the first year of state-sanctioned industrial hemp farming under the Farm Bill succeeded, and the pilot program’s second year promises to be bigger and better

On May 5th 2015, James Comer, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA), held a press conference in a Lexington-based tobacco facility belonging to G.F. Vaughan, the last remaining tobacco processor in Kentucky. His message was historic, his location symbolic: the first year of state-sanctioned industrial hemp farming under the Farm Bill succeeded, and …

Pot growers’ new quest: U.S. patent protection for cannabis seeds

Published: Dec 24, 2014, 5:05 pm Comments (12) By Jason Blevins, The Denver Post Ben Holmes gently lowers the turntable needle onto the album, and Traffic’s “Medicated Goo,” begins to play. Steve Winwood’s wistful tenor sweeps through the Centennial Seeds laboratory: “My own homegrown recipe’ll see you through.” “Everyone stole from Stevie Winwood,” Holmes says, …