Month: August 2006

Getting Closer

California is getting closer to farming industrial Hemp than almost any other state right now. It’ll be interesting to see who comes in and torpedos the bill at the last minute: The state Senate passed the California Industrial Hemp Farming Act on Wednesday. Central coast resident who buy and sell hemp products said the legislation …

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Thoughtfully debating Hemp

In California cool heads seem to prevail: Yet the cultivation of industrial hemp remains illegal in this nation. Why? Two words: mythology and confusion. Industrial hemp suffers discrimination by association with its cannabis cousin — marijuana. The federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970 effectively banned the production of all cannabis plants regardless of the level …

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This week on the “O.C.”: Hemp Farmers

Finaly, a Republican I can really get behind: So why is he trying to legalize hemp? He says it’s only natural for a “free-market, pro-business, low-tax conservative” to support an agricultural product in high demand that’s nothing like its notorious cousin, marijuana. full story

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