Spring Hope, NC – (NewMediaWire) – March 27, 2019 – Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP) is pleased to announce the huge success of its 1st Hemp University educational seminar on the west coast, in Ashland, Oregon. Held this past weekend (Saturday, March 23, 2019) at Southern Oregon University, the sold-out event provided attendees with a full day of networking, education, and support. As a global leader in the industrial hemp industry with bi-coastal processing centers including a state of the art hemp processing center in Medford, Oregon, the 85,000 square-foot multipurpose industrial hemp processing facility in Spring Hope, North Carolina, and a 500-acre hemp growing Eco-Village in Golden Valley, Arizona, one of Hemp, Inc.’s missions has been to revive family farms and small businesses in the hemp industry.
“This has been the best Hemp University educational seminar thus far,” said Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp, Inc. (OTC: HEMP). “There are so many farmers on the west coast who are passionate about joining the hemp revolution who are seeking quality knowledge in order to create a profitable stream of income by maximizing their crop revenue per acre. The industrial hemp crop in Oregon is expected to grow past $1 billion. Not to mention, Oregon ranks third in the country, in land, that is dedicated to industrial hemp. We initially expected a hundred participants to attend our first west coast Hemp University. However, we ended up having to move to a larger room because the participants more than doubled! At least two dozen people had to be turned away at the door because we had reached capacity and couldn’t fit anyone else into the room so I highly recommend getting your ticket(s) early, online, for the next one. The tickets should be available in about a week or so.” The Hemp University maxed out at 250 attendees, according to The Hemp University Project Manager, Sophia Blanton. “Participant feedback has been amazingly positive,” said Blanton. “Emails have been pouring in on a job well done and how excited they are for the next one.”
The next Hemp University educational seminar in Oregon will be a 2-day event titled “Pre-Planting Support Workshop” and is scheduled for May 4-5, 2019.
The Hemp University in Oregon also had ample media coverage. Perlowin and Blanton were both interviewed by NBC 5 News which will air Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6:00pm. Follow this link to watch the interview when it airs. In addition to NBC 5 News, Rosebud Media/Mail Tribune filmed the event while well-known local journalist John Darling of the Ashland Daily Tidings/Mail Tribune interviewed key figures in the day’s proceedings such as Bruce Perlowin and Barry Epling. John also interviewed farmer Tom Lauerman. If you haven’t subscribed to Hemp, Inc.’s email list, click here to do so. (There will be more articles on the success of this event over the course of the next few days and the article links will be emailed to all of Hemp, Inc.’s subscribers.)
To see short videos of The Hemp University educational seminar held this past weekend, go to Bruce Perlowin’s Facebook page starting with the March 23rd post and those following that date.
Participants at the west coast Hemp University were afforded a unique opportunity where they had access to people that are living the “new hemp life” and to many professionals in the industry who are experiencing hemp in all its facets. The networking, in addition to the 8 master classes during the seminar, was also invaluable. There is an “Industrial Hemp Revolution” growing stronger day by day. This movement is not only helping to transform Southern Oregon’s economy, but also revive family farms and small business all over the country.
Industrial hemp became legal to grow in all 50 states at the federal level in January this year. However, it has been legal in Oregon since 2015. One of the vendors at the Hemp University in Oregon, Michael Sandoval with Market Street Wellness was quoted saying, “Breaking the stigma is probably the biggest reason that we’re here — to try to educate everybody and let them know how safe these products are to use.” Perlowin also commented that, “this [the industrial hemp industry] is the fastest growing industry in the world and it’s growing by 700 percent each year.”
The outstanding lineup of presenters at this past “The Hemp University” in Ashland, Oregon included:
- Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp, Inc.
“Hemp and the Renaissance of the Small Family Farm”
“Cooperative Farming – No Need to Reinvent the Wheel”
- The Evolving Science of Testing – Todd Denkin
“An Overview of Standard Operating Procedures”
“The Human Factor – Sustainable Development of your Hemp Business Team”
“Planting in Alliance with Nature”
“Cultivating Profit with Hemp”
“Hempcrete – the Green Alternative Building Material”
The Hemp University seminars previously held, in North Carolina, have supported hundreds of farmers seeking to add hemp into their crop rotation. The success of these past seminars, seeing how much they helped local farmers, encouraged Hemp, Inc. to take the courses to Oregon and according to the overwhelming majority of participants, the seminar did not disappoint. The company plans to continue to expand its Hemp University programs in Arizona and Puerto Rico in the near future.
“The interactive, hands-on learning approach The Hemp University provides is invaluable. By learning in an interactive cohort format, students gain the necessary skills needed to immediately implement on their farm or in their organization. We believe the Hemp University has achieved the perfect mix of quality instruction, relevant educational content and a high level of commitment to ensuring the educational success of all our attendees. Not to mention the valuable connections gained go a long way in this industry.” Education is a major factor in growing this industry. At Hemp, Inc.’s Hemp University, participants learn about challenges they may face and opportunities yet to come.
To those who attend Hemp, Inc.’s Hemp University, it is a pathway to a new and exciting adventure in their life’s journey. To those who teach and instruct at The Hemp University, it is a way to share their experiences thereby creating an atmosphere where people are free to ask questions and explore this amazing plant that can literally change the planet. Hemp, Inc. executives believe this is why The Hemp University has been so well-received and sought-after. The Hemp University has been established to be the blueprint for farming, navigating and thriving in the industrial hemp revolution.
“The vision for The Hemp University is simple. We accompany you from developing your strategic objectives all the way to successful and sustainable implementation, regardless of whether you are new to the hemp industry or just want to enhance your existing product range. We support you during set-up at all stages over the life of the company and assist in the handling of important operational processes,” concluded Perlowin.
For those interested in attending, presenting or showcasing at the next Hemp University on May 4-5, 2019, please contact Sophia Blanton via email at [email protected] for additional information. The upcoming Hemp University event, “Pre-Planting Support Workshop”, could not come at a better time as it’s right before the planting season in Oregon. According to executives, there will be vendors with everything you need for planting… from feminized seeds, to possibly clones, to soil amendments, cell fertilizers and more. It will be a one stop shop for any farmer, entrepreneur or investor who wants to grow a very lucrative cash crop this year.
ABOUT HEMP, INC.
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.
ABOUT DIGIPATH and HEMP, INC.’S JOINT VENTURE
Digipath, Inc. (DIGP) supports the cannabis and hemp industry’s best practices for reliable testing, data acquisition, cannabis education and training, and brings unbiased cannabis news coverage to the cannabis industry. Digipath Labs provides pharmaceutical-grade analysis and testing to the cannabis and hemp industry to ensure producers, consumers, and patients know exactly what is in the cannabis and hemp they ingest and to help maximize the quality of its client’s products through analysis, research, development, and standardization. Digipath, Inc. and Hemp, Inc. has entered into an agreement for Digipath to install a state of the art testing lab in all of Hemp, Inc.’s locations starting with the Medford, Oregon Local Processing Center. CEO Todd Denkin is also scheduled to speak at the upcoming Hemp University seminar.
HEMP, INC.’S DIVISIONS
Hemp, Inc. has been helping to build the industrial hemp infrastructure that was basically non-existent in America. There are eight divisions:
Division One – The Industrial Hemp Infrastructure
Division Two – The Hemp Farming Infrastructure
Division Three – The Hemp Extraction Infrastructure
Division Four – The Hemp Educational Infrastructure
Division Five – The Hemp Marketing Infrastructure
Division Six – Accessories, Products and Services
Division Seven – Research and Development
Division Eight – Industrial Hemp Investments and Joint Ventures
Hemp, Inc. recently established the eighth division (Industrial Hemp Investments and Joint Ventures). Since the passing of the hemp bill, Hemp, Inc. has been flooded with inquiries of people who want to invest in the hemp industry but don’t know where to start. As the avant guard of the industrial hemp industry, Hemp, Inc. has put together numerous joint venture investment opportunities for the medium to large-scale investor. Those who are interested should email [email protected]
ABOUT LOCAL PROCESSING CENTER INC.
Hemp, Inc. entered into a majority ownership agreement with JNV Farms LLC for the hemp cultivation and processing company in Medford, Oregon. As the majority owner of the, now fully functional, hemp cultivation and processing company, Local Processing Center, Inc. (LPC), Hemp, Inc. will be able to create a pipeline of industrial hemp and hemp products in states, where legal, on the West Coast. This makes Hemp, Inc. a bi-coastal hemp processing center in America with many more Hemp Local Processing Centers planned for other areas where Hemp is being grown. Thus far, the company has created over 200 jobs in its LPC and also helped create even more jobs for the local farmer. “A to Z” services for the farmers are available – from harvesting to drying, bagging, curing, storing, nitrogen sparging, machine trimming, hand trimming, extracting, testing (with the on-site Digipath Labs) and selling; creating a “one stop shop” for the small to large family farm. Daily updates on LPC can be found on Bruce Perlowin’s personal Facebook page.
DAILY UPDATES ON FACEBOOK
Hemp, Inc. strives to be one of the most transparent companies in the public sector. To adhere to this company policy of transparency, CEO Bruce Perlowin posts 1-minute video updates daily on his personal Facebook page to give an inside look and behind-the-scenes footage of what Hemp, Inc. is doing on a daily basis. “We want them to know how the company is performing and what it is doing to reach its goals,” says Perlowin. To see 1 minute videos of everything Hemp, Inc.’s current activities, go to Bruce Perlowin’s personalFacebook page where he posts daily on all the activity Hemp, Inc. is doing around the country. (No other public company has this level of transparency than Hemp, Inc.)
THE UPCOMING DOCUSERIES
Hemp, Inc. entered into an agreement with 2 Manifest Studio, LLC, a Wyoming, Limited Liability Company (VED), to create a documentary and subsequent docuseries over the course of an estimated five years. Per the terms of the agreement, VED will create a feature length film and corresponding docuseries and other video materials about the history of hemp with a strong focus on Hemp, Inc. and other pioneers and companies that are leaders in the modern-day history of industrial hemp. The content will be wholly-owned by Hemp, Inc. 2 Manifest Studio Director Joseph Trivigno and his team have been tracking Hemp, Inc.’s progress, as executives meet with farmers throughout the country to document the company’s expansion into new markets. The documentary is expected to be released by 2020. The docuseries is expected to follow the film’s release. The film crew will also capture hemp developments in markets around the globe.
VETERAN VILLAGE KINS COMMUNITIES
The company’s 500-acre strategic growing partner Veteran Village Kins Community in Golden Valley, Arizona, is also 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. Hemp, Inc. executives are also continuing to scout new locations nationwide to open additional hemp processing centers in legal markets.
For a more complete description on the Veteran Village Kins Community (as mentioned above), 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 will be completed in the next days.
As soon as the live streaming video cameras are up and operational, the world can actually see the way the Veteran Village Kins Community is designed and watch it being built. According to Perlowin, the basic framework or overall plan of the Veteran Village Kins Communities is to create a holistic healing and learning center that is designed to educate and heal veterans with PTSD, alcoholism, meth addiction, opioid addiction, and other psychological conditions while at the same time training them on the numerous aspects of being part of the emerging multi-billion dollar hemp industry.
We will also be building hemp-growing communities for other groups such as “Abused” Women & Children Village Kins Communities, the “Orphaned” Children Village Kins Communities, “Homeless” Village Kins Communities, and the “Healers” Village Kins Communities (the healers are professionals who are knowledgeable in the modalities to treat these traumatized groups). These particular communities are all synergistically aligned to work simultaneously supporting each other.
For example, the “Healers” heal the traumatized veterans and women & children; the women support orphan children, and orphan children want to see people living in homes and not homeless. Thus, a portion of the hemp grown in each community goes to create and support another community, giving everybody a sense of giving back and helping others as they help themselves. This circles back to the healers who also work to heal the veterans and the other traumatized groups. This is the economic foundation on how the sale of the hemp products operates as a “quantum economic matrix” or an example of “symbiotic economics” which is more complex than this brief description allows.
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 40 40-ft organic vegetable gardens have been planted and are currently producing food and kenaf, according to Jory. These organic gardens double as experimental growing modules using an entire array of different growing technologies to see which modalities grow the best in a desert environment. 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” will include a 100,000-square foot GMP compliant, central processing plant, a state-of-the-art 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. Recently we have expanded our Kins Community concept internationally focusing, but not limited to, Israel, New Zealand, Canada, Africa, and Uruguay.”
According to Perlowin, we hope to have 50 “master hemp growers” working on their first Veteran Village Kins Community in Arizona. To date, we have growers from Oregon, Colorado, California, Kentucky, North Carolina, Nevada, Florida, and Arizona who have expressed an interest in pursuing a joint venture with Hemp, Inc. to each grow industrial hemp on 5 of the 300 fenced acres in Arizona. Perlowin says he’ll call this “The Great United American Hemp Grow-Off.” Any grower having an interest in pursuing a joint venture on 5 of the 300 fenced in acres in Arizona should contact Project Manager Dwight Jory. Or, anyone interested in attending the 2-7-day hands-on hempcrete house building should contact Dwight Jory ([email protected]) as well. The Grow-Off starts June 1, 2019 (the first day hemp will be legal to grow in Arizona) and also includes a Hemp University every weekend for the entire growing season. The Hemp University (in Arizona) will be held in a 60-foot geodesic dome.
WHAT IS HEMP?
Hemp is a durable natural fiber that is grown as a renewable source for raw materials that can be incorporated into thousands of products. It’s one of the oldest domesticated crops known to man. Hemp is used in nutritional food products such as hemp seeds, hemp hearts and hemp proteins, for humans. It is also used in building materials, paper, textiles, cordage, organic body care and other nutraceuticals, just to name a few. It has thousands of other known uses. A hemp crop requires half the water alfalfa uses and can be grown without the heavy use of pesticides. Farmers worldwide grow hemp commercially for fiber, seed, and oil for use in a variety of industrial and consumer products. The United States is the only developed nation that fails to cultivate industrial hemp as an economic crop on a large scale, according to the Congressional Resource Service. However, with rapidly changing laws and more states gravitating towards industrial hemp and passing an industrial hemp bill, that could change. Currently, the majority of hemp sold in the United States is imported from China and Canada, the world’s largest exporters of the industrial hemp crop.
To see Hemp, Inc.’s video just posted entitled, “The Largest Hemp Mill in the Western Hemisphere is Now Online – It’s Alive”, click here. To see the Hemp, Inc. mill in operation and processing product, visit Bruce Perlowin’s personal Facebook page and scroll down to August 1, 2017.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEMP AND MARIJUANA
Hemp is completely different from marijuana in its function, cultivation and application. In cultivating marijuana, the plants are spaced far apart, and the male plants are destroyed to assure that they cannot seed the female plants, which would result in undesirable, less potent and less marketable, seeded marijuana buds. Hemp, on the other hand, is planted close together and commonly hermaphrodites, which creates an abundance of seeds, the main component of Hemp foods and supplements. The Hemp stalks are processed and used for fiber, composite, and other hemp based end products.
Hemp is used in variety of other applications that marijuana couldn’t possibly be used in. These include healthy dietary supplements, skin products, clothing, and accessories. Overall, hemp is known to have over 25,000 possible applications. Hemp products such as Hemp Milk, Hemp Cereal, and Hemp Oil are used by consumers every day.
For an excellent read on the difference between hemp and marijuana, visit the Ministry of Hemp.
9 GREAT REASONS TO INCLUDE HEMP AS PART OF A HEALTHY DIET (Source)
Although hemp seeds come from the Cannabis sativa plant, they do not produce a mind-altering effect. These small, brown seeds are rich in protein, fiber, and healthful fatty acids, including omega-3s and omega-6s. They have antioxidant effects and may reduce symptoms of numerous ailments, improving the health of the heart, skin, and joints. Read all the reasons to include hemp as part of a healthy diet here.
HOW HEMP CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
Fiber – Hemp fiber can be used to make fabrics and textiles, rope and paper. The word ‘canvas’ actually derives from the word cannabis.
Fuel – While the industrial, medicinal and commercial properties of hemp have been known to mankind for a very long time, its benefits to the environment have just been realized in recent years. One of the compelling things hemp offers is fuel. With reserves of petroleum being depleted, it would be nice if we could have a fuel source which was reusable and which we could grow right here, making us completely energy independent.
Food – Hemp seeds are very nutritious and were first thought to be eaten by the Ancient Chinese and Indians. Hemp seeds have a nutty taste and can be eaten raw, ground up, sprouted, or made into dried sprout powder. Hemp seeds also contain a very beneficial oil that is high in unsaturated fatty acids, including an optimal 1:4 ratio of omega-3 to 6.
Building Material – Hemp can be made into a variety of building materials. These include concrete-like blocks called ‘hempcrete’, biodegradable plastics, and wood replacements. These materials have been used in the manufacture of many things, including electronics, cars and houses. In fact, the first American home made of hemp-based materials was completed in August 2010 in Asheville, North Carolina.
Biofuel – Remarkably, the oil from hemp seeds and stalks can also be made into biofuels such as Biodiesel?–?sometimes known as ‘hempoline’. While this biofuel can be used to power engines, it does take quite a lot of raw material to produce a substantial amount.
(Source/Credit: A Medium Corporation)
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UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC EVENTS
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.
HEMP, INC.’S “TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE”
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. A global leader in the industrial hemp industry with bi-coastal processing centers including the largest multipurpose industrial hemp processing facility in the western hemisphere (in Spring Hope, North Carolina), a 4,500 hemp-growing and processing eco-village aggressively being built on 500 of those acres in Golden Valley, Arizona called Veteran Village Kins Community (to serve the needs of the American veterans) and one of the most sophisticated harvesting and post processing facilities in Medford, Oregon, Hemp, Inc., believes there can be tangible benefits reaped from adhering to a corporate social responsibility plan. Thus, Hemp, Inc.’s “Triple Bottom Line” approach serves as an important tool in balancing meeting business objectives and the needs of society and environment at the same time.
FORWARD-LOOKING DISCLAIMER AND DISCLOSURES
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. To clarify the issue of OTC placing a stop sign next to Hemp, Inc.’s stock trading symbol, that symbol indicates Hemp, Inc. does not report their financials. As a non-reporting pink sheet company, Hemp, Inc. is not required to report. The company does, however, choose to publicly report its quarterly and yearly financials on its website. According to the company’s CEO, the OTC stop sign is a misrepresentation of that reporting fact. 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.