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Lawmaker Pushing For Hemp Legislation

Posted on March 28, 2000

Idaho lawmakers didn’t take to the idea of industrial hemp as an alternative crop this session. A proposed $50,000 study of industrial hemp cultivation was shot down in committee last month.

Industrial Hemp Production Measure is Moved to House for Consideration

Posted on March 27, 2000

An Illinois House committee has approved a measure that would allow Southern Illinois University to study the feasibility of industrial hemp production, despite opposition from law enforcement.

Hemp bill receives preliminary approval

Posted on March 24, 2000

Industrial-hemp research won qualified approval from a Senate committee yesterday, but could still go up in smoke. The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee approved House Bill 855 by a vote of 6-2, but only after removing a recommendation that the full Senate should pass the bill.

High Court Says Harrelson Must be Tried for Marijuana Possession

Posted on March 23, 2000

Actor Woody Harrelson today lost his battle to draw a legal line between industrial hemp and its narcotic cousin marijuana. The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled there is no difference and said Harrelson has to go back to Lee County to be tried for possession of marijuana.

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.

Industrial Hemp Bill Adopted by Maryland House of Delegates

Posted on March 21, 2000

Establishing a 4 and one-half year pilot program to study the growth and marketing of industrial hemp; providing for the purpose of the pilot program; requiring the Secretary of Agriculture to administer the pilot program in consultation with specified State and federal agencies; requiring the Secretary to ensure safe cultivation of industrial hemp by conducting specified activities; providing that only State property may be used to grow industrial hemp; etc.

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.

Kentucky House Passes Amended Hemp Bill

Posted on March 21, 2000

The state House yesterday voted for the return of industrial hemp to Kentucky, but only as a strictly regulated experiment at a public university.

House Passes Watered-Down Hemp Bill

Posted on March 16, 2000

Instead of letting farmers leap into hemp production, the Kentucky House voted Wednesday to take a small step toward reintroducing a one-time agricultural mainstay.

Hemp gets nod from the House

Posted on March 16, 2000

Instead of letting farmers leap into hemp production, the Kentucky House has voted to take a small step toward reintroducing a one-time agricultural mainstay.