Seminars to provide information on Kentucky’s hemp industry

  Below and attached you will find details for a series of hemp seminars to be held across the state.  The seminars are a collaborative effort of the UK Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky Hemp Research Foundation, Kentucky Hemp Industries Association and Kentucky Department of Agriculture.  I highly recommend that participants in our Industrial Hemp Research …

UK Industrial Hemp Field Day August 11th

Industrial Hemp Contacts: Below you will find a message from the UK industrial hemp research team regarding their field day on August 11.  Please contact the individuals listed below if you have any questions. Thanks, Doris The 2016 UK industrial hemp research field day will be held Thursday 11 August.    The event is free …

UK gets $6 million grant to research cocaine addiction

Saturday, November 21, 2015    Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2015 12:22 AM By Linda B. Blackford Lexington Herald-Leader LEXINGTON - A group of University of Kentucky researchers has won a $6 million grant to further develop a potential treatment for cocaine abuse. UK College of Pharmacy professor Chang-Guo Zhan, along with UK professors Fang Zheng …

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 …

UK Harvests First Hemp Crop, Expects to Learn Much from Data

University of Kentucky researchers today harvested the university’s first hemp crop in decades – and one of the first legal crops used in research trials. “It was a good growing season for many crops, not just hemp,” said David Williams, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment agronomist and co-project lead. “Precipitation was excellent this …

Kentucky: CBD-Only Marijuana Oil Bill Won’t Help Patients For Years, If Ever

Submitted by steveelliott on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:53 2014 cannabis oil cbd only christopher shafer FDA jay blanton karen skjei Kentucky kentucky general assembly louisville medical marijuana Medicinal Cannabis Political rita wooton university of kentucky university of louisville USA Today By Steve Elliott Hemp News In the past few months, a wave of "CBD-only" marijuana …

In the next few days, the (HEMP) seeds will finally arrive to Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says it's been a long road to bring back industrial hemp.   Kentucky lawmakers passed a bill in 2013 to allow the reintroduction of industrial hemp if the federal government lifted its ban. Then, a federal farm bill agreement allowed pilot growing programs. Comer says Kentucky …

Kentucky’s first industrial hemp crop in decades will start going into the ground next month

Comer: First hemp crop in decades set for planting LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's first industrial hemp crop in decades will start going into the ground next month now that the pipeline for shipping seeds into the state is opening up to allow the experimental plantings, state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said Tuesday. Comer said …

UK government found ‘cheerleading’ for fracking industry

British Prime Minister David Cameron (R) is taken on a guided tour of the IGas shale drilling plant oil depot by Operations Manager Andrew Austin (L) and Chief Operating Officer John Chief Blaymyers (c) near Gainsborough, Lincolnshire on January 13, 2014. (Reuters / Lindsey Parnaby) British government officials have been collaborating in private with shale …