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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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Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970

Shortly after the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act went into effect on October 1, 1937, the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and Denver City police arrested Moses Baca for possession and Samuel Caldwell for dealing.   ^ “The First Pot POW”. Retrieved 2011-03-18. “On the day the Marijuana Tax Stamp Act was enacted — Oct. 2, 1937 … 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 [email protected] 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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U.S. House of Representatives Votes to Legalize Industrial Hemp

    The U.S. House of Representatives voted 225-200 on June 20 to legalize the industrial farming of hemp fiber. Hemp is the same species as the marijuana plant, and its fiber has been used to create clothing, paper, and other industrial products for thousands of years; however, it has been listed as a “controlled … Continue reading »

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Ky.’s senators blocked in effort to legalize hemp

By BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press     LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s U.S. senators suffered a setback Thursday in their efforts to re-establish industrial hemp as a legal crop, but they vowed to continue their campaign after getting blocked as they tried to attach hemp language to the Senate farm bill. Senate Minority Leader Mitch … Continue reading »

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Kentucky agriculture commissioner brings pro-hemp message to Lexington

      Published: January 3, 2013 By Beverly Fortune — [email protected] Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer brought his pro-hemp message to the Lexington Forum on Thursday. Since taking office in 2011, Comer has held town meetings in all 120 Kentucky counties, inviting local legislators to attend, to promote industrial hemp. In the early 19th … 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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Doing study on coal-hemp, calls on changes in fed law

January 31, 2013 Patriot Energy joins state hemp association CORBIN — By Jeff Noble, Staff Writer Could industrial hemp be useful in reducing coal emissions and reclaiming mined coal fields in Kentucky? And could the reclaiming bring a hike in southeastern and eastern Kentucky’s economy? A bioenergy company with roots in the Tri-County thinks so. … Continue reading »

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