AHPA, Dr. Bronner’s Champion Bill To Legalize U.S. Industrial Hemp Production
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
New legislation from Rep. Ron Paul, R.-Texas, would legalize the cultivation and processing of industrial hemp, opening the door for U.S. farmers to compete in what could be a “very profitable” market and enabling U.S. cosmetics manufacturers to leverage the plant’s seed and oil without relying on foreign imports.
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Advocating for change to the federal government’s hemp policy, CEO David Bronner of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, which uses hemp oil in its cleansing and skin-care products, locked himself in a steel cage in front of the White House June 11 and harvested industrial hemp plants before being arrested.
W.S. Badger chose to launch sunscreens and debut new labels at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif., March 9-11, while Skin Nutrition took the opportunity to present its superfood skin-care line. Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps’ President David Bronner promoted the firm’s most recent cause at the show, anti-GMOs, by walking the halls in a biohazard suit.