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New Cannabis Initiative Offers Solutions for Drug Testing, DUIs

The 420 Times | Posted 10.22.2013 | Green
The 420 Times

A new marijuana legalization initiative, pending review by California's Attorney General, is seeking access to the 2014 ballot. The California Cannabi...

Kentucky: New Survey Shows 78 Percent of Those Polled Support Legalizing Medical Marijuana

The 420 Times | Posted 10.14.2013 | Green
The 420 Times

The latest surveys show that Kentuckians not only want to bring an end to the prohibition of hemp farming but also are very eager to see the reforming of the current laws regarding marijuana.

Pro-Hemp Group Seeks Udall's Support

The Greeley Tribune | Eric Brown | Posted 09.29.2013 | Denver

Proponents of hemp farming continued their push in northern Colorado on Monday, with Greeley their latest campaign stop. Members of Hemp for America ...

Capitol Will Let Its Hemp Flag Fly

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

A flag made out of a substance that's illegal to grow in the United States will fly above the nation's Capitol building on July 4, the Washington Post...

The Farm Bill Deserved to Fail

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Over the years, Farm Bill reauthorizations have systematically taken much of the risk out of farming, with large agribusiness not so much farming the land as farming the federal taxpayer.

Ryan Grim

Hemp 1, DEA 0 | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives on Thursday overcame last-minute lobbying from the Drug Enforcement Administration to pass a farm bill amen...

Ryan Grim

DEA Waging Behind-The-Scenes Hemp War | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

The Drug Enforcement Administration has kicked its lobbying against legalizing industrial hemp into high gear, hoping to block an amendment in the Hou...

Gov Pleads With Obama For Help

The Lexington Herald-Leader | Janet Patton | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics

In a shift toward embracing a potential new agricultural industry, Gov. Steve Beshear has written to President Barack Obama asking for help with hemp....

Ryan Grim

Senator, Hemp Advocates Trade Blame | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), following the demise of his effort to legalize industrial hemp production Thursday, pinned the failure on disor...

Ryan Grim

Senators Wary Of Hemp In The Field | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The attempt to move industrial hemp legalization through the Senate as part of the farm bill is running into stiff resistance from law e...

Hemp Can Build Your House and Make Your Blouse

The 420 Times | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
The 420 Times

The hemp plant's bast fibers offer numerous manufacturing possibilities as well such as being used in textile production and in oriented hemp board panels, in making interior panels for automobiles, rope, paper and much more.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Marijuana Poll Finds Surprising Level Of Support | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Nearly half of Americans say that growing marijuana should be legal, and even more support legalizing the growing of hemp, according to a new HuffPost...

Ryan Grim

Hemp Legalization Gets Important Backer In Senate | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Tuesday signaled to advocates that he would support an amendment to the farm bill ...

Ryan Grim

Senator Introduces Hemp Legalization | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced an amendment to the farm bill Monday that would allow farmers to grow industrial hemp, an aide told HuffPost. Th...

The Booming Business of Hemp

The 420 Times | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
The 420 Times

Despite being banned, a large and growing hemp industry exists in the U.S. This is because hemp is legal to import from other countries; countries smarter than us when it comes to letting their farmers cultivate hemp.

Legalize Hemp -- It's Long Overdue

Ralph Nader | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Ralph Nader

A bipartisan legislative movement toward legalizing the growing of industrial hemp is finally on the rise.

Ryan Grim

Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul Lead Hemp Legalization Fight | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky's two senators, Republicans Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell, have been working to include a provision that would legalize industr...

Remembering the Godfather of the Hemp Revolution: Jack Herer

The 420 Times | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
The 420 Times

As we enjoy the incredible momentum within the cannabis law reform movement, it's important to remember one of the founders of the movement. It's hard to imagine being where we are today without the life and work of Jack Herer.

Mr. President: Legalize Hemp!

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

While support for legalizing hemp's distant cousin, marijuana, remains controversial, hemp is not marijuana. Legalized industrial hemp production could emerge as a prolific cash crop and a clean-burning alternative fuel.

Ryan Grim

Kentucky Hemp Lobby Makes Inroads In Washington | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A chance encounter at last weekend's Kentucky Derby may have given the hemp industry the break it's been looking for since the crop was ...

State Passes Hemp Bill, Now Faces Awkward Legal Limbo

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky's hemp bill became law over the weekend, when Gov. Steve Beshear (D) opted not to act on it, bringing a successful end to the m...

Fighting Climate Change and Creating "Green Jobs": Is Hemp the Silver Bullet?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

Given all of these benefits, why have Obama and the political establishment chosen to remain silent? The explanation has to do with retrograde and backward beliefs which have been hindering environmental progress for a generation.

Hemp and the Legacy of 'The Last Free Man in America'

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics

Today is a very special day for the memory of my friendly acquaintance and sometimes political rival, Gatewood Galbraith.

Colorado Farmers Eager To Legally Grow Hemp

The Greeley Tribune | Eric Brown | Posted 05.24.2013 | Denver

LOVELAND -- Mark Daly drove from Wyoming to Loveland and back Thursday with hopes of resurrecting a business he lost about 12 years ago. Like Daly, m...

Nick Wing

Hemp Legalization Bill Given Death Sentence After Early Approval | Nick Wing | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

A bill that would provide the fabric for a legal hemp industry in Kentucky is set to die in the state House, the chamber's top lawmaker declared Monda...