Hemp Industries Association Responds To DEA Final Rule Regarding ‘Marijuana Extracts’

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The Hemp Industries Association (HIA), the leading non-profit trade association consisting of hundreds of hemp businesses, has issued its position in response to a recent DEA ruling, submitted to the Federal Register December 14, 2016, which seeks to establish a new drug code for ‘marijuana extract.’ Specifically, the DEA has proposed that CBD, Read the full article…

Tennessee Effectively Nullifies Federal Hemp Ban

House Bill 2445, introduced by Rep. Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby), would mandate that the state authorize the growing and production of industrial hemp within Tennessee, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal ban on the same.

TENNESSEE:  Yesterday, the Tennessee General Assembly took the final necessary steps to send legislation to Governor Haslam, which if signed, will nullify the federal ban on hemp. House Bill 2445, introduced by Rep. Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby), would mandate that the state authorize the growing and production of industrial hemp within Tennessee, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional Read the full article…

Hawaii Legislature Approves Two-Year Study of Hemp

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HAWAII:  State lawmakers as we speak accredited a toned-down bill authorizing the College of Hawaii’s school of agriculture to conduct a two-yr research of hemp. Senate Invoice 2175 stated the analysis will concentrate on the potential use of hemp as a biofuel feedstock and to be used in phytoremediation, the use of crops to take Read the full article…

Indiana Bill Advances To Legalize Pot’s Less Potent Cousin: Hemp

FlexForm uses hemp to make the insides of interior doors and armrests at its Elkhart County facility.

INDIANA:  Gregg Baumbaugh has 4,000 pounds of cannabis sitting in his automobile parts manufacturing plant. It wasn’t illegal for him to import it, but it’s against the law for Indiana farmers to grow the variety of cannabis he buys in bulk. Baumbaugh wants to see that changed. The “weed” he uses to make the insides Read the full article…

Hemp’s Future In Indiana Raises Doubts

Supporters make hemp, which is the cousin of marijuana but contains little of the psychoactive chemical in marijuana, sound like a wonder crop. It can be used to produce products as varied as hemp seed, hemp oil, cloth and energy-producing biomass, about 25,000 different products in all.

INDIANA:  More than 50 years after America started eradicating it, hemp might be coming to a field near you. An Indiana Senate committee has given its approval, which has thrilled advocates of the new crop. What remains to be seen is whether Indiana farmers will be willing to plant the crop. Supporters make hemp, which Read the full article…

Marijuana Farmers Unlikely To See Farm Tax Perks

Meg Sanders inspects drying marijuana at her grow house in Denver. The agriculture tax questions facing the marijuana industry are the latest wrinkle for the states flouting federal drug law and trying to establish commercial recreational pot industries. The states have settled how to tax marijuana once it's dried and ready to smoke. But they're still debating how to tax it while it's growing.

COLORADO:   Marijuana farmers and agricultural tax breaks are the next wrinkle facing the states that have legal weed as lawmakers debate how to tax the product while it’s growing. Legislatures in both Colorado and Washington are taking a look at pot farmers this session.

President Obama Signs Farm Bill With Amendment To Allow Industrial Hemp Research

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.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: President Obama has signed the Farm Bill which contains an amendment to legalize hemp production for research purposes. Originally introduced by Representatives Jared Polis (D-CO), Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), the amendment allows State Agriculture Departments, colleges and universities to grow hemp, defined as the non-drug oilseed and fiber varieties of Cannabis, for academic or agricultural research Read the full article…

Legalized Hemp Measure Passes Congress, Awaits Obama’s Signature

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Colorado is poised to become a leading maker of hemp after the Senate passed a bill this week to remove certain hurdles and allow universities to produce and cultivate the plant for agricultural and research purposes. The language authored by Colorado Democratic Rep. Jared Polis was included in the Farm Bill that has Read the full article…

Legalized Hemp Measure Passes Congress, Awaits Obama’s Signature

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Colorado is poised to become a leading maker of hemp after the Senate passed a bill this week to remove certain hurdles and allow universities to produce and cultivate the plant for agricultural and research purposes. The language authored by Colorado Democratic Rep. Jared Polis was included in the Farm Bill that has Read the full article…

Congress Warms Up To Research On Hemp

Legalizing hemp, even on a limited basis, would give new ammunition to pro-marijuana supporters, who want to scrap the federal ban against pot. Both are classified as controlled substances, long prohibited by Congress.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Hemp is a big winner in the new farm bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday. While Congress has shown little interest in legalizing marijuana, members are warming up to industrial hemp, pot’s nonintoxicating sister plant. For the first time, the farm bill would allow nine states – including Kentucky and California – to use hemp Read the full article…