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  1. Ron Strider

    Franklinville 'Hemp House' Constructed Of Prefab panels

    A clutch of people cheered a few weeks ago as a crane lifted and human hands guided the last of the 16 prefabricated panels into place on a tiny house being built in the Living Well Community. It was a special occasion for Marty Clemons, who will live in the house on a little street called...
  2. Ron Strider

    Thieves Fooled By Hemp In Farmer's Field

    Back in September, industrial hemp made the news in eastern North Carolina when five Edgecombe County men were arrested for either stealing or attempting to steal industrial hemp plants from a farmer's field in the county. This illustrates one of the greatest challenges for growing industrial...
  3. Ron Strider

    Munzlinger Says Missouri "Is Missing The Boat" On Industrial Hemp

    The Missouri Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman plans to file industrial hemp legislation again in 2018. State Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, has said that Missouri "is missing the boat." Friday is December 1, which is the first day bills can be pre-filed for the 2018 Missouri...
  4. Ron Strider

    Allowing Hemp Flower, Leaf Sales A Welcome Change For Growers

    Hemp growers in Canada may soon be able to sell the whole plant. Health Canada currently prohibits growers from selling the leaves and flowers of hemp plants. Those parts of the plant can be used to make cannabinoids (CBD), compounds that provide pain relief and have anti-inflammatory...
  5. Ron Strider

    IN: Industrial Hemp Industry Still Facing Growing Pains

    James Woolsey, former director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, was the keynote speaker during an industrial hemp webinar. "It's time to end the federal prohibition and scheduling of this plan under the Controlled Substances Act," Woolsey said. "It's time to bring back hemp to...
  6. Ron Strider

    NC: 11 Days To Hemp University's Hemp Money Event: Economics, Lessons & Planning

    Hemp, Inc., a global leader in the industrial hemp industry with the largest multi-purpose industrial hemp processing facility in the western hemisphere, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Hemp University, LLC will hold its most vital and anticipated educational symposium of the...
  7. Ron Strider

    Canada: Keystone Agricultural Producers Lobbies For Industrial Hemp Classification

    Keystone Agricultural Producers is asking the federal government to remove industrial hemp from regulations governing the cultivation of marijuana. KAP members passed a resolution on this issue at a district advisory committee meeting in Portage la Prairie on Nov. 2. "We want a separate...
  8. Ron Strider

    Fresh Crop - Wilson Among Kentucky's New Hemp Farmers

    Seven years ago, Chad Wilson was anti-industrial hemp, but that's mostly because he didn't really know what it was. He thought industrial hemp and marijuana were the same thing. But they're not. Industrial hemp is different from marijuana, even though they are part of the same plant family...
  9. Ron Strider

    WI: Momentum Gathers In State For Industrial Hemp

    Recently, with strong bipartisan support in Madison, Wisconsin State Senators Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) and freshman Republican Patrick Testin, Stevens Point, co-authored SB 119, which would allow farmers to grow industrial hemp. AB 183 is the companion bill in the Wisconsin State Assembly...
  10. Ron Strider

    The Industrial Hemp Farming Act - This Time Inhaling Isn't The Issue

    In recent years, ballot measures are appearing in an increasing number of states every November regarding the potential legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes, and in some states, measures are also being proposed regarding the potential legalization of marijuana for recreational use...
  11. Ron Strider

    CA: Tribal Group Sues San Joaquin County Over Hemp Grow

    A Nevada-based tribe is suing the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors, as well as the county's counsel and the Drug Enforcement Agency, over the removal of 26 acres of what it's calling industrial hemp. Court papers obtained by KCRA show that the tribe is asking for a temporary...
  12. Ron Strider

    CO: Could Hemp Be The Next Viable Energy Source

    Hemp: It's a green, leafy plant that, with the exception of its rocky past, would seem to have very little in common with coal, Northwest Colorado's largest commodity. "Hemp Coal" is a registered trademark of the AXIM Biotechnologies company, "a business involved in the research and...
  13. Ron Strider

    MI: Niles Raises Limit On Number Of Medical Marijuana Facilities In Industrial Park

    The Niles City Council is raising the limit on the number of medical marijuana facilities that could operate in the city's industrial park. After Monday night's adjustment, four facilities can open in the industrial park, doubling the current amount. These facilities are different than...
  14. Ron Strider

    KY: High On Hemp - New Crop Slowly Makes Inroads With Local Farmers

    What Chad Elkins chose as a double crop for his northern Warren County farm this fall may be causing a few double takes because of its distinctive leaf structure. After his corn silage crop was harvested, Elkins opted to plant industrial hemp, a member of the cannabis family and a close...
  15. Ron Strider

    NY: Meeting On Growing, Marketing Hemp On Tap

    Experts on growing and marketing industrial hemp will be at the Washington County Fairgrounds offices from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the crop and new state regulations encouraging its growth. The meeting is being organized by Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner, D-Round Lake. Cornell...
  16. Ron Strider

    So, Wisconsin Gov. Walker Just Evoked The 'Gateway Theory' For Hemp

    The "gateway theory" has been with us for about as long as the War on Drugs. Despite it being debunked over and over and over again, politicians and reefer madness acolytes just love evoking the nonsensical theory whenever they get boxed in a corner. Earlier this year, even the Drug...
  17. Ron Strider

    Wisconsin Lawmakers To Consider Whether State Is Open For Industrial Hemp Business

    A legislative committee is set to vote on a bill that would allow Wisconsin farmers to grow hemp. The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism is scheduled to vote on the measure Wednesday morning. The bill calls for the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and...
  18. Ron Strider

    India: Research In Industrial Use Of Hemp Fiber Is required - Governor

    The representatives of Bombay Hemp Company called on Governor Acharya Devvrat at Rajbhawan today and gave the presentation on utilizing Industrial Hemp as a strategic asset devoted to the reformation of agriculture & boosting its role in the economy along with uplifting socio-economic standards...
  19. Ron Strider

    CA: Legal Marijuana Causes Warehouse Rent To Skyrocket In Sacramento

    Legal pot growers are pushing prices and rents for industrial properties to unheard-of heights in some areas of the city of Sacramento. Warehouses and light-industrial buildings are selling for twice the usual asking prices, and rents have skyrocketed to four or five times normal in the...
  20. Ron Strider

    Industrial Hemp Legalization: Wisconsin Jobs, Economy Would Benefit

    It's not every day a congressman from Kentucky and a farmer from Wisconsin ignite a national conversation on a specific issue. However, when it comes to industrial hemp, no two states are more historically intertwined. We once defined and dominated hemp production in this country, and we are...
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