Category Archives: Progress!

Tracking Commonwealth Hemp’s progress

Amendment to prohibit the use of DEA funds to interfiere with Industrial Hemp passes

One more big step for industrial hemp farming! Rep. Massie of Kentucky successfully pushed a house amendment with the following language: "An amendment to prohibit the use of funds in contravention of section 7606 ("Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research") of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Public Law No. 113-79) by the Department of Justice or … Continue Reading ››

5/29 Meeting with Virginia Sen. Creigh Deeds Outcome

We had a very productive and promising meeting with Sen Deeds Thursday afternoon! A little background, current Virginia law bans industrial hemp farming throughout the commonwealth. The Virginia house and senate passed resolutions in 1999 and in 2001 pushing for industrial hemp cultivation in Virginia.These resolutions did not do anything to update Virginia law, rather they … Continue Reading ››

5/15 Follow up with VA Dept. of Ag

We had another discussion with the Virginia Department of Agricultural today. No new news regarding planning and implementation of industrial hemp pilot programs since we last spoke. We did spend some time discussing the benefits and possible hurdles, as well as the developing situation in Kentucky. Overall, another positive conversation!