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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...

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...

Marijuana Law Reform Sees Bipartisan Backing In Congress

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE — An effort is building in Congress to change U.S. marijuana laws, including moves to legalize the industrial production of hemp and est...

Mitch McConnell Comes Out In Support Of Industrialized Hemp

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday came out in support of developing industrial hemp in Kentucky, becoming the most powerful v...

Side Effect Of Pro-Pot Measures Could Create Unknown Effect

AP | GENE JOHNSON and KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics

SEATTLE — Residents of Washington, Oregon and Colorado won't just be considering whether to let adults buy pot at state-sanctioned shops when th...

Rand Paul Pushes For Hemp Legalization

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took his campaign to legalize the production of hemp to the Kentucky State Fair on Thursday, announcing a new step to accelerat...

Lucia Graves

WATCH: Dr. Bronner's Hemp Protest Ended By Police With Power Saw

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- David Bronner had been camped out in a steel cage in front of Lafayette Park for almost three hours before a truck full of firemen came ...

Lucia Graves

Senator Introduces Industrial Hemp Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) on Thursday introduced an amendment to the farm bill that would allow farmers to grow industrial hemp. The amendment, ...

The Obama Administration Is Wrong to Deny American Farmers a Profitable Crop

Eric Steenstra | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Eric Steenstra

Despite growing consumer demand for these eco-friendly and healthy products, the U.S. remains the only industrialized nation in the world that allows the importation and sale of hemp raw materials and finished goods, but bans its farmers from growing the crop.

It's High Time to Legalize Hemp

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Jonathan_Miller

The subject of hemp has been mostly seen as a cause célèbre of the political margins, either the "hippie" Far Left or the libertarian Far Right. But public support for industrial hemp legalization -- particularly within the agricultural community -- is reaching a tipping point.

Ron Paul Praises Hemp

AP | By DALE WETZEL | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics

BISMARCK, N.D. -- Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul praised hemp as an alternative crop and said a free-market approach would protect the nat...

Hemp, and Lots of It, Could Be One Climate Solution

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

Longtime hemp activist Jack Herer is offering $100,00 to anyone who can disprove his hypothesis that hemp is a silver bullet for climate change.