Kentucky Lawmakers Eye THC Content of State’s Industrial Hemp

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FRANKFORT, KY — Industrial hemp legally grown in Kentucky is not considered marijuana. It has only a fraction of THC—or tetrahydrocannabinol, a psychoactive compound—found in marijuana. And state regulators aim to keep it that way. Around 100 pounds of industrial hemp grown under Kentucky’s three-year old Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program were destroyed just three […]

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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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Bill To Create Industrial Hemp Pilot Program Clears Panel

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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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Turku University to study industrial hemp uses in construction
Turku University of Applied Sciences has been given a 70-thousand euro grant to research how industrial hemp could be used more in construction. The goal is to see whether the energy efficient and eco-friendly hemp and lime-based hemp concrete could …
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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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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 …
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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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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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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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Lawmakers push for industrial hemp production

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Lawmakers push for industrial hemp production
HONOLULU (AP) – Two state lawmakers are calling for the legalization of industrial hemp production in Hawaii, which they say could replace the state's last sugar plantation that is shutting down by the end of the year. State Reps. Kaniela Ing of Maui …
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