Resources

Organizations

Rocky Mountain Hemp Association is a mission-driven non-profit which helps connect farmers, processors, manufactures, researchers, investors and policy makers to accelerate the growth of this important industry in the United States. The Rocky Mountain Hemp Association is dedicated to the re-birth of industrial hemp in America.

Grow Hemp Colorado is a storehouse of information about industrial hemp, providing everything from summaries of applicable laws to announcements about upcoming events to useful tips for cultivation.

Hemp Industries Association is a national trade organization for the hemp industry. The HIA is dedicated to educating the public about the exceptional attributes of hemp products; facilitating the exchange of information and technology between hemp agriculturists, processors, manufacturers, distributors and retailers; maintaining and defending the integrity of hemp products; and advocating and supporting socially responsible and environmentally sound business practices.

Industrial Hemp Research Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting hemp-related research conducted at higher education in Colorado.

Colorado Hemp Cooperative is a member-owned agricultural cooperative in Colorado focusing on breeding and production of new hemp cultivars.

Great Western Plains Hemp Cooperative is a member-owned hemp producers cooperative based in northeastern Colorado.

Grow Hemp Colorado is a storehouse of information about industrial hemp, providing everything from summaries of applicable laws to announcements about upcoming events to useful tips for cultivation.

Hemp Industries Association is a national trade organization for the hemp industry. The HIA is dedicated to educating the public about the exceptional attributes of hemp products; facilitating the exchange of information and technology between hemp agriculturists, processors, manufacturers, distributors and retailers; maintaining and defending the integrity of hemp products; and advocating and supporting socially responsible and environmentally sound business practices.

Industrial Hemp Research Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting hemp-related research conducted at higher education in Colorado.

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws was the first national organization to advocate for the abolition of Cannabis prohibition. Its mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high quality marijuana that is safe, convenient and affordable. NORML also supports the return of industrial hemp to America.

Books

Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution by Doug Fine – This bestselling author provides an informative, easy-to-read and humorous view of the current status and players in industrial hemp in the U.S. and Canada. The reader will encounter the men and women who are testing, researching, and pioneering hemp’s applications from Denver, Colorado, to Asheville, North Carolina, to Manitoba, Canada, while learning about the many applications of this important crop.

The Emperor Wears No Clothes by Jack Herer – “The Emperor” is considered one of the most important book ever published about hemp. The book was originally printed in 1985, and covers the history of industrial hemp in the U.S.  Jack Herer was dedicated to the re-establishment of hemp in the U.S. and is referred to as the “modern father of industrial hemp in the U.S.”

Advances in Hemp Research by Paolo Ranalli – This book provides a compilation of answers from years of hemp research in Europe. Readable even if you don’t have a degree in agronomy or a background in agriculture, and will provide readers with extensive information needed to understand the results of dozens of years of hemp farming in Europe.

Media

iHempRadio is hosted by Instructor Anndrea Hermann, M.Sc, P.Ag globally recognize hemp expert. iHempRadio includes hempversations with a hempspectrum of international leaders, educators, projects and music.

Cannabis Community Project Radio offers a weekly broadcast-podcast exploring the business side of the Cannabis industry in Colorado, including industrial hemp.

Bringing it Home Movie – This documentary by Linda Booker and Blaire Johnson showcases the first hemp house in the U.S.  The film tells the story of hemp: past, present and future and a global industry that includes textiles, building materials, food products, bio-plastics, auto parts and more.

Hemp For Victory Movie – This 1942 documentary required viewing for U.S. farmers during World War II by the U.S. Government. The film was made to encourage farmers to grow hemp during the war because other industrial fibers, often imported from overseas, were in short supply. The 14-minute film shows a history of hemp and hemp products, how hemp is grown, and how hemp is processed into rope, cloth, cordage, and other products.