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Wisconsin Considers Returning to its Hemp Farming Powerhouse Roots

A Wisconsin legislative committee is set to consider a bill that would allow farmers to grow industrial hemp in the state that used to produce. Source: Wisconsin considers returning to its hemp farming powerhouse roots By Todd Richmond, The Associated… Continue Reading →

The Industrial Hemp Farming Act is Back — is This the Year Congress Legalizes the Crop?

A bipartisan group of lawmakers are again calling for industrial hemp to be legally separated from marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act, and advocates believe they might just have the political momentum to succeed. Source: The Industrial Hemp Farming Act… Continue Reading →

Cuomo Signs Bill, Invests in Industrial Hemp at Cornell Event

A thriving hemp market already exists, as the plant is used to make food, paper products, clothing, consumer goods and a multitude of other products. New York is now making it easier to allow farmers to grow a crop that… Continue Reading →

Gov. Scott signs bill allowing Florida A&M, UF to begin industrial hemp research

FAMU, UF given given the go-ahead to conduct research pilot projects on growing and selling industrial hemp in Florida. Source: Tallahassee Democrat, Byron Dobson Gov. Rick Scott late Friday signed the Industrial Hemp Pilot Projects bill into law. It was… Continue Reading →

Super-Plant Hemp Poised to Fuel the Next “Green Rush”

While marijuana legalization gets the headlines, hemp shows potential for explosive growth in sectors ranging from the auto industry to pharmaceuticals. Source: Super-plant hemp poised to fuel the next “Green Rush” By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Much like marijuana… Continue Reading →

Nevada Hemp Bill Passed by Committee

Joining California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Oregon and Vermont in ignoring the federal government’s prohibition against industrial hemp, Senate Bill 396 would undermine the federal prohibition to commercial hemp cultivation in Nevada. Source: Nevada Hemp Bill Passed by Committee Nevada Senate… Continue Reading →

Industrial Hemp Bill Headed to Illinois House

There’s one piece of legislation that seems to be getting broad bipartisan support in Springfield. Source: Industrial Hemp Bill Headed to Illinois House By CASS HERRINGTON • MAY 16, 2017 The Illinois Senate earlier this month unanimously approved a measure… Continue Reading →

Georgia Governor Signs Expansion of Who Can Legally Possess CBD Oil

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal approved a bill allowing people being treated for six additional medical conditions to possess cannabis oil. Source: Georgia governor signs expansion of who can legally possess CBD oil By Kathleen Foody, The Associated Press It is… Continue Reading →

Hemp Bill Passes Texas Committee Unanimously

A bill to allow Texas farmers to grow hemp has been passed unanimously out of committee just over a week after its hearing. Source: Hemp bill passes Texas committee unanimously – Texas Cannabis Report A bill to allow Texas farmers… Continue Reading →

Missouri House passes industrial hemp bill, but chances in Senate thin

For the third year in a row, the Missouri House passed a bill that would legalize the growing and production of hemp for purposes like soap and rope. Source: Missouri House passes industrial hemp bill, but chances in Senate thin… Continue Reading →

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