The Commons: A plant with purpose

By Emily Peyton 5/4/16 All the attention is focused on marijuana policy reform, but its cousin, hemp, shines with promise for applications in sustainable building and numerous other beneficial applications Full Article Much media ado about marijuana reminds me of media coverage of Donald Trump’s opponents: Hemp is a more worthy candidate for our attention, Continue Reading

Summit Daily: Industrial hemp gaining traction in ag industry

By Nikki Work 4/17/16 Full Article GREELEY, Colo. — Two years ago, Rick Trojan and his team at Colorado Cultivars found a wild hemp plant growing on the side of the road. It looked kind of like a Christmas tree, he said. They brought it into their greenhouse and began doing research, cultivating different strains Continue Reading

Press Connects: Hemp crops coming to New York as early as spring?

By David Hill 11/25/15 Full Article The state Department of Agriculture and Markets has developed proposed regulations to govern experimental growing of a cultivar of cannabis, the plant most known today as the source of marijuana. Industrial hemp, as it’s sometimes known, has too little of the active ingredient  tetrahydrocannabinol, often referred to as THC, Continue Reading

Times Argus Op-Ed: Knowledge lacking on hemp

11/13/15 By Emily Peyton Full Op-ed Political leadership worried about public opinion around cannabis hemp is stalling an excellent crop. Every high-level candidate I have talked with worries about negative public reception around agricultural hemp. So they stop themselves long before they begin to learn about it. Their minds are closed, and they just will Continue Reading

Times Argus: Medical marijuana centers can also use hemp

October 9,2015 Full Article MONTPELIER — New administrative rules approved by lawmakers Thursday will allow medical marijuana dispensaries to provide therapeutic hemp products and deliver medicinal hemp and marijuana products to the 2,200 people on the state’s registry. The Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules unanimously approved the new guidelines after settling on language to exempt Continue Reading

VT Digger: Dispensaries OK’d to grow hemp

Oct. 8, 2015, 4:33 pm by Elizabeth Hewitt Full Article Vermont’s four medical marijuana dispensaries got legislative approval to begin cultivating and distributing hemp products Thursday. The Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules unanimously passed the rule, which was amended to address concerns aired by Vermont hemp farmers at a committee meeting last month. Hemp is Continue Reading

VPR: Legal Hemp Growing, But Not Yet Booming In Vermont

By Jon Kalish Oct 5, 2015 Full Article & Audio Vermonters have just harvested their second crop of industrial hemp since the Legislature legalized it in 2013. But because of obstacles to cultivating hemp in the state, few farmers have grown the crop. Last year only a half dozen people grew hemp in Vermont. This year, Continue Reading