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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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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