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  1. Ron Strider

    PA: County's First Hemp Crop Is Harvested

    Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, while visiting Perry County on Aug. 17, said the state could decide as soon as November on whether to expand industrial hemp planting. "We'll look at (expanding) the acreage," Redding said. Redding spent a good part of his day touring...
  2. Ron Strider

    Rand Paul Presses Jeff Sessions On Industrial Hemp Policy

    Several U.S. senators, including Rand Paul (R-KY), want Attorney General Jeff Session to reassure industrial hemp farmers that the Justice Department will abide by legislation restricting federal interference in the fledgling industry. In a letter to Sessions released Friday, Sens. Paul, Jeff...
  3. Ron Strider

    Gov. Scott Signs Bill Allowing Florida A&M, UF To Begin Industrial Hemp Research

    Florida A&M University, along with the University of Florida, has been given the go-ahead to conduct research pilot projects on growing and selling industrial hemp. Gov. Rick Scott late Friday signed the Industrial Hemp Pilot Projects bill into law. It was sponsored by Sen. Bill Montford...
  4. K

    OH: Hemp Making A Splash In Pilot Programs

    Salem, Ohio – Hemp isn't marijuana. But the reputation that accompanies marijuana seems to be stunting the growth of what could be America's next cash crop. By some estimates, hemp is used in 25,000 products worldwide. The U.S. market, estimated at $600 million, is supplied totally by...
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    Farmers - Pennsylvania Trying To Stunt Growth Of Industrial Hemp

    Too often in recent years, Heather Skorinko has struggled to make money growing corn and soybeans on her North Whitehall Township farm, which has been in the family for more than 120 years. She has especially grown weary of the uncertainty sown by ever-fluctuating prices. Corn farmers have...
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    Denver Social Marijuana Use Ordinance 300 Too Close To Call

    Update: At this writing, the Denver's elections division has not yet called the race involving Initiated Ordinance 300, formerly known as the Neighborhood Supported Cannabis Consumption Pilot Program. The latest count shows 300 leading with 100,284 votes, or 50.86 percent, to 96,893 votes, or...
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    NC: Industrial Hemp Commission To Hold First Meeting Nov. 1

    Raleigh — The N.C. Industrial Hemp Commission will hold its first meeting Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 2 p.m. in the Martin Building at the State Fairgrounds. The meeting is open to the public. The state General Assembly passed legislation in 2015 to create a pilot program to research hemp production...
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    NC: Industrial Hemp Commission To Hold First Meeting Nov. 1

    Raleigh — The N.C. Industrial Hemp Commission will hold its first meeting Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 2 p.m. in the Martin Building at the State Fairgrounds. The meeting is open to the public. The state General Assembly passed legislation in 2015 to create a pilot program to research hemp production...
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    NY: US Hemp Farms Take Root Under State Pilot Programs

    Eaton, N.Y. - New York's first industrial hemp farm in decades is taking root under a pilot program that's part of a national resurgence of a plant used for everything from food to building materials but long banned along with its smokable cousin, marijuana. A trade group estimates the value...
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    CO: Social Pot Use Pilot Program Collects Double The Signatures Needed For Ballot

    Update: In July, supporters of the Neighborhood Supported Cannabis Consumption Pilot Program, which would allow the social use of marijuana at participating businesses in Denver, began collecting signatures to get their proposal on the Denver ballot in November; see our previous coverage below...
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    CA: County Launches Program To Track Medical Cannabis

    On Friday, the County of Humboldt announced that beginning August 1 and concluding in November, they will operate a pilot program designed to track the movement of medical cannabis through each step of the supply chain, as well as trace the product back to its origin, a technology known as...
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    CA: County Launches Program To Track Medical Cannabis

    On Friday, the County of Humboldt announced that beginning August 1 and concluding in November, they will operate a pilot program designed to track the movement of medical cannabis through each step of the supply chain, as well as trace the product back to its origin, a technology known as...
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    Illinois House Okays Plan To Expand Medical Marijuana Program

    Springfield, Ill. AP - The Illinois House has approved a plan to expand the state's medical marijuana pilot program by two-and-a-half years and add post-traumatic stress disorder and terminal illness to the list of allowed conditions. Lawmakers voted 86-27 on Monday to advance the measure...
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    Industrial Hemp Pilot Program Backed By Louisiana House Lawmakers

    State Rep. Jack Montoucet wants to study the growing of industrial hemp. But first he had to persuade his colleagues he wasn't creating a path toward legalizing marijuana. Montoucet's proposal would allow public colleges or the Department of Agriculture to set up a pilot program to explore...