World Hemp Organization
World Hemp Organization

World Hemp Organization

world hemp Organization

Science and Agricultural News


  “Industrial hemp is the highest biomass producer of all agricultural crops, …It’s growth rate outclasses that of trees: hemp produces per hectare in four months the equivalent to what trees produce in seven years.” – Raine St. Claire 

Genetic and Wellness Topics


 C. O’Brien and A. Seshadri. What is with all the buzzing? Exploring bee diversity in industrial hemp. 2018 ESA, ESC and ESB Joint Annual Meeting, November 11, 2018, Vancouver. 

Global Education and Current Events


 “Hemp is, by far, Earth’s premier, renewable natural resource. This is why hemp is so very important.”– Jack Herer

Read Newsmax: Legalizing Weed: 6 Noteworthy Quotes on Industrial Hemp from Jack Herer, 'Emperor of Hemp' |


World Hemp Organization


* Providing leadership on global hemp matters
* Shaping the hemp research agenda
* Setting norms and standards
* Articulating evidence-based policy options
* Providing technical support to countries and monitoring
* Assessing hemp trends

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Hemp Education Videos

Hemp: Food for life | Cameron Sims | TEDxAuckland

 Why is something as useful as hemp so underutilised in so many developed countries? How can we use this “companion plant” to benefit society? Founder of the hemp seed food product company, Plant Culture, Cameron Sims explores these questions, detailing the history of hemp prohibition, and how this has held society back from being more sustainable.  

The Hemp plant  — is poised to revolutionize industry by taking the place of more toxic materials and putting us on a path to a cleaner, more sustainable world, says hemp advocate Amy Ansel. Noting the promise of hemp bioplastics that safely degrade, Ansel explains how hemp can also provide a cleaner, safer more sustainable substitute for paper, textiles, building materials, and even automobiles. 

Hemp for homes

 Growing industrial hemp was illegal in the United States after 1970 because the industrial plant and marijuana were considered to be the same, when in fact they are different varieties of Cannabis. In recent years, some states have changed their laws, allowing farmers to start growing industrial hemp, which is used in everything from clothing to nutritional products to building materials. Oregon grower Cliff Thomason says growing and processing hemp was stymied because it was illegal, but now a knowledge base for best uses can grow, along with the plants. View a hemp home constructed using hempcrete, a building material that advocates claim is mold resistant, breathable, and eco-friendly. ➡ Subscribe: 

 Tour of Alberta Innovates industrial hemp research facility 

Hemp for Fuel

Hemp Biodiesel


Why Hemp Biodiesel?

  • Biodiesel is the only alternative fuel that runs in any conventional, unmodified diesel engine.
  • It can be stored anywhere that petroleum diesel fuel is stored. Biodiesel is safe to handle and transport because it is as biodegradable as sugar, 10 times less toxic than table salt, and has a high flashpoint of about 300 F compared to petroleum diesel fuel, which has a flash point of 125 F.
  • Biodiesel can be made from domestically produced, renewable oilseed crops such as hemp.
  • Biodiesel is a proven fuel with over 30 million successful US road miles, and over 20 years of use in Europe.
  • When burned in a diesel engine, biodiesel replaces the exhaust odor of petroleum diesel with the pleasant smell of hemp, popcorn or french fries.
  • Biodiesel is the only alternative fuel in the US to complete EPA Tier I Health Effects Testing under section 211(b) of the Clean Air Act, which provide the         thorough inventory of environmental and human health effects attributes that current technology will allow.
  • Biodiesel is 11% oxygen by weight and contains no sulfur.
  • The use of biodiesel can extend the life of diesel engines because it is more lubricating than petroleum diesel fuel, while fuel consumption, auto ignition, power output, and engine torque are relatively unaffected by biodiesel.
  • The Congressional Budget Office, Department of Defense, US Department of Agriculture, and others have determined that biodiesel is the low cost alternative fuel option for fleets to meet requirements of the Energy Policy Act.  SOURCE: Dave Burkey – from