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The program comes 18 months after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act.

NY Launches Medical Marijuana Program Thursday

NEW YORK: New York is the latest state to allow its citizens to use medical marijuana. The Empire State kicked off its medical marijuana program Thursday with eight dispensaries opening for business.  The program comes 18 months after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act. It … Read the full article...

The hemp-flavored gelato they created is both tasty and nutritious, but it will not get anybody high.

Italian Ice Cream Maker Creates Hemp Gelato

ITALY: An Italian ice cream parlor decided to put together a Bob Marley tribute ice cream this year, and they say the hemp-flavored gelato they created is both tasty and nutritious, but it will not get anybody high. According to The Local, the ice cream parlor in a resort town in Liguria decided … Read the full article...

Back in 1900, hemp was the biggest crop in the state, Price said.

North Carolina Farmers Free To Grow Hemp Again

NORTH CAROLINA: While cooking oil was the main topic of Dean Price’s presentation to the school board, another key component to biofuel would be the growth of farm crops that could supply fresh oil. Price said two products that could be grown here in North Carolina are canola and hemp. Back in … Read the full article...

Two state lawmakers from the Southern Tier sponsored bills to get trial plantings started: Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, D-Endwell, and Sen. Tom O'Mara, R-Elmira.

“We are on the frontier of a major new industrial crop, and that’s why I’ve been pushing New York to get out in front of it,” Lupardo said.

Federal law was changed in the 2014 national farm-policy bill to allow states to permit hemp research. Lupardo and O’Mara sponsored bills in New York to do just that. The measure was adopted with near-unanimous support, but rules governing the experiments were not adopted in time for the 2015 growing season.

Hemp Crops Coming To New York As Early As Spring?

NEW YORK: The state Department of Agriculture and Markets has developed proposed regulations to govern experimental growing of a cultivar of cannabis, the plant most known today as the source of marijuana. Industrial hemp, as it’s sometimes known, has too little of the active ingredient … Read the full article...

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