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Hemp production in Missouri a fun history, part 1


Up until there early 1950’s and the introduction of nylon, Missouri was the number one producer of Hemp.

Hemp production in Missouri was a major industry before the civil war. Salve labor was a big part of the production process. It was one of the things that split Missouri in half during the years leading up to the war. Between St. Louis and the line to Kansas City what today is the interstate 70 corridor and north wanted the abolition of slavery and more embrace the industrial revolution. The southern portion of the state produced large amounts, of cotton, rice and hemp. Especially as you head towards the boot heal of Missouri.

This split in the state forced the rail center of the country to move from St. Louis to Chicago. Making Chicago a major city.

Hemp saw its first big jump in production during World War One.

During the years 1942 until 1946 hemp production in Missouri grew by 10 times. The majority of the rope used by the Navy and the merchant marine was produced in state. It was said that every liberty ship produced used Show Me rope.

A large amount of agricultural research occurred during these years to help the war effort. There are pictures of the University of Missouri with large plots of hemp, on campus. The agricultural engineering department created new designs for rope spinning machines. Some of these old machines are taken out of storage every fall during Ag Week and put on display. The oldest of these machines dates back 1840’s and the founding of the university. Some of these rope spinners could spin a rope up to five inches across.

The rail system in the state gave priority to raw hemp transportation to spinning areas located in areas closer to the rivers. North of St. Louis, one of the biggest rope factories ever build was located. They could produce rope up to a mile in length.

One of the fall outs from all this hemp production was virtually every rail line in the southern half of Missouri had hemp growing along the right of way. This was true until the late 1980’s. As a kid of the 1970’s we all knew about ditch weed (Yes, it’s not anything like modern cannabis). My grandfather even talked about going out to the Marimac in the 1920’s to buy and smoke pot in the summer. They would leave the city to escape the polio times in summer.

One of the strange things about hemp production in Missouri, was hemp was included in the pollen count until 1990.

More about pollen counts and cannabis production in Missouri in my late high school years and college years in a later installment.

Thank you!

From the voices in my head


I love this kind of history! Thanks for putting this out here @ethan!


More to come.

Do you think anyone wants to know how we abused the freeze dryers in the food science department on weekends in fall. Or my college friends and my first and last experience in making oil when it was a relelitvly new idea? (Fall 1985) We used 200 lbs of dry ice, five gallons of butane and a lot of luck. We worked next to a cold water spring in central Missouri, we use battery powered fountain pump to help with our process. Plus, a keg of beer.


Hemp, Inc. Applauds Missouri as State Becomes 40th in United States to Pass Hemp Legalization Bill

SPRING HOPE, NC, June 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP), a global leader in the industrial hemp industry with the largest multipurpose industrial hemp processing facility in the western hemisphere, announced today the company applauds Missouri for becoming the fortieth state in the nation to legalize hemp.

In one of his last official acts in office on June 1, then-Governor of Missouri, Eric Greitens, approved House Bill 2034, which legalizes industrial hemp farming in the state. “The new law legalizes the cultivation of industrial hemp and all products, including [cannabidiol] CBD, made from it,” according to Hemp Magazine. “The legislation also establishes a state hemp pilot program in accordance with the 2014 Farm Bill. HB 2034 is scheduled to take effect in August of this year.”

Rep. Paul Curtman, R-Washington, the bill’s sponsor, told the Missourian, “Right now those manufacturers have to bring in their industrial hemp from out of state or out of the country, so this is going to help Missouri keep our economic dollars in Missouri rather than sending them out of state or out of the country.”

Hemp, Inc. CEO Bruce Perlowin said, “We are proud to be on the frontlines of the rapidly growing multi-billion dollar industrial hemp industry. There are now more states with industrial hemp legislation than without. Allowing farmers to have access to this viable crop is the right thing to do to spur local economies and create jobs.”

As Missouri and other states move toward adopting hemp legislation, companies seeking to enter or further develop their footprint in the industrial hemp marketplace are aligning with Hemp, Inc. for the company’s proven expertise and state-of-the-art hemp processing and manufacturing infrastructure in Spring Hope, North Carolina. Hemp, Inc.’s 85,000 square foot hemp processing and manufacturing facility has been operational since August, 2017.

Hemp, Inc.’s consulting agreement with HQ Global Education, Inc. (OTC: HQGE), a scientific research development company, entails that Hemp, Inc. will provide consulting services in an effort to help HQ Global Education, Inc. expand into the hemp CBD industry. In addition, Hemp, Inc. also recently announced that the company encourages large scale companies to secure their hemp biomass now before Hemp, Inc.’s supply runs out.

Hemp, Inc. also recently announced that its strategic hemp growing partner, Veteran Village Kins Community Arizona, Inc., had completed installation of the solar and wind-powered energy system for its 500-acre Veteran Village Kins Community in Golden Valley, Arizona. The Veteran Village Kins Community is designed to grow hemp and produce CBD products to benefit veterans as well as generate revenue for Hemp, Inc., the Veteran Village, and individual veterans living in the community.

Dozens of master growers, from Oregon, Colorado, California, Kentucky, North Carolina, Nevada, and of course, Arizona companies and organizations have expressed an interest in pursuing a joint venture with Hemp, Inc. to each grow industrial hemp on the 300 fenced acres in Arizona as part of “The Great United American Hemp Project.” Interested master growers, from around the country, should contact Project Manager, Dwight Jory at [email protected].
Read the following October 24, 2017 press release, Hemp, Inc. Announces Strategic Hemp Growing Partner “Veteran Village Kins Community Arizona, Inc.” Completes Final Site Plan Blueprints, below:

Hemp, Inc. has announced that its strategic growing partner, “Veteran Village Kins Community Arizona, Inc.,” has completed its final site plan blueprints for its 500-acre site in Golden Valley, Arizona (20 miles north of Kingman, AZ and 90 minutes from Las Vegas, NV). The site plan was submitted to the Mohave County Building Department for final review. The Company is also in the final stages of completing the necessary infrastructure to support an off-grid, renewable, energy system. With the solar equipment in place, the site’s solar power operation is now complete.

Dwight Jory, the Project Manager for the “Veteran Village Kins Community Arizona, Inc.,” said, “We are very happy with the progress. Our Kins Community is really beginning to come together.” In anticipation of planting to begin during the spring, 300 acres have been fenced, 16 overnight trailer park sites are under construction, and six 40x40-ft organic vegetable gardens are ready for seasonal planting, according to Jory. As for the 6 geodesic domes mentioned in an earlier press release, 1 is structurally complete with only the electrical and plumbing to be completed. The rest are on site awaiting final site plan approval. “We are now accepting volunteers who have expressed an interest in helping to build the first Kins Community for our veterans,” said Jory. Those interested in making the first hemp growing CBD-producing “Veteran Village Kins Community” become a reality should contact Ms. Sandra Williams via email ([email protected]).

One thousand trees, on 36 of the 500-acres, have also been planted, with an additional 1,000 trees on order. The “Veteran Village Kins Community” site plan also includes a 100,000-square foot GMP compliant, central processing plant, CBD testing laboratory, and various health and wellness centers to support veterans who may have psychological, emotional or health issues.

“As Hemp, Inc. positions itself on the forefront of America’s industrial hemp revolution, we see our partnership with ‘Veteran Village Kins Community Arizona, Inc.’ being paramount in supporting the small family farm movement that we are confident will reshape the American landscape,” said Perlowin. “As we work toward getting our eco-village up and running in Arizona, we are also aggressively scouting strategic locations in other states including North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia. Giving veterans and other Americans a place to learn new skills and take part in this multi-billion-dollar hemp CBD market is very exciting. It’s a big part of our mission to give back.”
According to Perlowin, seven “master hemp growers” from Oregon, Colorado, California, Kentucky, North Carolina, Nevada, and of course, Arizona have expressed an interest in pursuing a joint venture with Hemp, Inc. to each grow industrial hemp on the 300 fenced acres in Arizona. Perlowin says he’ll call this “The Great United American Hemp Project.”

To learn more about Veteran Village Kins Communities to grow hemp, click here.

With a deep-rooted social and environmental mission at its core, Hemp, Inc. seeks to build a business constituency for the American small farmer, the American veteran, and other groups experiencing the ever-increasing disparity between tapering income and soaring expenses. As a leader in the industrial hemp industry with ownership of the largest commercial multi-purpose industrial hemp processing facility in North America, Hemp, Inc. believes there can be tangible benefits reaped from adhering to a corporate social responsibility plan.

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“Hemp, Inc. Presents” is capturing the historic, monumental re-creation of the hemp decorticator today as America begins to evolve into a cleaner, green, eco-friendly sustainable environment. What many see as the next American Industrial Revolution is actually the Industrial Hemp Revolution. Watch as Hemp, Inc., the No. 1 leader in the industrial hemp industry, engages its shareholders and the public through each step in bringing back the hemp decorticator as described in the “Freedom Leaf Magazine” article “The Return of the Hemp Decorticator” by Steve Bloom.

“Hemp, Inc. Presents” is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by visiting To subscribe to the “Hemp, Inc. Presents” YouTube channel, be sure to click the subscribe button.

Across the globe, the hemp industry is rising to astronomical levels. In the wake of the hemp industry projected to grow 700% and hit $1.8 billion by 2020, there has been more education and networking within the industry. That means more events and conferences, thus, Hemp, Inc. has started compiling an ongoing list of upcoming hemp events around the world. Check out the listing of international and domestic events here.

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements and information, as defined within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the Safe Harbor created by those sections. This material contains statements about expected future events and/or financial results that are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements by definition involve risks, uncertainties.

Hemp, Inc.
[email protected]
Source: Hemp, Inc.



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