Tag: Hemp Industries Association

Hemp History Week 2016 Begins Monday, June 6th

The 7th Annual Hemp History Week – and industry wide initiative of the Hemp Industries Association and Vote Hemp – begins on June 6th, and goes through to June 12th. Together with grassroots organizers, farmers, producers, and advocates from all walks of life will use the week to work towards a change in federal hemp …

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Report: Over Half a Billion Dollars in Hemp Products Sold in U.S. in 2015

The Hemp Industries Association (HIA), a non-profit trade association consisting of hundreds of hemp businesses, has released a report detailing the size of the U.S. retail market for hemp products for 2015. According to the report, there was $573 million in hemp products sold throughout the United States in 2015: This is, of course, despite …

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Nevada Governor Signs Hemp Research Bill Into law

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has signed into law legislation that allows hemp to be cultivated for research purposes. Senate Bill 305, introduced by Senator Tick Segerblom and passed by the state’s legislature with a unanimous vote, allows universities in the state, as well as the state’s Department of Agriculture, to grow and produce hemp for …

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It’s Hemp History Week 2015

The 6th annual Hemp History Week, “a nation-wide education campaign and marketing program that seeks to renew strong support for hemp farming in the U.S. while raising awareness about the benefits of hemp products”, is now officially underway. This year’s campaign will include “grass-roots events across the country, nationwide retail promotions, hemp plantings (in some …

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Florida Senate Agriculture Committee Unanimously Approves Bill to Legalize Hemp

Florida’s Senate Agriculture Committee has voted unanimously to approve Senate Bill 902, a proposal to explicitly legalize the production and cultivation of hemp. Senator Jeff Clemens, the bill’s primary sponsor, says his bill would create numerous jobs and would be a boon to the state’s economy. If passed into law, the proposal – titled the …

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Over $620 Million in Hemp Products Sold in the U.S. in 2014

The Hemp Industries Association has released a report which estimates the amount of hemp products sold in the United States in 2014. According to the report, there was $200 million worth of hemp food and body care products sold in 2014. An additional $420 million worth of hemp milk, seeds, soaps, lotions, clothing, auto parts, …

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