Virginia industrial hemp is finally moving forward! While a slow process, hopes for industrial hemp in Virginia are getting some with Virginia lawmakers. We followed up with Sen. Deeds multiple times over the last few months with little word. At last, we have received word from his office that something is in the works. We don't … Continue Reading ››
Tennessee is the latest state to legalize industrial hemp. An executive order was signed by the governor on May 15. In Virginia, still no move for an expedited change. See the bill language below. http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB2445
After speaking with the Virginia department of agriculture and a few other sources. We have been made aware of four separate efforts to draft bills allowing for industrial hemp cultivation. We are still working to understand the scope of each version however. The timing and scope are the greatest cconcern. With many … Continue Reading ››
Were getting some traction now! The VA department of agriculture reported being aware of 3 bills being written for the general assembly. We don't have details on the proposed language however we are in the process of contacting other agencies involved to see what they have to say. The downside is that the plan seems to be … Continue Reading ››
http://www.newsadvance.com/nelson_county_times/news/nelson-native-has-plan-for-hemp/article_8e870f76-f179-11e3-a6d2-0017a43b2370.html We got a little press yesterday. Please spread the word to help us get more traction. We need to get industrial hemp in front of the Virginia General Assembly so we can begin working on pilot programs!
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 ››