Hemp Politics – Wisconsin’s hemp program is here to stay

In the U.S, Hemp Politics have made more progress as Wisconsin’s hemp program is set in stone. The hemp trials in 2018 received much interest and bipartisan support.

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Last year, Wisconsin started a hemp pilot program with 250 licenses. This number grew by almost a thousand with over 1200 hemp growers and more than 500 hemp processors in 2019.

With this clear growth of Wisconsin’s hemp industry, Gov. Evers was pleased to give the industry its final push by signing into law, a bill to make hemp a permanent part of the state’s agricultural sector.

The growing popularity of hemp in Wisconsin and all across the U.S., is ensuring hemp’s revival as an opportunistic and profitable crop.

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Hemp Politics – Federal THC limit makes hemp a high risk crop

Even though the 2018 Farm Bill legalised hemp, making it a regular agricultural commodity, Hemp Politics continue in the U.S. Last month, the USDA released information regarding temporary federal hemp regulations.

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The new rules stipulate that any hemp being grown must be tested for its THC levels. The allowed limit is 0.3 percent and anything over that will be deemed marijuana and, therefore, must be destroyed.

This low percentage can be a challenging target for farmers, making it a high risk crop. Wisconsin hemp farmers Sarah Kelley and Jamie Degenhardt had a crop that tested 0.4 percent THC, resulting in a significant financial loss.

Some suggest that 1 percent would be a more realistic THC limit.

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Hemp Politics – Virginia sets the stage for hemp industry success

Hemp Politics in Virginia are focusing on the future. Gov. Ralph Northam, together with the General Assembly, legalized the cultivation and processing of industrial hemp.

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Appalachian Biomass Processing is investing almost $900,000 into Virginia’s hemp industry. This will bring new jobs to the state and open up hemp-growing opportunities for farmers. The company has promised to buy a minimum 6,000 tons of hemp from Virginia farmers over the next three years. This amounts to an investment of over $1 million.

Northam says he is totally focused on all possible avenues to ensuring the future health of Virginia’s economy. He sees hemp as a golden opportunity for job creation and commercial growth.

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Hemp Politics – Michigan farmers cash in on hemp legalization

With the 2018 Farm Bill in the U.S., Hemp Politics have taking a positive turn. A Michigan farmer aims to cash in.

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Hemp has many uses besides CBD, and one particular Michigan farmer recognized its potential. David Connor, of Paw Paw Hemp Company, and his business partner Joe Leduc of Leduc Blueberries, grew hemp for the first time this year. Being a blueberry farmer, Leduc appreciated the fast growing cycle of hemp, rather than having to wait up to five years for blueberry plants to produce.

Although hemp production for CBD is trending right now, Connor is looking to grow hemp for industrial purposes. He believes that the future of hemp will offer many industrial uses that will impact peoples everyday lives.

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Hemp Politics – The ups and downs of New Mexico’s first hemp crop

Since the 2018 changes to U.S. Hemp Politics, thousands of acres of hemp have been grown across the country. New Mexico’s first harvest is in full swing.

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Growing hemp in the state of New Mexico has had its challenges, but there is much hope and enthusiasm about the new crop. Four hundred hemp-growing licenses were issued in the state, amounting to 7,000 acres of outdoor hemp and 170 acres of greenhouse-grown hemp.

The interest in hemp-farming was greater than expected in New Mexico, but this first growing season has had its ups and downs. The unusually hot summer prompted early blooms, and the prevalent winds were troublesome, but there is still optimism for this fruitful new crop.

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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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