How Does Cannabis Consumption Affect Autism? – Marijuana News

Increasingly, parents of children with severe autism, frustrated with the lack of options, have turned to cannabis. Many have heard anecdotal reports of success; others have read of promising results with epileptic children. However, clinical research remains nonexistent.

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Nebraska researcher gets government’s OK to plant research plot of industrial hemp

LINCOLN — A University of Nebraska-Lincoln researcher said Tuesday that he’s received federal approval to plant the state’s first research plot of industrial hemp.

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Marijuana News Update: Hemp to be Planted In West Virginia For the First Time in 70 Years

Hemp can now be legally planted in West Virginia for the first time in 70 years. The hemp seeds will be planted as part of one West Virginia University study.

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Industrial hemp and wellness products: the next big market?

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How a former cosmetics industry executive is looking to break new ground with a new line of hemp-derived products.

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Pot's practical cousin: Hemp ready to put down roots in Nebraska, but DEA stands in the way – Marijuana News

KEARNEY — Two years after Nebraska legalized the growing of industrial hemp for research purposes, not a single seed has been planted. The delay, some advocates say, is an economic mistake, leaving the state out of the rush to capitalize on the potential of what some call a “magical plant.”

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Hemp’s diverse uses and huge economic potential on display at northern Colorado expo – Marijuana News

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The expo comes as hemp advocates say the current Industrial Hemp Farming Act could be the most important jobs bill that Congress sees this session.

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Kentucky ramps up hemp test production in 2016 – Marijuana News

Kentucky is accelerating hemp production in the third year of testing its potential as a cash crop.

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Colorado to certify industrial hemp seeds in an initiative touted as first in the nation – Marijuana News

Colorado, already a national leader in hemp cultivation, is pushing forward with a plan to certify seed, in part to ensure THC levels, the active ingredient in marijuana, do not exceed legal levels.

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The legalities of hemp: Navigating the constantly-changing rules and regulations

Bruce Kennedy ~ WeedWorthy.com ~

A recent law seminar on industrial hemp underscores the industry’s challenges and opportunities.

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Hemp waste fibers form basis of supercapacitor more conductive than graphene – Marijuana News

At a recent presentation, a scientist described how he and his team were able to recycle leftover hemp bast fiber into powerful energy-storing supercapacitors.

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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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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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Hemp Manufacturing Legalized in Virginia – Marijuana News

RICHMOND, Va. (WSET) -- The Manufacturing of Industrial Hemp for commercial purposes was approved according to Virginia's Legislation Information System.

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Hemp Manufacturing Legalized in Virginia – Marijuana News

RICHMOND, Va. (WSET) -- The Manufacturing of Industrial Hemp for commercial purposes was approved according to Virginia's Legislation Information System.

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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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Indiana seed bill inches state closer to hemp production – Marijuana News

INDIANAPOLIS -- Marijuana’s high-less cousin is a step closer to returning to Indiana. Lawmakers have allowed the state seed commissioner to license farmers to grow industrial hemp - if and when the federal government stops treating it like a Schedule I drug.

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Indiana seed bill inches state closer to hemp production – Marijuana News

INDIANAPOLIS -- Marijuana’s high-less cousin is a step closer to returning to Indiana. Lawmakers have allowed the state seed commissioner to license farmers to grow industrial hemp - if and when the federal government stops treating it like a Schedule I drug.

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DEA Raid on Tribe's Cannabis Crop Infuriates and Confuses Reformers

Flag of the Menominee Nation. Image: Xasartha via Wikimedia Commons

Steven Nelson ~ U.S. News & World Report ~

Authorities claim the plants were marijuana, not hemp – but evidence is lacking.

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The South says no to marijuana but yes to hemp

A tractor cuts a small plot of hemp at a University of Kentucky research plot near Lexington. Image: Dylan Lovan, Associated Press via Washingtonpost.com
 
Tobacco isn’t the reliable cash crop it once was. And that has hundreds of other farmers across the South revisiting a plant from deep in the region’s past: industrial hemp.
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Hemp Homes Could Hit New High As Growing Cannabis Gets Legal

Pam Bosch, Homeowner, Highland Hemp House, with a ball of hempcrete. Video Image via National Geographic
Wendy Koch ~ National Geographic ~
 
Times are changing for the cannabis cousins. States are legalizing marijuana, and the U.S. is easing its ban on growing hemp. Will a hemp boom follow?
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