A 69-Year-Old Great-Grandmother Was Arrested at Disney World for Carrying CBD Oil

She uses it for her arthritis. BILLY BINION | 5.21.2019 12:21 PM 40 (Pressfoto | Dreamstime.com) Disney World—where kiddie coasters, cartoon royalty, and overpriced food options abound—is colloquially known as "The Happiest Place on Earth." Hester Burkhalter would likely disagree. The 69-year-old great-grandmother was arrested outside of Magic Kingdom and spent 12 hours in jail …

The gentlemen from Kentucky rise to speak for hemp

By Paul Danish April 5, 2018When U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) announced last week that he was going to introduce a bill to legalize industrial hemp, there was a sudden collective intake of breath among the nation’s journos, the likes of which hadn’t been heard since the last 4/20 celebration at CU Boulder.Rand …

Lab Testing Reveals Enviro Textile’s Hemp Fabric Stops the Spread of Staph Bacteria

PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate ReleaseJune 19th, 2013Glenwood Springs, CO Lab Testing Reveals EnviroTextile’s Hemp Fabric Stops the Spread of Staph BacteriaHemp Marches Towards Military and Health Care ApplicationsRampant staph infections continue to cost lives unnecessarily.  One powerful weapon to fight this scourge is being successfully deployed by China’s military: industrial hemp.  Staph is spread …

Yesterday at 12:10 pm the WSDA Industrial Hemp Coordinator, Emily Febles, was served with a lawsuit filed against both the WSDA and herself…

Steve Sarich with Eddy Lepp and 94 others.May 23 at 3:42pm · PLEASE SHARE FAR AND WIDE!Yesterday at 12:10 pm the WSDA Industrial Hemp Coordinator, Emily Febles, was served with a lawsuit filed against both the WSDA and the herself, both individually, and in her capacity at the WSDA.The lawsuit filed by John Worthington is …

Lawmakers eye THC content of state’s industrial hemp

For Immediate Release May 3, 2017 Lawmakers eye THC content of state’s industrial hemp FRANKFORT—Industrial hemp legally grown in Kentucky is not considered marijuana. It has only a fraction of THC—or tetrahydrocannabinol, a psychoactive compound—found in marijuana. And state regulators aim to keep it that way. Around 100 pounds of industrial hemp grown under Kentucky’s …

Company to process hemp, other fiber receives state dollars

For Immediate Release April 13, 2017 Company to process hemp, other fiber receives state dollars FRANKFORT—A Kentucky-based company looking to process the fiber of around 750 acres of hemp and the jute-like plant kenaf has been approved for $381,500 in state funds to expand its processing facility. The Louisville-based Sunstrand received the Kentucky Agricultural Development …

Kentucky approves 12,800 acres for hemp planting in 2017, tripling the previous year’s figures

Growers must pass background check WCPO Staff 6:46 AM, Jan 6, 2017 FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has approved 209 applications from growers who have been approved to cultivate up to 12,800 acres of industrial hemp for research purposes in 2017, nearly tripling the number of acres that were approved for …

First new hemp strain bred for US farmers

By: Chris Conrad A new industrial hemp cultivar has passed the THC hemp trials managed by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, the first hemp seed variety bred for the US to pass a Department of Agriculture hemp trial in any state. Thomas Jefferson was a jealous hempseed breeder who allegedly brought Chinese seeds in from …

KY: Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program now taking applications for 2017

New measures set to enable sustained growth of the program FRANKFORT (October 11, 2016) — Kentuckians interested in participating in the industrial hemp research pilot program in 2017 are invited to submit an application with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. “The pilot research program will continue to build on the successes of the previous administration …

Hemp in Mason County

MARLA TONCRAY [email protected]     It may look like similar to a marijuana plant, but industrial hemp is quite different from its relative. Industrial hemp production in Kentucky is back under a pilot program introduced in the Farm Bill legislation of 2014.  Under the language of that law, farmers in Kentucky and other states began …

Kentucky hemp was king before steamships, free trade and reefer madness

Widely used fiber plant was key to Lexington’s early wealth and prosperity Ropewalks and bag factories once stood amid city’s historic neighborhoods FBI later went to UK historians seeking evidence slaves, field hands got high     By Tom Eblen [email protected]   Hemp has been branded an outlaw for decades because it looks like its …

Soon Hemp May Be A Tradable Commodity With Startup Seed CX

by  Erin Griffith @eringriffith February 17, 2016, 1:00 AM EST   You can trade gold and pork belly futures, why not hemp? Raising venture capital is difficult for any first-time founders with a company that hasn’t yet launched. Multiply that by 100 when your startup has any tangential relationship to cannabis. It is no surprise, …

Legislation to legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana is unlikely to be addressed during this legislative session in Kentucky

    Legislation to legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana is unlikely to be addressed during this legislative session in Kentucky. That's according to the committee's chairman who's handling the proposal. So what about the state's hemp pilot program? Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles was in Owensboro Wednesday. He says he expects 200 farmers to plant more …

Virginia House Passes Bill to Authorize Hemp Farming, 98-0

RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 26, 2016) – Today, the Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill to authorize the farming, and production of industrial hemp in the state for commercial purposes, setting the foundation for further action. The vote was 98-0. Introduced by Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Norge), House Bill 699 (HB699) would amend current state law …

The United States is currently the only industrialized nation where hemp production is illegal

Legalizing Weed: 4 Facts About the Industrial Hemp Farming Act By Andrea Miller   |   Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 05:53 PM Though it’s often confused with the movement for legalizing weed, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015 is actually a separate movement specifically for cannabis sativa plants cultivated for development and production of hemp products. …