Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden Talks Marijuana and Hemp Legalization With High School Students

Wyden said it should be legal for Oregon farmers to grow industrial hemp.

OREGON: Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., thought he was going to Hillsboro’s Century High School to talk to students on Friday, Oct. 18 about the recent government shutdown and the political gridlock currently plaguing Washington, D.C. But that’s not really what the students wanted to talk about.

In California: New Effort To Legalize Marijuana And Hemp

Industrial hemp is the central part of our bill. We believe that we should have been using hemp for paper a long time ago instead of cutting down all the trees, which is what we have been doing for the last 60 years.

CALIFORNIA: Though California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana with the passage of Proposition 215 in 1996, voters have had a harder time agreeing on whether recreational use of the drug should be allowed.

Governor Brown Signs California Industrial Hemp Farming Act Legalizing Hemp Farming Under State Law

Canadian hemp company looks to expand to Southern Alberta: “We’re very optimistic about the future of industrial hemp.”

CALIFORNIA: Governor Jerry Brown has signed SB 566, the California Industrial Hemp Farming Act. After moving smoothly through the California legislature with strong bi-partisan support, this landmark legislation has now become California law.

Kentucky Hemp Farmers Chance Federal Prosecution

“I think it’s irresponsible for anyone to take the Department of Justice’s guidance, their guidance to prosecutors in states that have legalized marijuana, and to take that and contort it that suddenly industrial hemp is now legal in Kentucky,” Conway said. “That’s not the state of the law.”

KENTUCKY: Farmers who plant industrial hemp in Kentucky soil risk prosecution regardless of a U.S. Department of Justice memo on federal marijuana enforcement issued earlier this year, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway said Wednesday.