New Farm Bill Allows Hemp to be Grown in USA Again

By: Wednesday February 5, 2014 9:10 am

On Tuesday the United States Senate gave final approval to a massive farm bill, sending it to President Obama who has pledged to sign it. One of the many provisions in this omnibus bill is an amendment that will allow for the limited growth of industrial hemp. The amendment creates pilot programs allowing industrial hemp [...]

Why Obama Should Endorse Industrial Hemp Now

By: Tuesday April 9, 2013 9:53 am

Now that Kentucky has become the latest state to embrace industrial hemp, President Obama should seize the moment to endorse the concept. It would be a bipartisan move to improve the country. The federal government continued opposition to allowing American farmers to grow industrial hemp is an illogical and outdated relic from our insane drug [...]

Kentucky Adopts Industrial Hemp Law

By: Friday April 5, 2013 1:04 pm

Today, Kentucky adopted a new industrial hemp law. The state legislature overwhelmingly approved the bill last month, but Gov. Steve Beshear (D) had been undecided on it. After some consideration Beshear decided to allow the bill to become law without his signature. From Beasher statement: “I strongly support efforts to create additional legal cash crops [...]

By 2-to-1 Margin Kentucky Voters Support Medical Marijuana

By: Monday February 25, 2013 8:37 am

Even in overwhelmingly Republican-leaning states like Kentucky, the vast majority of voters support allowing medical marijuana. According to a new SurveyUSA poll for the Courier-Journal, 60 percent of voters would support legalizing marijuana for prescribed medical use. Only 31 percent of voters in the state oppose medical marijuana. While support is strongest among young voters, [...]

Signatures Submitted in Colorado to Put Marijuana Legalization on State Ballot

By: Wednesday January 4, 2012 9:33 am

This November the voters of Colorado will likely be deciding whether or not to legalize marijuana in their state. Today the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol is turning in nearly 160,000 signatures to the Colorado Secretary of State office to get their marijuana legalization initiative on the ballot. That is nearly twice the 85,853 [...]

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