George Washington, Champion of Growing Hemp

February 16, 2016 Washington Inseparable from Hemp by Joe Klare The recent occasion of Presidents Day allows us to take some time to look back on Presidents of yore and discuss the things they championed. When you talk about the Father of our Country, George Washington, you really can’t have a discussion of his life …

As advocate for industrial hemp production, Kentucky’s Thomas Massie standing tall

Jun 25th, 2015 ·   By Tim Thornberry Special to NKyTribune If there is anyone from Kentucky who is a bigger industrial hemp advocate than Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, it is likely U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, who stood beside Comer when state legislation was being passed to allow an administrative framework be set up. Massie, …

Farmers, Industry Leaders Excited About Future of Industrial Hemp in Kentucky

KENTUCKY — Kentucky Hemp is coming back. Fiber, seed, fuel, oil, and artisan products are simmering in the recently revived hemp industry.     SEE GRAPHIC HERE Research and debate about bringing hemp back has circulated since the 1990s, when other countries like Canada and Australia re-legalized hemp production. Finally, last year, the 2014 Farm …

Canadian company eyes Ky. for possible hemp plant

By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press     LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A Canadian hemp processor looking to expand operations south of the border sees Kentucky as fertile territory for production and processing, but its top executive said Wednesday that questions about the crop's legality have to be resolved first. Hemp Oil Canada Inc. President and CEO …

U.S. House of Representatives Votes to Legalize Industrial Hemp

    The U.S. House of Representatives voted 225-200 on June 20 to legalize the industrial farming of hemp fiber. Hemp is the same species as the marijuana plant, and its fiber has been used to create clothing, paper, and other industrial products for thousands of years; however, it has been listed as a “controlled …

RE: SB50 Please call the Kentucky Legislative Message Line at 1-800-372-7181 to leave messages for your elected officials

Please Call Your State Legislators Tomorrow in Support of SB 50 Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo Dear Sheree, Tonight: Just a reminder that Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and former Kentucky State Treasurer Jonathan Miller will be appearing on Kentucky Tonight this evening starting at 8:00 pm EST. They will be discussing the Senate industrial hemp …

Effort to legalize hemp gains new life in Kentucky

    Gregory A. Hall, The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal FRANKFORT, Ky. -- With support from some of the state's top politicians and claims that it would create thousands of jobs, an effort to legalize industrial hemp — the less-potent cousin of marijuana — may have its best chance of passing the Kentucky General Assembly. Opposition …

Are We On the Verge of An American Hemp Renaissance?

Advocates for hemp legalization are building pressure, with the biggest push in Kentucky. Photo Credit: SHUTTERSTOCK.COM January 11, 2013  |   Kentucky was America’s leading hemp producer in the early 19th century.  Now, 200 years later, after a historic election for drug policy has led to a shift for marijuana policy reform in America, Kentucky lawmakers …