Research & Development

General Research

Congressional Research Service – Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity

Industrial Hemp in the United States: Status and Market Potential

Economic Considerations for West Virginia Hemp Production

Seed CX – Hemp Market Research

Green Gold – Sustainability Analysis for West Virginia

Industrial Hemp Production – University of Kentucky

Growing Hemp

Hemp Husbandry

Hemp Agronomy 101 

Hemp cultivars for Dual Purpose Production

Fibre Processing

BioResources – Retting process and Fiber Quality


For a great review of economic opportunities for hemp biofuels in West Virginia, check out WVHGCA’s white paper Hemp: An Energy Crop to Transform Kentucky and West Virginia .

Henry Ford’s Hemp Car Did you know Henry Ford built a Model-T out of Hemp? It even ran on hemp derived fuel! Check it out here. 10 x Stronger Than Steel In The 1940′s: Henry Ford’s HEMP Car.


Hemp Hurds as Paper-Making Material
By Lyster H. Dewey and Jason L. Merrill, United States Department of Agriculture, Bulletin No. 404, October 14, 1916, 24 pages (HTML)

Cannabinoid Production

Estimating Canadian CBD Production

Industry Resources

The Hemp Industries Association

The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) is a non-profit trade group representing hemp companies, researchers and supporters. We are at the forefront of the drive for fair and equal treatment of industrial hemp. Since 1992, the HIA has been dedicated to education, industry development, and the accelerated expansion of hemp world market supply and demand.

North American Industrial Hemp Council

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