A Fiber Side Chat with Steve Allin

Episode 62: While the hemp industry buzzes about CBD, it’s important to remember the other side of industrial hemp: the fiber side. Fiber varieties of the cannabis plant have been grown since ancient times to make paper, clothing and building materials.

This week’s guest, Steve Allin, has been using hemp as a building material for decades on hemp projects all over the world. He is the director of the International Health Building Association and has quite literally written the book on Building with Hemp.

Links from the Episode

International Hemp Building Association

https://internationalhempbuilding.org

Hemp Building with Steve Allin

http://www.hempbuilding.com/

FDA’s November 25, 2019 Update on CBD

https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/what-you-need-know-and-what-were-working-find-out-about-products-containing-cannabis-or-cannabis

Webinar: Crop Insurance and Hemp: The Whole Farm Approach

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5823292160289356043

Federal guidance on banks and hemp

https://www.fincen.gov/sites/default/files/2019-12/Hemp%20Press%20Release%2012.3.19%20FINAL.pdf

Special thanks to Cameron McIntosh of Americhavre for his help with this interview. https://americhanvre.com/

Also, Don't forget to make a comment to the USDA

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/31/2019-23749/establishment-of-a-domestic-hemp-production-program