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  1. Ron Strider

    Ex-Clemson Coach, State Rep Get South Carolina Hemp Permits

    Former Clemson football coach Danny Ford and ex-Rep. Chip Limehouse are two of the 20 farmers in South Carolina picked to legally grow hemp. The 20 farmers were chosen last week from more than 130 applicants in a hemp-growing pilot program approved by state lawmakers this year. The farmers...
  2. Ron Strider

    Huge South Carolina Demand For Hemp Applications

    Earlier this month we exclusively reported on the birth of the industrial hemp industry in South Carolina. Is this good news? Absolutely. Better late than never ... Unfortunately, the delayed launch of this cash crop — more than three years after it was legalized by the federal...
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    Growing At Altitude - From Nu-B

    Any issues when growing at higher altitudes,(geographic elevation), that is. I'm in the mountains of the south west U.S, @ about 6000 ft. Thankx ahead....
  4. Ron Strider

    CA: County Officials, Possible VHR, Cannabis Measures On Ballot This June

    This June, South Lake Tahoe and El Dorado County residents will vote on a number of county and state representatives – and those in the city may have two extra questions on the ballot: one on vacation home rentals and the other on cannabis. Two notices of intent to circulate petition were...
  5. Ron Strider

    Could Africa Be On The Verge Of A Marijuana Race

    Several African governments are considering tapping a lucrative natural resource. More than 10,000 tons of cannabis are produced on the continent each year, according to a U.N. survey, which advocates believe could be worth billions of dollars in a rapidly expanding global market for legal...
  6. Ron Strider

    The Green Gold Rush: Could Africa Be On The Verge Of A Weed Race

    Several African governments are considering tapping a lucrative natural resource. More than 10,000 tons of cannabis are produced on the continent each year, according to a UN survey, which advocates believe could be worth billions of dollars in a rapidly expanding global market for legal...
  7. Ron Strider

    South Africa: 'Cannabis Can Strengthen The Rand'

    Durban - Coastal fields that once produced more sugar than they do now could be planted with hemp for export products that could bring the rand back to a healthier exchange value. Krithi Thaver, founder of the lobby group Canna Culture SA, this week addressed cannabis growers organizing...
  8. Ron Strider

    This Country Is Tapping Into Lucrative Marijuana Industry That Could Make Africa Rich

    Lesotho has become the first African country to grant a license for medicinal marijuana. The country's health ministry licensed Verve Dynamics, a South African company that describes itself as "a vegan friendly manufacturer of highly purified botanical extracts and specialty ingredients."...
  9. Ron Strider

    Hemp Pilot Program Application Deadline Extended Due To Irma

    Due to Hurricane Irma's potential impact to the state of South Carolina, the current application deadline to participate in the state's Industrial Hemp Pilot Program is extended until September 22, 2017. All applications and previously required information must be completed and postmarked by...
  10. Ron Strider

    CA: South Lake Tahoe Likely To Temporarily Ban Recreational Cannabis Sales

    Lake Tahoe welcomed its first recreational cannabis dispensary in Incline Village this July, but as South Lake Tahoe City Council moves toward a temporary ban of retail sales and with Douglas County's prohibition already in place, it may remain the closest store for South Shore residents – at...
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    Greetings from South America

    Hello, I'm growing my first batch of medicine and I have a few questions. First of all I'm in South America so I get plenty of sun every day of the year 12 hours of sun. I'm growing some sativas and indicas. I'm letting my plants veg with sun light and completing the light they need with 2...
  12. Ron Strider

    South Africa: The Davis Dagga Judgment And What It Means For Cannabis Users

    Over the last few months we've been seeing a lot of people saying things like "cannabis is legal in the Western Cape" or "cannabis is only legal in Cape Town". We feel it necessary to present the facts and set the record straight about the March (2017) Western Cape High Court judgment by...
  13. Ron Strider

    SC: Want To Grow Hemp? Your Time To Apply Is Now

    South Carolina farmers can now apply to grow industrial hemp in a pilot program approved by the legislature. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture will approve up to 20 applicants this year to grow 20 acres each of industrial hemp, but those approved for permits will have to meet...
  14. Ron Strider

    SC: Farmers Can Now Apply To Grow Industrial Hemp

    Farmers in South Carolina are now able to apply to grow industrial hemp. Thanks to the passing of H.3359 by the South Carolina General Assembly this year, the state's Department of Agriculture will allow up to 20 farmers to grow hemp in 2017. Industrial hemp is grown as an agricultural...
  15. Ron Strider

    Growing Hemp Will Soon Be A Reality For Nearly Two Dozen Farmers In South Carolina

    Growing Hemp will soon be a reality for nearly two dozen farmers in South Carolina. Governor Henry McMaster signed the industrial hemp cultivation bill in early 2017 and since then, state lawmakers have been meeting with farmers to discuss how they can get involved with growing it. They...
  16. Ron Strider

    Hemp To Be Next Cash Crop In South Carolina

    Friday farmers interested in growing hemp met with the SC Department of Agriculture to learn how to get involved with a pilot program launching August 1. Governor Henry McMaster signed Bill 3559 into law in May, making it legal for industrial hemp to be grown for research purposes in South...
  17. Ron Strider

    SD: Medical Cannabis Advocate, Former Police Officer Enters U.S. House Race

    George Hendrickson hopes he can accomplish a goal that has eluded independent statewide candidates in South Dakota: winning. The 46-year-old former police officer and medical cannabis advocate from Sioux Falls is set to announce Sunday that he will run for U.S. House. And he's hopeful that...
  18. Ron Strider

    Family Members, Lawmakers Push For Medical Marijuana In South Carolina

    On Thursday night, the group Compassionate South Carolina held a seminar to push for medical cannabis to be legalized in South Carolina. "I believe if you fight hard for anything and reach out and explain things to people you can get anything done," South Carolina Representative Linda Bennet...
  19. Ron Strider

    South Africa: Protesters March On Durban Hemp Plantation For Dagga Equality

    South Africa's cannabis community wants to know why they are being arrested for lighting up a joint when a "legal cannabis plantation" is quietly growing in a greenhouse next to Durban's King Shaka International Airport. In March this year the Western Cape High Court ruled that laws...
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    I'm in South Africa - Need a reliable seed bank

    I'm in South Africa, need a reliable seed bank. I am having trouble sourcing seeds. I purchased seeds from MSNL.com (first purchase). I have already waited 2 weeks (10 working days). According to MSNL, the seeds should arrive within the next 10 days. I can pay with creditcard, or paypal...