GENERAL

Title: Top 4 Best Selling Hemp Seeds On Amazon

Author: MMJ Reporter

Date: 17 October 2017

URL: http://mmjreporter.com/top-4-best-selling-hemp-seeds-on-amazon-31792.html

Extract: Hemp seeds are healthy organic foodies that are added to the daily diet. They are rich in protein, fiber, some essential fatty acids, and minerals which are used as food supplements. Amazon offers a wide range of hemp seeds brands and options to choose from. However, it’s a bit challenging to know which products are credible. The following are four best hemp seeds that sell like hotcakes on Amazon:

 

FEDERAL

Title: Hemp power-players lobby Congress to shift mind-set, legalize crop The U.S. Hemp Roundtable, an alliance of national trade groups and businesses, seeks to hammer home message that industrial hemp should be an agricultural commodity, not a controlled substance

Author: The Cannabist

Date: 17 October 2017

URL: http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/10/17/u-s-hemp-roundtable-lobbies-congress-legalize/89943/

Extract: The U.S. Hemp Roundtable, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, launched earlier this year with the backing of high-profile national hemp industry trade groups and a diverse slate of businesses. The coalition has ramped up lobbying efforts on behalf of the latest attempt to fully legalize hemp.The nearly 30-member group is supporting the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2017 (H.R. 3530), a bill introduced in late July by Rep. James Comer, R-Kentucky, that would exclude hemp plants from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act. “Our whole point here, the message we’ve got to get to Congress is (hemp is) an agricultural commodity, but not a controlled substance,” said Jonathan Miller, a Lexington, Ky.-based attorney who serves as the U.S. Hemp Roundtable’s general counsel.

 

KENTUCKY

Title:  Kentucky Hemp Program Taking Applications for 2018

Author: WKMS Radio

Date: 18 October 2017

URL: http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-hemp-program-taking-applications-2018

Extract:  Kentucky Department of Agriculture has opened applications for Kentuckians looking to grow hemp as part of the state’s industrial hemp research pilot program in 2018. Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says he wants to expand and strengthen the program to put industrial hemp on a “responsible path toward commercialization.” Quarles says program participants grew more than 3,200 acres of hemp this year — the most in program history. Kentucky farms grew roughly 2,300 acres of hemp in 2016.

SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina hemp interest booms after slow start

 

VERMONT

Hemp State Highlight: Vermont’s hemp industry could see big changes from MJ, larger neighbors