Hemp Politics – India’s role in the global hemp market

India’s Hemp Politics remain a point of contention, but the useful green plant is starting to turn some heads.

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With the global market growing quickly, it’s not surprising to hear that some entrepreneurs in India are gaining interest in this versatile plant.

Hemp is part of the cannabis sativa family, a relative of marijuana. However, hemp is grown for its industrial uses, not as a recreational drug. In fact, hemp contains no more than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component in marijuana, whereas marijuana contains 15-30 percent.

In July 2018, industrial hemp became legal in the province of Uttarakhand. This is the first province in India to do so, but likely not the last.

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Hemp in the News – Kentucky celebrates its hemp success and future

Celebrations in Kentucky put Hemp in the News this week. A group of advocates, known as the Kentucky Hempsters, hosted an event to celebrate the triumph of the 2018 farm bill.

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President Trump’s signature on the bill made industrial hemp legal as an agricultural commodity, and removed hemp from the federal list of controlled substances.

This law change is immensely beneficial to farmers. It presents a new, versatile crop that will help them expand and diversify their farms. A significant change is that farmers will be able to get insurance now, which they couldn’t before.

With its many uses and recent legalization, industrial hemp has a very bright future in Kentucky.

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Hemp in the News – Montana is ready for hemp industry expansion

Montana put Hemp in the News this week as the state is well positioned for expansion of its hemp production and significant market growth.

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Now that hemp growing has been legalized in the U.S., Montana is reviewing its potential for major growth in the hemp industry. Ben Thomas of the Montana Department of Agriculture says the law change has broadened the range of products the state can produce.

Previously, hemp was only permitted under pilot programs, and was grown for research purposes only. Now that hemp is a legal crop nationwide, the opportunities are wide open.

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Hemp Politics – Government shutdown puts opportunities for Iowa farmers on hold

In U.S. Hemp Politics, farmers are eager to get started with growing hemp, but the government shutdown has put them on hold.

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Although President Trump approved the Farm Bill last month, shutting down the government is making it impossible for farmers to move forward. The Farm Bill included a provision to legalize hemp growing and for hemp to finally be removed from the list of Controlled Substances.

There is a lot of potential for Iowa farmers to capitalize on hemp cultivation. However, as long as the government is closed for business, they won’t be able to complete the necessary forms.

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Hemp Politics – Cannabis legalization benefits hemp farming, too

In Canadian Hemp Politics, the recent legalization of cannabis has opened doors for hemp growers. The law changes have made it easier for farmers to tap in to this highly profitable industry.

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Last week, at the Southwest Agriculture Conference, which took place at the University of Guelph, hemp growers Reuben and Keanan Stone talked about the benefits of cannabis legalization on the hemp industry.

According to the Stones, Canadian farmers have become much more interested in growing hemp since the new cannabis laws were put in place. Reduced regulations for growing hemp means more opportunities and profit potential, which is good incentive for farmers.

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Hemp in the News – Learn to grow hemp at the hemp academy in Kansas

The grand opening of an educational facility in Kansas has Hemp in the News this week. America’s Hemp Academy hosted the state’s hemp pilot program and now they’re officially open for business.

A family of farmers in northeast Kansas, who have struggled for decades with fluctuating economies, have high hopes for hemp as their new crop.

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Twenty years ago Margit Hall and her family were growing organic produce for their local grocery store, but the store changed hands and the Hall family lost out. They haven’t farmed since.

Hall took part in the hemp pilot program at America’s Hemp Academy and she sees great potential in hemp as a crop, not only for her family but for all Kansas farmers.

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Hemp Politics – Trump signs off on federal legalisation of industrial hemp

The latest in U.S. Hemp Politics is that hemp is now legal in all 50 states. The Farm Bill was signed by President Donald Trump last week, making industrial hemp a federally legal agricultural commodity.

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Since the 2014 Farm Bill, the crop has been grown on an experimental basis only. Now U.S. farmers are permitted to join the global hemp industry.

The hemp industry in the U.S. is sure to flourish. It is a promising and versatile crop that will generate employment, create new business and boost the economy overall.

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Hemp in the News – U.S. federal hemp legalisation opens a world of opportunity

Probably the biggest event to put Hemp in the News this year, is the legalisation of hemp in the U.S.

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Last week, the 2018 Farm Bill was approved by both the U.S. House and the Senate, removing hemp from the federal list of controlled substances. Hemp is now a legal agricultural crop in the U.S.

Hemp farmers will no longer be hindered by the bewildering rules and regulations that have been in place up until now. The stigma against hemp has been lifted, and farmers will now have access to crop insurance and will no longer have issues with purchasing and transporting seeds.

The farm bill has opened up the doors of opportunity for farmers in the U.S. It’s bound to have a ripple effect on the hemp industry worldwide.

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Hemp Politics – Hemp legalisation is passed by the U.S. Senate

In U.S. Hemp Politics this week, a milestone was reached with the Senate’s passing of the 2018 Farm Bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) spearheaded the movement to pass the hemp section of the Farm Bill.

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The bill now needs to be passed by the House of Representatives and signed by President Trump. If passed, hemp will once again be a legal agricultural crop, and it will no longer be on the federal list of controlled substances.

The original Farm Bill was introduced in 2014. It implemented hemp pilot programs to study the growing conditions and potential of hemp as a crop. Studies have been very successful in participating states, so it’s time to take the next big step.

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Hemp in the News – Hemp industry poised for major boom if farm bill is approved

The 2018 Farm Bill in the U.S. has Hemp in the News once again, as the voting deadline grows closer.

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The vote could be at the beginning of next week and, if approved, will legalise hemp cultivation at the federal level across the U.S. The result could be a massive boom in an industry that has been somewhat dormant up until now. Hemp cultivation has been mostly limited to hemp trials, growing hemp for research purposes only.

The farm bill has been in the works for some time now. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, has been at the helm of getting hemp legalised once and for all.

Some predict that hemp legalisation could generate an estimated $20 billion a year for the U.S. by 2022.

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