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Hemp Industry

Bipartisan Coalition Of Senators Designates Hemp History Week

To highlight the vast economic potential of industrial hemp for America’s agricultural industry, the Senate passed a bipartisan resolution designating June 5-11, “Hemp History Week.” Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., introduced the bipartisan resolution Wednesday. The Hemp History Week resolution passed […]

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Arizona Governor Vetoes Hemp Bill

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?

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

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

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

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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Hemp Industry

2016 Retail Sales For Hemp Products Estimated At $688 Million

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

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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Hemp Industry

New Mexico Governor Vetoes Hemp Bill, Again

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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Hemp Industry

Trump Administration Has To Respond To Hemp Petition

‘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 […]