Category Archives: Publications

Hemp Paper for Books?

Do you know of any book manufacturers that use hemp paper to print on?  Lisa

Industrial Hemp Brochure Published

Industrial Hemp Brochure Published
Printed on hemp paper, this NAIHC brochure explains the many econonic and environmental reasons for once again allowing U.S. farmers to grow industrial hemp — a crop grown and valued by both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Includes comments and photos of NAIHC directors. (PDF file, requires Adobe® Acrobat® Reader®, available free.

‘Ultimate Raw Vegan Hemp Recipes’ Cookbook

My name is Kristen Suzanne Makuch. I’m a Raw Vegan chef and author of recipe ebooks. I am sponsored by Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods & Oils, and it’s my goal to promote hemp foods as much as possible. As a result, I have just released my latest ebook, Kristen Suzanne’s Ultimate Raw Vegan Hemp Recipes.
I am a fan of your NAIHC website and I wondered if you would be interested in adding the link to my new hemp recipe ebook on your website? If so, it’s
Best Regards, Kristen Suzanne, Owner, Kristen’s Raw,

Kenyon Gibson’s New Book on Hemp?

Where can I buy  the new “Hemp for Victory” book?

#1.  Kenyon Gibson’s new book is titled: Hemp for Victory: History and Qualities of the World’s Most Useful Plant. Paperback, printed on treefree hemp paper. Mina Hegaard of Minawear Hemp Clothing is one US distributor. U.S. retail price is $29.95. Bulk orders can be made via Kenyon Gibson, or from the publisher’s site,  More information is available from Kenyon Gibson or from his web site which includes a link to a recent Guardian article about hemp and the book.

Hemp Marketing?

I sell a few hemp products in my store and recently had an ad censored from a Liberty-published Western Illinois University paper, The Western Courier, whose editor wouldn’t publish the word “hemp” in an advertisement. What is the difference between hemp and marijuana and do you have any suggestions about how to market it?

A#1. You might show the editor the [March 2002] editorial from the San Francisco Chronicle, a highly respected newspaper. This editorial strongly endorses industrial hemp. Click Here for a link to the March 9th editorial.

Hemp History for Author

I have a question about the history of hemp production in the U.S. Was hemp farming practiced by the small-scale farmer, or was it so labor intensive that it was only profitable for larger operations? Specifically, what I need to know is: could a family farmer make more than a subsistence living growing hemp in the pre- and early Civil War period? I am considering making a minor character in a novel I am writing a hemp farmer if it’s realistic to do so. I have been unable to find any books or web sites that give a detailed historical account of hemp cultivation in this country. If you know of any, I would appreciate the information. Thank you very much, David Blankenship

A #2. David, all the best with your book. There are a number of books on hemp history, including two published in 1900: Hemp, by S.S. Boyce, and The Reign of Law, by James Lane Allen. Boyce, the northerner, tends to speak in terms of a single farmer, but there was the fact that hemp was labour intensive and much slave labour was employed. Les Stark, in his Hempstone Heritage Series has researched hemp in Pennsylvania, using wills as his records, and I believe there is evidence of single farmers from this. Perhaps the best works on hemp in the south are James Hopkins’ “A History of the Hemp Industry in Kentucky” and Brent Moore’s “A Study of the Past, the Present, and the Possibilities of the Hemp Industry in Kentucky”. There will be relevant information also on the web at, where you can use a key word search to take you right to where you want to look. Please feel free to contact me as well if you have further questions. Kenyon Gibson, author of “Hemp for Victory: History and Qualities of the World’s Most Useful Plant.”

A #1. Regarding your question about small hemp farmers: Yes. Read “The Reign of Law: A Tale of the Kentucky Hemp Fields” by James Allen. It’s out of print (of course) but it’s a beautiful American story. As far back as the first American colonies, it was mandatory to grow hemp so the communities would have enough to survive. You could also pay your taxes with hemp. Good luck,

Seed for Growth Trials?

I am a biologist at UC Berkeley and am interested in growth dynamics and pest control with industrial hemp. It seems that the only source of seed for commercial hemp may be from Canada, due to restrictions that make little sense to me. Could you let me know whether there is any way for me to get access to legal seed so that I can do some comparison growth trials here? I am actually conducting work on ecological impacts and control of invasive riparian plants, including Arundo donax (giant reed); however, I have side interests in Arundo and other plants, esp. hemp, for their potential as fiber and biomass sources when grown in the right places. Thanks for any suggestions you can give.

A #1. See or ( GenX brand). Both sell planting seeds but you will need a permit from DEA. Start the process but expect hassles. Try contacting David West who has a permit to grow hemp in Hawaii. There are several books, including The Cultivation of Hemp by Ivan Bocsa/Karus-call 419-281-1802 to order. Also John McPartland has a great huge book on hemp – seach the net or try Regards John Roulac

Hemp as an Energy Source

#1. Is hemp a viable energy source, and where can I find reliable information pertaining to this?

#2. Hemp Oil for Biodiesel?
Is there anywhere in North America that you can produce hemp seed oil for biofuel? Is it economically feasible to produce hemp oil as Rudolf Diesel envisioned? Regards, James Quaid,
Cave Creek, Arizona

#3.  Is hemp a viable fuel to move vehicles? How would the internal combustion engine be affected by this fuel? Would the engine have to be revised?

Where’s “Turning Ground or Lost Harvest”?

I’m trying to find a product (freedom flyers) that I purchased from a company (Turning Ground or Lost Harvest) out of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, but they seem to be out of business. Any ideas where I could find the hemp freedom flyers if they are still available?