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Australia: Hemp foods fight for legality

Australia Hemp Seeds are really quite wonderful

The Australian hemp industry is fighting for the crop to be legalized as a food and separated from its cousin, marijuana. Hemp is a highly nutritious plant, has no psychoactive ability, and has long been incorrectly associated with the illicit variety of cannabis; marijuana. Federal Member for Richmond, Mrs Justine ...

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Colorado: Inaugural NoCo Hemp Expo

Hemp after being cut down, part of the harvest

Colorado Hemp Co. will host the inaugural NoCo Hemp Expo on April 5 at Ricky B’s Sports Bar and Music Venue in Windsor. The daylong event will feature speakers addressing topics on industrial hemp farming, processing, seed acquisition, state and federal legislation, research and development, hemp as medicine, and hemp’s ...

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Congress urged to end ban on growing hemp

Hemp fiber can be made into a number of products. But growing it is illegal under federal law.

Rob Hotakainen, thenewstribune.com – Authorities arrested David Bronner when he locked himself in a steel-bar cage in front of the White House last year and began using a hand-powered press to extract fresh oil from 12 large hemp plants, which he planned to put on French bread and serve to passers-by. ...

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Colorado:Clarify laws on growing hemp

Green hemp stalk after a harvest

The Denver Post – Amendment 64, in addition to legalizing the use and sale of recreational marijuana, also authorized the growing of hemp — at least in theory. Grown widely by our ancestors in America, hemp has a remarkable number of uses. Its seeds and fibers can be used in cosmetics, ...

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Industrial Hemp Could be Indiana’s Next Cash Crop

Senator Richard Young Jr - Indiana Hemp Advocate

Indiana Senator Richard D. Young Jr. – Indiana’s agriculture sector has long been the backbone of the Hoosier economy. In 2011 alone, the Indiana Business Research Center estimates Indiana ag contributed $37.9 billion in economic output and supported 190,000 jobs. To ensure agriculture remains a vital driver of economic activity, ...

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Kentucky Hemp Growers Cooperative Association

Hemp leaves

The Kentucky Hemp Growers Cooperative Association is a member-owned corporation providing assistance, information, and resources to partner-members endeavoring to produce or sell industrial hemp. Incorporated in 1994, the Cooperative seeks to uphold a tradition of legal and profitable hemp production in Kentucky. The original Kentucky hemp cooperative association, organized during ...

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Editorial: Hemp Gaining Acceptance

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Though the Farm Bill, which included the hemp amendment, did not pass the House this past week, however it did bring to light that more and more politicians and decision makers are stepping into the green and opening their minds to the possibility that growing hemp on American soil will be a ...

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Industrial Hemp Industry Inches Closer to Ending Prohibition

Hemp is not marijuana

Industrial Hemp Industry Inches Closer to the End of Prohibition on the Federal Level with Recent Amendments by Lawmakers in California and Washington, DC LAS VEGAS, May 28, 2013  — As a leading innovator in the industrial hemp market, Hemp, Inc. (OTC: HEMP) keeps a strong foothold in its sector ...

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Lithuania legalizes growing hemp for textiles

hemp adidas

Lithuania on Thursday legalized growing hemp as of January for the industrial-scale production of textiles, making it the last of the EU’s 27 members to give it the green light.   This further strengthens the exports of this thriving country as the USA still refuses to allow farmers to grow this ...

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Legalize Hemp – It’s Long Overdue – Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader

A bipartisan legislative movement toward legalizing the growing of industrial hemp is finally on the rise. Last week, the Vermont General Assembly voted to lift a state statute that banned the growing of industrial hemp. While this, if enacted, would allow Vermont farmers to grow hemp under state law, it ...

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Colorado: Enviro Textiles Promotes Hemp

Hemp in Colorado is not something new as we are reminded in this short news piece I saw on the Denver Post website. The founder of a local hemp textiles company, Enviro Textiles LLC, believes Colorado is poised to enter a new era of prosperity thanks to the recent passage ...

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Senate Hemp Bill Introduced

The momentum builds and the ball is rolling towards the future for hemp in America! A round of applause for Senators from Oregon, Kentucky and Vermont! In a show of Bipartisan teamwork they have put forth a Senate bill that would finally exclude Industrial hemp from is Cousin Marijuana in ...

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Maine: Where America’s Hemp Begins

Ok, So I changed Maine’s slogan a bit, but it’s true.  Maine is one of the states that has been progressive in its stance with hemp and it’s the furthest eastern state in the Continental United States. So America’s hemp does begin with… or could begin in Maine. Of course ...

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Sen. Ron Wyden’s attempt to bring back industrial hemp fails

Sen. Ron Wyden’s attempt to expand production of industrial hemp fails Hemp is a plant that has many commercial applications but Sen. Ron Wyden’s effort to include a provision in the farm bill to formally classify it as a legitimate crop failed Thursday as the Senate finished work on the ...

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Ron Wyden Introduces Industrial Hemp Amendment To Farm Bill

Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) on Thursday introduced an amendment to the farm bill that would allow farmers to grow industrial hemp. The amendment, S.3240, would exclude industrial hemp from the definition of “marijuana,” thereby allowing hemp farming to be regulated by state permitting programs, bypassing the federal government’s long-standing prohibition ...

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Capital Hemp to Shut down Stores in DC

Josh Davis’s Diatribe – Earlier this year I wrote an article for the Huffington Post detailing the misleading affidavit by the DC’s Metropolitan Police Department concerning it’s use of the word Marijuana. Basically the officer who wrote the affidavit was confused by what Industrial Hemp was and referred to hemp ...

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NH bill to allow hemp farming in DEA hands

WashingtonPost.com — A bill to protect industrial hemp from being tagged as an illicit drug is getting a hearing this week by the New Hampshire Senate. The House-passed bill would forbid industrial hemp, a botanical cousin to marijuana, from being listed as a controlled substance. It would only go into ...

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Tea Party for Hemp?

Can you feel the change happening… it’s coming and in a big way. I think this is the year that Hemp will finally be taken seriously – and it seems Kentucky is leading the way. Here is a great article written by Johnathon Miller, “the former two-term elected Kentucky State ...

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Legalizing Hemp Sends The Wrong Message?

Once again The Federal Government  has shown that they are unwilling to to look at the facts and ask intelligent questions when it comes to the possibility that Industrial Hemp could be legalized in the US. Earlier this week the head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Appalachia High ...

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Kentucky: Hemp Laws are Inching Forward

Is industrial hemp,  once a major cash crop in Kentucky,  about to make a comeback in the state? Maybe although major obstacles would still have to be overcome before Kentucky farmers could again legally grow hemp, which produces strong fibers used in fabrics, ropes and other materials. The biggest of ...

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