Americas Largest Hemp Processing Facility & Milling Operation Nearing Completion

America's largest Hemp facility nears completion.

NEVADA: An industrial hemp decortication facility, spearheaded by Hemp, Inc. wholly-owned subsidiary, Industrial Hemp Manufacturing, LLC (IHM), is in the final stages of completion. “Industrial hemp is reclaiming its rightful place in America as demand for this environmentally friendly natural fiber continues to increase due to the economic benefits. Hemp, Inc. is strategically positioned at the forefront of this industry. We are Read the full article…

Green Cures Announces Final Negotiations For 20 Acres of Agricultural Land

Green Cures

CALIFORNIA: Green Cures, a medical marijuana and industrial hemp products innovator, announced that the company is in final stages of their negotiations to lease 20 acres of agricultural land in the Adelanto, CA area. GRCU’s major negotiations to lease 20 acres with the option to purchase are months ahead of the November legalization vote in California. Read the full article…

Industrial Hemp To Be Platformed At Cannabis World Congress in New York

Hemp is a hot topic for next week's CWCBexpo in NYC

NEW YORK: Industrial hemp is a fiber and oil-seed crop with deep roots in American history, being re-introduced in more than 27 states in the US, including New York. The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) will now provide businesses with current information, resources, products and services for the entire cannabis plant with the Read the full article…

Washington Industrial Hemp Bill Starts Process Of Creating State Program

Hemp Ace's Joy Beckerman explains the new Hemp law to MJBA members.

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is preparing to create an industrial hemp research licensing program now that legislation has been approved allowing a research program for industrial hemp. The bill, ESSB 6206, directs WSDA to design a program to license researchers and certify industrial hemp seed. This process is expected to take some time. Licenses for Read the full article…

Industrial Hemp Gaining Traction In Agriculture Industry

Colorado Cultivars hemp

COLORADO: Two years ago, Rick Trojan and his team at Colorado Cultivars found a wild hemp plant growing on the side of the road. It looked kind of like a Christmas tree, he said. They brought it into their greenhouse and began doing research, cultivating different strains of hemp so they could plant each section Read the full article…

NY Launches Medical Marijuana Program Thursday

New Hampshire Cannabis Dispensary Approved

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 makes non-smokeable forms of medical marijuana available to New Read the full article…

Italian Ice Cream Maker Creates Hemp Gelato

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

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 to team up with a local Read the full article…

North Carolina Farmers Free To Grow Hemp Again

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

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 1900, hemp was the biggest Read the full article…

Hemp Crops Coming To New York As Early As Spring?

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.

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  tetrahydrocannabinol, often referred to as THC, to produce a recreational Read the full article…

Legalizing Weed: Key Players In Utah’s Legalization Of Industrial Hemp Farming

The federal government removed some of the restrictions on industrial hemp farming with the 2014 Farm Bill.

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UTAH: For decades, it was illegal to grow hemp in the United States because of the plant’s relationship to the marijuana drug. However, hemp is not itself a drug, and many states, including Utah, have begun legalizing hemp production because of the benefits offered to farmers, manufacturers, and the economy. The federal government removed some of the Read the full article…