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Industrial Hemp

U.S. to Help Ukraine by Importing Hemp

Ben Droz | Posted 04.01.2014 | 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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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.

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.

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.

First Major Hemp Crop In 60 Years Is Planted In Colorado

AP | Posted 07.14.2013 | Denver

SPRINGFIELD, Colo. (AP) — Springfield farmer Ryan Loflin is now watching over one of Colorado's first industrial hemp crops in almost 60 years. ...

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.

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...

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.

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...

Kentucky Governor Pours Cold Water On Hemp Legalization Push

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) on Tuesday added his name to a list of skeptics unwilling to support a state push to plant the seeds for a potential l...

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...