California Governor Jerry Brown signed The California Industrial Hemp Farming Act (SB 566). Hemp supporters have been formally lobbying for such legislation since 1999. The law classifies hemp as either a fiber or oilseed crop, and must not contain any more than three tenths of one percent THC (the psychoactive chemical in marijuana).
Washington, DC — The federal government continues to oppose allowing licensed farmers the opportunity to cultivate industrial hemp for fiber and other agricultural purposes, according to statements posted this week by Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske on the whitehouse.gov website. Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa that contains only minute (typically […]
North Dakota and three other states made their case today with the US Drug Enforcement Agency to allow the cultivation of industrial hemp, according to the state Department of Agriculture.
Hemp industry spokesmen are optimistic that hemp farming is about to make a comeback almost 50 years after federal law prevented U.S. farmers from growing the crop.
The United States is the only developed nation that does not cultivate industrial hemp as an economic crop, according to a Congressional Resource Service report.