Who would have thought that God had corporations in mind when he said “I have given you every plant bearing seed on the surface of all the earth?”

Is Foreign Money Buying Up Some of Michigan's Corporate Cannabis State Grow Facilities and Dispensaries?Bruce Cain·Tuesday, September 11, 2018IntroductionWho would have thought that God had corporations in mind when he said “I have given you every plant bearing seed on the surface of all the earth?”I have been a Cannabis Activist for 50 years and …

Owner of Old Louisville Pesticide Plant Prepares to Sell

Black Leaf property owner gives Courier-Journal exclusive look inside a property that triggered the state's biggest ever urban environmental cleanup.   By JAMES BRUGGERS, The Courier-Journal LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Metal roofing has collapsed. Trees are growing tall inside buildings. Walls are heavily tagged with graffiti. And trespassers have set up makeshift camping or lounge …

Obama says marijuana should be treated like ‘cigarettes or alcohol’

By Christopher Ingraham November 30 at 12:33 PM   In an “exit interview” with Rolling Stone magazine, President Obama said that marijuana use should be treated as a public-health issue similar to tobacco or alcohol and called the current patchwork of state and federal laws regarding the drug “untenable.” “Look, I’ve been very clear about …

Tobacco continues to green up Kentucky’s economy

        August 3, 2016 Tobacco continues to green up Kentucky’s economy It used to be nearly impossible to drive through Kentucky in August and not see tobacco growing in a field. In the summer of 1998, the leaf crop accounted for 25 percent of the state’s farm cash receipts and was grown …

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 …

The Great Kentucky Hemp Experiment

By Jessica Firger 10/11/15 at 10:05 AM Above:  Western Kentucky University senior Corinn Sprigler helps harvest hemp plants at the WKU Farm in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in September 2014. Hemp potentially could be much more lucrative than tobacco if universities and farmers taking part in the Industrial Hemp Research Program, established by James Comer, Kentucky’s …

High levels of Formaldehyde Hidden in E-Cigs

      Formaldehyde, a known human carcinogen found in cigarette smoke, also dwells in the vaporized liquid of popular electronic or e-cigarettes, researchers said Wednesday. E-cigarette sales are booming in the United States and many hoped so- called "vaping" would replace tobacco smoking and be a panacea for the nearly 160,000 lung cancer deaths …

The marijuana industry is following the trail blazed by Big Tobacco

By Samuel T. Wilkinson December 5 at 8:09 PM Samuel Wilkinson is a resident physician at the Yale School of Medicine. Last month, people voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana in Oregon, Alaska and the District. As the movement toward marijuana legalization continues, lawmakers and policy experts are looking to the experiments in Colorado …

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky company used local tobacco to help produce an experimental serum to fight Ebola,

      LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky company used local tobacco to help produce an experimental serum to fight Ebola, which may help save two American aid workers stricken with the deadly disease. David Howard, a spokesman for Reynolds American Services, said Owensboro-based Kentucky BioProcessing complied with a request from Emory University Hospital in …

Ebola Drug Made From Tobacco Plant Saves U.S. Aid Workers

By Robert Langreth, Caroline Chen, James Nash and John Lauerman Aug 4, 2014 9:52 PM CT A tiny San Diego-based company provided an experimental Ebola treatment for two Americans infected with the deadly virus in Liberia. The biotechnology drug, produced with tobacco plants, appears to be working. In an unusual twist of expedited drug access, …

Kentucky reaches settlement with Big Tobacco

Adam Beam, AP Business Writer 6:04 p.m. EDT June 12, 2014 FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Tobacco companies have agreed to pay Kentucky more than $110 million to settle a 10-year legal battle over the state's share of the tobacco master settlement agreement. In 1998, U.S. tobacco companies agreed to pay $229 billion to 52 states …

Kentucky Ag Commissioner Gives Farmers Green Light To Grow Hemp

Reported by: Aaron Adelson Email: [email protected] Twitter: https://twitter.com/AAdelsonABC36   Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says he hopes Kentucky farmers plant hemp in April.   "We used to grow tobacco on the farm and now basically we just have cattle and grow hay, and it just seems like a good alternative crop," said Steven Albert, a farmer …

Attorney General Conway Announces $101.7 Million in Tobacco Settlement

Office of the Attorney General Attorney General Conway Announces $101.7 Million in Tobacco Settlement Money Press Release Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012 Contact Information: Shelley Catharine Johnson Deputy Communications Director 502-696-5659 (office) Attorney General Jack Conway announced today that Kentucky, as required under the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) between the major tobacco manufacturers and …

Teen tobacco ‘epidemic’ shocks surgeon general By Wendy Koch, USA TODAY

Many of America's teens smoke cigarettes as well as use smokeless tobacco, and the tobacco industry's marketing fuels their addiction, says the first U.S. surgeon general's report on youth tobacco use since 1994. "The numbers are really shocking," Surgeon General Regina Benjamin said in an interview, citing data in today's report that nearly one in …