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Paul Files Legislation to Legalize Hemp Farming
Paul to Congress: Bring back the hemp!
"...legislation that would reauthorize the legal cultivation of industrial hemp. Paul’s House Resolution 1009, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act..."

Feb. 14, 2007 News Post by Jordan Smith

Vermont Votes Hemp
"...29, Vermont became the second state to legalize industrial hemp farming when Republican Gov. Jim Douglas allowed H.267 to..."

May 30, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

Legalize Hemp Now
Federal lawmakers will again file hemp legalization bill
"...time is finally right for Congress to reauthorize industrial hemp farming?..."

March 14, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

NoDak Farmers Continue Fight for Hemp in Federal Appeals Court
"...by two local farmers seeking freedom to cultivate industrial hemp, in compliance with state law and without the looming..."

Dec. 12, 2007 News Post by Jordan Smith

California Lawmakers Pushing for Legal Hemp
"...their second attempt in as many years to legalize hemp farming. The liberal-conservative odd couple of Assembly Members Mark..."

April 4, 2007 News Post by Jordan Smith

Court Says No to Hemp
After years of legal wrangling, appeals court rules against North Dakota farmers
"...Appeals to argue for their right to grow industrial hemp without the intrusion of federal narcos, the court ruled..."

Dec. 23, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

NoDak Urges DEA to Waive Hemp Registration Requirements for State Farmers
"...to licensing its first farmers to begin cultivating industrial hemp, Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson on Dec. 27 said he..."

Dec. 29, 2006 News Post by Jordan Smith

Hemp Hemp Hoorah!
Oregon poised to be ninth state legalizing hemp farming
"...the growing number of states that have reauthorized industrial hemp farming -- the environmentally-friendly, non-narcotic cousin of marijuana. On..."

July 1, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

NoDak Delegation Says Can't Help With Hemp
"...in North Dakota and are interested in re-authorizing industrial hemp farming (as a majority of North Dakotans favor doing)..."

Jan. 9, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

Nevadans for Hemp
University of Nevada looking to research hemp as biomass energy source
"...According to the Las Vegas Sun, hempsters in the Silver State have filed a petition seeking..."

May 16, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness: The Great Capitol Hemp Heist
See what happens when you try to separate a hemp lobbyist from his inner woody hurd fibers?
"...Ben Droz, a legislative assistant for the hemp products industry advocacy group Vote Hemp, was walking through..."

Sept. 4, 2009 News Column by Jordan Smith

Hemp Hemp No Way
The DEA bans hemp-derived food products.
"...fish to fry: stopping the spread of those darned hemp seed oil veggie burgers and cheese blocks...."

Oct. 19, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Schwarzenegger Terminates Hemp-Farming Hopes in California
Guv's hemp-farming bill veto a "letdown" for farmers
"...of California legislators to pass a bill legalizing industrial hemp-farming in the state, on Sept. 30 Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger..."

Oct. 6, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Please Don't Eat the Hemp
"...an end-run around the federal court and the nation's hemp industries , announcing a "final" rule banning the sale..."

April 11, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness: North Dakota Hemp Heads Toward Federal Showdown
State's farmers stuck in web of federal bureaucracy
"...North Dakota farmers seeking federal approval to farm industrial hemp is, in effect, a refusal to allow farmers there..."

May 11, 2007 News Column by Jordan Smith

Hemp-Farming Update
North Dakota Ag commissioner asks DEA to waive individual federal registration requirements for state's licensed hemp farmers
"...to licensing its first farmers to begin cultivating industrial hemp, Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson said on Dec. 27 that..."

Jan. 5, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch: Oh, All Right, Eat the Hemp
Feds give up three-year effort to ban foods with hemp seeds and oil
"...given up their quest to ban food products containing hemp seeds and oils. On Sept. 28, the Hemp Industries..."

Oct. 8, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Life in Prison for Hemp
José Peña brought some roadside weeds home from Kansas. Cops decided it was reefer, and a Texas court sentenced him to life in prison – without the evidence. It took a decade for Peña to get back some of the pieces of his life.
"...what he was transporting was not marijuana, but actually hemp, pot's non-narcotic cousin. Peña says he found the plants..."

March 16, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

NoDak Officials Urge Feds to Acknowledge Benefits of Hemp
NoDak officials urge Congress to get DEA hip to industrial hemp
"...state officials yesterday continued their quest to legalize industrial hemp farming there, this time with the passage of two..."

Feb. 14, 2007 News Post by Jordan Smith

Hemp, Hemp, Hemp, Hemp
"...world that denies farmers the right to grow industrial hemp. Apparently, government bureaucrats in Washington can't tell the difference..."

March 16, 2007 Postmarks

Hemp Is Good
"...Smith's article "Weed Watch: Oh, All Right, Eat the Hemp" [News, Oct. 8]. Hemp, like its psychoactive relative cannabis,..."

Oct. 14, 2004 Postmarks

Sid Miller Is Ready For Some Hemp
Wingnut agriculture chief smells money in those weeds
"...media posts targeting Democrats. But when it comes to hemp production, he's happy to lean forward, urging Congress to..."

Dec. 14, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Legalize Hemp
"...Paul is BS [“Reefer Madness,” News, May 25]. Keeping hemp illegal only helps the Canadians get rich because they..."

May 25, 2007 Postmarks

Lobbying Congress With and for Hemp
"...Dear Editor, “Reefer Madness: The Great Capitol Hemp Heist,” by Jordan Smith [News, Sept. 4], sounds like..."

Sept. 5, 2009 Postmarks

Texas Lawmakers OK Medical Marijuana, Industrial Hemp
But goal of decriminalizing low-level possession unattained
"...to achieve, HB 1325 legalizes the cultivation of industrial hemp, bringing Texas in line with 40 other states and..."

May 31, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Weed Watch
North Dakota ag commissioner signs off on final version of proposed state rule that would allow farmers to obtain state approval to grow industrial hemp
"...farmers there to obtain state approval to grow industrial hemp. Although Johnson's signing of the documents (which will now..."

Sept. 1, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness: 'Let's Embarrass Ron Paul'
Libertarian/Republican presidential candidate discusses hemp farming and other 'crazy' ideas
"...that Paul is a staunch supporter of legalized industrial hemp farming – it is an issue that should be..."

May 25, 2007 News Column by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness
But DEA still refuses to admit hemp and pot are different crops
"...with the DEA) to hand-deliver the North Dakota industrial hemp-farming licenses he's signed off on for two farmers –..."

March 16, 2007 News Column by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness
North Dakota ag commissioner still waiting to hear from feds on whether they'll waive individual federal registration for qualified farmers who gain state approval to farm hemp; and hemp revolution seeds germinating in South Carolina
"...in his state who gain approval to farm industrial hemp, and state officials have yet to hear a peep..."

Feb. 9, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch
DEA agents do their best impression of the Grinch this month by carrying out a string of medi-pot dispensary raids and by denying a group of American Indians the ability to grow and sell industrial hemp
"...Ridge Reservation the ability to grow and sell industrial hemp. On Dec. 12, lawyers for Alex White Plume and..."

Dec. 30, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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