Kansas House Approves Bill to Reduce Cannabis Penalties, Legalize Medical Cannabis Extracts, Study Hemp

Kansas-FlagThe Kansas House of Representatives has passed an amended version of House Bill 2049, a proposal that initially would have simply reduce the penalties associated with cannabis possession, but was altered to make several other changes.

The bill, which now moves towards a full Senate vote, would reduce the penalty for the first-time possession of cannabis for personal use from a Class A misdemeanor, to a Class B misdemeanor, reducing the potential jail sentence from a year to six months. This would also reduce the fine from $2,500, to $1,000. The proposal would also reduce the charge for someone’s second offense fromĀ a felony to a misdemeanor.

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Companies Plan Study on Aquatic Hemp

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New Growth Opportunities Emerge to Leverage Underwater Timber Operations & Enhance Models for Project Sustainability

BLAINE, WA–(Marketwired – Mar 18, 2014) – Hollund Industrial Marine, Inc. (“Hollund”), an underwaterwater2 forest management company, announced today that it will participate in a Hemp study with North Cal Wood Products, Inc. (“North Cal”).

North Cal is conducting a market research study on Hemp, with a goal of launching a pilot project to cultivate organic hemp in aquaponic systems applying new aquaculture and biodynamic farming practices. Hollund’s interest in North Cal’s project revolves around possibilities being explored by the Company to enhance the sustainability and profitability of underwater timber projects — such as the Bayano project in Panama — as well as to diversify into new markets.

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