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Hemp Legalization

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. ...

The "Other" Hemp

Erin Schrode | Posted 06.03.2014 | 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...

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...

Feds Release Hemp Seeds To Kentucky Officials

AP | BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Tiny hemp seeds that produced a drawn-out legal fight were freed from confinement and delivered Friday to Kentucky's Agricultu...

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...

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...

Matt Ferner

4/20 May Be Legal Federally Before The End Of The Decade

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics

A version of this story was first published earlier in April. Two states with legal recreational use. Twenty-one that allow medical use. Record-hig...

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...

Matt Ferner

Lawmaker Predicts Marijuana Will Be Legal Within 5 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

Two states with legal recreational use. Twenty more that allow medical use. Record-high support at the national level for more permissive policies. It...

McConnell Farm Bill Vote Creates Political Problems

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) may have done the popular thing and voted for the farm bill he has opposed in the past, b...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Big Majority Favors Legalizing Hemp

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

A significant majority of Americans favor legalizing hemp, according to a HuffPost/You Gov poll. The poll found that 56 percent of Americans support t...

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.

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 ...

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...

State Hemp Legalization Bill Hits Major Snag

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

A Kentucky bill to take preliminary steps toward establishing a legal hemp industry appeared to fizzle in the state House on Wednesday, weeks after re...