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Matt Ferner

Congress Just Gave Historic Support To Medical Marijuana, Hemp

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

States with legal hemp cultivation and medical marijuana programs just got historic support from Congress. Included in the federal spending bill re...

Why Oregon Is About to Be the Poster Child for How to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana

Doug Fine | Posted 10.29.2014 | Green
Doug Fine

What we're seeing in the Pacific Northwest is a future for humanity, if these modes catch on, that isn't bleak. As a patriot, a father, and a cannabis researcher, I can say with confidence that Measure 91 is part and parcel of that journey to a stronger, safer, healthier America.

Hemp Is on its Way to Your Car Battery and Many Things You Haven't Yet Imagined

Doug Fine | Posted 12.20.2014 | Green
Doug Fine

Get ready for an entire hemp market sector that will be included in the top-of-the-hour business wraps. The reality of hemp on the ground as its first federally authorized crop in the 21st century is harvested has exceeded even my most sanguine expectations.

Hemp Making A Small Comeback In Kentucky

AP | BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Call it a homecoming for hemp: Marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin is undergoing a rebirth in a state at the forefront of efforts...

Thomas Jefferson's Favorite Plant Is Back in American Soil

Doug Fine | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Doug Fine

The crop is more valuable today than it was then. We should be waving flags and holding parades for the farmers ready to plant the crop that Thomas Jefferson called "vastly desirable." I know I'm ready. To cheer, and to plant.

The Other Big Legalization Battle

www.upworthy.com | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green

It's a crazy-useful plant that's good for the environment. ...

Ryan J. Reilly

26 Things You'll See At The Cannabis Industry's First Big Conference

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

DENVER -- The National Cannabis Industry Association is hosting its first annual Cannabis Business Summit at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver ...

Making History This Week With Hemp

Ben Droz | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Ben Droz

Industrial Hemp has emerged somewhat quietly yet increasing quickly as an issue across the country over the past several years. For American consumers, Hemp has gone from rope and burlap to a wide variety of new products from high protein superfoods to building materials for homes.

Ryan Grim

Senate Takes Bipartisan Shot At Drug Enforcement Administration

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The Senate Appropriations Committee voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to block efforts by the Drug Enforcement Administration to crack dow...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Governor Signs Hemp Bill Into Law in The Aloha State

The 420 Times | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
The 420 Times

Representative Cynthia Thielen believes that ultimately legalizing industrial hemp for mass production would help her state's economy and offer numerous job opportunities for residents.

If We Can't Smoke It, at Least Grow It: The 4/20 Case for Hemp

David Dietz | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
David Dietz

No plant species on earth has the mix of awesome commercial, economic and environmental potential as hemp and yet sadly, no plant has been so stigmatized.

Marijuana Has Come A Long Way Since Last 4/20

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner and Nick Wing | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics

What a difference a year makes. From 4/20, 2013, to 4/20, 2014, marijuana has taken big steps out of the shadows of the black market and into the ligh...

Ending the International Drug War

Doug Fine | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Doug Fine

This is an exciting time to be investigating international drug policy, because scores of nations are on the fence.

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.

One Legalization Initiative Is Left in California

The 420 Times | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
The 420 Times

After a lot of fuss about California's attempts to legalize recreational marijuana, efforts to get on the 2014 ballot are winding down.

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...