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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. ...

This Is What The End Of Hemp Prohibition Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Farmers in Colorado made history this month when they harvested a hemp crop -- the first in the United States since the late 1950s. Led by Springfi...

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...

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...

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...

Chobani Gives In To The Man On Hemp

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

If you like yogurt that comes with hemp seeds, Chobani is no longer the brand for you. The Greek yogurt company announced plans this week to remove...

Air Force Bans Greek Yogurt Flavor Over Anti-Drug Policy

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

The Air Force warned personnel over the weekend to steer clear of a specific flavor of Chobani Greek yogurt that includes hemp seeds. Hemp contains...

New Cannabis Initiative Offers Solutions for Drug Testing, DUIs

The 420 Times | Posted 10.22.2013 | Green
The 420 Times

A new marijuana legalization initiative, pending review by California's Attorney General, is seeking access to the 2014 ballot. The California Cannabi...

Kentucky: New Survey Shows 78 Percent of Those Polled Support Legalizing Medical Marijuana

The 420 Times | Posted 10.14.2013 | Green
The 420 Times

The latest surveys show that Kentuckians not only want to bring an end to the prohibition of hemp farming but also are very eager to see the reforming of the current laws regarding marijuana.

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 ...

State's Hemp Law Sparks Risky Situation

AP | LISA RATHKE | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

WAITSFIELD, Vt. -- Some Vermont farmers want to plant hemp now that the state has a law setting up rules to grow the plant, a cousin of marijuana that...

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...

The Farm Bill Deserved to Fail

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Over the years, Farm Bill reauthorizations have systematically taken much of the risk out of farming, with large agribusiness not so much farming the land as farming the federal taxpayer.

Ryan Grim

Hemp 1, DEA 0

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives on Thursday overcame last-minute lobbying from the Drug Enforcement Administration to pass a farm bill amen...

Ryan Grim

DEA Waging Behind-The-Scenes Hemp War

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

The Drug Enforcement Administration has kicked its lobbying against legalizing industrial hemp into high gear, hoping to block an amendment in the Hou...

Gov Pleads With Obama For Help

The Lexington Herald-Leader | Janet Patton | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics

In a shift toward embracing a potential new agricultural industry, Gov. Steve Beshear has written to President Barack Obama asking for help with hemp....

Ryan Grim

Senator, Hemp Advocates Trade Blame

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), following the demise of his effort to legalize industrial hemp production Thursday, pinned the failure on disor...

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...

Hemp Can Build Your House and Make Your Blouse

The 420 Times | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
The 420 Times

The hemp plant's bast fibers offer numerous manufacturing possibilities as well such as being used in textile production and in oriented hemp board panels, in making interior panels for automobiles, rope, paper and much more.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Marijuana Poll Finds Surprising Level Of Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.25.2013 | 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...

Ryan Grim

Hemp Legalization Gets Important Backer In Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Tuesday signaled to advocates that he would support an amendment to the farm bill ...

Ryan Grim

Senator Introduces Hemp Legalization

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced an amendment to the farm bill Monday that would allow farmers to grow industrial hemp, an aide told HuffPost. Th...

The Booming Business of Hemp

The 420 Times | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
The 420 Times

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.

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.