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Hemp As A Bioeconomy Item

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Bioeconomy is a term featuring regularly in both policy debates and academic research since the turn of the millennium. It has emerged as a concept offering a solution to several serious problems facing the contemporary human world.  Bioeconomy is a loaded term studied in different disciplines. Its meaning also changes as per the context of its usage. To understand how...
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Hempcrete Brings Sustainable Building Alternatives To Alberta Housing

Maciej Otw
Hempcrete brings Alberta’s housing industry one of the most versatile uses for industrial hemp.  With ground broken on nearly 400 homes monthly in Calgary, the housing industry is just one that hempcrete aims to bring sustainability, affordability, and durability. Hempcrete suppliers are beginning to pop up worldwide, giving an indication that there is a real demand for these products. What...
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The Best Conditions for Growing Hemp & How Does Alberta Stack Up?

Maciej Otw
Plants require the right conditions to thrive and survive, a good but unfortunate reason why we don’t find any palm trees here in Calgary. How do Alberta’s weather conditions stack up to efficiently produce quality hemp and yield premium fibers and CBD extracts? With the right natural conditions, growing can be done with very little expense as hemp regenerates fast,...
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Condensed Hemp History

Maciej Otw
The first use of hemp dates back 10,000-12,000 years according to many historians. However, recent discoveries in Czechoslovakia using carbon dating methods have presented the world with rope made from hemp fiber dating back to 26,000 BC. It is well documented that in Taiwan, hemp cords were used to create pottery. With its medicinal and material qualities, hemp gained traction...
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Hemp in the Wild West (1865-1895)

Maciej Otw
The American Wild West era was an exciting 30-year period beginning in 1865, glamorized by catchy piano tunes, outlaws and cowboy standoffs. During this time, hemp was undergoing a revolution of its own. It was a major industrial asset in the United States, with an estimated 8,400 documented hemp plantations. In Canada and the United States, the strong hemp fibers...
Events Hemp

2018 Pacific Rim Hemp Conference Edmonton Hemp Tour

Maciej Otw
The Pacific Rim Hemp Conference will be hosted in Vancouver, BC from July 18 to July 19 2018. This conference includes the Global Hemp Trade Symposium, which brings together panelists from around the globe discussing their country’s viewpoint on the trade of hemp materials. Topics of discussion will range from nutraceuticals, to hemp business and market strategy.  The panel is...
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Hemp Seed Oil Nutrition for Horses

Maciej Otw
In the spirit of Stampede, we couldn’t exclude certain four-legged buddies from a discussion about hemp. Hemp seed oil has been known to have many nutritional benefits for horses. Recent studies have shown that hemp seed oil can help brighten up dull coats and improve mobility in stiff joints. A basic understanding of fatty acids can help us understand these...