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 ››
Please check out our deck that will be presented to Sen. Deeds today! This will be used primarily to discuss industrial hemp pilot programs in Virginia. Specifically, pilot programs in the private sector and when/how farmers and business owners can expect change. We will be providing additional supporting materials that cover agricultural issues and other … 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 ››