers. They plan to attend the upcoming Indo Expo in Denver, a cannabis-industry business convention Nov. 15-16.
Hemp paper and printing are the latest prospect for longtime Colorado music and events promoter Morris Beegle and his Colorado Hemp Company business collective.
Review: I found this hemp body cream fragrance to be pleasant as opposed to overbearing. The cream also stood up to Colorado’s moisture-depleting elements.
Alex White Plume is an elder of the Oglala Lakota tribe and an icon of the contemporary American industrial hemp movement.
Hemp farmers and activists plan to mark Colorado’s first legal outdoor hemp harvest with special events across the Front Range, including the Colorado Hemp Project Harvest Party in Sterling and a two-day event on a Boulder County farm.
Fun and stylish pot leaf hemp socks from Denver Hemp Co. feature crisp, green cannabis leaves. But there’s just one drawback.
Boulder’s Onno Textiles is a response to the global toll from traditional cotton farming and makes sturdy hemp t-shirts in a blend with organic cotton.
A hemp grower in Boulder County is opening up her private research plot to visitors, and talking pollination and possibilities for the industry. This harvest is earmarked for Colorado Hemp Coffee’s research-and-development initiatives.
This line of hemp lip balm from The Merry Hempster is among the few hemp products that would appeal to these most discriminating of lip-care consumers: Preteens.
Colorado’s Amendment 64 opened some doors to the cultivation of industrial hemp, which already is a major commodity worldwide because it can be used to produce thousands of products. Just how well do you know hemp? Test your knowledge of this valuable, ancient plant by taking our quiz.
Hemp cooking oil has several health benefits but also some culinary limitations. The upside to cooking with hemp oil is clear: This is an easy way to absorb hemp’s protein, fiber and “healthy fats,” namely Omega-3 and Omega-6.
Hemp could have been as all-American as baseball and apple pie, were it not for the plant’s criminalization four decades ago. Here are five critical milestones for hemp in the U.S.
The Cannabis Beauty Defined line of CBD-rich, anti-aging cosmetics is appropriately contained in tasteful blue containers and stamped with a refined logo — tailor-made for the discriminating female hemp consumer.
Review: It’s hard to harbor any aversions to Twenty-4 Zen’s gluten-free snack, which was conceived to balance root chakras, or core energy points. That makes sense, as health food junkies who love to eat hemp tend to mention digestive regulation as one of its physiological benefits.
The selection of American-made hemp-based products continues to expand, making hemp gifts a go-to solution for any occasion. Consider this list of skin-saving salves, herbal body butters, cozy clothes and crafting goods whenever you need a quick, functional gift for a socially conscious lady.
Write about industrial hemp products long enough and you’re bound to get around to cord. After all, rope-, cloth- and paper-making are the dominant historical uses for hemp and date back more than 2,000 years, according to hemp experts. Rope remains an obvious application thanks to the strength and durability of hemp plant fibers.
Melissa Rabe was already interested in the applications and benefits of industrial hemp two years ago when the High Park Fire charred more than 87,000 acres and 250 homes in the mountains west of Fort Collins, including a 40-year-old cabin that her good friend had built by hand.
Hemp seed, the soft-textured, shelled byproduct of the low- or no-THC cannabis plant, is rich in protein and essential fatty acids like other so-called super foods such as blueberries and salmon.
Hemp farmers hold up their crop, marijuana’s non-mind altering cousin, as an industrial miracle for its sustainability and myriad processing applications. Could mainstream medicine be the next frontier for hemp?
Hemp product review: This algae- and hemp seed-infused health drink, Daily Greens Hemp Milk made in Austin, Texas, nets mixed results.
There is intangible magic in a product that embodies an idea bigger than itself, like a souvenir that conjures mental snapshots of a favorite adventure, or the smell of a dish that’s so like the one grandma used to make.
Duluth Trading Co.’s Artisan Hemp Work Shirt: I was drawn to its light-heather-green pinstripe and the breathable, linen-like texture of the fabric. At $49.50, this shirt should have some bells and whistles, and it does.
Hemp is nothing short of a miracle crop, according to New Mexico author Doug Fine, who will speak at the NoCo Hemp Expo this week.
Miss Mustard Seed offers a 100 percent natural Hemp Oil Wood Finish as a protective, water-resistant top coat for raw and painted wood pieces. Users will recognize the nutty, grassy hemp scent of this furniture oil, as opposed to the chemical smell of more common solvent-based wood cleaners.
Leave it Martha Stewart, arguably the grande dame of contemporary American nesting, to find a mainstream application for hemp fibers with a hemp-cotton yarn blend.
Soothing without glossing, this solid little tin of hemp lip balm stands up to dozens if not hundreds of applications. It’s also reasonably priced. But the tin packaging has some issues.
Veronica Carpio with Grow Hemp Colorado talks about the outlook for industrial hemp as new licensing is set to begin March 1 with the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Grow Hemp Colorado is hosting a Boulder County Hemp Meeting to commemorate the occasion.
I really hoped that a contemporary collection of short stories such as “The Marijuana Chronicles,” which states as its mission to “keep the flame of pot literature burning bright,” would foster reflections of how we actually live today with marijuana. I wanted to read about rat-race professionals who prefer puffing…
Colorado company Happy Heart Hemp Coffee blends hemp seeds with coffee beans for health- and heart-minded people. This is a mellow brew, and that may be a turn-off for hard-boiled coffee drinkers.
Healing Hemp Salve from Washington company The Fay Farm uses hemp oil to target eczema and psoriasis and is a soothing option for treating dermatitis. It not only does the skin-calming job it promises, it radiates an invigorating scent.
Hair washed and conditioned with Earthly Body’s Marrakesh shampoo and conditioner is shiny and light. But those locks will be saturated for the rest of the day with a woodsy aroma reminiscent of patchouli oil.
Shelby the Hemp Mouse is introduced to Ted the kitty’s floor, and all at once this soft, slinky pet is transformed into a huntress.
Good body butter is a great thing.
More powerful than the average lotion and less greasy than body oil, extra-emollient body butter is ideal for chapped hands, cracked cuticles, calloused knees and elbows — not to mention everyday dry skin.
Skincare companies with the “nads” to market and sell moisturizer in Colorado had better bring their A Game. It’s no secret that we live high and dry here. At altitude, the air is thinner and the skin is much, much dryer than in other climates.
Many a child and grandchild of the Sixties know the Dr. Bronner’s brand. This California company’s “All One” Liquid Magic Soap was one of the country’s first mass-marketed organic body products. It also comes with a compelling family history as the late company founder, Emanuel Bronner, was a Holocaust survivor who brought Old World soap-making techniques to America.
This Grape Skunk came across pretty powerful, as did its pain relief. The term “one hitter quitter” comes to mind. You hit it once and that’s all you need. However, with “grape” in the name, With a name like Grape Skunk, one might expect the Kool-Aid Man to burst into the room for a slap in the face. Instead, the Kool-Aid Man just politely knocked on the door.
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