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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...

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...

Matt Ferner

Kentucky May Get Hemp Seeds Back Next Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics

Kentucky's Department of Agriculture may get back its shipment of hemp seeds, seized a few days ago by the Drug Enforcement Administration, as early a...

Matt Ferner

Kentucky Puts Hemp Planting On Hold After DEA Seed Seizure

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

Kentucky's Department of Agriculture has put a hold on a hemp seed planting ceremony for the launch of the state's industrial hemp pilot program after...

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...

Matt Ferner

Influx Of New Hemp Bills Further Signifies America Is Turning A Corner On Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

Since the beginning of the year, more than 70 bills related to hemp have been introduced in more than half of the states in the U.S. That's more than ...

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. ...

America's First Hemp Crop Harvest In Nearly 60 Years Begins

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

In the 1700s, American farmers were required by law to grow hemp in Virginia and the other colonies. It was a widely used crop for hundreds of years i...

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 ...

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...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Marijuana Poll Finds Surprising Level Of Support

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

Kentucky Moves Forward On Legal Hemp

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

Lawmakers in the Kentucky House beat the clock on Tuesday, approving a bill as the legislative session expired that would establish a framework for a ...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Kentucky Governor Pours Cold Water On Hemp Legalization Push

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) on Tuesday added his name to a list of skeptics unwilling to support a state push to plant the seeds for a potential l...

Rand Paul Dons 'Hemp Shirt,' Testifies In Favor Of Successful Hemp Effort

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

Kentucky's state Senate Agriculture Committee voted unanimously on Monday to approve legislation that could pave the way for the creation of a legal h...