Legal Hemp Begins In Colorado

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

KRISTEN WYATT, AP – Hemp registration opened for farmers Saturday in Colorado, the first state to start regulating industrial hemp since the federal government allowed limited hemp regulation. A handful of Colorado farmers grew industrial hemp last year without interference from law enforcement or state agriculture officials. But the opening …

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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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Arizona: Hemp-Farming Bill Voted Down

Industrial Hemp Field - Healthy and almost ready for harvest

Arizona’s Senate Judiciary Committee voted against a bill that would allow industrial hemp farming in the state. Hemp farming is illegal in most states, despite the fact that smoking the plant, which is related to marijuana plants, won’t get you stoned. Just as more pro-marijuana bills are showing up around …

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Hemp growing going legit

Colorado Hemp being harvested

The US government is ready to let farmers grow hemp – at least the kind that can’t get people high. Hemp – marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin that’s used to make everything from clothing to cooking oil – could soon be cultivated in 10 states under a federal farm bill agreement that …

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Kentucky announces 5 hemp pilot projects

Kentucky hemp field

Kentucky’s first legal hemp production in at least 50 years will include five projects in conjunction with state universities to test whether the crop can help clean soil on former industrial sites, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said Monday. Each of the projects will be paid for through private contributions …

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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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Oregon – Hemp backers want industrial crop by spring

Hemp after being cut down, part of the harvest

PORTLAND — Oregon farmers could put in a crop of industrial hemp next spring if a panel of experts can satisfy federal officials with a set of tightly drawn rules. The committee of agricultural experts and state policy officials has been selected by the Oregon Department of Agriculture and will …

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Tennessee considers legalizing hemp

Colorado Hemp being harvested

Tennessean.com – Manufacturers use hemp in plastics, insulation and even a little paper. Health food lovers eat hemp seeds by the handful for the protein and omega-3 fats. Hemp clothes, shoes and handbags sell for top dollar, prized for durability. But while hemp fields abound in Canada and Europe, only …

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Colorado – State unveils regulations for hemp farming

Hemp farmers in Colorado could be asked to pay annual fees of at least $200 and submit to inspections to make sure they’re growing industrial hemp and not marijuana, according to regulations proposed by Colorado agriculture officials. The proposed rules, announced Wednesday, will be submitted next week for approval by …

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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: Comer to pitch hemp to auto execs

Kentucky-The Hemp State

Janet Patton wrote this great article on the Kentucky.com website on how industrial hemp is changing the ways we do business and how a change is possible through determined people! Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said hemp fibers could make cars “greener.” –Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will take his pitch …

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Vital Hemp-Bringing It Home

Vital Hemp

On October 10th, at 7:30 pm, Vital Hemp be sharing a great documentary about growing industrial hemp in the USA—how the crop can improve our lives. It’s called Bringing it Home. There will be live music, complimentary Humbolt Hemp Ale by Nector Ales and hemp treats from Nutiva and Ziggy …

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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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California Farmers to Grow Industrial Hemp

Industrial hemp farming is renewable and sustainable

Vote Hemp and the Hemp Industries Association (HIA), the nation’s leading hemp grassroots advocacy organization and industry trade group, respectively, each working to revitalize industrial hemp production and processing in the U.S., are excited to report that Governor Jerry Brown has signed SB 566, the California Industrial Hemp Farming Act. …

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Hemp in Bob Marley’s Restored Mercedes

In the first episode, “One Love, One Car,” Marley hooks up with Danny (a.k.a. The Count) at his car-repair shop, Count’s Kustoms, in Las Vegas. The Mercedes has not been touched in 20 years,; it’s black paint is faded and the engine is stuffed with straw (a rat’s nest, perhaps?). …

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Editorial: Hemp Gaining Acceptance

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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Hemp industry achieves goal of US hemp-made flag

Hemp Flag over the capital

Despite the failing of the Federal farm bill last month to allow U.S. farmers to raise Industrial Hemp, hemp leaders and activists were overjoyed as the American flag, made of industrial hemp, flew over the U.S. Capitol. Hemp, Inc. one of the major leaders in the Industrial Hemp Industry spoke …

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