This week lawmakers in Tennessee completed the final step before a bill legalizing the production of hemp could be sent to the Governor. If signed, the bill could nullify federal laws banning its production, depending on how the state law is implemented.
Now that the 2013 session of the Vermont legislature has been over for almost a month and the last of the bills have been signed into law, one thing has become clear for those Vermonters who smoke marijuana or use drugs--2013 was a good year.
Teo Zagar is a representative from the state of Vermont that spoke recently about the progress that the state has made in moving towards commercial hemp production, and gives a few reasons why there is a good chance commercial hemp may be legalized.
Snoop Dog isn't shy about letting the world know he enjoys smoking marijuana. He's about to release Rolling Words, A Smokeable Songbook that is made with a hemp cover, a match striker spine and pages that can be ripped out, rolled and smoked.
Montel Williams spoke at yesterday's medical marijuana conference in Maine. In tears as he shared his pain with the audience, he was encouraged by one attending Sheriff to take his medicine, prompting Montel to light up a joint and take a few puffs.
According to Researchers at the BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials, houses made of hemp, timber or straw could help combat climate change by reducing the carbon footprint of building construction.
Sunn hemp is a plant with many uses and scientists working with the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and University of Florida have found another one. Sunn hemp used as a cover crop can reduce the negative impact of atrazine a herbicide.