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Industrial Hemp Legalized in California

Posted on October 1, 2013
Industrial Hemp Legislation

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).

Drug Czar Reiterates Government’s Opposition To Domestic Hemp Production

Posted on April 26, 2012

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, three other states make pitch to allow hemp cultivation

Posted on February 17, 2006

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 poised for a comeback

Posted on April 22, 2005

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.

Hemp push pits US against states, 30 countries

Posted on January 21, 2005

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.

Bush Administration Fails to Challenge Court Ruling on Legality of Hemp Products

Posted on October 30, 2004

Time has run out for the Bush administration to appeal a court ruling earlier this year protecting the sale and consumption of hemp food and cosmetic products in the United States.

Hemp industry may blossom

Posted on October 17, 2004

Though hemp advocates are cheering the end of the ban, they bemoan the fact that the hemp-products industry in the United States has fallen far behind Canada and the European Union. Casady sees great days ahead for hemp retailers.

DEA surrender in the battle against hemp food products

Posted on October 15, 2004

Three years after the Bush administration tried to ban food products made with hemp, the government surrendered that front in the war on drugs, attorneys for the hemp industry said.

Hearty hemp

Posted on October 13, 2004

No sooner did the Bush administration decide in recent days not to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a unanimous 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling of February that hemp foods should be legal for sale and consumption, than manufacturers began lining up to peddle hemp products at this week’s food expo at the Washington Convention Center.

Fresh from Victory, Hemp Food Companies Exhibit at Expo East

Posted on October 12, 2004

Manufacturers of nutritious hemp foods will exhibit a wide variety of products at the Natural Products Expo East at the Washington Convention Center, October 14-17, 2004.