Will Pennsylvania Farmers Be Allowed To Grow Hemp Again?

Diamond introduced House Bill 967 to create a pilot program for industrial hemp research. The plant could be grown in special programs under the Department of Agriculture and at universities.

PENNSYLVANIA: A black and white picture from Hanover, Pennsylvania circa 1908 shows a farmer harvesting his field of hemp. Thirty years later, it was illegal to grow the plant. “Hemp was grown in Pennsylvania for hundreds of years and all of sudden, in the reefer madness craze of the 1930s, it got taken off the availability Read the full article…

Tennessee Farmers Seeing Mixed Results With Industrial Hemp Pilot Program

50 farmers involved in the pilot program

TENNESSEE:  Some farmers have seen mixed results with the state’s industrial hemp pilot program. According to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, this is the first time in more than 70 years that farmers can grow hemp legally. Elias Rasmussen is one of 50 farmers involved in the pilot program. He’s not your average farmer and Read the full article…

Patients, Growers Consider Hemp Oil Law In Vermont

Recent publicity about children who suffer from seizures benefitting from oil extracted from marijuana that has almost no THC has set off a wave of legislation like never seen before.

VERMONT: Shelly Waterman was looking for a miracle that could cure her daughter’s seizures. Her daughter Hannah, 13, has neurological disorders. She has experienced seizures multiple times each day for most of her life. Two years ago, doctors diagnosed her with a rare and severe type of epilepsy that causes various types of seizures. “We’ve been on Read the full article…

Marijuana And Hemp Growers Duke It Out In Oregon Legislature

Marijuana and hemp growers duke it out in Oregon Legislature

OREGON:  Depending on who’s talking, a 20-acre hemp farm about 10 miles south of Grants Pass is either the harbinger of a new industry that could help save rural Oregon – or an existential threat to local marijuana farmers just as they’re anticipating boom times. Hemp, the non-intoxicating version of cannabis sativa, has long been Read the full article…

Could Hemp Lead To Legal Marijuana?

A state senator fears recreational marijuana use will be close behind if hemp is legalized.

MINNESOTA:  If Minnesota approves limited industrial hemp growth, a state senator with a long-time law enforcement background fears recreational marijuana use will be close behind. “To me, it is baby steps toward recreational marijuana and I think we will find that out by the end of the session,” Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, said April 8 Read the full article…

NM Gov Martinez Vetoes Bill To Allow Hemp Research

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

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 that there were inconsistencies between the bill and Read the full article…

Hemp Store To Open In Lake George

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

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 leave Read the full article…

New Mexico Bill On Hemp Production Passes

A bill to legalize commercial use of hemp in New Mexico breezed through its first legislative test Tuesday.

NEW MEXICO:  A bill to legalize marijuana previously went down in flames, but a separate measure for commercial use of hemp in New Mexico breezed through its first legislative test Tuesday. The Senate Conservation Committee voted 9-0 to advance the Industrial Hemp Farming Act. Committee members voted to move the bill forward without recommendation because Read the full article…

Senate Passes Bill Allowing Growing Industrial Hemp

Industrial hemp would be allowed to be grown in Washington state under a measure passed by the Senate.

WASHINGTON: Industrial hemp would be allowed to be grown in Washington state under a measure passed by the Senate. Senate Bill 5012 received unanimous support Wednesday in the Senate and now heads to the House for consideration. The measure authorizes the growing of industrial hemp as an agricultural activity in the state. It also directs Read the full article…

Bill To Legalize Hemp Farming, Effectively Nullify Federal Ban Passes Washington State Senate 49-0

By a unanimous vote this week, the Washington state Senate approved a bill that would authorize the farming, production, and sale of industrial hemp in the state, effectively nullifying the federal prohibition.

WASHINGTON:  By a unanimous 49-0 vote this week, the Washington state Senate approved a bill that would authorize the farming, production, and sale of industrial hemp in the state, effectively nullifying the federal prohibition on the same once put into effect. Senate Bill 5012 (SB5012) was co-sponsored by State Sens. Brian Hatfield (D-District 19) and Jim Honeyford Read the full article…