The Tax, Regulate and Control Cannabis Act of 2010 (state ballot initiative) Okay, so… I’m just a lowly grad student and not a legislative analyst, but it seems to me that the definition of “Cannabis” encompasses “industrial hemp.” I don’t see any place where hemp is explicitly excluded, and the definition of Cannabis does not […]

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420 bail out in California, how legalizing marijuana could help close the budget gap | Examiner.com Marijuana has not always been known as a class one dangerous narcotic.  In fact at one time the plant  was the third largest agricultural crop grown in North America, even some of our founding fathers were advocates.  George Washington […]

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May 11th, 2009 [General, Industrial Hemp ]

CNBC.com – Funny Business with Jane Wells | The Hemp Hump “A classic overreach,” says Rep. Ron Paul, the one-time Presidential candidate who has co-sponsored a bill to legalize domestic production of industrial hemp. “There’s not another country in the world that prohibits the raising of hemp. Only in America…I mean, it’s utterly ridiculous.”

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International Year of Natural Fibres 2009 | “Cottonization”, hemp’s future in fabrics in China Today, a small quantity of pure hemp fashion fabric is produced in China for high-value niche markets. But, Zhang says, the fibre’s future lies in its integration into the production of cotton, wool, cashmere and silk textiles, and blending with synthetic […]

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Rapid City Journal | Ninth Hemp Hoe Down runs through Saturday Awesome! Find out more info at http://www.hemphoedown.com.

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Innovation in Textiles | Flax and hemp to feature in new era bio-composites The natural mechanical properties of flax and hemp bring high performance and competitive cost to new composite materials now being used in the Automotive, Furniture, Boat Building and Leisure Industries… … CELC’s ambition is to see flax and hemp as a key […]

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PR Newswire | Growing Hemp Food and Body Care Sales is Good News for Canadian Hemp Seed and Oil Producers Strong sales of popular hemp items like non-dairy milk, shelled hemp seed, soaps and lotions have occurred against the backdrop of state-licensed hemp farmers in North Dakota fighting a high stakes legal battle against the […]

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Boston Phoenix |  Hemp — the law, the musical Coincidentally simultaneous with the landmark (and fashionably dubbed) Paul-Frank proposal — which would lift senseless restrictions on industrial-hemp farming — local playwrights Terry Crystal and Don DiVecchio are rolling out their five-years-in-the-making musical, The Caitlin County Hemp Wars, for one night only at the Zero Arrow […]

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Farm and Ranch Guide | NDSU still looking for funds for industrial hemp research site The DEA notified NDSU in November 2007 it could begin research after a judge hearing oral arguments in an industrial hemp lawsuit brought my two North Dakota producers admonished the DEA for not acting on NDSU’s request. Note that the […]

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Capital Press | Legislature advances ag bills. A Senate committee also this week moved a bill to the floor with a do-pass recommendation that would permit production and possession of industrial hemp. The catch: The OR Department of Agriculture is not expected to give out licenses until the federal government lifts the ban on hemp […]

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