Archive for the ‘Farmers’ Category

May 27th, 2015 - 7:28 PM § in Ag Hemp, Agricultural Hemp Initiative, Farmers

Exciting Steps Forward

From 2009 to now this website has served as a diary and chronicle of the Colorado process of moving hemp from illegal status to, in 2013, the first U.S. hemp harvest in over 50 years. It is my hope that it will continue to be a tool and resource for those states which are going […][...]

January 29th, 2014 - 10:22 AM § in Ag Hemp, CSU, Farmers, Hemp History

Another Step in Legitimizing Hemp

Hemp growing going legit after decades-long ban By KRISTEN WYATT DENVER (AP) — The federal government is ready to let farmers grow cannabis — at least the kind that can’t get people high. Hemp — marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin that’s used to make everything from clothing [...]

May 29th, 2013 - 9:48 AM § in Ag Hemp, Colorado State Legislature, Farmers

Hick Signs Hemp Law in Colorado!

May 28, 2013, Governor Hickenlooper signed SB13-241-“The Casey Bill” making it possible for Colorado farmers to plant hemp for commercial purposes in the 2014 planting season. What was once considered radical has become mainstream in Colorado. What a great place to live! Eighty-six year [...]

May 8th, 2013 - 3:56 AM § in Farmers, Hemp Politics

Colorado Hemp Bill Passes

May 6th, 2013 – Colorado SB13-241 made it over the last legislative hurdle, the House of Representatives, with unanimous approval. From the Senate floor, through four committees and the House floor, there was only one NO vote. Senator Lundberg (R) voted against it, not because he opposes hemp cult[...]

April 11th, 2013 - 5:14 PM § in Ag Hemp, Colorado State Legislature, CSU, Farmers, Hemp Politics

SB13-241 Heard in Ag Committee 4/10/13

Having already been introduced on the Senate floor, Colorado SB13-241 was heard by the Senate Agricultural Committee on April 10, 2013, and passed with enthusiastic unanimity. Testimonials were intelligent, articulate, and persuasive.  President of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, Kent Peppler, De[...]