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Adam Andrzejewski, Forbes Contributor During the Great Depression, farm subsidies were created to keep the family farm afloat and ensure a stable national food supply. Today, these subsidies have grown so lucrative that wealthy investors, large corporations, and farm-estate heirs use taxpayer money to maximize their personal return on investment. Since 2008, however, the top 10 …

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Two men face felony for transporting hemp plants

By TOMMY SIMMONS and EMILY LOWE <tsimmons@idahopress.com>, <elowe@idahopress.com> Dec 12, 2018 “But George Patterson, the defense attorney who appeared in court for D’Addario during arraignment, said the two men were hauling immature hemp plants from Colorado to Oregon, an assertion seconded by Paul D’Addario, Andrew D’Addario’s father. While hemp does contain minuscule amounts of THC, …

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Hemp, a form of cannabis, to become legal with Trump’s signature on Farm Bill

Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY Published 5:07 p.m. ET Dec. 13, 2018 DENVER – Prepare to see more hemp beer, food, supplements and clothing if President Donald Trump signs the new Farm Bill that would more broadly permit American farmers to grow hemp, which has long been restricted because of its ties to marijuana. READ MORE AT USA TODAYhttps://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/12/13/hemp-become-legal-trumps-signature-farm-bill/2300242002/

Discrimination in Mitch McConnell’s Hemp “De-Scheduling”

Minority communities that have been hit hardest by the failed War on Drugs will find it difficult to participate in the growing and thriving hemp industry, thanks to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Recent federal Senate Farm Bill amendments made by McConnell included a “concession” to the Department of Justice in the hemp language that targeted …

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DEA Admits Natural Cannabinoids Aren’t Scheduled

On June 2, 2017, DEA filed a Response to the HIA suit. Everything I’ve been saying about the case (just an administrative adjustment, no re-Scheduling, only for Licensees) was confirmed by DEA’s Response. The Response favorably acknowledges certain significant legal tenets, including that (1) the Rule does not place any new substance in Schedule I; …

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Indiana Hemp Bills: HB-1137, HB-124, SB-52, SB 370 & SB-371

Again we are seeing a similar pattern with the Pending hemp bills in Indiana: More Restriction on a plant that is already legal. “It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our Cannabis laws, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” – (adapted from Henry Ford) Indiana HB 1137 legalizes CBD …

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From AP to Hemp

We have just learned that a wonderful writer will be reporting on all things hemp The Colorado Independent. Great to see you will share your voice to the expanding opportunities of Hemp.  

Hemp Flower Products should be considered an ingredient existing before the passage of DSHEA

Comments of Richard Rose to FDA’s Request for Comments on the “Development of a List of Pre-Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act Dietary Ingredients,” and the reasons Hemp Flower Products should be considered an ingredient existing before the passage of DSHEA. Here’s why Hemp Flower Products should be classified as existing as a food ingredient …

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Kentucky-State expects hemp program to grow

From the Bowling Green Daily News: Kentucky‘s industrial hemp research pilot program heads into its fourth growing season with expectations that it will continue to expand. Applications are being accepted through Nov. 14 by the state Department of Agriculture. But farmers should note that there are some new fees for participants, including a first-time $350 …

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