Tag: Industrial Hemp

  • Kentucky Hemp was King before Reefer Madness

    Kentucky Hemp was King before Reefer Madness

    Kentucky hemp was king before steamships, free trade and reefer madness FEBRUARY 21, 2016 4:10 PM BY TOM EBLEN  teblen@herald-leader.com Hemp has been branded an outlaw for decades because it looks like its mind-altering botanical cousin, marijuana. But before steamships, free trade, synthetic fibers and reefer madness, this useful plant was Kentucky’s biggest cash crop.…

  • Oregon to Issue Industrial Hemp Licenses for 2016 Crops

    Oregon to Issue Industrial Hemp Licenses for 2016 Crops

    Oregon expects to issue new industrial hemp licenses this winter Oregon’s industrial hemp industry is off to a slow start, but interest remains strong.   Eric Mortenson    Capital Press Published on January 11, 2016 9:59AM The Oregon Department of Agriculture expects to resume issuing licenses to grow industrial hemp in 2016 by the end of…

  • New Jersey Bill to Legalize Industrial Hemp

    New Jersey Bill to Legalize Industrial Hemp

    New Jersey Bill to Legalize Industrial Hemp, Effectively Nullify Federal Ban, Passes Assembly Committee, 6-0 TRENTON, NJ. (Dec. 15, 2015) – Last week, a New Jersey Assembly committee passed a bill to authorize the farming, production, and sale of industrial hemp in the state. This bill would effectively nullify in practice the unconstitutional federal prohibition on…

  • Canada: World’s largest Hemp Seed Processor Expanding to meet Booming Demand

    Canada: World’s largest Hemp Seed Processor Expanding to meet Booming Demand

    October 3rd, 2014 – STE. AGATHE, Man. — The largest hempseed processing plant in the world is under construction south of Winnipeg. Hemp Oil Canada, which produces hempseed oil, hemp protein and hemp flour, announced the construction of a $13.6 million plant in Ste. Agathe Sept. 26. President Shaun Crew said the new facility would…

  • Kentucky Hemp Lawsuit Dropped After Agreement Made with DEA

    Kentucky Hemp Lawsuit Dropped After Agreement Made with DEA

    August 16th, 2014 – Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the federal government today finalized an agreement on a formal process for importing industrial hemp seeds into the Commonwealth. As a result, the department filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit it brought against the federal government in May. “With this agreement, Kentucky is now the…

  • Mississippi Mission: Hemp Possible

    Mississippi Mission: Hemp Possible

    August 12th, 2014 – You don’t have to inhale. You don’t even have to put it in your mouth. We don’t need it for recreational use, we need it for work, jobs, and a more productive Mississippi. Our great agricultural state needs to take the lead in Industrial Hemp production. And we need to do…

  • Far Out! Hemp Could Power Better Super-Batteries

    Far Out! Hemp Could Power Better Super-Batteries

    August 12th, 2014 – Industrial hemp, the non-psychoactive cousin of marijuana, can play a role in manufacturing super-powerful supercapacitors for energy storage at a cost that’s far cheaper than graphene, researchers report. The hemp-based technology took center stage Tuesday at the American Chemical Society’s national meeting in San Francisco. A team led by David Mitlin,…

  • Harnessing the Hemp Industry: Q&A With Chris Boucher of CannaVest

    Harnessing the Hemp Industry: Q&A With Chris Boucher of CannaVest

    August 4th, 2014 – In 1990, Chris Boucher walked into a store selling his line of tie-dyed backpacks and wallets to chat with the owners about business matters. He left eight hours later with a new idea: make his products from hemp. “The owners asked me to sign a petition for the legalization of hemp,…

  • First CBD Law in Nation Goes Into Effect

    First CBD Law in Nation Goes Into Effect

    July 12th, 2014 – The first CBD-only medical cannabis legislation went into effect in Utah on July 8 as the state began issuing the first “Hemp Extracts Registry” cards. Utah’s HB 105, which was signed into law by Governor Herbert in March, exempts possession of hemp extracts that are greater than 15 percent cannabidiol (CBD)…

  • Hemp is having its moment. Meet the miracle plant’s biggest champion

    Hemp is having its moment. Meet the miracle plant’s biggest champion

    May 6th, 2014 – We’ve heard about the promise of hemp before: Its fibers can be stronger than steel. Its seeds make for antioxidant-loaded superfood for you and your chickens. It can compete with fossil fuel as a viable alternative energy source. But ever since the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, the U.S. has skunked…