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Industrial Hemp in NY: You Need an Armed Guard to Plant These Seeds - Cannabis News

EATON, N.Y. — For the first time in 80 years, a farm in New York State is legally growing cannabis.

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Industrial Hemp in NY: You Need an Armed Guard to Plant These Seeds - Cannabis News

EATON, N.Y. — For the first time in 80 years, a farm in New York State is legally growing cannabis.

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New hemp mascot character Asamiko-chan appears in Japan – Cannabis News

With her own official Twitter account and a town in Tottori Prefecture behind her, Japan’s first ever cannabis character comes dressed as a pink-haired shrine maiden.

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Colorado first state to certify hemp seeds – Cannabis News

Farmers can buy the certified Colorado hemp seeds in 2017.

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Virginia Tech participates in state-wide research project on cultivating hemp – Cannabis News

Over a year after the Virginia General Assembly passed a bill allowing certain institutions to grow hemp, seeds finally went into the ground this summer at Virginia Tech.

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Virginia Tech participates in state-wide research project on cultivating hemp – Cannabis News

Over a year after the Virginia General Assembly passed a bill allowing certain institutions to grow hemp, seeds finally went into the ground this summer at Virginia Tech.

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Upstate NY farm gets green light for legal hemp – Cannabis News

ALBANY — The state's first legal hemp crop in more than 70 years is thriving on 30 fertile acres of upstate New York, and demand is building for its seeds and stalks.

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Why Hemp Is Still Controversial In America And A Challenge For Entrepreneurs – Cannabis News

Despite its eco-friendly nature, hemp is still not allowed for widespread cultivation in the US; rather only small-scale pilots are allowed in a few states around the country.

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New York just grew its first legal hemp – Cannabis News

A farm in central New York is the first to legally grow hemp in 80 years as part of a new pilot program to explore hemp's industrial use.

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New York just grew its first legal hemp – Cannabis News

A farm in central New York is the first to legally grow hemp in 80 years as part of a new pilot program to explore hemp's industrial use.

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Not Your Grandpa's Farm: Hemp industry faces growing pains in Colorado – Cannabis News

Although hemp is illegal at a federal level, 13 states have jumped on board the hemp train, and for good reason.

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Now growing at the University of Louisville: Hemp – Cannabis News

In Kentucky, the University of Louisville's Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research has started growing industrial hemp in an effort to spur its fuels and manufacturing research.

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Hemp proposed as agricultural crop for Alaska – Cannabis News

Though commercial marijuana became legal in Alaska in February 2015, hemp is not yet legal.

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Hemp proposed as agricultural crop for Alaska – Cannabis News

Though commercial marijuana became legal in Alaska in February 2015, hemp is not yet legal.

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Five things to know about industrial hemp – Cannabis News

Hemp and marijuana are not the same thing.

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Growing Industrial Hemp in Virginia: First Test Plots Planted – Cannabis News

A recent change to federal law allowed states to grow test plots of hemp only at university or government sites and Virginia is one 28 that are doing so.

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Growing Industrial Hemp in Virginia: First Test Plots Planted – Cannabis News

A recent change to federal law allowed states to grow test plots of hemp only at university or government sites and Virginia is one 28 that are doing so.

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Rural economic boom? Hemp on the horizon in Western North Carolina – Cannabis News

Textile mills in regions such as Western North Carolina lie dormant while Americans import about $500 million worth of hemp annually.

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Rural economic boom? Hemp on the horizon in Western North Carolina – Cannabis News

Textile mills in regions such as Western North Carolina lie dormant while Americans import about $500 million worth of hemp annually.

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Boise Hemp Fest comes as feds stand their ground – Cannabis News

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) — Organizers of the inaugural Boise Hemp Fest 2016 view it as a teaching tool for the many uses of cannabis.

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