Slide 1
Slide 2

Hemp’s State Fans Want It to Grow Here

Posted on March 22, 2000

Part of a national push for the legalization of industrial hemp, Illinois lawmakers are considering a proposal that would authorize the state’s two largest public universities to study the possibility of growing hemp legally.

Illinois Drug Education Alliance Letter

Posted on March 21, 2000

The Illinois Drug Education Alliance (IDEA) continues to oppose SB 1397. The hemp movement was started by the pro-drug culture and is more a means of legalizing marijuana than identifying an alternative agricultural crop.

Illinois Drug Education Alliance Letter

Posted on February 10, 2000

The Illinois Drug Education Alliance (IDEA) is extremely concerned about the Illinois Industrial Hemp bill, HR553. IDEA’s only mission is drug-free children, and the Hemp bill has serious implications for increasing drug use.

Illinois Industrial Hemp Task Force Update and Review

Posted on January 31, 2000

The Industrial Hemp Task Force was made up of Republican and Democratic appointees representing a broad range of agricultural, business, academic and law enforcement professionals.

Illinois Industrial Hemp Investigative and Advisory Task Force Report

Posted on January 26, 2000

The Industrial Hemp Investigative and Advisory Task Force was created to study the economic viability of industrial hemp production in Illinois, to identify any legal or other obstacles to industrial hemp production, and to make recommendations.

Polo, Illinois hemp mill

Posted on January 1, 1976

For two years (1943-1944), Polo was thrust the limelight because during those World War II years, hemp (marijuana) was raised in the area, and a mill for preparing the hemp into rope or cordage was built.

Hemp An Illinois War Crop

Posted on January 1, 1943

More hemp must be grown in the United States in 1943 to fill an urgent war need. The war in the Pacific has cut off nearly all the supply of strong fibers previously imported from that area; but hemp, an annual plant adapted to the corn belt, produces good yields of a highly desirable fiber.