SPRING HOPE, NC, July 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP), a global leader in the industrial hemp industry with the largest multipurpose industrial hemp processing facility in the western hemisphere, announced today that it commends the U.S. Senate for passing a bill that would allow physicians with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to recommend medical marijuana to veterans in states where legal. This legislative development coincides with the further expansion of Hemp, Inc.’s strategic growing partner Veteran Village Kins Community.

Veteran Village Kins Communities are designed to grow hemp and produce cannabidiol (CBD) products to benefit veterans as well as generate revenue for Hemp, Inc., the Veteran Village, and individual veterans living in the community.

“We are encouraged to see the Senate taking steps to improve the well-being of our veterans by providing them with access to alternative treatment options that include cannabis,” said Hemp, Inc. CEO Bruce Perlowin. “Hemp, Inc.’s strategic growing partner Veteran Village Kins Community is designed to provide veterans with the skills to grow hemp, create hemp-derived products and access services that can improve quality of life. President Trump has repeatedly stressed his support for veterans and the small farmer. The Veteran Village Kins Community naturally creates an environment that supports both these much deserving sectors of our population.”

To see daily one-minute video updates on Hemp, Inc.’s ongoing progress, go to Bruce Perlowin’s personal FaceBook page. The top Facebook post shows another semi of processed LCM’s being shipped out and the final planting of one of many fields of hemp being grown this year. We also appreciate and encourage everyone to “like”, “comment” and “share” these historical videos documenting the resurgence of hemp to America and the American small family farmer.

Several states specifically approve the use of medical marijuana for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); however, VA officials have barred veterans from participating in state-sanctioned medical marijuana programs. About 11-20 out of every 100 veterans (or between 11-20%) who served in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom have PTSD in a given year, according to the VA.

The Senate’s VA funding bill would also prevent veterans from losing their benefits if they use medicinal marijuana legally. The provisions were part of a bill funding the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2019; it passed last week by a vote of 86-5. Notably, the U.S. Senate also passed last week its 2018 Farm Bill that includes provisions that would legalize hemp, removing it from the federal list of controlled substances and allowing it to be sold as an agricultural commodity.

The VA funding bill from the Senate must now be reconciled with the House to become the final legislation that will be sent to President Trump to be signed into law. Meanwhile, there is mounting evidence that high-ranking Trump administration officials support further research of medical marijuana for veterans, reports Marijuana Moment, citing recently released email correspondence.

“Under the subject line, ‘Big Bold Ideas,’ Jake Leinenkugel, the senior White House advisor for VA issues, wrote that ‘thousands of Veterans claim their legal/illegal use of cannabis has made dramatic changes in their well-being,’” reports Marijuana Moment, adding that former interim deputy secretary at VA Scott R. Blackburn replied, “I would think we would be all for this.”

As more states continue to adopt pro-hemp legislation, more companies are entering the industrial hemp and CBD industry and looking to expand their footprint in the marketplace, thus aligning with Hemp, Inc. for its proven expertise and state-of-the-art hemp processing and manufacturing infrastructure in Spring Hope, North Carolina. Hemp, Inc.’s 85,000-square foot multi-purpose industrial hemp processing facility has been operational since August 2017.

To see Bruce Perlowin’s latest Facebook video update on the 160-acre grow for each of the 160-acre Kins Domains to be built on each 500-acre Kins Community in states all over America and the world, click here.

Dozens of master growers, from Oregon, Colorado, California, Kentucky, North Carolina, Nevada and, of course, Arizona, companies, and organizations have expressed an interest in pursuing a joint venture with Hemp, Inc. to each grow industrial hemp on the 300 fenced acres in Arizona as part of "The Great United American Hemp Project," where each grower will be growing 5 acres. Interested master growers, from around the country, should contact Project Manager Dwight Jory at ecogold22@gmail.com.

“While our First Friday Tours of our industrial hemp processing facility for Hemp, Inc. shareholders are only held once a month, tours of the Veteran Village Kins Communities are open to anyone at any time. People can even bring their motorhomes or tents and camp out to volunteer and help build the first Veteran Village Kins Community in America. We’ll also be offering training classes, through our Hemp University, on how to build hempcrete homes. It’s the perfect place and time to spend a part of your summer vacation,” says Perlowin.

For a more complete description, read the following, modified, 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 is now complete.

As soon as the live streaming video cameras are up and operational (scheduled near the end of July 2018), the world can actually see the way the Veterans Village Kins Community is designed and watch it being built. According to Perlowin, the basic framework or overall plan of the Veterans Village Kins Community is designed to heal veterans with PSTD, 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 dependent upon one another and 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 40x40-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 (swilliams@hempinc.com).

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 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 Project." Any grower having an interest in pursuing a joint venture on 5 of the 300 fenced in acres in Arizona should contact Dwight Jory. Or, anyone interested in attending the 2 – 7-day hands-on hempcrete house building should contact Dwight Jory as well. (Dates to be determined.)

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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.

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