A member of the Republican leadership team in the Kentucky Senate has introduced a bill aimed at legalizing marijuana.
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Paul, Wyden, Polis, and Massie Defend Hemp
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.
Quarles Rejects Federal Overreach Into Kentucky Hemp Program
FRANKFORT, Dec. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles called on Congress to remove industrial hemp from the list of controlled substances under federal law and challenged the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) position on consumable hemp-derived products in remarks delivered today at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) Industrial Hemp Advisory Board meeting.
Task Force Discusses Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Kentucky
State officials met Tuesday in hopes to legalize medical marijuana here in Kentucky. A task force lead by Kentucky’s Secretary Of State Alison Lundergan Grimes met in Frankfort Tuesday afternoon to explore the possibilities.
Kentucky Must Legalize Medical Marijuana in 2018, Secretary of State Says
Could legal medical marijuana be on the horizon in Kentucky? Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said Wednesday she wants to legalize medical marijuana in the Bluegrass State by 2018.
Colorado Leads Country in Hemp Production, a Growing Field
Dispensaries might get all the attention, but hemp farmers are getting the acreage – 23,343 acres, to be exact, according to a new study by Vote Hemp, an organization dedicated to advancing the industrial hemp industry. And which state is leading the pack? Colorado, by far.
Rona Kobell on the Resurgence of the Hemp Industry
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.
Kentucky Legalization Proposed by Senator Who Wants to Fix State’s Pension
While Bluegrass State hemp has been growing since 2014, Kentucky legalization has yet to take root; however, one state senator is hoping to change that.
These 10 Are States Most Likely to Pass Medical Marijuana Next
There are currently 29 states in America with some form of legalized medical marijuana. Most politicians have begun to change their minds about the legitimacy of medicinal cannabis. But some states continue to resist efforts to legalize the drug even for medicinal purposes. Here are the 10 states most likely to legalize medical marijuana next.
Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Ban of Medical Cannabis in Kentucky
Residents of the Bluegrass State won’t be smoking grass anytime soon. On Sept. 20, 2017, a judge dismissed a lawsuit fighting for the legalization of medical cannabis in Kentucky.
U.S. Reps Comer, Goodlatte, Massie, and Polis Introduce Bipartisan Industrial Hemp Bill
WASHINGTON, July 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Congressmen James Comer (R-KY), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Jared Polis (D-CO), and Thomas Massie (R-KY) introduced federal legislation to end unnecessary and outdated regulations on industrial hemp.
Lawsuit Challenges Kentucky’s Medical Marijuana Ban
Kentucky’s criminal ban on medical marijuana is being challenged in a lawsuit that says its use could help combat the state’s opioid addiction woes.
Oregon and Colorado Democrats Call For Federal Regulation of Pot
Democrats from Oregon and Colorado-along with a Republican from Kentucky-are proposing bills in the U.S. Congress that would establish federal regulations for marijuana businesses, according to The Hill. Legislation from Oregon’s Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Earl Blumenauer would get rid of the federal ban on marijuana.
Cannabis Grower Ecofibre Leaves Australia for the United States
Ecofibre is expanding rapidly in the US market, where medicinal cannabis is now legal in over 30 states, including five which approved propositions to that effect at the last US election.
DEA Funds For Uprooting Pot Plants Wasted in New Hampshire And Utah
In some states, DEA funds for destroying marijuana plants have not amounted to money well spent, according to The Washington Post’s Wonkblog. Last year, the DEA sent $20,000 to New Hampshire for a plant eradication program, but state law enforcement agencies found one growth site with 27 plants.
Start-up Launches Crowdfund Campaign, Bringing Hemp Foods and Jobs to America
LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 11, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Kentucky-based Start-up Hemp Foods America announced today that it has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to purchase viable seed, soil amendments, and other necessary implements needed to bring hemp into organic rotation in Kentucky.
Hemp Industries Association Presents 22nd Annual Conference in Lexington, Kentucky
LEXINGTON, Ky., Aug. 20, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Hemp Industries Association (HIA), a non-profit trade association consisting of hundreds of hemp businesses and farmers, will host its annual conferenceSunday, September 27 through Tuesday, September 29, at the Hilton Hotel in downtownLexington, KY.
DEA Gives Tennessee Green Light to Import Hemp Seeds
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.
FX Cable Drama Justified Features Criminals Vying for Legalization Dollars
Popular FX cable network cops and capers series Justified, now in its sixth and final season, currently features a multi-episode storyline revolving around the possible legalization of cannabis in Kentucky.
Legislative Roundup: States Considering Marijuana
The victories won in the 2014 election have sent a signal to legislators across the country that marijuana is coming and many lawmakers want to get ahead of the trend before a ballot initiative beats them to it.
Kentucky Tackles Cannabis Question in 2015
While the cromnibus may have killed a taxed and regulated marijuana market in Washington, D.C., it also gave a breathe of life to the medical marijuana movement.
Hope for Hemp
The collapse of the American hemp industry is one of the strangest consequences of cannabis prohibition. For most of U.S. history, hemp, a non-psychoactive variety of cannabis sativa, was regarded as a versatile crop.
Illegal Pot Farms Poison Public Land
Supporting a legitimate industry sometimes takes shutting down the dark side. The Department of Justice has made preventing illegal marijuana cultivation on tribal and public lands one of its top enforcement priorities.
Is Low Cannabidiol Social Marijuana in the Cards?
The debate around whether to allow pot or not generally follows two themes. The medical string focuses on strains high in cannabidiol that are helpful when used as palliative treatment. The real issue regards proponents of the social movement, who want access to cultivars with intoxicating concentrations of cannabidiol.