Virginia lawmakers are making some solid progress, especially in the governors office. Our contact in the governors office has supplied us with new details and updates with industrial hemp in Virginia. Over the last month, there have been multiple meetings between the Virginia governors office, Virginia Farm Bureau, Virginia Tech, Virginia State College and others to … Continue Reading ››
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 ››
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 ››
The question is everywhere these days. Why grow industrial hemp? The single biggest issue today is the understanding of what industrial hemp really is. By definition in the US, industrial hemp is cannabis with THC content below .03%. In contrast, marijuana contains ~10-20% THC. In short, industrial hemp cannot get someone "high". Once people move past … Continue Reading ››
Think Virginia is against Hemp farming? Think again. Virginia has supported hemp farming since 1999. The outcome of this "experimental" program was positive and in support of industrial hemp farming. However, federal laws halted forward progress. Until now!
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 94 Memorializing the United States Secretary of Agriculture, the Director of the … Continue Reading ››