Hemp Politics – McConnell stays the course for hemp legalisation in farm bill

In U.S. Hemp Politics, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stays the course for hemp legalisation to be included in the new farm bill.

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Finalisation of the new farm bill is stalling, due to the issue of work food stamp recipients. Despite this delay, hemp legalisation remains one of McConnell’s key issues as this term of Congress comes to a close.

McConnell is steadfast in his promise to fully legalise hemp. He is committed to clearing hemp’s name, removing it from the list of controlled substances, and allowing hemp to make a full revival in the U.S.

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Hemp Politics – Prairie farmers hit the jackpot with cannabis legalisation

The recent change in Canada’s Hemp Politics has broadened opportunities for Alberta hemp farmers, and promises a most profitable future.

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Canada’s cannabis legalisation is a big win for hemp farmers. Some predict that it’ll grow into a billion-dollar industry, just like canola.

Although hemp has been a legal crop in Canada for decades, there have been restrictions for interested farmers. However, the new Cannabis Act has eased or eliminated restrictions, thus broadening opportunities for hemp farmers.

Farmers were limited to harvesting the seeds and stems of the hemp plant, but now they can harvest the whole plant, including the leaves, flowers and buds.

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Hemp Politics – Will Colorado continue its hemp leadership stature?

In U.S. Hemp Politics, Colorado has been the pioneer state for hemp legalisation, and advocates would like this national leadership to continue.

Colorado’s hemp industry is flourishing. Colorado grows, processes and sells more hemp than any other state in the U.S. There are hundreds of registered hemp growers in Colorado, and they’re growing thousands of acres of hemp. The industry has boosted employment and rejuvenated many small farms. In short, hemp has been an enormous success across the state.

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Since 2012, when Colorado state residents voted in favour of hemp legalisation, the state has been at the forefront of U.S. hemp politics. Now, to keep its leadership stature, Colorado needs its residents to vote Yes on Amendment X.

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Hemp Politics – Canada’s upcoming marijuana legalisation will benefit hemp farmers, too

Upcoming law changes in Canadian Hemp Politics are going to have a very positive impact on hemp farming and the hemp industry as a whole.

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On October 17th, the Cannabis Act will be launched and marijuana use will become legal in Canada. Industrial hemp will also benefit from the new laws. A lot of the restrictions surrounding hemp cultivation will be eliminated, which will broaden the scope of the industry.

A significant change that the Cannabis Act will bring, is removing hemp from the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The other game changer is that the grain and stalks of the hemp plant will no longer be included in the Cannabis Act.

Hemp farmers can breathe a sigh of relief as the process of growing hemp is going to be much easier and less economically taxing.

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Hemp Politics – U.S. hemp industry eagerly awaits legalisation and anticipated boom

It’s an exciting time in U.S. Hemp Politics, as Congress gears up to launch the 2018 farm bill, which includes a provision to legalise industrial hemp.

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The anticipated law change is getting the U.S. hemp industry revved up. There’s an increase in hemp cultivation and in sales of hemp products, and it’s expected that the legalisation will result in a major boost in the U.S. hemp industry.

However, the 2018 farm bill is just one hurdle for the U.S. hemp industry to overcome. There will still be strict regulations surrounding the crop.

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Hemp Politics – The one thing Republicans and Democrats can agree on

American Hemp Politics are making headway these days as the Senate’s Farm Bill gets closer to realization.

They might not agree on much, but if there’s one thing the Republicans and Democrats can agree on, it’s hemp. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been the mastermind behind getting hemp into the limelight. He’s been backed by several Senators including Minority Leader Chuck Schemer and Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

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The Senate Farm Bill includes a clause that would remove hemp from the Schedule 1 list of controlled substances. It’s possible that the Bill will be passed at the end of this month. If so, restrictions would be lifted and hemp would become a legal crop in the U.S.

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Hemp Politics – Delaware is all set and ready to go!

Delaware’s Hemp Politics have made excellent progress and the state is both hopeful and prepared for federal legalisation of industrial hemp.

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On August 28th, Senate Bill 266 was signed, which paved the way for industrial hemp farming in the state of Delaware.

The 2014 Farm Bill made it legal for individual states to set up hemp pilot programs through state agriculture departments and universities, but for research purposes only. Now the federal government is considering removing all restrictions and barriers, making industrial hemp a legal crop nationwide.

Bill 266 puts everything in place, so that once the federal ban is lifted, Delaware is all set and ready to go!

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Hemp Politics – Whole plant harvest now legal in Canada

In Canadian Hemp Politics, the federal government has legalised the harvest of hemp flowers, buds and leaves. Hemp growers are no longer limited to just the seeds, stalks and fibres of the crop.

This change in industrial hemp regulations was put into effect on August 10th by Health Canada. Prior to this, it was illegal to harvest the flowers, buds and leaves of hemp plants in Canada.

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Whole plant harvest opens up opportunities for the production of CBD and other medicinal products.

This is a good boost for Canadians’ health and economy.

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Hemp Politics – Skepticism of Indiana legislators hindering hemp progress

In the state of Indiana, Hemp Politics are holding back the revival of a very fruitful crop.

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State leaders are still skeptical about hemp, while Indiana farmers are eager to grow it and process it into a variety of products, from food to auto parts.

Indiana implemented a hemp pilot program, whereby the Purdue University has permission to cultivate hemp for research purposes. According to Ronald Turco, Department Head of Agronomy, the studies show that Indiana’s climate and soil are well-suited for growing hemp. He says there’s a hemp industry that is just waiting to happen.

The Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources is responsible for establishing regulations on how to regulate the crop in the state. Their report will be released in November.

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Hemp Politics – New federal hemp legislation means huge potential growth for U.S. hemp industry

In U.S. Hemp Politics, federal legalisation is on the horizon, and hemp supporters are predicting that hemp will become a mainstream crop.

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On Friday, Senator Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., defined this legislation as bringing back hemp as a standard crop which, due to its association with marijuana, has been illegal to grow for many years.

Hemp is a variety of the cannabis plant, but it has low or untraceable amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, the psychoactive compound that gives marijuana users a high.

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