House panel backs bill seeking to boost industrial hemp crop

House panel backs bill seeking to boost industrial hemp crop
The House agriculture committee unanimously passed the proposal that would specify the exemption of industrial hemp from its illegal cousin marijuana to include the “fiber, seeds, resin, and oil or any other compound,” from an industrial hemp plant.
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47 U.S. Representatives Co-Sponsor Bipartisan Industrial Hemp Farming Act
Vote Hemp, a major grassroots hemp advocacy group, on Thursday announced the introduction of complementary bills in the U.S. House and Senate, S. 134 and H.R. 525, titled the “Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015,” with support on both sides of the …
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Industrial Hemp Bill Clears House Panel
He became an advocate for industrial hemp in Virginia as a way to help small farms stay in business and boost the state economy. He spoke to us by cell phone on his way back from Richmond after he spoke before the Agriculture Committee in support of …
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Medical pot growers fear hemp will ruin their crop

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Medical pot growers fear hemp will ruin their crop
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Southern Oregon farmers growing marijuana for medicine don't want fields of pot's prosaic cousin, industrial hemp, growing nearby. They say cross-pollination could turn their high-grade buds into throwback, seedy marijuana, …
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Kentucky lawmakers press Congress to back hemp
"I've heard from countless Kentuckians about the success of our initial 2014 industrial hemp pilot programs and university studies in the commonwealth," McConnell said in a statement last month, noting those projects got federal help in last year's …
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Hemp the trillion dollar crop: Gregg Moseley-Clarke at TEDxBridgetown

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Gregg Moseley-Clarke is a graduate of the University of the West Indies and the University of Hull (UK). He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science and Accounting and a MBA in Information Management. He currently holds the position of Human Resources Analyst at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus. With over 10 years experience in Insurance and banking industries, Gregg turned his focus to creating new and innovative industries, founding Hemp Foods Barbados and Sateva Botanicals, 2 local companies focused on prompting hemp food products and locally made hemp cosmetics.He is also a former national rugby player.
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