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Illinois Department of Agriculture Publishes Proposed Industrial Hemp Rules

Posted on December 28, 2018
Illinois Department of Agriculture

The Illinois Department of Agriculture has published administrative rules for the public to comment on regarding the production of industrial hemp in Illinois. The following 45 day period is open to public comments. Afterwards, applications to apply for licensing will be available to farmers and processors. Fees include $100 per application, $1,000 per license, and lab testing will be charged at cost.

Illinois Governor Rauner Signs Industrial Hemp Act of 2018

Posted on August 25, 2018
Seal of Illinois

The Industrial Hemp Act of 2018 will allow farmers to become licensed to grow in 2019. Prior legislation, passed in 2014, allowed only four state universities to perform research. However, politics in the state delayed Administrative Rules from being enacted for two years after its passing. To date, there are two licensees in the state where Global Hemp was the first to legally plant hemp outdoors since World War II on May 22, 2018.

Hoban Law Group Responds to 9th Circuit Ruling

Posted on May 1, 2018
Hoban Law Group

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the petitioners petition to review DEA’s Final Rule for the “Establishment of a New Drug Code for Marihuana Extract.” While accepting the legitimacy of the 2014 Farm Bill amendment that allows for research on industrial hemp, the court is denying that the Final Rule interferes with activities that revolve around cultivation, production, and sales of products that include cannabinol (CBD).

The Trustees’ Garden

Posted on June 7, 2017
Savannah Plaque

The first public agricultural experimental garden in America was located in Savannah, Georgia. In addition to food, they grew several fiber crops including hemp, flax, and even silk, but to no avail. Instead, cotton became king, and it was just three miles up the Savannah River from the Trustees’ Garden where Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin which revolutionized the cotton industry.

Hemp Times Magazine Covers

Posted on December 25, 2016
Hemp Times magazine covers

Hemp Times magazine ran from it’s premier in July/August 1996 through the end of 1999. Each issue featured a celebrity that supports industrial hemp, and included product reviews, and articles about hemp. The premier issue featured perhaps the largest supporter of hemp at the time — Woody Harrelson — who was arrested for planting viable hemp seed in Kentucky in early 1996.

Get Instant Tanning Gratification with the New Hempz Sunless Tanning Line

Posted on May 20, 2016
Hempz Sunless products

Lots of people want to look their best for events such as weddings, modeling, when they are getting glamour shots and even for specific sports competitions where you will be showing a lot of skin. And don’t think that tanning is just for women — men are every bit as engaged with looking amazing, especially bodybuilders and male models who will be baring a lot of skin in public. No matter your reason for deciding on a faux glow, you can trust Hempz Sunless Tanning products to get that gorgeous sun-kissed glow instantly, with a minimum of fuss and drama.

Hempz for Sensitive Skin

Posted on December 21, 2015
Hempz for Sensitive Skin

Hempz Sensitive line are “naked” versions of the highly popular Hempz products. They are enriched with a natural calming oatmeal complex, shea butter, cocoa butter, hemp seed oil, and are free of fragrance, dye, and parabens.

Alberta Bound

Posted on December 23, 2014
Alberta Bound

Starting up an industrial hemp enterprise takes more than a good idea, enthusiasm or a bunch of capital. Fiber processing remains underdeveloped, but that could be changing. Three fiber start up in western Canada, Alberta, are worthy of attention. Alberta seems well positioned to become a hemp fiber industry leader in North America. American start ups should pay close attention.

Congressional Omnibus Appropriations Bill Includes Hemp Amendment

Posted on December 15, 2014
Vote Hemp

The 2014 Commerce, Justice and Sciences (CJS) appropriations bill includes an historic amendment to prohibit the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) from spending funds “in contravention of Section 7606” of the 2014 Farm Bill. By approving this measure, Congress is sending a clear message to DEA that it should respect the law and work cooperatively with states to allow them to conduct hemp research and pilot programs.

Global Hemp Heralds the Passage of Illinois Bill HB 5085

Posted on August 29, 2014
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The growing of industrial hemp (“hemp”) in Illinois for research purposes will become legal on January 1, 2015 thanks to Governor Quinn’s signing of HB 5085 on August 26th, 2014. This marks the third time hemp legislation has been put before a governor in the state. The two prior attempts were made in 1999 and 2000, but both were vetoed by Governor Ryan.