ATHENS, Greece, Feb. 7, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Tabled today in Parliament the Draft Law “Provisions for the Production of Finished Products Pharmacy Hemp” which regulates the field of production, control and distribution of formulations containing pharmaceutical cannabis in order to promote productive investment in this sector and generate development benefits to the economy and the State.
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An alliance of California marijuana growers filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block state rules that they fear could open the way for vast farms that would drive smaller cultivators out of business or send them into the black market.
A previously pot-friendly rural Northern California county has reversed course and banned commercial marijuana farms, paving the way for lawsuits from growers who previously received permits and paid taxes.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.; Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo.; and Rep. Tom Massie, R-Ky.; defended hemp farmers and businesses, authoring an amicus brief to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the Hemp Industries Assn, et. al. v. D.E.A. case.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., defended hemp farmers and businesses, authoring a brief to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the Hemp Industries Assn, et. al. v. D.E.A. case.
The Profit’s Marcus Lemonis goes to California for a rare look at the place many consider the marijuana capital of America.
Out of 131 applicants, only 20 South Carolina farmers have been selected to grow hemp for the state’s research pilot program.
Virginia is wrapping up its second year of a research program that allows farmers to grow hemp, a crop long banned because of its association with marijuana.
Wildfires blazing through Southern California are worrying marijuana growers, who fear that smoke could damage their crops, the basis of a newly legalized industry in the state.
Wisconsin farmers will soon be able to add hemp to their crop rotation. On Nov. 30, 2017, Gov. Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 119 allowing Wisconsin farmers to cultivate industrial hemp.
Phil Matier talks with state senator Scott Wiener (D-S.F.) about the competing city and state politics around recreational pot use on Matier in the Morning.
SALINAS, Calif., Oct. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The North Bay fires have not just affected the wine industry, but cannabis farmers all over Northern California. On Monday, Harborside Farms accepted the final load of cannabis plants harvested from an artisanal cannabis garden threatened by fires and smoke in West Marin.
In this C-SPAN video watch Rona Kobell on the Resurgence of Hemp Industry. Kobell discussed her piece in October’s Reason Magazine, which looked at the return of the hemp industry in Kentucky.
The fires in California are impacting the cannabis crops as some farmers are seeing their farms burn down, while others watch helplessly as ash and smoke contaminate sensitive marijuana flowers.
On Oct. 10, 2017, Wisconsin lawmakers lobbied for a bill that would permit farmers to cultivate hemp in The Badger State.
Growing marijuana is illegal in Utah and so is growing hemp — which is a close relative of pot. But, that could change. This week, the Utah agriculture department proposed allowing anyone to grow it with proper certification.
Indiana leaders in agriculture and food systems met in Monrovia, Indiana to discuss opportunities for growing Hemp commercially.
While there’s nothing quite like enjoying the fruits of a marijuana farmer’s labor, that labor doesn’t come without potential hazards to those who work the land.
With legalization making gains across North America, a collective of marijuana farmers from California’s legendary Humboldt County hope that their brand of cannabis strains will set the bar high for the industry’s ecological standards.
HUMBOLDT, Calif., Dec. 6, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — A collective of Humboldt County, California cannabis farms have announced an alliance to create America’s craft cannabis brand: Humboldt’s Finest.
Some California marijuana growers are opposing Proposition 64, the November 2016 ballot measure that if approved by voters would legalize recreational pot in the state. Some of the opposing growers are concerned about overburdens from regulation while others fear big-business competition, according to an Oct. 4, 2016, article at Reuters.com.
In some ways, the Emerald Exchange is like other farmer’s markets one might find in L.A.’s more upscale and bohemian neighborhoods.
Rural Trinity County is home to 13,500 people in Northern California and marijuana production is rampant there. Along with Humboldt and Mendocino counties, Trinity comprises California’s “Emerald Triangle,” a region known for its prolific marijuana farming.
Will marijuana agriculture become consolidated, with “Big Marijuana” companies producing vast quantities of indistinct marijuana? Or, will small-scale farmers thrive by producing unique and local marijuana strains?
COLOMBIANS called it the bonanza marimbera (marijuana bonanza). In the 1970s and 1980s smokers in the United States were especially partial to Santa Marta Gold, a variety of cannabis grown on the slopes of Colombia’s Sierra Nevada.
On May 12, 2016, during the opening of Jamaica’s 2016/17 Budget Debate in Parliament, Finance Minister Audley Shaw announced that Jamaica will move forward in creating a medical marijuana industry that can boost the country’s economy.
Cannabis cultivation is moving from darkened basements into well-lit growhouses and even farm fields.
The lush valleys of India’s northern state Himachal Pradesh are filled with verdant farms. Apple trees cascade mountainsides, massive cauliflower blooms soak up the sun on terraced hillsides, and clusters of cannabis plants weave through the landscape.
On Oct. 8, 2015, the Vermont Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules voted unanimously to approve a set of rules that would, among other things, protect hemp farmers from excessive regulation and allow for marijuana deliveries.
Proposed legislation in Oregon is addressing fears that hemp production in the state could impact marijuana plants by requiring a minimum buffer zone between areas zoned for cultivation of industrial hemp and marijuana grow sites.
This time last year Tennessee passed legislation to allow for the growing of industrial hemp in the state, and farmers who signed up to participate are now able to move forward with cultivation of the crop.
What does the future hold for the marijuana industry in Texas and beyond? Implied within the question is an acknowledgment of the inevitability of a cannabis industry in Texas and beyond.
Miles and Connor Deife’s grandfather warned them if they ever smoked weed they’d lose their inheritance and never work the family farm again.
California’s Humboldt County is known for its towering redwoods. But this region about 200 miles north of San Francisco has another claim to fame: Humboldt is to weed what Napa is to fine wine — it’s the heart of marijuana production in the U.S.
The spread of marijuana legalization and medical marijuana laws in the US are enabling the rapid development of a new multibillion-dollar industry. Now, a company wants to make sure this burgeoning industry meets a certain set of standards.
Calling all pot farmers: Uncle Sam is looking to buy.