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Martinez’s executive message said that there were inconsistencies between the bill and federal language that mentions hemp.

NM Gov Martinez Vetoes Bill To Allow Hemp Research

NEW MEXICO: There won’t be any research into the growth of hemp for industrial purposes in New Mexico anytime soon. Gov. Susana Martinez vetoed legislation that would allow the growth of hemp for industrial purposes on Friday, the final day to act on legislation. Martinez’s executive message said … Read the full article...

A pair of Colorado Springs paramedics will open a first of its kind hemp store and grow in Lake George this weekend.

Hemp Store To Open In Lake George

COLORADO:  A pair of Colorado Springs paramedics will open a first of its kind hemp store and grow in Lake George this weekend. Visitors to Granny's High Altitude Super Hemp store will find owners Karen Kinne and Jo Dee Weaver eager to tell all about the many uses of the plant. Bath soaps that … Read the full article...

The U.S. is unquestionably the largest market for hemp products

U.S. Leads World in Hemp Food, Beauty Sales

CALIFORNIA:  U.S. hemp product sales are growing fast. The Hemp Industries Association (HIA; Summerland, CA) estimates 21.2% retail sales growth in 2014 for hemp food and body care products, putting the 2014 total at $200 million. If other hemp-based products are added to the mix—clothing, auto … Read the full article...

McConnell—then the Senate’s minority leader—worked furiously to free the seeds from the DEA’s clutches and continued the pro-hemp drumbeat throughout 2014, as he campaigned for reelection.

Mitch McConnell’s Love Affair with Hemp

KENTUCKY: Last May, a shipment of 250 pounds of hemp seeds left Italy destined for Kentucky as part of a pilot project made legal by the 2014 federal farm bill. Kentucky farmers had long hoped for a crop that could fill the void left by the decline of tobacco, and many thought that industrial hemp, … Read the full article...

“We have the excitement from the farmers, we have the products being developed…we see foods and beverages, soaps and cosmetics, the list goes on. The missing piece is really the investment component.”

The Future Of Hemp In Colorado

COLORADO: Jason Lauve is the founder of Hemp Cleans, he’s been a long time hemp activist in Colorado. We spoke to him last Summer after a shipment of hemp seeds that he was legally importing from Canada were detained by border officials. Those seeds never made it to Colorado. Lauve says that … Read the full article...

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