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Governor Nunn says DEA engaged in “bureaucratic self-preservation”

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-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.

The Reliable Source

Posted on November 15, 2000

House Republican staffer Eric Bergren was doing his job yesterday morning, trying to obtain information about proposed federal regulations regarding “hemp-based” products for a constituent of his boss, Rep. Ron Lewis of Kentucky.

Briefs from Midway, Lexington, Greenup and Louisville

Posted on November 14, 2000

Midway College will host a one-day conference on the economic potential of industrial hemp, the college said. Former Kentucky Gov. Louie Nunn and Hawaii state Rep. Cynthia Thielen are among the featured speakers. Thielen was instrumental in 1999 legislation authorizing industrial hemp research trials in Hawaii.

Midway College to Host Hemp Conference

Posted on November 8, 2000

Tobacco farmers, legislators, agricultural economists, business and economics researchers, environmentalists, business owners, and several former governors, are expected to be in attendance at a one-day conference on the Midway College campus.

Hemp Study OK by Congressional Candidates

Posted on October 12, 2000

The major-party candidates for the 6th Congressional District last night expressed cautious support for studying whether Kentucky farmers should be allowed to grow industrial hemp.

Kentucky Hemp Growers Co-op offering to replace Lakota Indian’s hemp destroyed by Drug Enforcement Agents

Posted on October 12, 2000

In a pre-dawn raid on August 24, 2000, thirty-three (33) heavily armed Drug Enforcement Agents (DEA) trespassed onto the sovereign Lakota Nation at Pine Ridge and destroyed two industrial hemp crops being grown as a commercial venture under tribal ordinance. As it turns out the loss of the plant material, which was going to be used for composite construction materials, will not slow down the Lakota Hemp Project.

“Hemp seeds” actor cleared

Posted on August 26, 2000

Woody Harrelson, the actor, has been cleared of marijuana possession after his symbolic planting of four hemp seeds in a Kentucky field. The Natural Born Killers star planted the seeds in 1996 knowing that he would be arrested so that he could get the state to differentiate between hemp and marijuana. The jury in Beattyville, Kentucky, took 25 minutes to find Harrelson not guilty on charges that could have landed him in jail for a year.

Harrelson’s hemp seeds legal, jury says quickly

Posted on August 25, 2000

The legislature said hemp and marijuana are one and the same. The state’s highest court agreed. But five women and one man from Lee County said yesterday that actor Woody Harrelson didn’t break the law when he planted four hemp seeds four years ago in a grassy Lee County field. The jury took only 20 minutes to find Harrelson not guilty of a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana.