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2014

Congressional Omnibus Appropriations Bill Included Hemp Amendment
     December 16, 2014

Kentucky Department of Agriculture Sues DEA in U.S. District Court Over DEA's Refusal to Respect Farm Bill Provision
     May 15, 2014

Military Veteran Farmers to Plant Historic Industrial Hemp Crop in Kentucky in Anticipation of Hemp History Week
    May 1, 2014

President Obama Signs Farm Bill with Amendment to Allow Industrial Hemp Research
    February 7, 2014

Amendment to Allow Industrial Hemp Research Included in Farm Bill
    January 28, 2014

Farm Bureau Passes Policy Urging Removal of Industrial Hemp Classification as Controlled Substance
    January 22, 2014

2013

Governor Brown Signs California Industrial Hemp Farming Act Legalizing Hemp Farming Under State Law
    September 28, 2013

2013

Vote Hemp Holds Briefing with Rep. Massie, Rep. Polis and Commissioner Comer to Discuss State vs. Federal Laws on Industrial Hemp Farming
    September 9, 2013

2013

Farm Bill With Amendment to Allow Industrial Hemp Research Passes House in 216 to 208 Floor Vote
    July 12, 2013

2013

Kentucky Industrial Hemp Farming Bill SB 50 Becomes Law
    April 9, 2013

California Hemp Farming Bill SB 566 Garners Strong Support from Businesses, Leading Advocacy Groups and Sheriffs' Association
    April 2, 2013

Amidst Growing Momentum for Policy Change, Industrial Hemp Advocates Prepare for Fourth Annual "Hemp History Week"
    February 26, 2013

As Momentum Builds for Policy Change, U.S. Market for Products Made from Industrial Hemp Continues to Thrive
    February 25, 2013

Senators Wyden, Paul, Merkley and McConnell Introduce S. 359, a Bipartisan Senate Companion Bill to H.R. 525, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act
    February 15, 2013

Senators Wyden, Paul, Merkley and McConnell Introduce Bipartisan Senate Companion Bill to H.R. 525, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act
    February 14, 2013

Bi-Partisan Congressional Leaders and Former CIA Director Testify in Favor of SB 50 Before Kentucky Senate Agriculture Committee
    February 8, 2013

Rep. Massie and Rep. Schrader Introduce Bipartisan Bill in Support of Industrial Hemp Farming
    February 7, 2013

2012

Senator Rand Paul, Vote Hemp, and Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps Team Up to Revive the Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission and Re-Commercialize Hemp in the United States
    November 14, 2012

U.S. Market for Hemp Food, Body Care and Other Products Continues to Thrive with 2011 Annual Retail Sales Estimated at $452 Million
    September 19, 2012

Senator Wyden and Senator Paul Introduce Bi-partisan Senate Companion Bill to H.R. 1831, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act
    August 3, 2012

Third Annual 'Hemp History Week' Campaign is Biggest Yet
    June 18, 2012

Senator Rand Paul Signs on as Co-Sponsor to Senator Ron Wyden's Industrial Hemp Amendment to Farm Bill
    June 8, 2012

Vote Hemp Encourages Support for Proposed Amendment by Senator Wyden on Industrial Hemp in the Farm Bill
    June 7, 2012

Third Annual 'Hemp History Week' Kicks Off to Promote Hemp for a Healthy Future June 4-10
    June 4, 2012

Leading Natural Product Brands, Retailers, Celebrities and Grassroots Activists Team Up to Produce Third Annual 'Hemp History Week'
    March 6, 2012

2011

Leading Hemp Advocacy Groups Outraged by Governor Brown's Veto of California Industrial Hemp Farming Act
    October 10, 2011

Governor Can Help California Economy, Farmers and the Environment by Signing New Industrial Hemp Farming Bill
    September 8, 2011

Hemp Farming in California Even Closer to Reality as SB 676 Moves Through California Legislature
    July 7, 2011

Rep. Ron Paul Introduces H.R. 1831, The Industrial Hemp Farming Act, on Heels of Successful Second Annual Hemp History Week
    May 12, 2011

Leading Hemp Advocacy Groups Applaud Introduction of California Hemp Farming Bill SB 676
    February 28, 2011

American Health Food Exporter Speaks Out About Month Long Ordeal in Egyptian Jail for Importing Nutritious Hemp Food
    February 3, 2011

2010

All Twenty-Five Co-Sponsors of Industrial Hemp Farming Act H.R. 1866 Rewarded with Re-election
    December 8, 2010

Hemp Industries Association to Meet in San Francisco November 8th for Annual Convention
    November 3, 2010

North Dakota Speaker of the House David Monson and ND Farmer Wayne Hauge File Suit Against DEA in U.S. Court of Appeals to Grow Industrial Hemp
    May 18, 2010

Week Long Campaign to Celebrate History of Hemp Farming in America Begins
    May 17, 2010

2009

Farmers, Hemp Industry Leaders Arrested for Planting Industrial Hemp at DEA Headquarters in Act of Civil Disobedience to Protest 'Reefer Madness'
    October 13, 2009

Hemp Seizure in Capitol Underscores Confusion Over Cannabis
    August 12, 2009

Oregon Hemp Farming Bill Becomes Law
    August 4, 2009

Oregon Passes Hemp Bill
    June 29, 2009

Representatives Barney Frank and Ron Paul Introduce Hemp Farming Legislation - HR 1866
    April 3, 2009

2008

Licensed Hemp Farmers Heard by U.S. Court of Appeals
    November 13, 2008

U.S. Farmers Suing DEA to Grow Hemp in Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals on November 12
    October 30, 2008

Vermont Hemp Farming Bill Becomes Law
    July 1, 2008

Hemp for Vermont Bill Becomes Law
    May 30, 2008

New Poll Shows Strong Voter Support for Industrial Hemp Farming in North Dakota
    March 12, 2008

North Dakota's Licensed Hemp Farmers File Appeal in Eighth Circuit
    February 19, 2008

HIA: Hemp Fabric Goes High Fashion
    February 11, 2007


2007

North Dakota's Licensed Hemp Farmers Appeal Federal Court Decision
    December 12, 2007

Court Rejects North Dakota Farmers' Bid to Grow Industrial Hemp
    November 29, 2007

Judge Promises Decision by End of November in North Dakota Hemp Farming Lawsuit – Monson v. DEA
    November 15, 2007

North Dakota Farmers in Court November 14 for Oral Arguments in Hemp Lawsuit
    November 7, 2007

NDSU Files Amicus in Support of Hemp Farming Lawsuit
    October 29, 2007

Governor Schwarzenegger Vetoes Industrial Hemp Bill
    October 12, 2007

North Dakota Farmers File Motion for Summary Judgment in Hemp Farming Case
    September 20, 2007

Governor Can Help California Economy and Environment by Signing New Industrial Hemp Farming Bill
    September 18, 2007

California Legislature Passes Industrial Hemp Bill for Second Time in Two Years
    September 12, 2007

HIA: Hemp Food Markets Continue Growth in United States
    September 10, 2007

North Dakota Farmers Await August 24 Deadline for DEA to Respond to Lawsuit to Grow Industrial Hemp
    August 15, 2007

Television Coverage of Industrial Hemp Confused by Puns and Drug References
    July 24, 2007

North Dakota Farmers File Lawsuit Against DEA to Grow Industrial Hemp
    June 18, 2007

Media Conference Call - North Dakota Farmers Lawsuit Against DEA
    June 18, 2007

Please click here to listen to a recording of the June 18, 2007 teleconference discussing the filing case of Monson vs DEA. Participants were: Rep. David Monson, North Dakota House assistant majority leader, farmer; Wayne Hauge, Seed breeder, licensed hemp farmer; Roger Johnson, North Dakota agriculture commissioner; Tim Purdon, Vogel Law Firm, Bismarck, attorney for the plaintiffs; Joe Sandler, legal counsel for VoteHemp.com; Eric Steenstra, president, VoteHemp.com. (mp3 file 13MB)

California Assembly Passes Hemp Farming Legislation
    May 10, 2007

North Dakota to DEA: Out of Our Hemp Fields
    April 30, 2007

Eleven Farming States Introduce Hemp Legislation in 2007
    April 25, 2007

Poll Shows Strong Voter Support for Industrial Hemp Farming in California
    March 19, 2007

Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2007 Introduced in Congress
    February 13, 2007

Vote Hemp Exposes ONDCP and DEA Lies about Hemp Farming
    February 8, 2007

North Dakota Farmer is First to Apply for State License to Grow Industrial Hemp
    January 15, 2007


2006

Billions of Wild Drug-Free Hemp Plants Eradicated by DEA in Effort to Confiscate Cultivated Marijuana Since 1984
    December 26, 2006

Vote Hemp Names California Assemblyman Mark Leno 'Legislator of the Year'
    November 7, 2006

New Hemp Milk Products Will Boost Growth of Hemp Food Market in 2007
    October 25, 2006

Governor Schwarzenegger's Veto of Hemp Bill is Bad for the Environment, Farmers and Economy
    October 2, 2006

Governor's Decision on California Industrial Hemp Farming Act Expected by Sept. 30
    September 22, 2006

California Hemp Bill Passes Final Senate and Assembly Votes
    August 21, 2006

California Industrial Hemp Farming Act Passes Final Senate Vote
    August 16, 2006

Passage of CA Hemp Bill Would Benefit California Economy and Environment
    August 1, 2006

U.S. Businesses Back Return of Industrial Hemp Farming
    June 12, 2006

Public Hearing on Hemp Farming in North Dakota to Feature Largest Hemp Seed Contractor in North America
    June 5, 2006

North Dakota to be First State to Issue Licenses to Hemp Farmers
    May 3, 2006

Quest for U.S. Industrial Hemp Farming Advances
    February 23, 2006

State [ND] to Seek Okay to Grow Industrial Hemp
    February 17, 2006

Hemp Farming Bill Passes California Assembly
    January 26, 2006


2005

Federal Judge Calls DEA's Views on Hemp Farming 'Asinine' in Case Over Industrial Hemp & Tribal Sovereignty
    December 16, 2005

Hemp Food Sales Grow 50% Over Last Year
    November 1, 2005

Makers of Hemp Products Meet in San Francisco Nov. 3-4
    October 31, 2005

Hemp Food Sales Grow 47% Since Last Year’s Federal Court Victory Over DEA
    September 16, 2005

“Marijuana Flavored” Lollipops Are Made With Cannabis Flower Essential Oil - Not Hemp Seed Oil
    June 28, 2005

Industrial Hemp Farming Act Introduced at Packed Capitol Hill Hemp Food Lunch
    June 27, 2005

First Federal Industrial Hemp Bill to Be Introduced in Congress June 23rd
    June 16, 2005

First Federal Industrial Hemp Bill to Be Introduced in Congress This Month
    June 13, 2005

Lakota, Once Encouraged by U.S. Government Treaty to Grow Hemp, Fight to Do So Again
    June 9, 2005

California Assembly Agriculture Committee Puts Industrial Hemp Bill on Two-Year Track
    April 28, 2005

California Considers Industrial Hemp Bill
    April 25, 2005

Oregon Considers Industrial Hemp Farming Bill
    April 4, 2005

State Hemp Legislation Making Advances
    March 28, 2005

Hemp Farming Legislation Gaining Momentum
    March 4, 2005

Hemp Farming Bill to be Introduced in California
    February 18, 2005

Court Orders DEA to Pay Hemp Industry Plaintiff's Legal Bills
    February 2, 2005

New Congressional Research Service Report Available on Industrial Hemp
    January 25, 2005

Case for Hemp Made at American Farm Bureau Convention
    January 3, 2005


2004

Hemp Food Final Victory!
    September 28, 2004

Bush Administration Has Until September 26 to File Appeal to Supreme Court
    September 13, 2004

Air Force Says Hemp Skin Care Products Not Prohibited
    August 19, 2004

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Denies DEA Petition for Rehearing on Hemp Food Decision
    July 2, 2004

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Will Consider Rehearing on Hemp Food Decision
    June 7, 2004

Solicitor General Considering Appeal to Supreme Court of Ninth Circuit Hemp Food Decision
    May 11, 2004

Hemp Sun-Screen Story Wrong on Drug Testing
    May 5, 2004

Landmark Court Decision Saves Jobs and Nutritious Foods Made With Hemp Seed
    February 12, 2004

Federal Court Rejects DEA Ban on Hemp Food
    February 6, 2004

Vote Hemp Releases Voter Guide on Presidential Candidates
    February 2, 2004


2003

Where do Presidential Candidates Stand on Hemp?
    October 31, 2003

Hemp Food Industry Predicts Major Victory in Federal Court
    September 29, 2003

Hemp Food Industry Battles DEA in Federal Court
    September 10, 2003

Court Invalidates DEA Interpretive Rule on Hemp Foods
    June 30, 2003

Two-Year Court Fight Over Hemp Foods in Final Stages
    June 26, 2003

DEA Employees Take Hemp Food Taste Test in 65 Cities
    April 22, 2003

Ninth Circuit Court Blocks DEA Hemp Rule
    April 17, 2003

Court Decision on Hemp Foods Expected This Week
    April 14, 2003

DEA Final Rule on Hemp Foods Challenged
    March 28, 2003


2002

Hemp NAFTA Suit Begins Arbitration Phase
    August 2, 2002

Hemp Industry Confident; Awaits Court Decision
    April 17, 2002

NAFTA Challenge to DEA Hemp Rule Enters Next Phase
    March 20, 2002

Ninth Circuit Court Blocks DEA Hemp Rule
    March 8, 2002

DEA Rule on Hemp Food Stirs Congressional Critics
    March 7, 2002

DEA Received 115,000 Comments Against New Hemp Food Rule
    February 28, 2002

Hemp Food Stays in Stores
    February 8, 2002

DEA Rule Faces Congressional Backlash
    February 4, 2002

DEA Head Clarifies New Rule on Hemp Food
    January 31, 2002

DEA Does Homework on Hemp Foods After New Rule Announced
    January 22, 2002

Canadian Company Files NAFTA Challenge to DEA Hemp Rule
    January 14, 2002

Hemp Industry vs DEA in Federal Court
    January 7, 2002

 

 
 
 
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