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World’s Tallest Hemp Hotel Opens in South Africa

A new hotel made from hemp has opened in South Africa, marking a major milestone for the country’s green...

U.S. Hemp Crop Valued at $238 Million in New USDA Report

The U.S. hemp acreage saw a significant drop in 2022, a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

Bi-partisan group introduces “Free to Grow Act” in House

Today, a bipartisan coalition of House legislators introduced the “Free to Grow Act” to end the unfair drug felony...

Vote Hemp comments on Maryland SB 516

Today Vote Hemp submitted comments on Maryland bill SB 516 specifically concerning the proposed THC milligram cap that would...

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USDA Secretary Purdue discusses hemp in House Agriculture Committee hearing 3/5/20
USDA Secretary Purdue discusses hemp in House Agriculture Committee hearing 3/5/20 Secretary Purdue answers a question by Rep. Lawson regarding the Interim Final Rule hemp regulations and THC testing.
Federal Hemp Bill Update with Rep. James Comer (R-KY)
Federal Hemp Bill Update with Rep. James Comer (R-KY) Rep. James Comer has been working hard to build bipartisan support for a new hemp bill in Congress and expects it to be introduced in July. Vote Hemp has been ...
New York State Farm Bureau statement on industrial hemp
New York State Farm Bureau statement on industrial hemp A representative for the New York Farm Bureau speaks about industrial hemp at the New York Hemp Summit which was hosted by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday April 18th at ...
Grow Our Future - The 7th Annual Hemp History Week
Grow Our Future - The 7th Annual Hemp History Week The 7th annual Hemp History Week campaign videoshows how farmers, students, activists, entrepreneurs and people all over the country are joining the effort to bring back industrial hemp farming in ...
FDA Commissioner Hahn makes first public comments on CBD
FDA Commissioner Hahn makes first public comments on CBD On February 26th 2020, FDA Commissioner Hahn gave his first public speech at the NASDA Winter Policy Conference. He addressed the topic of CBD products and acknowledged that these products ...
Jim Cramer on SPAC's: The people who buy these SPAC's, they're dealing with P.T. Barnum
Jim Cramer on SPAC's: The people who buy these SPAC's, they're dealing with P.T. Barnum For anyone considering investing in a SPAC that claims to be investing in hemp or cannabis, please do your diligence. Once you have handed over your money, you have no ...
New York Gov. Cuomo discusses hemp plans at 2017 State of the State
New York Gov. Cuomo discusses hemp plans at 2017 State of the State New York Gov. Mario Cuomo discusses the benefits of hemp and his plans to open up hemp farming and promote the crop at his 2017 State of the State address.
President Trump signs Farm Bill legalizing hemp
President Trump signs Farm Bill legalizing hemp On Thursday December 20, 2018, President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law including the Hemp Farming Act provisions which remove hemp completely from the Controlled Substances Act. To ...
New York Ag. Commissioner Richard Ball speaks at the Hemp Summit
New York Ag. Commissioner Richard Ball speaks at the Hemp Summit New York Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball speaks at the Hemp Summit on April 18, 2017.
USDA Secretary Perdue testifies about hemp regulations at Senate Appropriations hearing
USDA Secretary Perdue testifies about hemp regulations at Senate Appropriations hearing USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue testifies before the U.S. Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Agriculture and FDA on March 12, 2020. Senator Jeff Merkley asks Secretary Perdue about USDA Interim Final Rule ...
USDA Undersecretary Ibach speaks on Hemp Interim Final Rule - Feb. 26, 2020
USDA Undersecretary Ibach speaks on Hemp Interim Final Rule - Feb. 26, 2020 USDA Undersecretary Greg Ibach spoke on the hemp Interim Final Rule at the NASDA Winter Policy conference in Washington, DC on February 26, 2020.
New York Lt. Gov. Hochul promotes hemp farming at the Hemp Summit
New York Lt. Gov. Hochul promotes hemp farming at the Hemp Summit New York Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul speaks about the steps NY is taking to promote the farming of hemp to revive the rural economy in the Southern Tier. She spoke ...
Senator Ron Wyden Hemp Lobby Day greeting
Senator Ron Wyden Hemp Lobby Day greeting Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) shares a greeting to participants of the Hemp Lobby Day sponsored by Vote Hemp.
Vote Hemp analysis of the USDA Interim Final Rule hemp production regulations
Vote Hemp analysis of the USDA Interim Final Rule hemp production regulations Vote Hemp president Eric Steenstra presents an analysis of the USDA Interim Final Rule hemp production regulations.