HIA 24th Annual Conference 
Is Sept 9-11 In Lexington, KY

2017 HIA 24th Annual Conference

KENTUCKY: The Hemp Industries Association (HIA), a non-profit trade association consisting of hundreds of hemp businesses, will host its annual conference Saturday, September 9, 2017, through Monday, September 11, 2017, in Lexington, Kentucky. The 24th annual conference will feature a hemp research field day and farm tour of the University of Kentucky Spindletop Research Farm, and additionally Read the full article…

David Rheins Keynote Address At Indiana Cannabis Chat 1.0

David Rheins was featured speaker at the first Indiana Cannabis Chat 1.0

The following is a transcript of MJBA Executive Director David Rheins’ keynote speech at Indiana Cannabis Chat 1.0, last week’s educational mixer held at the historic Antelope Club in downtown Indianapolis.  The event was produced put by the Indiana Libertarian Party of Marion County, and sponsored by Curved Papers. Thank you, it is an honor Read the full article…

CV Sciences Sponsors Murray State University’s Hemp Field Day August 4, 2016

Open To Public, The Event Marks a Year of Exceptional Strides in Research and Gives Attendees the Rare Opportunity to View Hemp Research Plots First Hand

Open To Public, The Event Marks a Year of Exceptional Strides in Research and Gives Attendees the Rare Opportunity to View Hemp Research Plots First Hand KENTUCKY:  Murray State University is just one of several universities in Kentucky that has partnered with CV Sciences to further the research and development of the industrial hemp industry. This year marks Read the full article…

The Daily 202: Kentucky Is Latest Battleground In The Marijuana Wars

“There is unequivocal medical evidence … that there are benefits for those with cancer and epilepsy,” said Republican Matt Bevin. “It should be prescribed like any other prescription drug.”

KENTUCKY: Happy Monday morning from Richmond, Ky., where the governor’s race, just one week from tomorrow, is a true toss-up. I’m crisscrossing the state talking to voters and trailing the candidates. During a debate at Eastern Kentucky University last night, some of the biggest fireworks came over whether to allow medical marijuana. “There is unequivocal medical evidence Read the full article…

McConnell Inserts Hemp Provision Into Senate Farm Appropriations Bill

A new measure was inserted into the Senate farm appropriations bill a provision aimed at making it easier to process legally grown industrial hemp.

KENTUCKY:  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has inserted into the Senate farm appropriations bill a provision aimed at making it easier to process legally grown industrial hemp. The measure would help farmers transport hemp between states so the crop can be developed for commercial purposes. “Kentucky’s industrial hemp pilot programs continue to prosper, and Read the full article…

Kentucky Industrial Hemp Production Starting Second Planting

Currently in the experimental stage, hemp production methods at the 20 Kentucky growers have been in line with how the plant is grown in Canada

KENTUCKY: From THC levels to plant shape and uses, industrial hemp is worlds apart from its cannabis cousin marijuana, Maysville Rotary Club members learned on Tuesday. Speaking at its meeting was Adam Watson, manager of the Organic Certification Program at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Watson is also coordinator for the industrial hemp program in Kentucky Read the full article…

Mitch McConnell’s Love Affair with Hemp

McConnell—then the Senate’s minority leader—worked furiously to free the seeds from the DEA’s clutches and continued the pro-hemp drumbeat throughout 2014, as he campaigned for reelection.

KENTUCKY: Last May, a shipment of 250 pounds of hemp seeds left Italy destined for Kentucky as part of a pilot project made legal by the 2014 federal farm bill. Kentucky farmers had long hoped for a crop that could fill the void left by the decline of tobacco, and many thought that industrial hemp, 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…

Marijuana A Savior, And A Stigma, For Revived Hemp Crop

Fort Lupton's PureVision Technology wants to process hemp stalks for consumer-product manufacturing and plans large-scale biorefinery in Oregon.

KENTUCKY:  Jim Barton is finally harvesting a crop of hemp, the cannabis variety used in colonial times to make rope, sailcloth and other goods. But the 80-year-old Kentucky farmer isn’t celebrating the successful drive to loosen marijuana laws that also moved Congress to allow pilot plots of his non-intoxicating version of the plant. “Marijuana has Read the full article…

University Of Kentucky Researchers Harvest Hemp Crop

UK’s research project included 13 different varieties managed for either fiber production or seed production.

KENTUCKY:   University of Kentucky researchers have harvested the university’s first hemp crop in decades. “It was a good growing season for many crops, not just hemp,” said David Williams, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment agronomist and co-project lead. “Precipitation was excellent this year and more than adequate for growth. The only downside to the growing season Read the full article…