N.Dakota official plans trip north to get industrial hemp seeds

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N.Dakota official plans trip north to get industrial hemp seeds
North Dakota issued the nation's first hemp-growing licenses in 2007, but federal drug law hampered development of the industry in the state until Congress in 2014 allowed universities and state agriculture departments to research hemp in states that …
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Louisiana May Soon Grow Industrial Hemp

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Louisiana May Soon Grow Industrial Hemp
"Every advancement in the industrial hemp industry reinforces Hemp, Inc.'s advantage in the marketplace because we are years ahead of the curve. For example, our portable decorticators can be purchased or leased in states such as Pennsylvania and Ohio, …
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Diamond's Industrial Hemp bill passes House unanimously
HARRISBURG – Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) introduced legislation that would create an agricultural pilot program in Pennsylvania for industrial hemp research. Today, that legislation unanimously passed the Pennsylvania House. The bill is now …
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To the Point: Industrial hemp
The Missouri House of Representatives passed a bill which makes it legal to grow industrial hemp. The farmers and their resulting commodities are strictly regulated, and their product cannot exceed an average of 0.3 percent THC dry weight. No, Missouri …
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The Vermont Model: Why Maine's Industrial Hemp Program Can Succeed

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The Vermont Model: Why Maine's Industrial Hemp Program Can Succeed
AUGUSTA, Maine (Apr. 7, 2016) – In February, the Maine Dept. of Agriculture issued rules for hemp farming as required by a law passed last year. This means that the industrial hemp program is very close to being established in the Pine Tree State …
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Bill To Create Industrial Hemp Pilot Program Clears Panel
A bill to allow the cultivation and distribution of industrial hemp for research was approved by the House Finance Committee on Friday. Senate Bill 2659 would create an industrial hemp pilot program that would allow licensed agents of the state Board …
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Unraveling Hemp: The Road to Legalization Part Three

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Unraveling Hemp: The Road to Legalization Part Three
"We will be looking to have a regionally located processing facility that will be within 60 miles of all of the contracted farmers that will be growing industrial hemp," Whaling said. "I am keenly interested in the Heinz-Kraft facility; it is one …
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Bill to legalize industrial hemp moving at Capitol
“Initially, it is going to be in compliance with the Federal Farm Bill which allows individual farmers to grow if they are in conjunction with an institute of higher education,” said Erica McBride of the Pennsylvania Hemp Industry Council. “It will …
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Oregon Senate Committee Passes Bill to Relax State Hemp Laws, Expand Market

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Oregon Senate Committee Passes Bill to Relax State Hemp Laws, Expand Market
“OFB and OFS support HB4060 with the goal of regulating industrial hemp the same as any other agricultural commodity. Oregon's industrial hemp farmers have asked the Legislature to build flexibility into their license, and we support this request …
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Industrial Hemp great economic potential
Industrial hemp appears to have great economic potential for the region, but it sounds like it will not simply happen overnight. Approximately 80 interested local residents, including several from the Yuma area, attended an informational meeting Monday …
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Latest Industrial Hemp News

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South Dakota Senate Committee Votes Down Industrial Hemp Bill
A state Senate committee has defeated a bill that would have allowed the cultivation of industrial hemp in South Dakota. The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted 5-3 against the bill that previously passed the House. Republican Rep.
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Legalizing Weed: 3 Facts About North Dakota's Legalization of Industrial Hemp
One state that almost definitely will not be legalizing recreational weed, but has legalized industrial hemp farming is the state of North Dakota. In fact, it is one of AlterNet named North Dakota one of "The 9 States Where Marijuana Will Be Legalized …
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State Senate passes authorization for industrial hemp

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State Senate passes authorization for industrial hemp
The measure would allow Washington State University to study aspects of growing and selling industrial hemp such as whether soil and growing conditions in the state are appropriate. Industrial hemp is defined differently than marijuana in the bill, and …
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Senate Rejects Voter's Request for Industrial Hemp
Rejecting the wishes of 74 percent of V.I. voters in a 2012 referendum, the Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to kill legislation allowing the manufacture and processing of industrial hemp in the territory. The bill [Bill 31-0100 …
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South Dakota Passes House Bill on Industrial Hemp — Update by Hemp, Inc.

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South Dakota Passes House Bill on Industrial Hemp — Update by Hemp, Inc.
Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP) updates its shareholders today on industrial hemp bill HB-1054. Last week, the South Dakota House of Representatives approved a bill that would allow the cultivation of industrial hemp in the state of South Dakota, with a 57 …
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SUNY-ESF should apply to study industrial hemp for New York state
SUNY-ESF should consider applying for state approval to grow, study and assess the ways in which industrial hemp could be produced and distributed commercially across New York state. The state Department of Agriculture and Markets will issue 10, …
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Lawmakers consider industrial hemp bill
Hawaii residents say legalizing industrial hemp could spur business ventures ranging from home construction to selling hemp seed candy bars at Hawaii airports. Read More · Please click here to log in to view this story. – or –. NEW SUBSCRIBERS – Choose …
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South Dakota legislative committee OKs bill to allow industrial hemp

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South Dakota legislative committee OKs bill to allow industrial hemp
South Dakota lawmakers are attempting to overcome perceptions about hemp's family ties to marijuana to explore the economic potential of the crop. The bill that moved out of committee last week is patterned after North Dakota's industrial hemp law.
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Wyden, Blumenauer host Industrial Hemp Expo at U.S. Capitol
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., and Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., hosted an Industrial Hemp Expo Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol, bringing together leading policymakers and entrepreneurs in the movement to …
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