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Hawaii Experimenting with Hemp as Crop

Posted on December 26, 1999

The DEA, which outlined the security measures needed to plant what federal and state law still defines as illegal marijuana, is no longer blocking the project, said state Rep. Cynthia Thielen, an Oahu Republican, who sponsored the bill creating the university research project.

DEA Stops Hemp Trade Cold

Posted on November 1, 1999

Officially, the DEA stopped the shipment because some sterilized seed had 14 parts per million THC, the psychoactive ingredient of marijuana. Marijuana has from 4 percent to 30 percent THC. In Canada, farmers can grow hemp legally, and THC levels of up to 0.3 percent are tolerated. The seed impounded had 0.0014 percent. The DEA said it was stopping the seeds because it has a zero-tolerance for any THC.

Operation Eradicate

Posted on September 11, 1999

In the case of cannabis, even the most rigorous host specificity studies will not reassure some people. If the anti-cannabis fungus is now more effective, it could spell disaster for farmers who grow industrial hemp. These varieties of Cannabis sativa end up as vegetable oil or fibre and can be grown legally because they are low in delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active component of cannabis.

Beat weed

Posted on December 1, 1998

DEA agents are on the lookout for anyone growing industrial hemp, a crop the Clinton administration fervently believes can contribute to drug addiction. This is pretty unlikely.

The trouble with hemp

Posted on October 1, 1996

Farmers want to grow it, and manufacturers want to use it. But it’s got an obnoxious relative that states are afraid of. Agriculture has never been easy in the rocky soil of Vermont, and these days, it is harder and less profitable than ever. With the dairy industry mired in a 20-year decline, the state’s farmers can scarcely be blamed if they cast about for any creative means of staying in business.

Marijuana is for the Birds

Posted on June 1, 1971

Nine out of 10 hunters probably couldn’t care less whether marijuana lives or dies. However, marijuana is one of the Midwest’s most valuable cover plants for upland game, and some of the proposals for eradicating it could have terribly damaging effect on all other upland-game cover. And cover is the name of the hunting game. No cover means no game and no hunting.