Illinois Releases Proposed Industrial Hemp Regulations

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ILLINOIS: Proposed rules for the regulation of industrial hemp production and processing were published today in the Secretary of State’s Illinois Register. Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) staff have been busy drafting those proposed rules since Governor Rauner signed the Industrial Hemp Act into law in August. This new law allows individuals or corporations licensed Read the full article…

Will Pennsylvania Farmers Be Allowed To Grow Hemp Again?

Diamond introduced House Bill 967 to create a pilot program for industrial hemp research. The plant could be grown in special programs under the Department of Agriculture and at universities.

PENNSYLVANIA: A black and white picture from Hanover, Pennsylvania circa 1908 shows a farmer harvesting his field of hemp. Thirty years later, it was illegal to grow the plant. “Hemp was grown in Pennsylvania for hundreds of years and all of sudden, in the reefer madness craze of the 1930s, it got taken off the availability 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…

Air Force Warns Washington Airmen To Say No To Hemp Foods & Beer

Despite Washington's I-502 passage, the use of marijuana by service members remains a violation of the UCMJ and federal law. Any use or ingestion could lead to prosecution.

WASHINGTON: In a post on the Joint Base Lewis-McChord website, 62nd Airlift Wing assistant staff judge advocate Capt. Christine Kugele warns troops to just say no to hemp: Last year’s passing of Washington State Initiative 502 legalized marijuana under certain circumstances within the state. This has sparked innovation by some business owners around the state to find Read the full article…