Kentucky Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

North Dakota Looking for Hemp Farmers

North Dakota farmers now have a new alternative if they’re tired of growing traditional crops. The state’s agricultural department is looking for volunteers to start growing industrial hemp under a pilot program, according to AG Week. Participants will only be permitted to grow hemp for “agricultural or academic research,” and not for profit. But they could get the […]

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22 Companies Investing in Kentucky Hemp Industry

Kentucky may just get the industrial revolution it was hoping for from hemp. So far, the state has seen 22 companies throw money into industrial hemp cultivation and processing, fueling hopes that the plant will rejuvenate Kentucky’s lagging agricultural economy. One company, GenCanna, has even pumped $5 million into a 100-acre grow site for industrial hemp and is hoping […]

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Democratic debate reveals support for marijuana

Marijuana business owners who took in Tuesday night’s Democrat presidential debate in Las Vegas likely went to bed with high hopes after hearing what the two leading candidates said about cannabis legalization. Responding to a question posed by a moderator, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said he would probably vote to legalize marijuana in Nevada next […]

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Here’s Who Stands to Control Ohio’s Cannabis Cultivation Industry

If Ohio voters legalize medical and recreational marijuana next month, a handful of wealthy investors who contributed to the campaign will get control of the 10 cultivation sites allowed under the initiative. While some of the names of these investors have been public knowledge for months, a new report by Cincinnati.com provides the most comprehensive […]

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GOP presidential contenders debate marijuana

For perhaps the first time ever, marijuana legalization was a topic in a primetime presidential debate. On Wednesday night, several of the 11 Republican candidates for the party’s presidential nomination weighed in on Colorado’s cannabis laws – without mentioning that three other states and the District of Columbia have also legalized recreational marijuana. U.S. Sen. […]

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Industrial Hemp Stalls in Indiana

Although industrial hemp production was legalized in the staunchly red state of Indiana last year, no fields have yet been planted. That’s because would-be hemp companies have been waiting for months on both federal approval of the program as well as seeds to sow. As a consequence, the state is lagging far behind its neighbor […]

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Kentucky Hemp Production to Grow Exponentially in 2015

Kentucky’s hemp program resulted in a harvest covering just 33 acres in 2014. This year, it’ll be 1,742 acres – a massive increase fueled by new investor interest, according to a Kentucky TV station. The growth comes as the state’s hemp program attracts serious investors, including Andy Graves, the CEO of Atalo Holdings. Graves has […]

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Hemp Advocate Rand Paul Announces Candidacy for President

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul has announced his candidacy for president, giving hemp growers an ally in the fight for the White House. Paul has voiced his opinion that hemp growth should be legalized in Kentucky because it’s a state’s-rights issue and a matter of economic development. He was a co-sponsor of a January bill […]

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Week in Review: Long shot Senate MMJ legalization bill a step in the right direction

By John Schroyer A bill introduced this week in the U.S. Senate could have far-reaching implications for the cannabis industry, if the measure somehow reaches President Barack Obama’s desk. Insiders admit that the bill faces an uphill political battle in Congress, despite the political momentum marijuana activists have been riding in recent years. Yet many […]

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Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill to be Introduced in U.S. Senate

A measure to legalize medical cannabis at the federal level will be introduced in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, and the news has marijuana proponents celebrating. “This is a significant step forward when it comes to reforming marijuana laws at the federal level,” Dan Riffle, director of federal policies at the Marijuana Policy Project, said […]

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