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Efforts destroy thousands of the state’s largest cash crop

Posted on December 5, 2000

West Virginia and marijuana have been synonymous for decades. In the early 1900s, the Navy encouraged the cultivation of hemp on several hundred acres in the South Branch of the Potomac River Valley. The fiber strands were used to manufacture rope.

Canada urged to see peas’ potential, wheat’s wonders

Posted on December 4, 2000

Many industry leaders have suggested fractionation — increased growing of specialty crops for special uses such as medicines — is the wave of the future and the answer to farmers who struggle against commodity price fluctuations.

Hemp advocate sues Brevard County for civil rights violations

Posted on December 2, 2000

Melbourne hemp advocate Glenn Pinfield is suing the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office for violating his civil rights when he was arrested almost four years ago for passing out leaflets in front of the Moore Justice Center criticizing the county judiciary and law enforcement.

The Brand-new Nut That Can Add Years To Your Life!

Posted on December 1, 2000

Impressive new studies show that this surprising snack can protect you from a host of diseases — and make you feel better right now!

New DEA Proposal in the Federal Register

Posted on November 30, 2000

DEA is planning to publish three rules simultaneously in the Federal Register regarding the status of products manufactured from the cannabis plant.

A Renewal of Common Sense

Posted on November 30, 2000

The controversial subject of why or whether to grow industrial hemp in the United States of America is often debated yet much misunderstood. This document definitively presents the hemp industry’s case.

Illinois chose old stereotypes over economic potential

Posted on November 30, 2000

It is time for us all to replace our association of hemp to drug users with an association to our state’s struggling farmers. The Illinois Senate saw the vast benefits of asking two major universities to study the uses of industrial hemp last April. But Tuesday, the House was two votes shy of what would have been a step forward for Illinois agriculture.

Hemp bill up in smoke

Posted on November 29, 2000

A bill allowing the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale to research potential uses of industrial hemp for Illinois farmers was rejected Tuesday by the Illinois House of Representatives 69-34.

Hemp Study Bill Narrowly Misses Approval

Posted on November 29, 2000

A plan to authorize a study of industrial hemp — a biological relative of marijuana — fell two votes short of approval Tuesday in the Illinois House. But its House sponsor, Republican Rep. Ron Lawfer of Stockton, plans to seek another vote in January. He believes the measure could pass then.

Hemp study fails in Illinois House

Posted on November 29, 2000

The Illinois House Tuesday narrowly defeated a bill that would have authorized a study of hemp as a potential agricultural staple in Illinois. The defeat closed a year of political acrimony over the issue. It has pitted a struggling farm industry looking for a new crop against law enforcement and citizens’ groups concerned that it could open the door to legalization of hemp’s biological cousin, marijuana.