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Industrial Hemp

The "Other" Hemp

Erin Schrode | Posted 08.03.2014 | Green
Erin Schrode

"Weed." "Pot." "Marijuana." The answers began pouring out. College kids are familiar with the five-leaf hemp plant, but only as a drug. The "other" he...

Matt Ferner

House Tells DEA To Leave State Hemp Programs Alone

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House members early Friday blocked the Drug Enforcement Administration from using funds to interfere in state-legal industrial hemp rese...

Ryan J. Reilly

House Gives A Raise To DEA As Congressman Asks Why

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of the House of Representatives from both parties took aim at the Drug Enforcement Administration on Thursday, even as the House...

Hemp Amendments Could Block DEA From Interfering With Programs Legalized By States

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

The U.S. House will vote on two amendments Thursday that would prohibit the Drug Enforcement Administration from interfering with industrial hemp prog...

Feds Finally Release Kentucky's Hemp Seed Shipment

The 420 Times | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics
The 420 Times

"This is a historic day," Commissioner Comer declared. "We've done something that no one thought we could do a year-and-a-half ago. We legalized industrial hemp and we've proven that it's an agricultural crop and not a drug."

Matt Ferner

In Kentucky, Democrats And Republicans Can All Agree On Hemp

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

They may be political rivals, but Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) and his Democratic challenger, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes...

Ryan Grim

Kentucky Sues DEA To Free Its Impounded Hemp Seeds [UPDATE]

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

Kentucky on Wednesday sued the federal government for return of agricultural hemp seeds seized by the Drug Enforcement Administration after the agency...

Ryan Grim

DEA Seizes Kentucky's Hemp Seeds Despite Congressional Legalization

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

The Drug Enforcement Administration has seized a batch of seeds that were intended to be part of the launch of Kentucky's legal hemp industry followin...

Kentucky Purchased Hemp Seed From Italy

The 420 Times | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
The 420 Times

A shipment containing 250 pounds of hemp seed destined for The Bluegrass State has successfully traversed the U.S. Customs in Chi-town, but officials in Louisville have so far refused to release the seeds due to federal law and sheer ignorance.

The Sustainable Wonder Crop That's Sweeping The Nation

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green

There's a new hemp trend sweeping the nation and it has nothing to do with those beaded friendship bracelets from the '90s. Twenty-three states hav...

U.S. to Help Ukraine by Importing Hemp

Ben Droz | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Ben Droz

Two birds with one stone: we help Ukraine by importing hemp seeds, and then boost our own economy by giving farmers and industry a new crop and resource.

The Dawn Of A New Beginning For Legal Hemp

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — Hemp registration opened for farmers Saturday in Colorado, the first state to start regulating industrial hemp since the federal gover...

Congress On The Verge Of Giving Key Approval To Legal Hemp

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

A provision in the new $1.1 trillion farm bill, finalized by Congress Monday, legalizes the production of industrial hemp for research purposes and is...

Rules For Legal Industrial Hemp Farming Set In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

The beginning of a new legal industrial hemp industry may have been born on Wednesday in Colorado with the release of new hemp farming regulations. ...

This Is What The End Of Hemp Prohibition Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Farmers in Colorado made history this month when they harvested a hemp crop -- the first in the United States since the late 1950s. Led by Springfi...

Industrial Hemp Harvested In Key State -- Legal Or Not

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics

SPRINGFIELD, Colo. -- SPRINGFIELD, Colo. (AP) — Southeast Colorado farmer Ryan Loflin tried an illegal crop this year. He didn't hide it from neighb...

State Legalizes Hemp, But There's A Catch

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has signed a historic law that will legalize the cultivation of industrial hemp in the state. However, implementing...

Hemp Flag To Be Flown At Vermont Statehouse On Constitution Day

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

A flag made from hemp will be flown at the Vermont statehouse to honor Constitution Day, the Associated Press reports. On Tuesday, Rural Vermont w...

Ryan Grim

Hemp 1, DEA 0

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

Senators Wary Of Hemp In The Field

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Ryan Grim

Hemp Legalization Gets Important Backer In Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.