Stories tagged: hemp
Tue., July 16, 2019
Hemp fabric is antimicrobial, antibacterial, hypo-allergenic, thermo-regulating, naturally pest-resistant and UV-resistant.
Sun., June 16, 2019, 6 a.m.
Health experts advise caution on unregulated products.
Fri., June 14, 2019, 4:56 p.m.
A new global hemp research lab in Oregon will offer a certification program that will tell farmers whether the hemp seeds they’re buying are the real deal
Tue., May 7, 2019, noon
The branding power of Willie Nelson draws a crowd even in states where weed is illegal.
UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 12:33 p.m.
Police officers who encounter shipments of state-certified hemp on America’s highways are facing a quandary: They can’t tell if the plants they’re seeing are hemp or marijuana. Truckers are free …
UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:55 a.m.
Could hemp be Washington’s next cash crop? Lawmakers eye new system amid CBD boom, marijuana expansion
Both chambers of the Washington Legislature have passed laws that would create a state system for licensing hemp production. The long-outlawed cousin of marijuana hasn’t taken off in the Evergreen …
Sat., March 2, 2019, 12:54 p.m.
Idaho State Police may get the funding to purchase equipment that would allow investigators to distinguish hemp from marijuana after a high-profile case in the state grabbed headlines and prompted …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 7:46 p.m.
CBD ads pop up everywhere these days on social media, radio and street signs. They hawk pain relief and other remedies from cannabidiol, known as CBD, a cannabis extract that …
Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 4:06 p.m.
The hemp industry still has work ahead to win legal status for hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD oil, as an ingredient in food or dietary supplements despite the big farm bill …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 9:17 a.m.
Fifth District Rep. Caroline Nilsson Troy will introduce legislation early next year that would legalize hemp in Idaho.
Thu., May 24, 2018, 2:45 p.m.
U.S. officials have ordered a San Francisco brewery to stop producing a specialty beer containing cannabidiol, the hemp-derived extract known as CBD, because it lacks the proper permitting.
Mon., May 14, 2018, 4:25 p.m.
A glut of legal marijuana is driving Oregon pot prices to rock-bottom levels, prompting some nervous growers to start pivoting to another type of cannabis to make ends meet – …
Mon., May 14, 2018, 8:26 a.m.
Applications for state licenses to grow hemp – marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin – have increased more than twentyfold since 2015, and Oregon now ranks No. 2 behind Colorado among the 19 …
UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 5:11 p.m.
The U.S. Senate’s top leader wants to bring hemp production back into the mainstream by removing it from the list of controlled substances.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:29 p.m.
Seattle has dropped a $1,000 fine issued to the nonprofit organization that runs Hempfest – the annual summer marijuana celebration.
Thu., June 29, 2017, 4:35 p.m.
Every bride-to-be wants her wedding to be special, and trying to incorporate cannabis into the festivities is about as unique as it gets.
UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Montana’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program is underway for the first time this year, allowing approved farmers to grow the fibrous plant under oversight from the state Department of Agriculture. However, …
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee signs laws on marijuana edibles, lock boxes and industrial hemp.
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Seattle Hempfest organizers are opening an outpost in downtown Olympia with a little help from one of the state’s most visible cannabis activists. Olympia Hempfest Central will have a grand …
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 7:14 p.m.
Three years into the nation’s hemp experiment, a 20-acre farm in southern Colorado exemplifies the crop’s hazy potential.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 3:40 p.m.
The Legislature has passed a bill that would allow licensed growers to produce industrial hemp in Washington as part of a research program.
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 11:19 a.m.
Oregon lawmakers are considering relaxing rules about hemp cultivation.
Fri., March 21, 2014
OLYMPIA – “Weed” is not an official weed, at least not in Washington. So says the state Noxious Weed Control Board, which recently discussed whether various forms of cannabis, from …
Fri., April 26, 2013
OLYMPIA – Prosecutions for growing and trafficking marijuana could grind to a halt in Washington, a result of a glitch in a new law, a lack of equipment at the …
Fri., Feb. 22, 2013
OLYMPIA – The cannabis plant could provide Washington state with two new agricultural crops: one for smoking and one making rope and fabric. Different strains of the plant would be …
Sun., Oct. 14, 2012
SEATTLE – Residents of Washington, Oregon and Colorado won’t just be considering whether to let adults buy pot at state-sanctioned shops when they vote next month on legalizing and taxing …