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 …

Ky.’s senators blocked in effort to legalize hemp

By BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press     LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's U.S. senators suffered a setback Thursday in their efforts to re-establish industrial hemp as a legal crop, but they vowed to continue their campaign after getting blocked as they tried to attach hemp language to the Senate farm bill. Senate Minority Leader Mitch …

This was a working “HEMP” Farm that was a mile away from my home in Louisville KY

                  AGRICULTURE AT FARMINGTON IN THE 1810-1840 PERIOD The Farmington Hemp Farm in Louisville, Kentucky Farmington was a 550-acre hemp plantation. Hemp was the principal cash crop, but not the only one. No Kentucky plantations were single crop operations. Diversified farming was the norm. One reason for …

Dad raised hemp for rope production, not for smoking, after World War II 5:43 PM, Sep 8, 2012

John Newport,  Springfield     “Festival-goers celebrate hemp’s diversity” (News-Leader, Sep. 3) brought back memories. In 1946, I was living on a farm in south central Kentucky, and one spring day a couple of “feds” came by and asked my dad and the farmer on an adjoining farm if they would raise a few acres …

What you need to know about hemp protien

What you need to know about hemp protien Posted by ChelsieGrabert on September 1st, 2012 If you have not taken a look at hemp products before you are going to be quite surprised when you find the amazing variety of hemp products that are available on the market today and the absolutely incredible benefits that …

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 …

Jack Conway and his view on why we shouldn’t legalize HEMP!

Uploaded by Derek5141 on Sep 6, 2010 Jack embarrasses himself July 22 at the Kentucky Farm Bureau by using the discredited "gateway" theory to justify the continued senseless prohibition on the farming of industrial hemp, which is allowed in just about every other industrialized nation in the world except the United States. If Jack truly …

The RP: It’s high time we legalize hemp,

The RP: It’s high time we legalize hemp,discussion, rally tonight with Ag. Com. Comer By Jonathan MillerKyForward contributor Last week, I received a very warm reception from my hometown’s Tea Party organization. Yes, you read that correctly… My regular readers know that I am an unabashed, gay-marriage-embracing, pro-choice-supporting, clean-energy-promoting, immigration-reforming, economic-inequality-battling, church-and-state-separating LIBERAL. And yet, …