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I choose to vaporize my flowers ... no fire, no flame, no smoke    

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Yeah....."conservatives" are naturally pro-business.

June 1, 2017

"Republican Gov. Doug Ducey has vetoed legislation, Senate Bill 1337, that sought to establish regulations for the creation of a regulated statewide hemp industry.

 

The measure determined that "the development and use of industrial hemp can improve the [state's] economy and agricultural vitality," and sought to govern its "licensing, production, and management."

http://norml.org/news/2017/06/01/arizona-governor-vetoes-hemp-licensing-measure

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Yeah....."conservatives" are naturally pro-business.

They are only slightly more pro business than the left. But as far as hemp goes, they are generally drastically less pro business. But the reason behind it is complete and utter ignorance. When the average righty hears the word "hemp", they picture a pothead and they conflate getting high to hemp. Like I said, ignorance.

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I've been into botany my entire life; and even if hemp had no value what so ever, it's still a beautiful plant. Makes a nice back border in any garden. In fact, I got that line from an early botany book that belonged to my father.

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June 21, 2017

"South Carolina is gearing up to become the latest state to allow hemp cultivation, a move that’s expected to create opportunities for farmers, makers of hemp-based products and ancillary companies offering goods and services to those growing and processing the plant.

 

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is drafting the application and regulations governing farmers who want to grow and sell hemp under a pilot program aimed at developing new markets for the plant. The program stems from a bill signed into law in May, with the new rules set to take effect in a matter of days.

 

South Carolina hemp businesswoman Janel Ralph, who worked to get the legislation passed, expects hemp grown in the state will be utilized – among other things – to make plastics used in door panels for automobiles, as well as related components and mechanical parts.

 

“We have one of the largest BMW plants here, and we have a Boeing plant,” said Ralph, founder and CEO of Palmetto Harmony, a Conway-based provider of therapeutic hemp products that include capsules, essential oils, topicals and vape oil.

 

The new program is expected to create opportunities for entrepreneurs in addition to the farmers who grow the plant. On top of plastics, hemp can be used to make clothing, skincare products, paper and food.

 

Hemp also holds the potential for use in construction as a substitute for wood. In Australia, for example, a piece of the hemp plant called the herd, or core of the plant, is being used to build houses.

 

Additional markets could emerge, with hemp replacing fiberglass used in upholstery and carpets, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture."

https://mjbizdaily.com/south-carolina-prepares-launch-nations-latest-hemp-program/

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June 27, 2017

"In North Dakota, farmers have found a great drought resistant crop in 2017: industrial hemp. Clarence Laub, a second-year North Dakota hemp farmer altered his seeding technique and is producing significant results using a third of the water as other cash crops.

 

The first year of North Dakota's program provided valuable information on hemp varieties, growing conditions, planting dates and planting costs, according to state Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring.

 

Hemp profits ranged from about $500 per acre to more than $850 per acre when many commercial commodities were providing zero returns.

 

"When net revenues came in, it caught a lot of attention," Goehring said."

http://crrh.org/news/

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July 7, 2017

"Farmers in West Virginia can now apply to cultivate industrial hemp for commercial purposes, making the Mountain State the latest to show an interest in growing the plant.

 

The agriculture commissioner began accepting applications from would-be hemp farmers on Tuesday, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported.

 

Successful applicants would join members of the West Virginia Farmers Association who hold 14 licenses to farm hemp for research purposes, according to the newspaper. Those original farmers, who currently are growing 30 acres of the crop over 11 counties, now will be permitted to cultivate commercially."

https://mjbizdaily.com/west-virginia-taking-applications-hemp-cultivation/

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July 13, 2017

"A Utah agricultural board has given preliminary approval to a change in government rules that would allow farmers in the state to cultivate industrial hemp for research purposes.

 

Under the Utah Department of Food and Agriculture’s proposed rule, farmers would be allowed to grow hemp that contains less than 0.03% THC, according to Salt Lake City TV station KSTU.

 

State research institutions such as Utah State University are already allowed to cultivate industrial hemp for research purposes as part of the 2014 federal Farm Bill, but the new rule would expand who’s allowed to grow the plant, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.

 

The agency will likely open the proposal to a public comment period in September. If no major changes are required, the state’s agricultural commissioner could give final approval in October and begin licensing in early 2018, the TV station reported."

https://mjbizdaily.com/utah-moves-approve-growing-industrial-hemp-research/

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July 13, 2017

"New York is bullish on hemp.

 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday signed legislation aimed at boosting production of hemp and committed $10 million in state funds to ramp up the industry.

 

In signing the bill into law, the governor said hemp holds great potential for New Yorks agricultural and biotech industries.

 

The state also earmarked $5 million for research and production and $5 million for processing and commercialization, the Ithaca Journal reported."

https://mjbizdaily.com/new-york-commits-increased-hemp-production/

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July 31, 2017

"Three universities in Virginia are conducting research on industrial hemp after the state legalized cultivation of the crop for research purposes.

 

Virginia Tech, James Madison University and Virginia State University are researching different uses for the crop, which is the same species of cannabis plant as marijuana but doesn’t possess the psychoactive properties, the Roanoke Times reported.

 

The General Assembly passed a law legalizing hemp cultivation for research reasons in 2015, and the governor signed it into law in 2016.

 

Tech is growing 18 different varieties of hemp and has plans to research hemp-reinforced concrete and using hemp fibers in car parts."

https://mjbizdaily.com/virginia-colleges-researching-uses-industrial-hemp/

 

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Pheonix.. the most incredible fact from the History of Marijuana video  you sahred  was that Cannabis can create more bio mass per acre per year than almosr every orher plant per year/

 

Thnak you for sharing the insight with me that Cannabis could revolutionize the worlds economy

 

 

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44 minutes ago, Five By Five said:

Pheonix.. the most incredible fact from the History of Marijuana video  you sahred  was that Cannabis can create more bio mass per acre per year......

 

4X what trees would yield, the last I'd read.

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4X what trees would yield, the last I'd read.

bamboo is an ignored resource too I think

 

Those fucking oil kings screwed us in the 20th century

 

I hate to say it.. But I think Mitch Mconnel is on the right track supporting the hemp industry

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August 21, 2017

"At least one Native American tribe – on the White Earth reservation in northwestern Minnesota – has decided to take a leap and get into the hemp business.

 

The tribe has spent $100,000 on just a few acres of the crop, according to Minnesota Public Radio, but is hoping the return on its investment will be enough to bolster the reservation’s economy.

 

It’s one of many tribes that developed an interest in the cannabis business after the Department of Justice issued a memo in 2014 that appeared to give Native Americans the go-ahead to grow and sell both marijuana and hemp on their lands.

 

So White Earth and 41 other applicants took advantage of a state hemp pilot program, Minnesota Public Radio reported.

 

The tribe is already growing five varieties of hemp and contemplating the purchase of an industrial press with which to produce hemp oil."

https://mjbizdaily.com/minnesota-tribe-entering-hemp-business/

 

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September 26, 2017

 

"New York state is opening its ramped-up hemp program with a call for new growers and an offer of up to $10 million in grant funding.

 

The state agriculture department will accept applications to join the hemp program until Nov. 22.

 

New York passed a law in 2014 authorizing limited hemp growing for research purposes, and it took effect in 2015.

 

Then, earlier this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law eliminating the cap on the number of sites authorized to grow and research the plant and expanding the program to include farmers and businesses."

 

https://mjbizdaily.com/new-york-opens-ramped-hemp-program-call-applications/

 

 

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October 6, 2017

 

"Dozens of states are slowly experimenting with industrial hemp cultivation and processing, authorizing limited tests through land-grant universities. Not North Carolina.

 

North Carolina has gone all in on hemp, which state officials see as a natural fit for an economy once dominated by tobacco farming and textile manufacturing.

 

North Carolina is finishing its first hemp-growing season with more hemp growers, more acres in hemp and more hemp processors than any other state in its first year of hemp production.

 

Were just getting geared up,” said David Schmitt, chief operating officer for Industrial Hemp Manufacturing, which produces CBD oil and processes hemp fiber in Spring Hope, N.C.

 

North Carolina’s hemp enthusiasm makes the state a natural launching point for a closer examination by Marijuana Business Daily, which is bolstering news and analysis of the burgeoning hemp and CBD markets.

 

Here’s what you need to know about North Carolina’s hemp market."

 

https://mjbizdaily.com/hemp-state-highlight-north-carolina-puts-big-welcome-mat-hemp-industry/

 

 

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October 13, 2017

 

"Virginia is looking to boost its small hemp program next year to compete with larger producers of the plant such as North Carolina and Kentucky.

 

Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Basil I. Gooden wrote in an op-ed in The Roanoke Times that hemps potential in Virginia is tremendous,” and he indicated that changes are coming to help Virginia realize that potential.

 

“I am working with Virginia stakeholders to move our industry ahead in allowing the production and processing of industrial hemp products,” Gooden wrote.

 

Gooden said that Virginia would soon update its 2015 hemp law to add a new research program and attract more processors to our state.”

 

Under current state law, the only lawful purpose for which industrial hemp may be grown in Virginia is for research conducted by an institute of higher education or a state department of agriculture.” The language effectively limits the opportunities for farmers to market the crop.

 

Gooden acknowledged criticism that Virginia’s limited hemp program has stymied the industry compared to nearby states. Gooden assured farmers that Virginia is pursuing market opportunities for hemp growing, saying that Virginia officials are “working hard to learn about the best, most advantageous way to bring this crop to market while it is being researched and regulated.”

 

https://mjbizdaily.com/virginia-official-signals-state-plans-boost-hemp-program/

 

 

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October 18, 2017

 

"A state Senate committee has approved a bill that would bring industrial hemp farming back to Wisconsin.

 

Farming hemp hasn't been legal in the state for decades, though it was once popular. The practice was outlawed due to the plant containing a small amount of THC, the chemical that gives marijuana users a high.

 

Under the Republican-backed proposal, Wisconsin farmers could apply for a state permit to grow the crop. The federal government now allows such permits, as long as farmers participate in research programs.

 

Supporters say Wisconsin land is good for hemp farming, and argue the crop would be very profitable.

 

The bill passed a Senate committee unanimously on Wednesday, though some Democrats voiced concern with a few parts of the bill.

 

Under the proposal, tribes would be barred from partnering with tribal colleges or universities to grow and study hemp.

 

"To me it feels discriminatory and disrespectful to the benefits and the accreditation of these private colleges and universities," said Sen. Mark Miller, D-Monona."

 

https://www.wpr.org/industrial-hemp-bill-passes-senate-committee

 

 

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October 19, 2017

 

"The Wisconsin state Senates agriculture committee overwhelmingly approved a bill that would allow farmers to grow hemp.

 

The panel voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the proposal. The vote clears the way for a full floor vote in the Senate.

 

A separate hemp measure is pending in the House.

 

The Senate bill would set up state licenses for farmers wanting to grow industrial hemp. People with drug convictions wouldn’t be eligible for the licenses.

 

More than 30 states have passed legislation allowing hemp farms. The Wisconsin bills supporters say hemp has a wide range of uses and farmers should have the option of growing a profitable crop."

 

https://mjbizdaily.com/wisconsin-senate-committee-approves-hemp-measure/

 

 

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