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Arizona Governor Vetoes Hemp Bill

May 23, 2017, 9:09 am Keith Mansur

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey approved a whole bunch of new laws in the Grand Canyon state, but the Republican leader thought hemp farming would be too expensive, apparently. On Monday, May 22, he vetoed SB 1337 which passed with a overwhelming majority through the legislature. That was the only reason […]

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Hemp Coming to Arizona?

May 9, 2017, 8:54 am Keith Mansur

Arizona’s 60 member House of Representatives approved a preliminary plan to allow farmers to grow hemp in the sunny southwestern state. SB 1337 advanced without dissent. The bill already cleared the Senate earlier this year, but the House version amended the bill in such a way that it wont allow […]

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Minnesota Future Farmers Of America Pushes For Hemp Production

May 7, 2017, 12:26 pm Johnny Green

America’s hemp industry is growing, no pun intended. In 2016 it is estimated that retail sales of hemp products in America exceeded $688 million. This despite hemp being prohibited for so many years at the federal level. Technically hemp is still prohibited according to federal law, but a provision in […]

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PDX Hempfest Expo Is Coming To The Portland Expo Center

May 4, 2017, 12:28 pm Johnny Green

I have a confession to make – I have never been to a Hempfest event. I know, I know. That is a total fail on my part that I fully acknowledge. It is not that I think Hempfest events aren’t worthwhile, because they absolutely are. It’s just that I haven’t […]

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PA Congressman Perry Introduces Another Bill To Legalize CBD

May 3, 2017, 8:05 am Keith Mansur

Pennsylvania Representative in Congress Scott Perry introduced a bill on May 1st that would remove the compound CBD (Cannabidiol) from the Controlled Substances Act. HR 2273 was introduced in the house and has been referred to three committees. The bills title as it was introduced is, “To amend the Controlled […]

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2016 Retail Sales For Hemp Products Estimated At $688 Million

April 18, 2017, 7:30 am Johnny Green

Vote Hemp, the nation’s leading grassroots hemp advocacy organization working to change state and federal laws to allow commercial hemp farming, has released final estimates of the size of the 2016 U.S. retail market for hemp products.  Data from market research supports an estimate of total retail sales of hemp […]

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DEA Reiterates: Hemp CBD is Illegal

March 14, 2017, 12:31 pm Russ Belville

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued a new clarification about the coding of marijuana extracts that rebuts the claims by sellers of “hemp-derived CBD oil” that their product is “legal in all 50 states.” CBD, or cannabidiol, is the second-best known cannabinoid occurring in the cannabis plant. Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, […]

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New Mexico Governor Vetoes Hemp Bill, Again

March 13, 2017, 5:40 am Johnny Green

America’s hemp industry is growing, no pun intended. Hemp cultivation was completely prohibited for many decades, but thanks to a provision in a 2013 farming bill (signed by Obama in 2014), states are allowed to cultivate hemp under certain conditions. Since that time farmers in states like Colorado and Kentucky […]

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Trump Administration Has To Respond To Hemp Petition

February 20, 2017, 1:35 pm Johnny Green

‘We the People’ – Your Voice in the White House is an online petition platform which citizens can start petitions on. People have started petitions for all types of causes. The process starts with citizens posting their petition on the site, and then getting as many people to add their […]

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Hemp Industries Association Sues DEA Over Illegal Attempt To Regulate Hemp Foods As Schedule I Drugs

February 7, 2017, 7:30 am Johnny Green

The Hemp Industries Association (HIA), the leading non-profit trade association consisting of hundreds of hemp businesses, has filed a motion to hold the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in contempt of court for violating an unchallenged, long-standing order issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco, prohibiting the agency […]