State’s First Industrial Hemp License Goes To A Southern Oregon Man

The first man issued a permit to grow hemp in Oregon says he will plant a 25-acre hemp field this spring - providing he can get seeds.

OREGON:  A man who was issued the first state permit to grow industrial hemp said he and a nonprofit group of growers and activists hope to plant a 25-acre field in Southwest Oregon this spring. Edgar Winters, of Eagle Point, Ore., who describes himself as director of the Oregon Agriculture Food & Rural Consortium, acknowledged Read the full article…

Hemp Seeds Seized At US-Canada Border In Latest Challenge To Fledgling Industry

Hemp seeds seized at US-Canada border

NORTH DAKOTA: Hundreds of pounds of industrial hemp seeds bound from Canada to Colorado have been seized by federal authorities in North Dakota, marking the latest bump along the road to legalization of marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin. At the center of the dispute is hemp activist Tom McClain. Armed with a copy of last year’s federal Farm Read the full article…