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Hemp: A New Crop for New Jersey?

Posted on January 23, 2014
Hemp A New Crop for New Jersey

New Jersey seemed poised to become the next state to approve industrial hemp as a legal agricultural crop. On January 13, 2014 the State’s Senate unanimously approved Senate Bill 3110, which would have allowed the licensing of industrial hemp. The bill was then passed by the State’s Assembly by a crushing vote of 65-8. However, Governor Chris Christie rejected the bill on January 21, 2014.

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).

Dr. Bronner’s Donates $100,000 More to Recommercialize Industrial Hemp in Colorado and Washington State

Posted on November 2, 2012
Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps will donate $100,000 to voter initiatives in Colorado and Washington state that would tax and regulate cannabis like alcohol and effectively end prohibition of industrial hemp farming in each state for the first time in over 50 years.

Senator Wyden and Senator Paul Introduce Bi-partisan Senate Companion Bill to H.R. 1831, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act

Posted on August 3, 2012

If passed, H.R. 1831 would remove federal restrictions on the cultivation of industrial hemp, the non-drug oilseed and fiber varieties of Cannabis.

Vote Hemp Encourages Support for Proposed Amendment by Senator Wyden on Industrial Hemp in the Farm Bill

Posted on June 7, 2012

Amendment would Exclude Industrial Hemp from the Definition of Marihuana WASHINGTON, DC — Vote Hemp released an action alert today encouraging support for Senator Ron Wyden’s proposed amendment to the Farm Bill, S.3240, the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012, which would exclude industrial hemp from the definition of ‘marihuana.’ Senator Wyden’s amendment […]

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 website. Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa that contains only minute (typically […]

New Hampshire House OKs hemp farming

Posted on March 7, 2012

Concord, NH — The New Hampshire House is giving the nod to hemp farmers after passing a bill to protect industrial hemp from being tagged as an illicit drug. The bill, which passed the House Wednesday without debate, would forbid industrial hemp, a botanical cousin to marijuana, from being listed as a controlled substance. It […]

Leading Hemp Advocacy Groups Outraged by Governor Brown’s Veto of California Industrial Hemp Farming Act

Posted on October 10, 2011

Veto of SB 676 is Huge Setback for California Farmers, Businesses and the Economy Sacramento, CA — Vote Hemp and the Hemp Industries Association (HIA), the nation’s leading grassroots hemp advocacy organization and industry trade group, respectively, both working to revitalize industrial hemp production in the U.S., are extremely disappointed to report that Governor Jerry […]

Hemp Farming in California Even Closer to Reality as SB 676 Moves Through California Legislature

Posted on July 7, 2011

Sacramento, California — Introduced by Senator Mark Leno earlier this year, SB 676, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act is moving quickly through the California Legislature. SB 676 would create an 8-year pilot program to allow industrial hemp farming in five California counties, Kern, Kings, Imperial, San Joaquin and Yolo. Passing through the Assembly Committee on […]

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.