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Newsletter – November 29, 2023

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – November 29, 2023

A Brief (And Recent) History Of Hemp: Ashes Ashes, All Fall Down

Over thousands of years, hemp has a purported 50,000+ beneficial uses. Hemp fibers have been found in ancient burial sites, the Founding Fathers grew hemp, and the plant was utilized to pay colonial taxes. It was a global cash crop and domestically Kentucky has a deep and rich history with hemp. It’s no surprise that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a son of the Bluegrass State, was able to steer the federal legalization of hemp in 2014, the most sweeping federal cannabis policy reform in U.S. history. I successfully argued this point in front of the 9th Circuit in 2018. Hemp moves in spooky, mysterious, and unexpected ways.

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Senator McConnel's 2014 Farm Bill provided that cultivators could produce, manufacture, and sell hemp.

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10th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo & 1st Innovate Earth Symposium
April 11-13, 2024, The Estes Park Events Complex & Convention Center, Estes Park, CO

Experience Hemp Prague and the 21st Annual EIHA Conference
June 5-7, 2024, Prague, Czech Republic – Save The Date

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