Report: $620 Million in Hemp Products Sold in the U.S. in 2014

Hemp Foods and Body Care Retail Market in U.S. Achieves 21.2% Growth in 2014 WASHINGTON, DC — The Hemp Industries Association (HIA), a non-profit trade association consisting of hundreds of hemp businesses, has released final estimates of the size of the 2014 U.S. retail market for hemp products. Data from market research supports an estimate …

Hemp Freedom Act Kentucky

In 2013, SB50 became law, which authorized industrial hemp farming and production provided that Federal law authorized the same. As is being introduced in other states, a simple amendment to that legislation to remove such federal approval – will authorize hemp farming and production on a state level! The Hemp Freedom Act would authorize farming, …

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 …

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 …

Support The Industrial Hemp Farming Act

Lawmakers in both the House of Representatives and the Senate are seeking to allow for the commercial farming of industrial hemp by introducing the Industrial Hemp Farming Act. House Bill 1831, which was introduced last year by Texas Republican Ron Paul and a coalition of 25 co-sponsors, and SB 3501, introduced this August in the …

Kentucky Marijuana Party

We are Independent.  Although we are not technically affiliated with the  USMarijuanaParty.org  some of us are members of that party. I, myself, am still listed on WIKI as a Chairperson, even though I resigned that position last July 2011. I am now considered Kentucky Administrative as of September 2012. However, the sites being set up …

Rand Paul Co-Sponsors Senator Wyden’s Industrial Hemp Amendment To Farm Bill

    Vote Hemp has learned today that Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has signed on as a co-sponsor of Senator Ron Wyden’s hemp farming amendment (S.AMDT.2220) to the Farm Bill (S.3240), the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012. Announced by Senator Wyden’s office yesterday, the amendment would exclude industrial hemp from the definition …

Hemp advocates say support is growing for crop in Kentucky

Bruce Schreiner/The Associated Press Posted:   04/11/2012 01:59:34 AM PDT LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Hemp isn't legal in Kentucky yet, but the eclectic mix of people at a recent seminar in Lexington was evidence that support for the versatile plant may be taking root. One by one, elected officials stepped forward to promote the virtues of hemp …

Legislators Discuss Industrial Hemp

Rosalind Turner Mar 07 |13:38 PM FRANKFORT, KY (3/7/12) – Senator Joey Pendleton, D-Hopkinsville, joined members of the House of Representatives Terry Mills, D-Lebanon, W. Keith Hall, D-Pikeville, and Richard Henderson, D-Jeffersonville, today to discuss legalizing industrial hemp at the House Agriculture and Small Business Committee meeting. Senator Pendleton has sponsored for the fourth year, …

Hemp Freedom Act

 LINK TO PETITION TO CONGRESS FOR THE "KENTUCKY HEMP FREEDOM ACT" Hemp Freedom Act   The following is model legislation approved by the Tenth Amendment Center. Activists, we encourage you to send this to your state senators and representatives – and ask them to introduce this legislation in your state. AN ACT To authorize the …