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Indiana Has Hope for Industrial Hemp

Industrial hemp is still fighting for life in Indiana.   House and Senate lawmakers have signed off on legislation, Senate Bill 357, to reclassify and regulate industrial hemp. Members of the [Indiana] Senate had initially approved the legislation by a vote of 48 to zero. House members then voted 93 to 4 in favor of […]

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Wisconsin: Pushing for Industrial Hemp

Action on the industrial hemp front way up north in Wisconsin.   Legislation, Assembly Bill 638, is pending before lawmakers in Wisconsin which would reclassify industrial hemp as an agricultural product, and would authorize state regulators to begin the process of licensing farmers to grow hemp commercially. Farmers worldwide grow hemp commercially for fiber, seed, […]

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First Change in Hemp Policy Since WWII

Industrial hemp will be re-legalized, too.   Members of the US House and Senate have approved an amendment in the federal Farm Bill loosening federal restrictions pertaining to the state-authorized cultivation of industrial hemp . . . sending the bill to the President’s desk. President Obama is expected to sign the legislation imminently. The amendment […]

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An Electric Car Made of Hemp

Just too damn cool.   The worlds most Eco-friendly car, the Kestrel, was designed in Canada by Calgary-based Motive Industries INC . . . It has a top speed of 90 km per hour and a range of approximately 100 miles before needing to be recharged. It’s powered by a motor made by TM4 Electrodynamic […]

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New Jersey: Will Gov. Christie Block Hemp’s Return?

In New Jersey, hemp is close to coming in through the front door.  ’bout time.   [Measures] have been approved by both chambers of the New Jersey legislature . . . These measures impose regulations for the establishment of a commercial hemp industry in New Jersey. The measures now await action from Governor Chris Christie. […]

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From 2013 to 64 [Colorado's Amended Year]

It’s a new year, which means a new step in the direction of easier access to Colorado’s finely cured and manicured buds, concentrates, and all the delicious concoctions you can make out of it. And now that Amendment 64 has come into full effect, with the opening of the first recreational dispensaries, I’m not surprised to […]

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Heroes of Hemp: The Nation of Uruguay

The first nation on the planet to outright legalize cannabis is Uruguay.  Hero status confirmed; beyond that, this sounds like an interesting place.   You might hear “Uruguay” and think of football, yerba mate, beef, tango or, now, marijuana. But this tiny country of just over 3 million people has a history of remarkable political […]

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Industrial Hemp Growing Coast-to-Coast

Let’s follow the sun, traveling east-to-west, and looking in on industrial hemp in the days of re-legalization. In New Jersey re-legalization is moving forward: The New Jersey Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted 4-1 in favor of Assembly Bill 2415. This legislation would legalize the licensed cultivation of industrial hemp . . . “The […]

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Heroes of Hemp: Marc & Jodie Emery

This week we offer two Heroes of Hemp — Marc Emery, the Prince of Pot, and his wife, Jodie.  Each is a Hero in their own right. Marc Emery is the inspiration, heart and soul of Vancouver’s Cannabis Culture, once a monthly magazine, now an on-line publication, and one of the coolest head shops I’ve […]

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Heroes of Hemp: Tom Forcade & High Times Magazine

I know you enjoy its’ bud-porn photos, and lots of folks do read the articles.  There a real good chance your grow room is more productive because of something you learned in its’ pages.  Stoners everywhere owe thanks to Thomas King Forcade, the underground journalist who created High Times magazine and our next Hero of […]

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