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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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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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Steve Beshear Asks Obama For Help With Hemp

Obama and Beshear - Can they agree on hemp?

In a shift toward embracing a potential new agricultural industry, Gov. Steve Beshear has written to President Barack Obama asking for help with hemp. “While experience in Canada tells us that the economic opportunities in the hemp industry are still largely unknown, we want to explore any and all opportunities …

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Video: Save us – Hemp

What if you had one thing - Hemp Inc.

Hemp is not only an ancient plant that has a ton of uses, it is a healing plant. The ground that hemp is planted in is revived by a crop of hemp growing above. Secondly, the seeds and buds become food and medicine that allow us to heal as people. …

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Mitch McConnell Supports Industrial Hemp In Kentucky

Mitch McConnell Joins Rand Paul In Supporting Industrial Hemp In Kentucky Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday came out in support of developing industrial hemp in Kentucky, becoming the most powerful voice to back the state’s contentious effort. “I am convinced that allowing its production will be a …

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NPR: Hemp Gets The Green Light in Colorado

Growing hemp in Colorado will likely look like this

With recreational marijuana now legal in Colorado, small-scale recreational marijuana shops will open up soon in places like Denver and Boulder. But that’s not the only business that could get a boost: Large-scale commercial farmers may also be in line to benefit. Why? When Colorado voters legalized marijuana last November, …

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Hemp legalization effort gathers steam

Industrial hemp farming is renewable and sustainable

The Washington Post had this article on the “good” and the ” bad” seed… In the cannabis plant family, hemp is the good seed. Marijuana, the evil weed. Michael Bowman, a gregarious Colorado farmer who grows corn and wheat, has been working his contacts in Congress in an attempt to …

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Hemp, the US illegal super crop

Kathleen Story wrote this awesome article reminding us of some very important history in these United States of America… A History Channel documentary DVD, called Secrets of the Founding Fathers, tells how the colonists grew hemp, cannabis sativa, as a main crop along with tobacco. It also depicts George Washington …

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Kentucky:Hemp Commission to Meet Again…

After 10 years of no meetings on the important subject of how to bring hemp back to our farmers. Kentucky was a key state in producing industrial hemp for the war effort during WW2. Please take a moment to read this hemp story! Hemp Commission to meet for first time …

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Industrial Hemp Legalized in Colorado

Colorado falls bring kids to farms

Colorado Amendment 64 passed, allowing for the cultivation of industrial hemp. Most of the current buzz about the amendment is about legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes in the state. What has not made the national headlines is that Amendment 64 also included legalizing industrial hemp. Some key excerpts from Amendment …

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Vermont: Legal hemp could net big money for farmers

Vermont is not a state that one would expect a conversation over what farmers can and can not grow, especially in these hard economic times, however maybe it is what we need.  Industrial hemp was one of the main topics which reminds us how much we really need to discuss …

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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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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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