Kentucky hemp was king before steamships, free trade and reefer madness

Widely used fiber plant was key to Lexington’s early wealth and prosperity Ropewalks and bag factories once stood amid city’s historic neighborhoods FBI later went to UK historians seeking evidence slaves, field hands got high     By Tom Eblen [email protected]   Hemp has been branded an outlaw for decades because it looks like its …

Soon Hemp May Be A Tradable Commodity With Startup Seed CX

by  Erin Griffith @eringriffith February 17, 2016, 1:00 AM EST   You can trade gold and pork belly futures, why not hemp? Raising venture capital is difficult for any first-time founders with a company that hasn’t yet launched. Multiply that by 100 when your startup has any tangential relationship to cannabis. It is no surprise, …

When Woody Harrelson Planted Four Hemp Seeds Thu Apr 03, 2014

On June 1st, 1996, the sun rose lazily over Kentucky’s heartland. Thankfully, it wasn’t mid-summer yet in the Bluegrass State, when the land itself seems to be a source of heat, in addition to a blistering sun. I was in a car with Woody Harrelson, Kentucky hemp activist Joe Hickey and Woody’s attorney, another hemp …

Virginia House Passes Bill to Authorize Hemp Farming, 98-0

RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 26, 2016) – Today, the Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill to authorize the farming, and production of industrial hemp in the state for commercial purposes, setting the foundation for further action. The vote was 98-0. Introduced by Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Norge), House Bill 699 (HB699) would amend current state law …

Legalizing Weed: 4 Agricultural Benefits of Industrial Hemp Cultivation

By Andrea Miller   |   Tuesday, 01 Dec 2015 06:56 PM As legalizing weed becomes more and more prevalent among U.S. states, industrial hemp cultivation is one such change that has the potential to benefit the farming industry. For agriculture to continue to be a viable industry in the U.S., profound change is needed in order …

Kentucky Farmers Ready for Growth of Hemp Industry

By Janet Patton | November 4, 2015 Tucked away off a narrow country road in Clark County, Kentucky, in the middle of a farm, 27 acres of hemp grew all summer. Now, the plants will be harvested and processed. Kentucky, hailed as a leader by industrial hemp advocates, has grown the hemp. Now the state …

Hemp taking over Kentucky’s tobacco resources; 22 companies investing so far

By Janet Patton [email protected] October 25, 2015 WINCHESTER — Tucked away off a narrow country road in Clark County, in the middle of a farm, 27 acres of hemp grew all summer. Now, the plants will be harvested and processed. Kentucky, hailed as a leader by industrial hemp advocates, has grown the hemp. Now the …

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, …

45th Annual Smoke-In July 4, 2015 Washington, CO

Deadheads United™

Marijuana Activist Call To Action

45th Anniversary Smoke-In

Saturday July 4th, 2015, Washington DC

“Smoke-in Alumni Reunite!”

 

“This demonstration, held on the day that commemorates 45 consecutive years of Smoke-In history in Washington DC, is an opportune moment to acknowledge the era of change created by Marijuana Activists across these United States of America.”

 

Smoke-In Alumni Call To Action

We are asking all Smoke-In Alumni to return to to Washington DC on Saturday July 4th, 2015 for the 45th Anniversary Smoke-In and join our demonstration at our Rally, the “Peace Mile March” and Concert in the contingent of the year they attended their first Smoke-In. This will be the best time during this current presidential administration to let your voice be heard in front of the White House and to be acknowledged as an American Veteran Marijuana Activist, and POW of THC!

 

During the 45 year history…

View original post 252 more words

UK Plants Hemp Research Plots

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 15, 2015) — Agronomists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment began planting their 2015 hemp research plots May 14 on the university’s Spindletop Research Farm. This is the second year for UK to conduct industrial hemp research. 2014 was the first year that hemp was legally grown …

Mitch McConnell’s Love Affair with Hemp How the Kentucky senator picked a fight with the DEA and became one of Washington’s top drug policy reformers.

Last May, a shipment of 250 pounds of hemp seeds left Italy destined for Kentucky as part of a pilot project made legal by the 2013 federal farm bill. Kentucky farmers had long hoped for a crop that could fill the void left by the decline of tobacco, and many thought that industrial hemp, which …

Southern Oregon medical marijuana growers fear industrial hemp could ruin their crops

  Southern Oregon marijuana growers want to ban industrial hemp production from the region out of fear that hemp may pollinate their crops and render them worthless. Some outdoor marijuana growers want industrial hemp cultivation to be limited to eastern Oregon - far from their lucrative marijuana crops. At the very least, they don't want …

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, …

Oregon liberals, Kentucky conservatives bond over hemp

Congressmen, senators work to greenlight hemp growing By Taylor W. Anderson / The Bulletin / @taylorwanderson Published Dec 20, 2014 at 12:01AM / Updated Dec 20, 2014 at 07:52AM Related articles: Oregon still struggles to create hemp industry SALEM ­— The Oregon Department of Agriculture is nearing a deadline to create rules for hemp growers …