SPRING HOPE, NC, Feb. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NEWMEDIAWIRE ‚Äď Hemp, Inc.¬†(OTC PINK: HEMP) a global leader in the industrial hemp industry, Hemp, Inc. has industrial hemp processing centers in multi states which includes the largest one¬†(85,000 square feet)¬†in the western hemisphere¬†(in Spring Hope, North Carolina)., announced today that the company received noteworthy coverage from ABC15 Arizona discussing legislation that would speed up the rollout of the state‚Äôs hemp program, as well as the company‚Äôs Veteran Village Kins Community.The ABC15 Arizona article, ‚ÄúFarmers could plant hemp in Arizona fields this summer, if bill passes,‚ÄĚ discusses a bill being fast-tracked through the Arizona state legislature for the¬† implementation of the hemp program. If passed, the bill will allow the first seeds to be planted in June instead of August.‚ÄúHemp means a goldmine for Arizona. An absolute goldmine‚Ä¶ hemp is actually bypassing marijuana in price point,‚ÄĚ Perlowin said in the article, which highlights the company‚Äôs development of a Veteran Village Kins Community in Golden Valley, Arizona on 500 acres of desert farmland just north of Kingman, AZ. Hemp, Inc.¬†announced in July 2018¬†that the growing community was expanding its footprint.Perlowin continued, ‚ÄúWhen a farmer can make $100,000 an acre that is good money. That allows the small family farm to re-emerge into the American landscape–including Arizona.‚ÄĚVeteran Village Kins Community is one of Hemp, Inc.‚Äôs strategic growing partners. The solar and wind-powered facility is designed to grow hemp and produce cannabidiol (CBD) products. The products will benefit veterans, as well as generate revenue for Hemp, Inc.¬†‚ÄúWe are thrilled to be featured by ABC discussing the exciting opportunities for hemp in the landscape of Arizona,‚ÄĚ said Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp, Inc. ‚ÄúHemp is an extremely drought-tolerant plant that thrives in Arizona‚Äôs arid climate and it presents an incredible opportunity, both for small family farms and for our Veteran Village Kins Community. Within the community, veterans will find various health and wellness centers to support individuals who may have psychological, emotional or health issues. As demand soars, we also plan to build other hemp-growing, CBD-producing communities for other groups such as abused women & children, orphans, and the homeless. It‚Äôs our goal to do as much good with the opportunity we‚Äôve been given while also meeting rising market demand for quality hemp-derived CBD products.‚ÄĚRecently, Hemp, Inc. also¬†announced¬†the grand opening of a joint venture with retail store, Hemp Healthcare, in Dolan Springs, Arizona, to sell high-end cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp-based products. Hemp Healthcare is located off Highway 93 in Arizona, in a highly trafficked tourist area. Specifically located on Pierce Ferry Road, Hemp Healthcare is next to Dolan Station ‚Äď a location that welcomes numerous tour buses daily with visitors from around the world that stop there on trips to the Grand Canyon. This venture marks the first step into the tourism market for Hemp, Inc.Hemp, Inc. is¬†promoting a ‚ÄúBack to the Land‚ÄĚ movement. It is supporting farmers across the nation with ventures including its local processing centers in Medford, Oregon; and, a 500-acre (from a portion of their 4,500 acres in that area) hemp growing eco village in Golden Valley, Arizona. With the help of industrial hemp, farmers will now have a livelihood that can sustain their preferred way of life with the ease of transporting seeds, clones and biomass across state lines and the ability for farmers to get crop insurance and bank accounts. The historical lift of the 80 year federal ban on hemp will allow Hemp, Inc. and its joint venture partners, the American farmer and the ‚ÄúBack to the Land‚ÄĚ movement to flourish, based on the fact that hemp is such a lucrative cash crop.To see¬†1 minute videos¬†of Hemp, Inc.‚Äôs current activities, go to Bruce Perlowin‚Äôs personal¬†Facebook¬†page where he posts daily on all of Hemp, Inc.‚Äôs activities around the country.ABOUT HEMP, INC.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.ABOUT DIGIPATH, INC. & DIGIPATH LABS, INC.Digipath, Inc.¬†(OTCQB: DIGP) supports the cannabis and hemp industry‚Äôs best practices for reliable testing, data acquisition, cannabis education and training, and brings unbiased cannabis news coverage to the cannabis industry.¬†Digipath Labs provides pharmaceutical-grade analysis and testing to the cannabis and hemp industry to ensure producers, consumers, and patients know exactly what is in the cannabis and hemp they ingest and to help maximize the quality of its client‚Äôs products through analysis, research, development, and standardization.ABOUT LOCAL PROCESSING CENTER INC.Hemp, Inc. entered into a majority ownership agreement with JNV Farms LLC for the hemp cultivation and processing company in Medford, Oregon.¬† As the majority owner of the, now fully functional, hemp cultivation and processing company, Local Processing Center, Inc. (LPC), Hemp, Inc. will be able to create a pipeline of industrial hemp and hemp products in states, where legal, on the West Coast. This makes Hemp, Inc. a bi-coastal hemp processing center in America with many more Hemp Local Processing Centers planned for other areas where Hemp is being grown.¬† Thus far, the company has created over 200 jobs in its LPC and also helped create even more jobs for the local farmer.¬† ‚ÄúA to Z‚ÄĚ services for the farmers are available ‚Äď from harvesting to drying, bagging, curing, storing, nitrogen sparging, machine trimming, hand trimming, extracting and selling creating a ‚Äúone stop shop‚ÄĚ for the small to large family farm. Daily updates on LPC can be found on Bruce Perlowin‚Äôs personal¬†Facebook¬†page.DAILY UPDATES ON FACEBOOKHemp, Inc. strives to be one of the most transparent companies in the public sector. To adhere to this company policy of transparency, CEO Bruce Perlowin posts 1-minute video updates daily on his personal¬†Facebook¬†page to give an inside look and behind-the-scenes footage of what Hemp, Inc. is doing on a daily basis. ‚ÄúWe want them to know how the company is performing and what it is doing to reach its goals,‚ÄĚ says Perlowin. To see 1 minute videos of everything Hemp, Inc.‚Äôs current activities, go to Bruce Perlowin‚Äôs personal¬†Facebook¬†page where he posts daily on all the activity Hemp, Inc. is doing around the country. (No other public company has this level of transparency than Hemp, Inc.)THE UPCOMING DOCUSERIESHemp, Inc.¬†entered into an agreement¬†with¬†2 Manifest Studio, LLC, a Wyoming, Limited Liability Company (VED), to create a documentary and subsequent docuseries over the course of an estimated five years.¬† Per the terms of the agreement, VED will create a feature length film and corresponding docuseries and other video materials about the history of hemp with a strong focus on Hemp, Inc. and other pioneers and companies that are leaders in the modern-day history of industrial hemp. The content will be wholly-owned by Hemp, Inc. 2 Manifest Studio Director Joseph Trivigno and his team have been tracking Hemp, Inc.‚Äôs progress, as executives meet with farmers throughout the country to document the company‚Äôs expansion into new markets.¬† The documentary is expected to be released by 2020. The docuseries is expected to follow the film‚Äôs release. The film crew will also capture hemp developments in markets around the globe.VETERAN VILLAGE KINS COMMUNITIESThe company‚Äôs 500-acre strategic growing partner Veteran Village Kins Community in Golden Valley, Arizona, is also designed to grow hemp and produce CBD products to benefit veterans as well as generate revenue for Hemp, Inc., the Veteran Village and individual veterans living in the community. Hemp, Inc. executives are also continuing to scout new locations nationwide to open additional hemp processing centers in legal markets.For a more complete description on the Veteran Village Kins Community (as mentioned above), read the following October 24, 2017 press release, ‚ÄúHemp, Inc. Announces Strategic Hemp Growing Partner ‚ÄėVeteran Village Kins Community Arizona, Inc.‚Äô Completes Final Site Plan Blueprints‚ÄĚ, below:Hemp, Inc.¬†has announced that its strategic growing partner, ‚ÄúVeteran Village Kins Community Arizona, Inc.‚ÄĚ, 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‚Äôs solar power operation will be completed in the next days.As soon as the live streaming video cameras are up and operational, the world can actually see the way the Veteran Village Kins Community is designed and watch it being built. According to Perlowin, the basic framework or overall plan of the Veteran Village Kins Communities is to create a holistic healing and learning center that is designed to educate and 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 ‚ÄúAbused‚ÄĚ Women & Children Village Kins Communities, the ‚ÄúOrphaned‚ÄĚ Children Village Kins Communities, ‚ÄúHomeless‚ÄĚ Village Kins Communities, and the ‚ÄúHealers‚ÄĚ Village Kins Communities (the healers are professionals who are knowledgeable in the modalities to treat these traumatized groups). These particular communities are all synergistically aligned to work simultaneously supporting each other.For example, the ‚ÄúHealers‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äúquantum economic matrix‚ÄĚ or an example of ‚Äúsymbiotic economics‚ÄĚ which is more complex than this brief description allows.Dwight Jory, the Project Manager for the ‚ÄúVeteran Village Kins Community Arizona, Inc.‚ÄĚ, said, ‚ÄúWe are very happy with the progress. Our Kins Community is really beginning to come together.‚ÄĚ In anticipation of planting to begin during the spring, 300 acres have been fenced, 16 overnight trailer park sites are under construction, and six 40√ó40-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.‚ÄúWe are now accepting volunteers who have expressed an interest in helping to build the first Kins Community for our veterans,‚ÄĚ said Jory. Those interested in making the first hemp growing CBD-producing ‚ÄúVeteran Village Kins Community‚ÄĚ become a reality should contact Ms. Sandra Williams via email (email@example.com).One thousand trees, on 36 of the 500-acres, have also been planted, with an additional 1,000 trees on order. The ‚ÄúVeteran Village Kins Community‚ÄĚ 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.‚ÄúAs Hemp, Inc. positions itself on the forefront of America‚Äôs industrial hemp revolution, we see our partnership with ‚ÄėVeteran Village Kins Community Arizona, Inc.‚Äô being paramount in supporting the small family farm movement that we are confident will reshape the American landscape,‚ÄĚ said Perlowin. ‚ÄúAs 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‚Äôs 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.‚ÄĚAccording to Perlowin, we hope to have 50 ‚Äúmaster hemp growers‚ÄĚ 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‚Äôll call this ‚ÄúThe Great United American Hemp Grow-Off.‚ÄĚ¬† Any grower having an interest in pursuing a joint venture on 5 of the 300 fenced in acres in Arizona should contact Project Manager 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.)WHAT IS HEMP?Hemp is a durable natural fiber that is grown as a renewable source for raw materials that can be incorporated into thousands of products. It‚Äôs one of the oldest domesticated crops known to man. Hemp is used in nutritional food products such as hemp seeds, hemp hearts and hemp proteins, for humans. It is also used in building materials, paper, textiles, cordage, organic body care and other nutraceuticals, just to name a few. It has thousands of other known uses. A hemp crop requires half the water alfalfa uses and can be grown without the heavy use of pesticides. Farmers worldwide grow hemp commercially for fiber, seed, and oil for use in a variety of industrial and consumer products. The United States is the only developed nation that fails to cultivate industrial hemp as an economic crop on a large scale, according to the Congressional Resource Service. However, with rapidly changing laws and more states gravitating towards industrial hemp and passing an industrial hemp bill, that could change. Currently, the majority of hemp sold in the United States is imported from China and Canada, the world‚Äôs largest exporters of the industrial hemp crop.To see Hemp, Inc.‚Äôs video just posted entitled, ‚ÄúThe Largest Hemp Mill in the Western Hemisphere is Now Online ‚Äď It‚Äôs Alive‚ÄĚ, click¬†here.¬†To see the Hemp, Inc. mill in operation and processing product, visit Bruce Perlowin‚Äôs personal¬†Facebook page¬†and scroll down to August 1, 2017.THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEMP AND MARIJUANAHemp is completely different from marijuana in its function, cultivation and application. In cultivating marijuana, the plants are spaced far apart, and the male plants are destroyed to assure that they cannot seed the female plants, which would result in undesirable, less potent and less marketable, seeded marijuana buds. Hemp, on the other hand, is planted close together and commonly hermaphrodites, which creates an abundance of seeds, the main component of Hemp foods and supplements. The Hemp stalks are processed and used for fiber, composite, and other hemp based end products.Hemp is used in variety of other applications that marijuana couldn‚Äôt possibly be used in. These include healthy dietary supplements, skin products, clothing, and accessories. Overall, hemp is known to have over¬†25,000 possible applications. Hemp products such as Hemp Milk, Hemp Cereal, and Hemp Oil are used by consumers every day.For an excellent read on the difference between hemp and marijuana, visit the¬†Ministry of Hemp.9 GREAT REASONS TO INCLUDE HEMP AS PART OF A HEALTHY DIET¬†(Source)Although hemp seeds come from the¬†Cannabis sativa¬†plant, they do not produce a mind-altering effect.¬† These small, brown seeds are rich in protein, fiber, and healthful fatty acids, including omega-3s and omega-6s. They have antioxidant effects and may reduce symptoms of numerous ailments, improving the health of the heart, skin, and joints. Read all the reasons to include hemp as part of a healthy diet¬†here.HOW HEMP CAN CHANGE THE WORLDFiber ‚Äď Hemp fiber can be used to make fabrics and textiles, rope and paper. The word ‚Äėcanvas‚Äô actually derives from the word cannabis.Fuel ‚Äď While the industrial, medicinal and commercial properties of hemp have been known to mankind for a very long time, its benefits to the environment have just been realized in recent years. One of the compelling things hemp offers is fuel. With reserves of petroleum being depleted, it would be nice if we could have a fuel source which was reusable and which we could grow right here, making us completely energy independent.Food ‚Äď Hemp seeds are very nutritious and were first thought to be eaten by the Ancient Chinese and Indians. Hemp seeds have a nutty taste and can be eaten raw, ground up, sprouted, or made into dried sprout powder. Hemp seeds also contain a very beneficial oil that is high in unsaturated fatty acids, including an optimal 1:4 ratio of omega-3 to 6.Building Material ‚Äď Hemp can be made into a variety of building materials. These include concrete-like blocks called ‚Äėhempcrete‚Äô, biodegradable plastics, and wood replacements. These materials have been used in the manufacture of many things, including electronics, cars and houses. In fact, the first American home made of hemp-based materials was completed in August 2010 in Asheville, North Carolina.Biofuel ‚Äď Remarkably, the oil from hemp seeds and stalks can also be made into biofuels such as Biodiesel?‚ÄĒ?sometimes known as ‚Äėhempoline‚Äô. While this biofuel can be used to power engines, it does take quite a lot of raw material to produce a substantial amount.(Source/Credit:¬†A Medium Corporation)SOCIAL NETWORKShttp://www.facebook.com/hempinc¬† (Facebook)https://www.facebook.com/KingOfPot¬† (Bruce Perlowin‚Äôs Facebook Page)https://www.hempincpresents.com¬†(Hemp, Inc.‚Äôs YouTube Channel)SUBSCRIBE TO HEMP, INC.‚ÄôS VIDEO UPDATES‚ÄúHemp, Inc. Presents‚ÄĚ is capturing the historic, monumental re-creation of the hemp decorticator today as America begins to evolve into a cleaner, green, eco-friendly sustainable environment. What many see as the next American Industrial Revolution is actually the Industrial Hemp Revolution. Watch as Hemp, Inc., the No. 1 leader in the industrial hemp industry, engages its shareholders and the public through each step in bringing back the hemp decorticator as described in the ‚ÄúFreedom Leaf Magazine‚ÄĚ article¬†‚ÄúThe Return of the Hemp Decorticator‚ÄĚ¬†by Steve Bloom.‚ÄúHemp, Inc. Presents‚ÄĚ¬†is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by visiting¬†www.hempinc.com.¬†To subscribe to the¬†‚ÄúHemp, Inc. Presents‚ÄĚ¬†YouTube channel, be sure to click the subscribe button.UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC EVENTSAcross the globe, the hemp industry is rising to astronomical levels. In the wake of the hemp industry projected to grow 700% and hit $1.8 billion by 2020, there has been more education and networking within the industry. That means more events and conferences, thus, Hemp, Inc. has started compiling an ongoing list of upcoming hemp events around the world.¬† Check out the listing of international and domestic events¬†here.¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†HEMP, INC.‚ÄôS ‚ÄúTRIPLE BOTTOM LINE‚ÄĚWith 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. A global leader in the industrial hemp industry with bi-coastal processing centers including the largest multipurpose industrial hemp processing facility in the western hemisphere (in Spring Hope, North Carolina), a 4,500 hemp-growing and processing eco-village aggressively being built on 500 of those acres in Golden Valley, Arizona called Veteran Village Kins Community (to serve the needs of the American veterans) and one of the most sophisticated harvesting and post processing facilities in Medford, Oregon, Hemp, Inc., believes there can be tangible benefits reaped from adhering to a corporate social responsibility plan. Thus, Hemp, Inc.‚Äôs ‚ÄúTriple Bottom Line‚ÄĚ approach serves as an important tool in balancing meeting business objectives and the needs of society and environment at the same time.FORWARD-LOOKING DISCLAIMER AND DISCLOSURESThis press release may contain certain forward-looking statements and information, as defined within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the Safe Harbor created by those sections. To clarify the issue of OTC placing a stop sign next to Hemp, Inc.‚Äôs stock trading symbol, that symbol indicates Hemp, Inc. does not report their financials. As a non-reporting pink sheet company, Hemp, Inc. is not required to report. The company does, however, choose to publicly report its quarterly and yearly financials on its¬†website. According to the company‚Äôs CEO, the OTC stop sign is a misrepresentation of that reporting fact. This material contains statements about expected future events and/or financial results that are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements by definition involve risks, uncertainties.