Hemp Politics – Croatian opposition party pushes for hemp legalisation

Croatia’s Social Democratic Party (SDP) is stirring up some Hemp Politics. SDP leaders Davor Bernardic and Mirela Holy have proposed the full legalization of industrial hemp. They say the crop would help the advancement of tourism and agriculture.

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The SDP believes that by legalizing and controlling industrial hemp, the industry would give the economy a boost and provide new employment opportunities.

According to Holy, recent law changes implemented to combat drug abuse, have created restrictions for industrial hemp uses. He wants to see the liberation of hemp so that Croatia can reap all the benefits that hemp has to offer.

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Hemp Politics – The ripple effect of hemp legalization on marijuana

The 2018 Farm Bill legalizing hemp did not put an end to Hemp Politics in the U.S. The new law has inadvertently effected hemp’s controversial cousin, marijuana.

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In Texas, the new law has created confusion for state prosecutors. District attorneys across the state have been dropping pot possession cases and they are not taking on any new ones.

Now, state leaders are getting involved. A letter has been sent from Republican leaders to district attorneys statewide, informing them that changes in hemp legislation did not include marijuana.

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Hemp Politics – CBD products get support from hemp industry

A group of Massachusetts hemp farmers has decided to get involved in Hemp Politics by supporting a new bill for CBD products.

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Recent political developments have brought the legal issue of CBD products to the fore. The State Department of Resources has stated guidelines that basically outlaws the sale of food products that include CBD.

The bill, introduced by former Marijuana Policy Committee chairman Rep. Mark Cusack, will effectively legalize these goods and relieve the confusion.

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Hemp Politics – U.S. hemp legalization leads to employment growth

U.S. Hemp Politics took a big step forward with the 2018 Farm Bill, which removed hemp from the list of controlled substances. Now, farmers can grow the industrious crop once again.

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Though biologically related to marijuana, industrial hemp is a different strain that lacks the psychoactive effects of its cousin. Hemp is a versatile, multi-purpose plant that can used to make thousands of different products, from textiles and paper to building materials and biofuels.

Hemp legalization also holds much promise for employment growth. The revival of this agricultural commodity is expected to bring thousands of new jobs to several industries.

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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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