Hemp Politics – Florida legislators see hemp as crop of the future

Hemp Politics have taken the driver’s seat in Florida, with the passing of a new bill that encourages hemp production.

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With advocates spurring politicians on to make hemp a legal crop in the state, the bill HB 333 was passed. The new bill sets in motion, the legal structure for hemp to become the next cash crop in Florida.

The bill, passed on Thursday, will bring employment growth and new business with the growing, processing and marketing of the crop.

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Hemp Politics – Ohio laws hinder hemp progress

Ohio Hemp Politics are holding back opportunities for hemp entrepreneurs. The U.S. hemp industry is expected to grow into a two billion dollar industry by 2022, so it’s high time that Ohio get on board.

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The 2018 Farm Bill lifted restrictions for hemp cultivation all across the country. However, individual states still need to establish their own laws for growing hemp, and Ohio hasn’t done this yet.

Garett Fortune is an ardent hemp entrepreneur. Although he’s from Northeast Ohio, his handful of thriving hemp-based companies exist outside of his home state borders.

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Hemp Politics – SC farmers priming for unlimited hemp permit allocations

This week in U.S. Hemp Politics, lawmakers in South Carolina have removed limitations on the permitted number of hemp growers.

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Previously, the state granted a limited amount of hemp permits, but last week the S.C. House approved a bill that lifted the restriction. Now the opportunity of cultivating hemp is open to all farmers.

The Senate still needs to approve the bill before the law change is official, but the hope in state government is that S.C. farmers will soon be able to cash in on this versatile crop.

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Hemp Politics – Arizona is scrambling to catch up with hemp industry

In U.S. Hemp Politics, Arizona is fast-tracking a bill that will get hemp seeds in the ground this spring, rather than summer.

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Arizona State Senator Sonny Borrelli is behind bill 1003, which sets an urgent requirement for the Arizona Department of Agriculture to get the rules and regulations for growing hemp in place by the end of May.

Borrelli is eager to see Arizona farmers cash in on this profitable crop. Hopefully his efforts will succeed in providing the opportunity for farmers to plant this year.

Currently, at least twenty-five states are cultivating hemp and, if all goes well, Arizona will be joining them this spring.

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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 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 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 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 Politics – U.S. farm bill’s potential windfall

U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell put Hemp Politics at the forefront with the U.S. farm bill and his motion to legalise hemp.

More specifically, McConnell wants hemp removed from the Controlled Substances Act. Hemp is marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin, and with THC levels of 0.3 percent or less, hemp really doesn’t belong on the list of controlled substances.

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Legalising hemp could bring a tremendous windfall for the U.S.

There are thousands of uses of industrial hemp, and cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of them. CBD is a extracted from the cannabis plant and is known to have medicinal qualities. It is commonly used as treatment for chronic pain and anxiety.

If the U.S. were to legalise hemp, they could produce CBD and cash in on an industry that has lucrative potential.

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