LAS VEGAS, June 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hemp, Inc. (OTC:HEMP) today announced its support of the 5th Annual Hemp History Week from June 2 through June 8, 2014. The week long awareness campaign, themed "It's Time to Grow", features thousands of events across the country (including movie screenings of "Bringing it Home" and "The Emperor of Hemp") in an effort to educate and raise awareness regarding the environmental and nutritional benefits of Industrial Hemp and hemp-based products.
Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp, Inc. (OTC:HEMP), one of the early pioneers in the Industrial Hemp industry, said, "It's all about change. We have to completely end the ban on hemp farming in America. It's time for our U.S. farmers to grow a crop that's versatile, sustainable and profitable ... a crop we know as Industrial Hemp." This year, Hemp History Week has multitudes to celebrate such as: Colorado's Hemp harvest, last fall, motivated farmers to prep their fields for the sustainable, lucrative crop; Kentucky sprouted research fields; and the Farm Bill signed into law allowing farmers to cultivate hemp crops for research purposes.
This month, Hemp, Inc. (OTC:HEMP) also purchased a line of Temafa decortication machinery which will, according to Perlowin, "undoubtedly" present many opportunities for Americans to transition from non-sustainable synthetic solutions to more hemp-based green solutions. The purchase enables Hemp, Inc. to position itself as the buyer and processor of U.S. farmers' harvests, so as American farmers begin to grow and cultivate hemp, Hemp, Inc.'s facility will also double as a marketplace for the hemp farmers.
With the only decorticating machinery of this magnitude in the United States, Hemp, Inc. (OTC:HEMP) can process raw hemp which can be used to make paper, fabric, cellulose plastics, materials used extensively in well drilling to prevent lost circulation, material for toxic spill cleanup; and, highly insulating building products such Hempcrete, to name a few. The equipment is designed to separate the fiber from the core of the hemp plant, thus allowing hundreds to thousands of products to be made.
On a recent trip to North Carolina, Perlowin was able to meet with the former VP of Operations (David Schmitt) of the kenaf processing plant currently housing the decortication equipment. In a video, Schmitt explained how the raw hemp plant is processed. "Purchasing this decortication machinery puts Hemp, Inc. 4-5 years ahead of any other hemp manufacturing facility. To duplicate this plant will by no means be an easy feat."
Schmitt continued, "Today, it would take over $10,000,000 and 1 year just to build this equipment and another year to ship, house it at a suitable location and install it. Another year, on top of that, would be needed to debug and perfect the operation. After that, you have to create a market with paper mills, the auto industry and other industrial hemp buyers. Hemp, Inc. has all of this already in place so the likelihood of anyone catching up with Hemp, Inc. now is slim to none."
Perlowin also commented, "Due to the continual efforts of hemp activists, the industry has been growing at an alarming speed despite 'outdated and misinformed' laws created decades ago that classified the non-psychoactive plant with marijuana, or cannabis sativa. However, the farm bill that was signed into law by President Barack Obama legalized industrial hemp production in states that permit it. While a major accomplishment for the Industrial Hemp industry, America is still the leading importer and not exporter of hemp products. It's unsettling that millions of dollars are spent in other countries for a crop that America's farmers should profit from."
Still trying to keep a strong foothold in Industrial Hemp industry, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration recently seized a 250-pound shipment of Industrial hemp seeds at an airport in Kentucky. The hemp seeds were intended for the state's pilot program launch. According to Huffington Post article, "House Tells DEA to Leave State Hemp Programs Alone" 5/30/14, Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) said, "Farmers are unable to get the seed they need in order to grow their legal crop ... It's really hard to grow industrial hemp, and the DEA without any clear reason, any argument, any sense, throws itself down as a roadblock to success."
"This year, the national grassroots campaign is encouraging Americans to take action by writing to their U.S. Senator and asking them to co-sponsor S.359. Then on June 4th, droves of hemp supporters are expected to take to Twitter to trend #HempWeek. Ryan Loflin, a known hemp farmer and fellow activist, is also expected to join the "Twitter Party". Collaborative efforts of Hemp History Week and Hemp Industries Association are also expected to organize symposiums on spring planting of hemp," said Perlowin.
While Hemp, Inc. (OTC:HEMP) has taken to rallying for the cause, celebrities are also endorsing Hemp Week. Such celebrities include actress Alicia Silverston, musician Ziggy Marley, Grammy award-winning band Ozomatli, and best-selling author Andrew Weil, MD, to name a few.
Hemp, Inc.'s subsidiary, The Industrial Hemp and Medical Marijuana Consulting Company, known as IHMMCC is also comprised of companies that have joined resources to show their support of Hemp History Week. These public companies, which are new to the Industrial Hemp industry, include: Dewmar International BMC, Inc. (DEWM); Resource Ventures, Inc. (REVI); Webxu, Inc. (WBXU); Greene Concepts, Inc. (LKEN); Global Links Corp (GLCO); Strategic Global Investments, Inc. (STBV); Liberated Energy, Inc. (LIBE); Hollund Industrial Marine, Inc. (HIMR); Vapor Brands International, Inc. (VAPR); Cloud Medical Doctor Software Corp (NSCT); and, View Systems, Inc. (VSYM) which have all mutually benefitted from the network.
ABOUT HEMP, INC.
Hemp, Inc. (OTC:HEMP) focuses on the vast market created by the quickly emerging, and growing, multibillion dollar industrial hemp industry. Hemp, Inc. (OTC:HEMP) is not currently involved in the cultivation or marketing of medical cannabis. (www.hempinc.com) Watch Bruce Perlowin on Bloomberg TV.
ABOUT THE INDUSTRIAL HEMP AND MEDICAL MARIJUANA CONSULTING COMPANY, INC. AND THEIR "COMMUNITY OF PUBLIC COMPANIES"
The Industrial Hemp and Medical Marijuana Consulting Company (IHMMCC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hemp, Inc. (OTC:HEMP) that pulls industry information from a vast network of specialists. IHMMCC is entrenched in all the multi-faceted opportunities in the medical marijuana and Industrial Hemp industry. (www.HempInc.com) Executives of IHMMCC are interviewing an additional 13 companies and expect considerably more to sign up with this network of companies in the coming weeks, and months.
ABOUT DEWMAR INTERNATIONAL BMC, INC. (OTC:DEWM)
Dewmar International BMC, Inc. is a leading provider of consumer brands to global markets. The Company's flagship product, Lean Slow Motion PotionTM whose three flavors are Yella, Purp and Easta Pink, is rated as one of the top 3 national selling relaxation beverages currently available in the U.S. market, Trinidad & Tobago, Puerto Rico and Mexico. To leverage the explosion in national popularity of both the industrial hemp and medical marijuana industry, and forecasts a strong presence in the space for the immediate and long-term future, the Company has entered into an agreement with Hemp, Inc.'s IHMMCC to create a co-branding partnership to strategically launch a series of its consumer goods that stem from the functional and nutritional components of hemp. Their initial hemp-infused product will be the re-launch of Dewmar International's Kush Cakes. The company has offices in Clinton, Mississippi; Houston, Texas and Las Vegas, Nevada.
ABOUT RESOURCE VENTURES, INC. (OTC:REVI)
Resources Printing & Graphics is a "Total Graphics" company with its roots in offset printing & direct mail. The company entered an agreement with Hemp, Inc's IHMMCC to publish "The Hemp Nation Magazine". According to the agreement, while Hemp, Inc. will to produce and edit all content for the industrial hemp magazine, REVI will bear responsibility for publishing the magazine. It is anticipated that hemp paper will be used for at least some of the material for publishing the magazine, including the cover. Although based in Southern California and Colorado, their production plants are located across the US and in China. Their model is simple; customer service is first, with the best quality products available and fast turnarounds. Their clients count on them for all their graphics needs, including offset printing, direct mail, promotional items, banners & posters, packaging, point of purchase, binders and more. Resource Ventures, Inc. has served customers nationwide for over 27 years and will be expanding into the international market. Resources Printing & Graphics is in the early stages of their new online print and graphics website "WikiClickPrint.com". Customers simply upload their artwork to the site or use templates to create unique graphics. The Company is well positioned for significant future growth. (www.resourcesprinting.com)
ABOUT CLOUD MEDICAL DOCTOR SOFTWARE CORPORATION (OTCQB:NSCT)
Cloud Medical Doctor Software Corporation (Cloud-MD) (OTCQB:NSCT), trades on OTCQB, the venture stage marketplace for companies that are current in their reporting with a U.S. regulator (SEC). With the help of Hemp, Inc.'s IHMMCC, Cloud-MD expects to bring a new level of professional encryption security and inventory management solutions to the Hemp and Medical Marijuana Industries. Investors can find Real-Time quotes and market information for the Company on http://www.otcmarkets.com. For further information about Cloud Medical Doctor Software Corporation go to http://www.cloud-mds.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT HOLLUND INDUSTRIAL MARINE INC. (OTC:HIMR)
Headquartered in Blaine, WA, Hollund Industrial Marine Inc. (OTC:HIMR) seeks to align the interests of businesses, communities, utilities and governments by offering an integrated business model for underwater forest management. Per an agreement with Hemp, Inc.'s IHMMCC, IHMMCC will advise Hollund on a market strategy focusing on nations with progressive legislation on hemp cultivation, that also have viable underwater timber projects -- such as Panama, France, Canada and China. Hollund's model -- including resource and needs assessment, permitting, environmental and project planning, logging, milling, product branding and sales adds value for its shareholders, partners and reservoir based communities. (www.hollundindustrial.com)
ABOUT LIBERATED ENERGY, INC. (OTC:LIBE)
About Liberated Energy, Inc. Liberated Energy, Inc. is a growing alternative energy company seeking to reduce the purging of our planet's resources by bringing patentable and, more importantly, affordable ideas to the marketplace. After entering into an agreement with Hemp, Inc.'s IHMMCC to help Liberated Energy, Inc. market and distribute their alternative energy products in the Industrial Hemp and Medical Marijuana industries, IHMMCC facilitated the largest order, to date, for Liberated Energy, Inc.'s (OTC:LIBE) Guard Lite Security Lighting System, less than one week after its strategic partnership. The order was for twenty (20) lighting units which created revenue for Liberated Energy, Inc. For more information on Liberated Energy, Inc., visit www.liberatedenergyinc.com.
ABOUT STRATEGIC GLOBAL INVESTMENTS (OTC:STBV)
Strategic Global Investments is a company engaged in developing the two primary sectors of the business; providing various venues to reach the client's target audience with on demand programming or advertising through Wazillo.com and WazilloMedia.com and creating a considerable position in the emerging marijuana industry. WazilloMedia.com is involved in the production of videos for customers and consumers permitting the use of the Company's state of the art studios to produce their own videos and the use of a website where subscribers can make available live, streaming video for their potential audience. The company entered into an agreement with Hemp, Inc.'s IHMMCC to develop a larger network of business relationships, enhance its sales and marketing tactics, public communications, public partner company ventures, and receive general industry specific guidance. Strategic Global will also provide video production and professional video development, and online streaming for Hemp, Inc. as well as make services available to other Hemp, Inc. and IHMMCC clients through their high tech studios in San Diego and their collaboration with Emmy Award winning Soapbox Multimedia, Inc. The Company produces Internet content, taped video shows, in their state-of-the-art studios in San Diego, California, where the productions can be stored and replayed on Demand 24/7 through the Company's cutting edge Content Management System. For more information visit its website at: www.strategicglobalinvestments.com.
ABOUT WEBXU, INC. (OTC:WBXU)
Webxu, Inc. is a media company that develops branded consumer Websites and acquires and integrates consumer-oriented businesses in the customer acquisition and e-commerce categories. The company also provides marketing solutions for online businesses, media agencies, and marketers. By working with Hemp, Inc.'s IHMMCC, Webxu will be able to expand its reach and provide ongoing services in the areas of online web development and advertising initiatives for businesses in the Industrial Hemp and Medical Marijuana industry. Webxu was founded in 2010 and is based in Los Angeles, CA. For more information about Webxu, visit http://www.webxu.com.
ABOUT GREENE CONCEPTS, INC. (OTC:LKEN)
Greene Concepts, Inc. (http://www.greeneconcepts.com/) is an ink technology Manufacturing and Distribution Company headquartered in Fresno, CA. Chairman and Founder Lenny Greene has spent the past 30 years serving the printing needs of businesses and consumers. By joining forces with Hemp, Inc.'s IHMMCC, LKEN expects to bring additional sources of hemp-based products, including hemp-based ink, hemp paper and related products, to its hemp-centric website, The Hemp Exchange (http://hemp-x.com). Greene Concepts intends to be the catalyst for the introduction of a number of innovative products and marketing strategies, including its announced hemp-centric website, and to bring the world the best products at the lowest prices so consumers and business can save time, save money, print more and print better.
ABOUT GLOBAL LINKS CORP. (OTC:GLCO)
Global Links Corp. is a holding company committed to exploring business opportunities in emerging industries. The company now has three subsidiaries, one of which is Hemp Life Today, a growing online source for industry information and branded products related to Hemp and Medical Marijuana. The company signed an agreement with Hemp, Inc.'s IHMMCC in which both companies will work together to introduce and sell specific hemp products on Hemp Life Today's website as part of the revenue sharing agreement. For more information on Global Links Corp, please visit www.globallinkscorp.com or visit http://www.hemplifetoday.com.
ABOUT VIEW SYSTEMS (OTC:VSYM)
View Systems, Inc. is a fully reporting OTC.BB company that designs, manufactures and installs weapons detection systems combined with video management platforms, on-line monitoring and Alarm and Fire communications networks. More information can be found at www.viewsystems.com
Hemp, Inc.'s TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE
Hemp, Inc. (HEMP) seeks to benefit many constituencies, not exploit or endanger any group of them. Thus, the publicly-traded company believes in "upstreaming" of a portion of profit from the marketing of their finished hemp goods back to its originator. By Hemp, Inc. focusing on comprehensive investment results — that is, with respect to performance along the interrelated dimensions of people, planet, and profits — our triple bottom line approach can be an important tool to support sustainability goals.
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