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Therapeutic Marijuana To Be Exempt From Feds?

Legislation has been introduced that would exempt strains of therapeutic hemp, used to fight seizures caused by epilepsy, from the U.S. Controlled Substances Act. Colorado Senator Cory Gardner helped introduced the bipartisan, Therapeutic Hemp Medical Access Act last week.  The legislation would exempt marijuana strains with low THC and high CBD levels from federal drug laws. THC is the psychoactive ingredient in Continue reading

Industrial Hemp Program In Colorado

colorado-state-seal-300A new program aimed at bringing industrial hemp into mainstream agriculture has been introduced by The Colorado Department of Agriculture. Seeds that are produced and conditioned under this program will be issued “CDA Approved Certified Seed” tags through the Colorado Seed Growers Association (CSGA) if the production standards are met. According too the CSGA this would be the first certified hemp seed program in the country, and the first experiment of its kind to take place in Colorado. Colorado has been on the cutting edge of this emerging industry, and this Continue reading

No To Banking For Marijuana Businesses

marijuana-leaf-300As long as federal law says marijuana is illegal, the nation’s banking system won’t let new pot-based credit unions have access. A judge dismissed the lawsuit brought by Fourth Corner Credit Union after the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City refused to allow the credit union to join the nation’s banking system. He acknowledged however that Congress likely will have to Continue reading

CSU Experiments in Growing Hemp

HEMPHemp being grown by Colorado State University in southwest Colorado is tucked into a crop of corn at a secret location, but farmers interested in hemp can still ask for a tour. The experiment testing 12 varieties of industrial hemp has permission from the Continue reading

National Group Demands Marijuana Reform From Congress

MARIJUANA-300A nonpartisan national organization that represents state legislatures demanded Thursday that Congress overhaul federal drug laws and allow states to establish their own policies for marijuana and hemp. The National Conference of State Legislatures approved the policy statement in a voice vote Thursday, throwing its support Continue reading