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…

GENERAL ASSEMBLY: House Votes To Allow Growing Of Industrial Hemp

Marijuana and hemp growers duke it out in Oregon Legislature

VIRGINIA:  The House of Delegates on Tuesday passed legislation that would allow industrial hemp to be grown in Virginia. The measure now moves to the state Senate, where a similar proposal is pending. Delegate Joseph R. Yost, R-Giles, the measure’s sponsor, on Monday had touted the economic advantages that industrial hemp would provide for the Read the full article…

Hemp Measure Gets Mixed Reviews

Jared Polis

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The recently proposed Industrial Hemp Farming Act would remove industrial hemp from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act. The bipartisan bill, co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, would require the federal government to respect state laws that allow farmers to grow the crop. The United States is the Read the full article…

Homegrown Hemp On The Horizon?

A trade association has been created to promote the nascent legal marijuana business in Alaska.

PENNSYLVANIA:  If state Sens. Mike Folmer and Judith Schwank have their way, the plant that lent its name to East and West Hempfield townships could once again grow here. “We will shortly be introducing legislation to permit the cultivation and processing of industrial hemp in Pennsylvania,” the two wrote in a recent memo. “Although federal law Read the full article…

Congress Blocks Feds From Targeting Medical Marijuana, Hemp Cultivation

States with legal hemp cultivation and medical marijuana programs just got historic support from Congress.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  States with legal hemp cultivation and medical marijuana programs just got historic support from Congress. Included in the federal spending bill released late Tuesday are amendments that prohibit the Department of Justice from using funds to go after state medical marijuana operations and that block the Drug Enforcement Administration from using funds to interfere Read the full article…

Kentucky Department of Agriculture Looking For Hemp Growers For 2015

"We're looking to conduct a wide scope of pilot projects in 2015. When the day comes that commercial hemp production is open to all producers and processors in Kentucky, we want to be ready."

KENTUCKY:  The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is taking applications for next year’s industrial hemp pilot projects. Potential growers must apply by Jan. 1; farmers who are chosen will be notified in late January. “The first round of pilot projects with the universities and individual farmers in 2014 yielded a tremendous amount of data about production Read the full article…