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California assembly OKs bill letting farmers grow hemp

Posted on January 26, 2006

A bill approved by the state Assembly Thursday would add California to the growing number of states seeking to legalize the cultivation of industrial hemp — a biological relative of marijuana. Supporters claim that despite its family links, hemp is a completely safe product that could become a cash crop for California farmers because of its use in a long list of products from soap and cosmetics to rope, jewelry and even luggage.

Hemp on the Hill

Posted on September 22, 2005

At a recent Capitol Hill luncheon to mark the introduction of the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2005, about 100 congressional staffers feasted on a five-course gourmet hemp meal.

Support Industrial Hemp

Posted on September 20, 2005

First, write our congressmen asking them to stand up to the smokestacks and support HR 3037. Second convince our state senators to make Nebraska the sixth progressive state allowing the growing and production of industrial hemp.

California Considers Industrial Hemp Bill

Posted on April 25, 2005

Thousands of local businesses, organizations, individuals, and farmers are backing new industrial hemp legislation (AB 1147), that would give California farmers the right to grow low-THC varieties of hemp.

Hemp industry poised for a comeback

Posted on April 22, 2005

Hemp industry spokesmen are optimistic that hemp farming is about to make a comeback almost 50 years after federal law prevented U.S. farmers from growing the crop.

Texas Congressman Proposes to Redefine Industrial Hemp

Posted on April 15, 2005

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Surfside, intends to file legislation this spring that would redefine industrial hemp under the Controlled Substances Act, removing the de facto federal ban on agricultural hemp production.

What’s Matt Smokin’?

Posted on April 13, 2005

Though Matt clearly articulates his accurate understanding that marijuana and industrial hemp are distant biological cousins, with hemp having only trace amounts of THC, he misses no opportunity to confuse the issue throughout his article.

New Hampshire considers legalizing hemp

Posted on April 10, 2005

If the bill were to pass the Senate, Morgan said he would expect the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police to lobby the governor for a veto — if the lobbying hasn’t started already.

Legalize industrial hemp

Posted on April 7, 2005

One of the most absurd, anti-free market ironies of America’s misguided war on drugs, California’s farmers by law cannot grow it.

Bill Would Allow Farmers to Grow Hemp

Posted on April 7, 2005

The Oregon Senate’s committee on Environment and Land Use heard testimony Wednesday on a bill that would allow the production of industrial hemp.