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The World Grows Hemp; US waits

Posted on December 22, 2000

While most farmers await the naming of a new agricultural secretary, a much smaller group of agriculturalists awaits new leadership in another area of government. They are more concerned with who will head up the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The DEA Plans to Sneak in Hemp Ban Over Holidays and Play Scrooge to Ontario’s Hemp Farmers

Posted on December 20, 2000

Another U.S. hemp ban? After U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno declared that it wasn’t hemp products, but rather previous U.S. bans on hemp products which were illegal, the Canadian hemp industry thought it could finally put its efforts into building this new and promising industry, rather than wasting time and resources fighting misguided U.S. governmental policies.

The Hemp Report #15 is now online

Posted on December 20, 2000

We got the good and the bad in this edition of the Hemp Report. It’s been that kind of year.

Skepticism greets plan to raise hemp instead of tobacco

Posted on December 5, 2000

Maryland is pushing ahead with plans for a pilot project to examine industrial hemp as an alternative to tobacco — even though most of the officials associated with the project have doubts about the crop’s potential.

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.

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 campaign goes mainstream

Posted on November 23, 2000

But the legal-hemp campaign has gone mainstream, and in one sense, Nunn’s involvement makes perfect sense. One tenet of the pro-hemp campaign is quintessentially Republican — the idea that states, not the federal government, should decide what crops their farmers can produce.

Pro-Hemp Campaign is Becoming Mainstream

Posted on November 20, 2000

The man handing out bumper stickers promoting “Industrial Hemp for Farmers, Fiber and Food” was neither wild-eyed radical nor aging flower child. He was Jake Graves, 75, prominent Fayette County farmer, conservative, solid and respectable.

Hemp-legalization proponents display products at conference

Posted on November 18, 2000

People who think it should be legal to grow hemp for food and fiber showed off an array of hemp products, from cosmetics to car parts, at a conference yesterday. For Kentucky farmers, it was a peek at what might be.

Hemp supporters show crop’s versatility

Posted on November 18, 2000

People who think it should be legal to grow hemp for food and fiber showed off an array of hemp products, from cosmetics to car parts, at a conference at Midway College. For Kentucky farmers, it was a peek at what might be.