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Congressmen Paul, Wyden, Polis, And Massie Defend Hemp

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.; Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo.; and Rep. Tom Massie, R-Ky.; defended hemp farmers and businesses, authoring an amicus brief to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the Hemp Industries Assn, et. al. v. D.E.A. case. Hemp farmers and businesses filed the case after the […]

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Members Of Congress Call On DEA To Support Industrial Hemp

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and a bipartisan coalition of 28 Members of Congress called on the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to honor Congressional legislation supporting the industrial hemp industry. In an amicus brief filed on behalf of the Hemp Industries Association, the lawmakers asked the Court to recognize and uphold the Congressional intent of legislation […]

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Pennsylvania Expands Industrial Hemp Research Opportunities

After a successful inaugural year in which industrial hemp was reintroduced in Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf today announced the commonwealth will significantly expand the opportunities for this promising agricultural crop in 2018. From fewer than 50 total acres in 2017, next season’s crop could cover 5,000 acres or more. For […]

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Colorado Certifies Four Hemp Seed Varieties

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is announcing that four industrial hemp seed varieties have passed the statewide THC validation and observation trial and are now eligible to be grown by the Colorado Seed Growers Association for production of “CDA Approved Certified Seed.” This year, the CDA Approved Certified Hemp […]

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Wisconsin Legalizes Hemp Farming

2017 was a good year for hemp farming in America. According to a report from Vote Hemp, the number of acres of hemp grown across 19 states totaled 23,343 in 2017, more than double the number of acres from the previous year. Kentucky alone tripled hemp production this year, and […]

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Hemp Industry

How Much Hemp Was Grown In America In 2017?

Hemp was once a very big part of America’s agricultural industry. Unfortunately that all changed with prohibition being enacted in the 1930s. For a brief time exceptions were made during World War 2, but for the most part hemp cultivation was completely prohibited in the United States for several decades. […]

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Congressman Polis’ Bill Helps Farmers Access Water To Grow Hemp

Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo. introduced The Industrial Hemp Water Rights Act today, legislation to ensure farmers can use their water rights to grow industrial hemp in states where industrial hemp cultivation is allowed. In 2014, due to an amendment authored by Polis, U.S. Department of Agriculture began a pilot program authorizing […]

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Congressmen Introduce Bipartisan Industrial Hemp Bill

Congressmen James Comer (R-KY), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Jared Polis (D-CO), and Thomas Massie (R-KY) introduced federal legislation to end unnecessary and outdated regulations on industrial hemp.  The Industrial Hemp Farming Act exempts industrial hemp from the Controlled Substance Act’s definition of marijuana, creates a new category for hemp research at […]