State ag commissioner updates Boyle chamber on hemp production

Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2014 8:17 am By VICTORIA ALDRICH [email protected] Of all the plants that humans have cultivated throughout history, few are as versatile as hemp. Its fibers easily convert into rope, clothing and furniture material, insulation, plastics, paper and mulch. Its seeds are perfect for birdseed, hemp milk, protein powder and fish bait. …

Pot Push in D.C. May Spur Congress to Weigh Legalizing

By Michael C. Bender - Nov 1, 2013 10:10 AM CT A proposal backed by most District of Columbia council members to decriminalize small amounts of pot may spur federal lawmakers to consider marijuana regulation for the first time since two states legalized recreational sales. Congress has the power to block legislation approved by the …

Comer says decision greenlights Kentucky hemp

    Ralph B. Davis [email protected] FRANKFORT — Kentucky’s agriculture commissioner says a recent decision by the U.S. Department of Justice now clears the way for Kentucky farmers to once again grow industrial hemp. Last week, the Justice Department announced it would not seek to challenge state laws regarding the medical or recreational use of …

Kentucky business group gets behind industrial hemp, but hurdles remain

      By Beth Musgrave — [email protected] FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce joined a growing chorus of high-profile supporters on Friday who want to let Kentucky farmers grow industrial hemp, but the effort continues to face an uphill battle. Bills have been filed in the House and Senate that would license farmers …

ASK YOUR COUNTY SHERIFF…

  *THIS IS A REPOST FROM THE KENTUCKY HEMP COALITION!   Ask your Kentucky County Sheriff Are you aware, as Sheriff of _______County, KY, the Sheriffs power under the 10th amendment? Are you aware, as Sheriff of _______County, KY, that the Sheriff's Association was made a member of the Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission (KIHC) in …

Lawmakers promote hemp as cash crop in Kentucky Associated Press

      FRANKFORT, Ky. — Lawmakers have grown bolder in their push to allow farmers to grow hemp in Kentucky, a Bible-belt state where the issue was once considered politically taboo. Growing hemp is illegal under federal law, but supporters want to lift the state ban with hopes of Kentucky becoming a leading grower …