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Despite its thousands of uses, industrial hemp is often overshadowed by marijuana | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper
“The problem lies in the government lumping all of these into one category.”
Farm Show message: Hemp, which once dominated Pennsylvania’s fields, could do so again if new legislation passes | Local News | lancasteronline.com
HARRISBURG — Hemp could once again grow proudly in Lancaster County’s fertile fields, if federal legislation legalizing the crop — which was outlawed in 1937 because of its similarity to
PA Farm Show opens with butter sculptures, live cow births and hemp – The Morning Call
“For 102 years, we have come together as a diverse state to celebrate an amazing industry, full of entrepreneurial spirit and innovation,” Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said on opening day.
Interested in growing industrial hemp? Here’s what you need to know – Lehigh Valley Business Cycle
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is encouraging farmers interested in growing industrial hemp to apply through its expanded pilot program.
Jefferson and Lehigh want to be at forefront of hemp, pot’s strait-laced sibling
The universities and the nonprofit Pennsylvania Hemp Industry Council are exploring an ambitious partnership aimed at becoming a player in the nascent U.S. industry. – Andrew Wagaman, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
Pennsylvania Farm Show opens Saturday with exhibits on hemp, ‘green’ farming, STEM | TribLIVE
Among the exhibits at the 102nd annual Pennsylvania Farm Show will be ones having to do with the state’s growing hemp industry, ‘green’ farming methods …
Pennsylvania Farm Show is back Jan. 6-13; Here’s what’s new | Local News | lancasteronline.com
The farm show is back with annual favorites and new features.
Industrial hemp research plot harvested in Perry County
Hemp a Crowd Pleaser at Ag Progress Days | Farming | lancasterfarming.com
In the 80 years that hemp hasn’t been grown in Pennsylvania, a stigma has developed because of hemp’s association with marijuana. But industrial hemp is not marijuana.
Exploring potential of new crop | News, Sports, Jobs – The Sentinel
Former Broncos want NFL to allow player use of medical marijuana | FOX31 Denver
DENVER — Former Broncos players are opening up about their fight for the NFL to allow players to use medical marijuana to alleviate and even prevent injuries. “There was a handful of times where I was knocked out on the field,” former quarterback Jake Plummer said.
Governor Wolf signs bill that creates industrial hemp industry | WPMT FOX43
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf signs into a law a bill that allows the cultivation of industrial hemp in Pennsylvania. House Bill 967, now Act 92 of 2016, sponsored by Representative Russ Diamond, of Lebanon, allows for properly registered individuals to grow, cultivate, and/or market indust…
Pa. legalizes industrial hemp — NewsWorks
Gov. Tom Wolf signed 15 new bills into law Wednesday, one of which notably legalized production of industrial hemp in Pennsylvania. Gov Tom Wolf signed 15 new bills into law Wednesday one of which notably legalized production of industrial hemp in Pennsylvania Hemp which comes from the same plant as marijuana has been illegal in
UPDATE: New company seeks to grow, process hemp, dispense marijuana in Berks; Valley also targeted | LVB
Advocates for the passage of the state’s medical marijuana and hemp legislation today launched a holding company, two for-profit companies and one nonprofit organization, all based in Maidencreek Township, Berks County, to capitalize on the economic potential of industrial hemp production and medical marijuana research.
Melissa Etheridge thanks medical marijuana advocates in Berks | Home – Home
Before singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge took the stage in Reading on Tuesday, she thanked local activists.” name=”description
Melissa Etheridge gives hemp and marijuana entrepreneur a hand | Reading Eagle – MONEY
Maidencreek Township businessman announces plan for company to grow and process industrial hemp and medical marijuana.
Unraveling Hemp: The Road to Legalization Part One | News – Home
Pennsylvania was once leading the nation in hemp production until it was deemed illegal along with marijuana nearly a century ago. 69 News begins a four part series to explain a crop that’s widely misunderstood and poised to make a resurgence” name=”description
Unraveling Hemp: The Road to Legalization Part Two | News – Home
Pennsylvania was once leading the nation in hemp production until it was deemed illegal along with marijuana nearly a century ago. 69 News continues a four part series to explain a crop that’s widely misunderstood and poised to make a resurgence” name=”description
Unraveling Hemp: The Road to Legalization Part Three | News – Home
Industrial hemp is most commonly confused with marijuana.” name=”description
Unraveling Hemp: The Road to Legalization Part Four | News – Home
Pennsylvania’s history rich in hemp production, even townships named after it, is just part of the reason Democratic Senator Judy Schwank and Republican State Representative Russ Diamond believe Pennsylvania is uniquely positioned to play a key role in the production of industrial hemp once again” name=”description
The Rundown: Hemp measure advances | Reading Eagle – NEWS
Also: U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. pushes measures on lead poisoning; Sestak leads Democratic rivals in two polls
A former member of the Philadelphia Flyers, Riley Cote, was on hand at the Farm Show Thursday to talk about the health benefits of hemp.
For state Sen. Judy Schwank, the Farm Show is an annual ritual | Reading Eagle – NEWS
The Ruscombmanor Township Democrat attends each year, connecting with farmers and constituents.
New group to push for legal hemp in Pa. | CPBJ
A new advocacy group started by a Berks County farmer is looking to turn Pennsylvania into one of the country’s biggest growers and producers of industrial hemp.
Hemp sales will reach $500million in America this year – Daily News Service
Hemp sales are set to reach $500million in the U.S in 2015 thanks to the popularity of CBD.
Bill to pilot industrial hemp farming clears state Senate committee | Reading Eagle – NEWS
Hemp-farming advocates from Berks attend the hearing.
‘Multi-million dollar’ cash crop hemp nearing legal return to Pa. | WPMT FOX43
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Shawn House stands at the bottom of the Pennsylvania Capitol steps with a smile on his face and an empty bag of pretzels in his hands. “Hempzel’s Pretzels,” he says. “It’s a mix of hemp and pretzels.” It’s also completely legal.
Hemp could be coming to a field near you | News | witf.org
(Harrisburg) — Legislation has passed a state Senate committee that would legalize a new cash crop in Pennsylvania. It can be made into building materials, fabrics or food. It’s industrial hemp, and Senator Judy Schwank says Pennsylvania could lead the nation in its production if it is made legal with her bill. A possible obstacle? Schwank says some of her fellow lawmakers are afraid legalizing hemp will lead to legalizing marijuana. “They associate this with recreational marijuana or the medical canibus and they worry that this might be a vehicle to help move those issues forward in the commonwealth. It has nothing to do with those other issues,” she said. Schwank’s says her bill follows all federal regulations on the crop. It would allow the cultivation and processing of industrial hemp as part of a research program at a college or university, and that would be overseen by a…
Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives Loves Hemp | GOOD
So much so that they’d like to legalize it, ASAP.