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  1. Ron Strider

    Wilmington Business First In NC To Legally Import Hemp Seed In 80 Years

    The Hemp Farmacy is the first to import legal certified hemp seed into North Carolina for the first time in eighty years. Hempleton Investment Group says it has been working for two years to establish interest in North Carolina hemp production and to meet all requirements in order to obtain an...
  2. Ron Strider

    Illinois farmers May Soon Be Growing industrial Hemp

    Farmers in Illinois are one step closer to being allowed to grow industrial hemp. A bill sponsored by Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Olympia Fields, passed unanimously in the Senate this month and now goes to the House. While the state currently allows universities offering four-year agricultural...
  3. Ron Strider

    CA: Bay Area Man's Vision To Convert Winery Estate Into Weed Destination

    As the sun slowly rises on California's newly voter-approved recreational weed industry, so does it rise on Michael Steinmetz' grand vision of converting a giant Northern California former wine estate into a destination for all-things marijuana – with services ranging from a marijuana processing...
  4. Ron Strider

    Eastern Victorian Farmers Plan New Hemp Cooperative As Hemp Seeds Become Legal To Eat

    A hemp manufacturing company is establishing a farmer cooperative in eastern Victoria and plans to grow its first crop in September. This comes after Australian and New Zealand food ministers gave approval for hemp seeds to be consumed as a food source. The Australian Hemp Manufacturing...
  5. Ron Strider

    IL: Senate OKs Industrial Hemp Plan

    The state Senate has voted to allow Illinois farmers to grow industrial hemp. The legislation now awaits a vote in the House. Illinois Stewardship Alliance and Illinois Farmers Union initiated the bill and collaborated with the Illinois Environmental Council and Illinois Farm Bureau in a...
  6. Ron Strider

    IL: Bill Would Allow Farmers To Grow Industrial Hemp

    The Illinois Senate has helped move state farmers one step closer to a return to production of industrial hemp, unanimously approving legislation sponsored by Sen. Toi Hutchinson, whose district includes parts of Kankakee, Will, Grundy and Cook counties. Hemp was a key American farm crop...
  7. Ron Strider

    Bob Marley, Ganja And The Green Stuff - Is Selling Brand Jamaica Just A Pipe Dream?

    Decades of debt are pushing Jamaica to cash in on its most famous exports, but small farmers fear losing out in the rush to market medicinal marijuana. When Bob Marley and the Wailers first performed Get Up, Stand Up to a restive 1970s Jamaica, never could they have guessed that the government...
  8. K

    OR: Entrepreneur Finds Niche In Marijuana Processing

    Jai Armstrong, a 2009 graduate of Ashland High School, has come up with what he says is a million dollar idea, one that makes marijuana harvest a lot easier and more dependable and one that appears to be on track for hiring scores of local young people. It's called "Trimcamp," after the camps...
  9. K

    2017 Will See Industrial Hemp Grown In North Carolina

    DUPLIN COUNTY, NC - The rich agriculture in North Carolina has seen major changes in the past few years, and now some farmers will be given the opportunity to grow a crop used in a variety of products but had been previously banned. In the 1800s and early 1900s, farmers across America...
  10. K

    KS: Let Hemp Be Next Cash Crop

    An antiquated and unnecessary law is preventing the development of a cash crop that could help farmers in southwest Kansas who struggle to farm in the arid region that sees little water and an aquifer that is drying up. Hemp – a plant that got caught up in the effort to criminalize marijuana...
  11. K

    KS: Let Hemp Be Our Next Cash Crop

    An antiquated and unnecessary law is preventing the development of a cash crop that could help farmers in southwest Kansas who struggle to farm in the arid region that sees little water and an aquifer that is drying up. Hemp – a plant that got caught up in the effort to criminalize marijuana...
  12. K

    KS: Industrial Hemp Viable Option

    Get over the past; let hemp be our next cash crop An antiquated and unnecessary law is preventing the development of a cash crop that could help farmers in Southwest Kansas who struggle to farm in the arid region that sees little water and an aquifer that is drying up. Hemp – a plant that...
  13. K

    AZ: Bill To Allow Hemp Farming Moves Forward

    Phoenix - State senators took the first steps Monday evening to allowing Arizona farmers to grow industrial hemp. Existing law makes it a felony to grow or possess all forms of marijuana. SB 1337 creates an exception for plants where the concentration of tetrahydrocannibinol, the psychoactive...
  14. K

    KS: It's Time To Let Farmers Experiment With Hemp

    An antiquated and unnecessary law is preventing the development of a cash crop that could help farmers in Southwest Kansas who struggle to farm in the arid region that sees little water and an aquifer that is drying up. Hemp — a plant that got caught up in the effort to criminalize marijuana...
  15. K

    NC: Hemp - Coming Soon To Six Randolph County Farms

    Asheboro – A roomful of farmers got a crash course Tuesday on growing industrial hemp as part of a pilot program in North Carolina. Most of the farmers at the meeting held at an Asheboro hotel will be contract growers for Founder's Hemp. The Asheboro-based company will process hemp plants and...
  16. K

    NM: Legislators Consider Allowing Hemp Production

    During a news conference Thursday morning, House and Senate Democrats rolled out six bills they believe will boost the economy and create new jobs. One bill would make it legal to grow hemp in New Mexico, the same legislation Gov. Susana Martinez vetoed two years ago. Hemp is a type of...
  17. K

    South Carolina Legislators Consider Industrial Hemp Program

    Florence, SC — Several state legislators want to legalize a crop they say could help farmers still reeling from flood damage. Supporters say industrial hemp has countless uses and believe its benefits are far-reaching. While it was legalized on the federal level in 2014, industrial hemp faces...
  18. K

    WA: Cannabis Farmers Ask Spokane County To Lift Moratorium On New Outdoor Grows

    Before Spokane County Commissioners passed a temporary ban on new pot farms, they never heard what cannabis farmers thought about it. But now, farmers are making sure their voices are heard. More than a month ago, Spokane County Commissioners purposely passed a temporary ban on new...
  19. K

    NE: UNL Experiments With Hemp As Possible Alternative For Struggling Farmers

    Lincoln, Neb. - Cannabis is legally grown in Nebraska, except the crop serves a much different purpose from the typical assumption. After 2 ½ years of asking, the federal government decided to let the University of Nebraska Lincoln experiment with industrial hemp for the good of farmers...
  20. K

    North Carolina Farmers High On Hemp Crop's Potential

    Salisbury - Much remains unclear about its future, but farmers flocked to a Wednesday workshop about North Carolina's budding hemp industry. Organized by Asheboro-based Founder's Hemp, the workshop attracted nearly 150 people from across the state. Many were farmers interested in growing the...
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