New Shopping Methods for your favorite Hemp products!Jesse Clymer
Vermont has passed it’s hemp bill this week, making hemp a legal entity to be grown there. The VTDigger posted a great article describing the situation in Vermont, especially on how legislatures are stepping up to bat to the DEA and congress asking why. It also links to the official documents between Patrick Leahy and the DEA in regards to industrial hemp. The response by the DEA is quite frankly sad and dodgy, as they completely ignore the verbiage of industrial hemp and reply with the DEA’s stance on marijuana. They cite the main reason against industrial hemp being the “explosions in residences and hotels are being traced back to the production of hash oil using butane”. Seriously? Someone needs to show Eric Akers the congressional report on hemp which states hemp as “characterized by plants that are low in THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, marijuana’s primary psychoactive chemical). THC levels for hemp are generally less than 1%”. Let’s break the reasoning down, a government agency saying no to a commodity because people are blowing up hotel rooms making a something from a commodity that looks the same. That is the same as say, the FDA banning chicken in the US because someone burnt down their house frying a turkey for Thanksgiving..
We have a ton of updates to the website to talk about. The shipping portals for UPS and USPS have been updating to more accurately depict shipping options, prior to this update they were all over the board with errors. With these new portals comes the ability for us to ship to Canada as well! Also, their is now the ability to make payment on the website through PayPal. Google checkout is still available as an option as well, but we have received enough responses from customers asking for an option on the website that we decided to integrate it. With the improved shipping portals and additional payment option, we hope this aides in our ongoing efforts to make hemp products as accessible to as many people as possible. If you ever have any comments or suggestions for us, we are always more than happy to listen to them! Hemp is still very much on the back burner for a large portion of Americans, and we are trying to open as many eyes as we can to it. The more people who know that hemp lotion is better for your skin than chemical additives, hemp socks can actually help a stinky feet problem, and hemp shirts are going to outlast a crappy foreign cotton shirt, the faster we can help make it a part of everyone’s lives.