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.
Nearly seventeen years ago, my friend and his wife lost their 34 year old son to cancer. A friend of the son who attended the funeral was doing mission work in the Ukraine and offered to take the son's clothing back with him to the impoverished nation
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.
The enactment of this tax credit bill is a win for farmers who donate to food banks, it's a win for our neighbors who struggle to put food on the table, and it's a win for the Commonwealth in terms of reduced long-term costs associated with a healthy, well-fed population.
I understand that there is a rich culture of guns in the United States and that weapons are often passed on to children as heirlooms. Also understandably, parents want to teach their children how to use those guns safely. But none of this training needs to start at the age of five.
It's almost the Kentucky Derby, which means it's time for your finest wide-brimmed hat and a tall glass of bourbon. Here are some elegant, Southern-inspired snacks and drinks to sustain you.
Poker players frequently give off signals that tip off the kind of cards they have. It is the same thing in these conferences. I would actually pay the attorneys and clients to bring me to meditations as I can spot problems and make corrections before they get money in their hands.
As emporiums across the country continue to invent novelty confections, we can't help but think these gourmet delights are replacing cupcakes as the go-to sweet indulgence.
New York State Education Commissioner John King is already warning that student test scores will likely drop this year. The tests themselves are highly suspect but state education departments are not blaming them and the private for-profit companies that develop them.
So many things that were once "gentlemen only" propositions have now become equal stomping grounds. But there are still a few things left that women seem strangely left out of. Bourbon seems like one of them.
We are always bad-mouthing politicians that disappoint us. So, why not thank true leaders when they make a selfless, brave announcement?
After 30 years of affiliation with the insurance industry, I have a deep appreciation for insurance agents. I wonder how many will be left five years from now?
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.
While it certainly was (quoting the Flintstones theme) a "gay old time" in Washington this week, I have already spent the whole week on the subject, so I'm really only going to mention it in passing.
This week, Occupy's Strike Debt! working group will be mailing out over 1,000 letters to individuals, mostly in Kentucky and Ohio, who collectively owe over $1,000,000 in personal medical debt.
Because I create/burnish brand stories for a living and because I have an outward appearance that causes strangers to pull out cameras and snap away in my face, I spend a lot of time thinking about brands, branded things and experiences.