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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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New Ohio medical marijuana measure announced for 2016 ballot – Marijuana News

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohioans could vote on dueling medical marijuana measures this fall.

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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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Could Marijuana Become California’s Next Big Ag Crop? – Marijuana News

California farmers are known for producing some of the finest fruits, vegetables and nuts in the world. But what if the state’s big agriculture also included marijuana?

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Cannabis advocates push for hemp exchange – Marijuana News

The cannabis plant’s unsteady transformation from outlaw weed to mainstream commodity is poised for another step forward as entrepreneurs lay plans to launch hemp derivatives.

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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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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
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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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Purdue University shows off first legal hemp fields in decades

A warning sign at a Purdue University research farm cautions visitors against taking cannabis sativa plants grown for research purposes. Image: Maureen Hayden/CNHI
Maureen Hayden, CNHI ~ News and Tribune ~
 
ROMNEY  – The high fence surrounding a Purdue University research farm here was installed to keep out pesky deer, but this summer it served a second purpose: Keeping federal drug agents at bay.
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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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Oregon cannabis feud pits marijuana growers against hemp farmers

Image of hemp vs. marijuana
 
Marijuana advocates fear cross-pollination with low-THC hemp, and state legislators take up the issue
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Nevada Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Hemp Bill

Image of industrial hemp being harvested
 
CARSON CITY, NV — Lawmakers in Nevada have unanimously passed a bill to authorize hemp cultivation, sending the bill to Republican Governor Brian Sandoval for final approval.
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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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