U.S. Senate Votes To Legalize Hemp After Decades-Long Ban Under Marijuana Prohibition

Tom Angell , ContributorThe non-psychoactive cannabis cousin of marijuana would finally become legal to grow in the United States under a bill overwhelmingly approved by the Senate. The wide-ranging agriculture and food policy legislation known as the Farm Bill, passed by a vote of 86 - 11 on Thursday, contains provisions to legalize the cultivation, …

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 …

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 …

Mike Lewis and the Growing Warriors

By Andrew Baker  - Sep 20, 2016   One of the things I love most about our industry is that it’s constantly being shaken up. Everywhere you look, there’s an individual or a company taking things to a previously unprecedented level. What’s even more amazing is the pace at which things are moving; a pace …

Military Veteran Farmers to Plant Historic Industrial Hemp Crop in Kentucky

MOUNT VERNON, KY — Vote Hemp, the national single-issue advocacy group dedicated to re-commercializing industrial hemp, and Kentucky non-profit Growing Warriors, have partnered to organize a planting of industrial hemp in Mount Vernon, KY on May 16, 2014, as part of the nationwide grassroots education effort Hemp History Week . The certified industrial hemp seed …

Hemp is Back! 1,000-Plus Acres in Colorado | Legalization Nation | East Bay Express

Hemp is Back! 1,000-Plus Acres in Colorado | Legalization Nation | East Bay Express. Marijuana’s sober sibling “hemp” — used for millennia as a food, fuel, and fiber — returns to American fields this year in another sign of the end of prohibition. The State of Colorado — which legalized hemp farming at the ballot …

Once Again Cockfighting Is An Issue in Kentucky Politics | WKMS

Once Again Cockfighting Is An Issue in Kentucky Politics | WKMS. For the third time in as many months, leading Kentucky politicians find themselves addressing cockfighting. A new federal case brings questions about the bloodsport to a top state Democratic lawmaker and puts the practice back into conversations about the U.S. Senate race. Federal authorities …