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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.

Legislature passes bill in hopes of federal legalization

Posted on March 24, 2005

North Dakota’s government continues to show support for the federal legalization of industrial hemp with the passing of House Bill 1492.

Staying alive

Posted on February 28, 2005

North Dakota HB1492: Hemp seed repository.

Making the mold

Posted on July 10, 2004

Composite America molds fabrics containing hemp, flax and jute into interior panels for machinery, vehicles and airplanes.

Artmain offers hemp clothing

Posted on October 8, 2000

Beth Kjelson and Becky Piehl have quietly been selling products made of hemp for the past four years. Together the duo owns and operates ArtMain in downtown Minot, a store Kjelson says is devoted to quality and community.

Hemp Hype

Posted on October 8, 2000

Rob Robinson of Minot has a plan, but he is disappointed. He wants to be the first person in North Dakota to open a retail store devoted exclusively to products made from industrial hemp. He is disappointed, however, because he believes too many people remain naive about the differences between hemp and marijuana. Despite that, he intends to continue pursuing his marquee idea.

Robinson hopes to open hemp department store

Posted on October 8, 2000

Just getting started in the retail market is going to be tough enough, but Rob Robinson of Minot wants to take it a step farther and open a department store here devoted exclusively to products made from industrial hemp.

North Dakota legalizes hemp

Posted on October 8, 2000

Last year the North Dakota Legislature was the first in the United States to officially recognize and legalize industrial hemp.

Monson: Hemp could be gold mine for farmers

Posted on October 8, 2000

You wouldn’t expect David Monson to talk favorably about something that’s illegal. After all, he’s the Assistant House Majority Leader in the North Dakota Legislature, is superintendent of schools here and is a well-respected Cavalier County farmer.

The latest buzz on hemp

Posted on March 15, 1999

U.S. farmers want the ban on cultivating the plant lifted. Times sure are tough for North Dakota farmers like David Monson. Last summer, Monson grimly tended his wheat, barley, and canola fields in Osnabrock and watched neighboring farms go bust. In the fall, his profit was a paltry $25 an acre. Meanwhile, 20 miles away, across the border in Canada, Brian McElroy had cut back on wheat and planted his first crop of industrial hemp. He earned $225 an acre.