Dec 162014
 December 16, 2014
Federal Spending Bill Prohibits Justice Department From Undermining State Medical Marijuana And Hemp Laws

The final “cromnibus” federal spending bill that Congress passed over the weekend contains historic language prohibiting the U.S. Justice Department from spending any money to undermine state medical marijuana laws. The spending bill also includes a bipartisan amendment that prohibits the DEA from blocking implementation of a federal law passed last year by Congress that allows hemp cultivation for academic and agricultural research purposes in states that allow it. It also contains an amendment allowing Washington, D.C.’s voter-approved initiative legalizing marijuana possession and home cultivation for personal use to move forward, but prohibits D.C. policymakers from using any local or

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Dec 102014
 December 10, 2014
Congressional Spending Bill Blocks DEA Medical Marijuana Raids

What a wild day yesterday. As I was sitting in my cubicle reading tweets earlier in the day, it seemed that Washington D.C.’s  marijuana legalization bill was going to be entirely scrapped in a backdoor deal between Democrats and Republicans. As the day progressed, it appeared that possession and cultivation of marijuana in D.C. would move forward, but that Congress wouldn’t approve marijuana sales. Ultimately, the language that was agreed upon in the spending bill that will determine D.C.’s legalization implementation was somewhat vague. Some belief there’s wiggle room to implement legalization in some fashion, others don’t. There will no doubt be

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Hemp Bills Pass Michigan Senate Committee

 Posted by at 6:24 AM on December 5, 2014  Hemp
Dec 052014
 December 5, 2014
Hemp Bills Pass Michigan Senate Committee

In the last few days of the 2014 legislative session, hemp was on the minds of some Michigan lawmakers. The Senate Agriculture Committee today passed a pair of bills designed to empower hemp production in the Great Lakes State. Steven Sharpe, a Board member with the Michigan chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and a longtime hemp advocate, testified at the committee hearing and reported the results. Hemp is genetically distinct from, but taxonomically identical to, marijuana. It is a non-intoxicating industrial plant that yields food, fuel and fiber when harvested. A pair of hemp legalization

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Dec 032014
 December 3, 2014
Kentucky Department Of Agriculture Wants Hemp Growers For 2015

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is looking for hemp growers for pilot programs for next year. Hemp used to be a big crop for Kentucky, and it’s amazing to know that it is once again going to be grown there. 2014 was the first year in many decades that hemp crops were allowed in Kentucky, in a limited capacity Per Kentucky.Com: “The first round of pilot projects with the universities and individual farmers in 2014 yielded a tremendous amount of data about production methods, seed varieties, harvesting and processing techniques, and uses for the harvested hemp,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said

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Ten Ways You Can Use Marijuana And Hemp

 Posted by at 9:01 AM on November 22, 2014  Hemp
Nov 222014
 November 22, 2014
Ten Ways You Can Use Marijuana And Hemp

With most things in the world, the wonderful marijuana plant and hemp plant can be used for many different purposes. It is medical and industrial. With the right funding and some smart people who care about the planet, cannabis and hemp could be the most used plants in the world. Not only that but it would save us land and help to produce more oxygen, plus they grow far faster compared to it’s bark covered relative, the tree. So how can you use cannabis and hemp? Here’s ten ways that cannabis and hemp can be used in order to benefit the people

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Nov 202014
 November 20, 2014
Contribute To The Jack And Jeannie Herer Cannabis And Hemp Museum

The late Jack Herer is an icon in the marijuana and hemp world. Strains are named after him, books have been written about him, and now, there is an effort to create a cannabis and hemp museum in his honor. The effort is being led by his wife, who has started a crowd funding page dedicated to opening the Jack and Jeannie Herer Cannabis and Hemp Museum. Below is more information. You can donate at this link here: Hi everybody. I’m Jeannie Herer and my husband was the late great Jack Herer, one of the founding fathers of the Cannabis

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Petition To Legalize Hemp In Virginia

 Posted by at 4:53 PM on November 16, 2014  Hemp
Nov 162014
 November 16, 2014
Petition To Legalize Hemp In Virginia

Hemp once grew all over Virginia. It’s time to make that happen again. Below is language for a petition to legalize hemp in Virginia. You can sign it at this link here: WHEREAS, the industrial hemp industry has recently experienced a revitalization with worldwide hemp sales continuing to increase; and WHEREAS, faltering agricultural economics in a number of states have created pressure to investigate alternative crops, including industrial hemp; and WHEREAS, industrial hemp’s three raw materials – fiber, hurds and seeds, can be used in more than 25,000 products, including textiles, rope, cellulose plastics, resin, particle board, paper products, soaps

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Hemp Airplane In The Works

 Posted by at 3:31 PM on November 2, 2014  Hemp
Nov 022014
 November 2, 2014
Hemp Airplane In The Works

Hemp is great for many reasons. You can eat hemp, you can make fiber out of hemp, you can build a house out of hemp materials, and it appears that you can also make an airplane out of hemp. Per Whaxy: A Florida based airplane manufacturing company, Velocity Inc., has contracted to fund $500,000 for the development of what is sure to revolutionize the aviation industry. The Canada based company, Hempearth, founded by restaurateur Derek Kesek, has developed plans for the world’s first airplane made of hemp. Three quarters of the material used to construct this four-seater personal jet will be

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Oct 212014
 October 21, 2014
Missouri Will Start Accepting Hemp Production Applications

Hemp can be used for all kinds of things. Articles that came out this year show that hemp can be used to make super efficient batters. Hemp can also be used for building materials that absorb pollutants and insulate better than petroleum products that are currently being used. Hemp can be used as a bio fuel, and of course, hemp can be used to make clothes and paper. The hemp plant is probably the most versatile plant on the entire planet. The State of Missouri is going to start accepting applications to grow it. Per STL Today: Missouri officials announced

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Oct 202014
 October 20, 2014
Hemp Building Material Absorbs Pollutants And Improves Insulation

Hemp never ceases to amaze me. Hemp is great for making clothes. Hemp seed is a great food source. Hemp is better to make paper out of than wood, although as we continue to transition to digital formats, that need is becoming less prevalent, but still prevalent enough to be relevant nonetheless. I read an article not too far back that showed hemp is likely to be used to make more efficient batteries in the future. It appears that hemp is a stellar building material too, creating a material that absorbs pollutants while also improving insulation compared to petroleum products.

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