Illinois’ Republican Governor Bruce Rauner has signed legislation into law authorizing the state to license individual farmers to grow hemp for commercial purposes. The new law, which took immediate effect, expands the state’s existing hemp program. Under the 2014 pilot program, only universities were permitted to produce hemp for research purposes. The new act allows […]

Being a good neighbor is something everyone should strive for, whether a cannabis grower or not. But of course, when you’re growing cannabis, being a considerate and likable neighbor behooves you even more. The good news is, it’s easy to keep your grow op subtle and unnoticeable with a little effort. Keep sights, smells and […]

In a new Federal Register filing set to be published soon, the Drug Enforcement Agency is moving to more than quintuple the amount of cannabis that can legally be grown in the U.S. for research purposes—from roughly 1,000 pounds in 2018 to more than 5,400 pounds next year. At the same time, DEA is also […]

Included in the U.S. Senate’s version of the 2018 Farm Bill is language that would legalize the production and sales of hemp. The move comes four years after U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell inserted a industrial hemp research pilot program into the 2014 Farm Bill. Since then, at least 35 states have taken up the offer and […]

There are many reasons hemp can be beneficial to American farmers. Unlike marijuana, hemp can be grown in large quantities outdoors, similar to wheat, corn or soybeans. It is also more adaptable than other major crops. Hemp requires only half as much water as corn, which saves farmers money, can be grown in a variety […]

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In the United States, cultivation licenses are often viewed as the most valuable in the highly competitive application processes that most states use to determine who is allowed to cultivate and dispense in their states. This value is partly derived from the fact many populous states initially only grant a limited number of cultivation licenses. […]

Kentucky’s industrial hemp commission approved regulations setting guidelines for research projects that are meant to reintroduce the crop but are being stalled by a legal fight over distribution of seeds. Holly Harris VonLuehrte, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer’s chief of staff, said the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had approved an import permit for hemp seeds. State officials have been assured […]

Proponents of industrial hemp say it’s one of the most misunderstood plants in the world. It’s related to its far more controversial cousin, marijuana, but lacks the THC that gives marijuana its psychedelic properties. Hemp is grown for its fibers, seeds and oils all over the world, but has been a controlled substance in the […]