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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.

Ryan Grim

Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul Lead Hemp Legalization Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky's two senators, Republicans Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell, have been working to include a provision that would legalize industr...

Remembering the Godfather of the Hemp Revolution: Jack Herer

The 420 Times | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
The 420 Times

As we enjoy the incredible momentum within the cannabis law reform movement, it's important to remember one of the founders of the movement. It's hard to imagine being where we are today without the life and work of Jack Herer.

Mr. President: Legalize Hemp!

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Jonathan_Miller

While support for legalizing hemp's distant cousin, marijuana, remains controversial, hemp is not marijuana. Legalized industrial hemp production could emerge as a prolific cash crop and a clean-burning alternative fuel.

Ryan Grim

Kentucky Hemp Lobby Makes Inroads In Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A chance encounter at last weekend's Kentucky Derby may have given the hemp industry the break it's been looking for since the crop was ...

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...

Fighting Climate Change and Creating "Green Jobs": Is Hemp the Silver Bullet?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

Given all of these benefits, why have Obama and the political establishment chosen to remain silent? The explanation has to do with retrograde and backward beliefs which have been hindering environmental progress for a generation.

Hemp and the Legacy of 'The Last Free Man in America'

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Jonathan_Miller

Today is a very special day for the memory of my friendly acquaintance and sometimes political rival, Gatewood Galbraith.

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...

Promising Signs For Industrial Hemp Push

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

Lawmakers in the Kentucky state Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved and sent to the state House a measure to lay the groundwork for the creatio...

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...

Remove the Barriers to Hemp Farming

Eric Steenstra | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Eric Steenstra

Unfortunately the Obama administration has confused non-drug industrial hemp with marijuana and blocked American farmers from growing the crop. This outrageous policy has forced American companies to import hemp textiles.

Marijuana: It Gets Chicer

Evan Ross Katz | Posted 09.16.2012 | Home
Evan Ross Katz

It was then I learned something that I wish everyone knew about -- although I prefer it the way it is, because I get to be one of the 'knowing' few. I learned that vaporizing is basically the best thing ever.

Lucia Graves

Rand Paul Backs Dad On Legalizing Hemp

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

After forsaking his dad for rival presidential candidate Mitt Romney last Thursday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) joined Ron Paul's movement to legalize hemp...

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, ...

Hemp Industry Leaders Back State's Pot Legalization Measure

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.05.2012 | Denver

The majority of California voters may not support pot legalization for recreational use, but one of its residents sure supports its legalization in Co...

This House Is Made Of Hemp

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 07.13.2012 | Small Business

Imagine you had a building material that was energy-efficient, non-toxic and resistant to mold, insects and fire. The material may even have a higher ...

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.

The Drug Czar's False Statement About Marijuana and Hemp Should Be a Bigger Scandal

Scott Morgan | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Scott Morgan

At its core, the domestic cultivation of industrial hemp is a simple matter of agriculture and economics that has nothing to do with drug policy at all, and shouldn't even be tied to the otherwise raging debate about marijuana laws in America.

Capitol Hemp's New Logo: 'Banned In DC'

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Capitol Hemp is banned in D.C. Buy some shirts and pins saying so. Adam Eidinger, one of the hemp store's co-owners, tells The Huffin...