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MS mayoral candidate touts hemp’s powers to dissolve and repel nuclear radiation

A Mississippi mayoral candidate makes some startling claims about industrial hemp in a video outlining her platforms. Gwendolyn Ward Osbourne Chapman is among 13 candidates running in a special election to replace the late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, who died last month. In a candidate video posted on WAPT-TV, Chapman said…

Kentucky officials ask DEA to clarify its position on industrial hemp

Kentucky officials want the federal Drug Enforcement Agency to explain whether it is opposed to allowing farmers grow industrial hemp. “It would defy common sense to allow states to move forward with marijuana activity, but ignore states that have passed laws allowing for the production of industrial hemp,” states a…

Industrial hemp legalized in California

Farmers in California may finally begin growing industrial hemp under a new law signed Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown. Lawmakers have been discussing the proposal since 1999 to allow approved residents to grow hemp for industrial purposes by reclassifying the plant as a fiber or oilseed crop. The law defines…

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