Legalize It: Will We See a Hemp Farm Bill?

David Bronner, CEO of Dr. Bronner's Magic soaps, stands in a cage holding hemp during a hemp protest, Monday, June 11, 2012, in Washington.

TENNESSEE: As stupid as it is that marijuana is illegal — and that’s pretty damn stupid — it’s even stupider that hemp is illegal. Did we make Sterno illegal just because people drank it? No. So why make hemp illegal just because people will smoke it?

Could Kentucky Hemp Crops Be Lucrative?

While the U.S. Justice Department has indicated it won't challenge marijuana legalization laws, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said last week that he wants to make sure that means the federal government won't attempt to prosecute farmers here who grow hemp.

KENTUCKY: A new University of Kentucky study on the economic feasibility of hemp says the currently illegal crop could be a profitable option for farmers in areas like Central Kentucky, but not everywhere. And production isn’t likely to immediately result in the thousands of new jobs predicted by supporters of a new state law to Read the full article…

Editorial: Hemp Gaining Acceptance

Kentucky's first hemp crop takes root.

Though the Farm Bill, which included the hemp amendment, did not pass the House this past week, however it did bring to light that more and more politicians and decision makers are stepping into the green and opening their minds to the possibility that growing hemp on American soil will be a reality bestowed by the Federal Read the full article…

Hemp flag to fly high over Capitol building July 4th

In a screenshot from the farm bill debate Rep. Jared Polis holds the hemp flag.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The flag flying over the Capitol building on the Fourth of July might look like your typical Old Glory. But you probably won’t notice the fibers that make it special. It’s believed to be the first hemp flag to flutter over the dome since the government began outlawing marijuana’s less-recreational cousin back Read the full article…

Hemp flag to fly high over Capitol building July 4th

In a screenshot from the farm bill debate Rep. Jared Polis holds the hemp flag.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The flag flying over the Capitol building on the Fourth of July might look like your typical Old Glory. But you probably won’t notice the fibers that make it special. It’s believed to be the first hemp flag to flutter over the dome since the government began outlawing marijuana’s less-recreational cousin back Read the full article…