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Hemp Freedom Act Kentucky

In 2013, SB50 became law, which authorized industrial hemp farming and production provided that Federal law authorized the same. As is being introduced in other states, a simple amendment to that legislation to remove such federal approval – will authorize hemp farming and production on a state level! The Hemp Freedom Act would authorize farming, … Continue reading »

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Hemp Freedom Act Kentucky

In 2013, SB50 became law, which authorized industrial hemp farming and production provided that Federal law authorized the same. As is being introduced in other states, a simple amendment to that legislation to remove such federal approval – will authorize hemp farming and production on a state level! The Hemp Freedom Act would authorize farming, … Continue reading »

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Kentucky’s first industrial hemp crop in decades will start going into the ground next month

Comer: First hemp crop in decades set for planting LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s first industrial hemp crop in decades will start going into the ground next month now that the pipeline for shipping seeds into the state is opening up to allow the experimental plantings, state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said Tuesday. Comer said … Continue reading »

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US considers buying industrial cannabis from Ukraine to improve its economy

                    The US Department of Agriculture is looking to boost imports of hemp seeds from Ukraine, hoping this will help the country’s battered economy. However, they still do not know what it will be used for. “We are now involved in trying to figure out ways … Continue reading »

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Indiana Senate Committee Unanimously Approves Industrial Hemp Bill

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Allowing farmers to grow hemp in Indiana could help boost the economy and dispel myths about a crop that can be used to make everything from paper to car parts, supporters told lawmakers Friday. The testimony helped convince the Senate’s agriculture committee to unanimously approve a bill, Senate Bill 357, that would … Continue reading »

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Comer says decision greenlights Kentucky hemp

    Ralph B. Davis rdavis@civitasmedia.com FRANKFORT — Kentucky’s agriculture commissioner says a recent decision by the U.S. Department of Justice now clears the way for Kentucky farmers to once again grow industrial hemp. Last week, the Justice Department announced it would not seek to challenge state laws regarding the medical or recreational use of … Continue reading »

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Tennessee lawmakers drafting hemp bill

    KNOXVILLE — Two state lawmakers in Tennessee are pointing to Kentucky’s recent approval of hemp farming as they push for a similar measure. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Republican Sen. Frank Niceley of Strawberry Plains is drafting a bill with Republican Rep. Andy Holt of Dresden, and they plan to introduce the measure … Continue reading »

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Support The Industrial Hemp Farming Act

Lawmakers in both the House of Representatives and the Senate are seeking to allow for the commercial farming of industrial hemp by introducing the Industrial Hemp Farming Act. House Bill 1831, which was introduced last year by Texas Republican Ron Paul and a coalition of 25 co-sponsors, and SB 3501, introduced this August in the … Continue reading »

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Ky. hemp supporters gain big endorsement

Published: January 20, 2013 By BRUCE SCHREINER — Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Industrial hemp’s repositioning toward mainstream status gained ground with a timely endorsement from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. But the plant’s proponents have more work to do in cultivating support to legalize a crop that once was a Bluegrass state staple.   … Continue reading »

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The Latest Hemp news in Kentucky…

    Kentucky state senator to bring hemp bill up for vote By The Associated Press Posted January 28, 2013 at 3:13 p.m. FRANKFORT, Ky. — The chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee sounded upbeat Monday about prospects for his bill that would regulate industrial hemp production in Kentucky if the federal government lifts its … Continue reading »

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