One Northeast Tennessee farmer applies for hemp permit

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One Northeast Tennessee farmer applies for hemp permit
He harvested 10 pounds of hemp seeds, for which an approved processor offered him $ 7, a far cry from breaking even on the $ 254 for the state permit and the fees for THC testing to prove he wasn't growing marijuana. Even with the supply problems, the …
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Christian County Processor Providing a Market for Hemp
Growing hemp without a federal permit was banned in 1970 due to its classification as a controlled substance related to marijuana. Hemp got a limited reprieve with the federal farm bill, which allows state agriculture departments to designate hemp …
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Hope and hemp: The unfinished odyssey of Alex White Plume
His dream of becoming a hemp farmer and sparking a reservationwide industry of hemp growers, processors and manufacturers took root almost 20 years ago. In 1998, the Oglala Sioux Tribe, working with White Plume, adopted an ordinance that defined …
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Hemp cultivation one step closer to reality in Pennsylvania
Hemp, a member of the cannabis species, was once a major Pennsylvania cash crop used to make rope and other fabrics and it may be once again. A new law that would create a pilot program for industrial hemp research passed the House unanimously on …
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Unraveling Hemp: The Road to Legalization Part One

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Unraveling Hemp: The Road to Legalization Part One
Joshua Leidhecker farms the land in Williamsport Pennsylvania. He uses the oil he makes in his mill as fuel to power his machinery. "I was on a canoe trip with a friend of mine, and he asked me if we could cook a turkey in the fuel that I made for my …
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Tough year has farmers backing off of hemp
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Many Tennessee farmers who participated in the state's return to industrial hemp farming are not planning on growing the highly regulated seed this year, saying it wasn't profitable last year, in part because of delays in getting the …
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First Hemp Processor Opens in Western Kentucky
Owner Katie Moyer says the small, family-run business is taking hemp seed and turning it into oil that can be used in a number of products, including salves and lip balms. "Quite frankly, a lot of farmers aren't going to want to put seeds in the ground …
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The Rise of American Hemp
A Federal Farm bill was passed in 2014, which enabled farmers in states where industrial hemp is legal to participate in programs with their state departments of agriculture. These initial programs allowed farmers grow and harvest hemp with under 0.3% THC.
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Judge schedules arguments in Menominee hemp suit
Arguments will be heard by a federal judge next month on the Menominee Indian Tribe's lawsuit against the federal government over a hemp-growing operation. Court records indicate that oral arguments are scheduled for May 13 before Judge William …
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Hemp: marijuana's cousin, the plant with '2500 uses'
Omaha entrepreneur John Lupien is pictured with a bundle unprocessed hemp stalks (bottom) and the more refined bast fiber (top), both sitting on an early prototype of a "decorticator" machine that strips out the fibers and inner core of a hemp stalk …
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Unraveling Hemp: The Road to Legalization Part Four
Pennsylvania's history rich in hemp production, even townships named after it, is just part of the reason Democratic Senator Judy Schwank and Republican State Representative Russ Diamond believe Pennsylvania is uniquely positioned to play a key role in …
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Wheat, corn, cannabis? Farmers eye next cash crop
After spending decades in darkened basements and secreted away on small parcels of land, growers are commercializing once-illegal plant varieties: industrial hemp, recreational marijuana and medical cannabis. As more states legalize the growth of …
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Timeline: The hemp odyssey of Alex White Plume

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Timeline: The hemp odyssey of Alex White Plume
1970: Passage of the federal Controlled Substances Act requires prospective hemp growers to obtain a registration from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, which rejects nearly all applications for decades. Hemp products continue to be sold in the …
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Industrial hemp gaining traction in Colorado's agriculture scene as viable crop
1937 — The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 made recreational use of marijuana illegal, but industrial hemp was lumped in with marijuana, effectually adding hurdles to the importation and production of the crop. 1940s — The U.S. Department of Agriculture …
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Hemp Law Passes in Oregon
Oregon legalized industrial hemp production in 2009, but you may not have heard because there were high barriers of entry, and only 13 producers ended up getting licensed. The law was intended for oilseed and fiber production on large-production farms.
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Industrial hemp gaining traction in agriculture industry

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Industrial hemp gaining traction in agriculture industry
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Two years ago, Rick Trojan and his team at Colorado Cultivars found a wild hemp plant growing on the side of the road. It looked kind of like a Christmas tree, he said. They brought it into their greenhouse and began doing …
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One Northeast Tennessee farmer applies for hemp permit
He harvested 10 pounds of hemp seeds, for which an approved processor offered him $ 7, a far cry from breaking even on the $ 254 for the state permit and the fees for THC testing to prove he wasn't growing marijuana. Even with the supply problems, the …
Read more on Johnson City Press (subscription)

Hope and hemp: The unfinished odyssey of Alex White Plume
His dream of becoming a hemp farmer and sparking a reservationwide industry of hemp growers, processors and manufacturers took root almost 20 years ago. In 1998, the Oglala Sioux Tribe, working with White Plume, adopted an ordinance that defined …
Read more on Tulsa Native American Times

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After 80 years of being banned, hemp takes root in American soil again
It has been eight decades since U.S. drug laws made growing hemp in American soil illegal. Today barely 1% of Americans are farming hemp. Before it was prohibited in 1937, that number was 30% and our hemp was considered among the best in the world.
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Pennsylvania Senate Passes Industrial Hemp Bill

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Pennsylvania Senate Passes Industrial Hemp Bill
The Pennsylvania Senate unanimously approved a bill to start an industrial hemp farming pilot program today with a 49-0 vote. The legislation, SB50, is sponsored by Senators Judy Schwank (D. Berks) and Mike Folmer (R. Lebanon). “We hope that, once we …
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Washington House joins Senate in legalizing hemp crops
OLYMPIA — A hemp farming bill moved to the governor's desk March 1, as the state House joined the Senate in passing legislation to legalize a crop still defined by federal law as a controlled substance. “It's a bright new day for Washington,” longtime …
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Calendar: Hemp festival, 303 Day fun & 50 more events await in March 2016
There's family-friendly fun at the Second Annual Industrial Hemp Festival happening at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in the beginning of March. Intellectual stimulation can be found at Frank Talk, a cannabis science lecture on March 15. And learn …
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Oregon lawmakers approve hemp, wetland, drought, wildfire bills
Hemp: Growers will be able to cultivate hemp in greenhouses and propagate it from cuttings under House Bill 4060, which eliminates the requirement that the crop be directly seeded in fields of at least 2.5 acres. The changes are aimed at providing …
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