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Hemp industry could explode in Massachusetts if ballot measure passes in November – Marijuana News

BOSTON - A measure on track for the November statewide ballot would open the doors of the Massachusetts marketplace to legal use of recreational marijuana. But a small section in the proposed ballot measure promoted by the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol would also regulate the cultivation, process, distribution and sale of hemp.

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USDA organic hemp? Yes. No. Maybe. – Marijuana News

The USDA has created an unequal marketplace for domestic hemp producers, unfounded safety concerns about the use of industrial hemp and bolstered an international agricultural industry at the cost of one in their home country.

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Uttarakhand to Become First Indian State to Legalise Cannabis Cultivation – Marijuana News

Image: Hill Post via India Times

Uttarakhand government's decision to allow farmers to cultivation of hemp plants is the first of its kind in India.

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Maine tribe nears deal to develop marijuana cultivation facility

Billy Nicholas, chief of the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township. 2007 Associated Press file photo via Portland Press Herald
Whit Richardson ~ Portland Press Herald ~
 
A Passamaquoddy leader says a letter of intent with a Colorado consultant is about hemp production, but that could change, and legal gray areas abound.
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Edibles giant unveils hemp CBD products for pets, people

Dixie Brands, a Colorado manufacturer of marijuana-infused edibles, is expanding with non-psychoactive, CBD-infused products for people and pets that will be available throughout the U.S. Image: Denver Post file

Ricardo Baca  ~ Denver Post ~

Two new hemp-based product lines are coming from Colorado's Dixie Brands: Therabis is CBD-infused supplements for pets; Aceso has three formulas for human consumption.

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The future of hemp is being cultivated at U.S. academic institutions

John McKay, CSU associate professor of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, and Ph.D. student Brian Campbell research industrial hemp. Image: Colorado State University
Bruce Kennedy ~ WeedWorthy ~
 
Researchers are taking advantage of new federal measures that allow universities to conduct research on industrial hemp.
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High on the menu: cannabis spaghetti features at Italian foodfest

Hemp-based foods products of Azienda Agricola Fiore Marzio ILario are seen in this handout photograph taken in London July 20, 2015.  Reuters/Stefano Fumagalli/Handout via Reuters
Pamela Barbaglia ~Reuters ~
 
Any Italian will tell you: pasta is healthy and makes you feel good. But what about spaghetti made from cannabis?
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The University of Colorado will Change the World through its Hemp Research Program

Image of an Industrial Hemp field
 
Colorado has not only been at the forefront of the marijuana revolution through the state’s efforts to legalize recreational marijuana, but Colorado is also a leader in industrial hemp research.
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