Oregon Group Works on Rules for Industrial Hemp

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  Oregon Group Works on Rules for Industrial Hemp

Posted by CN Staff on November 07, 2013 at 07:54:46 PT
By The Register-Guard 
Source: Register-Guard 

Portland -- Oregon farmers could put in a crop of industrial hemp next spring if a panel of experts can satisfy federal officials with a set of tightly drawn rules. The committee of agricultural experts and state policy officials has been selected by the Oregon Department of Agriculture and will come together in December, the Oregonian reported .The committee hopes to set up a program that will meet what the federal government calls a “robust” standard, said Jim Cramer, a market and certification official in the department. He said the goal is to do so in time for planting.
Oregon is one of seven states with laws permitting industrial hemp — a strain of marijuana with only a trace of the plant’s psychoactive chemical.Hemp’s historic use has been for rope. These days it is put to hundreds of uses: clothing and mulch from the fiber, for instance, and foods such as hemp milk and cooking oil from the seeds, as well as creams, soap and lotions.Oregon officials have held off implementing the state’s 2009 law, saying they would wait until the federal government reclassified marijuana from a substance prone to abuse and lacking medicinal value.That has not happened, but an opinion issued in late August explained the federal government’s decision against challenging recreational marijuana laws in Washington and Colorado. The memo set priorities on marijuana and said a “robust” system for enforcing state marijuana laws is less likely to threaten federal priorities.Cramer said his department sought written confirmation from the federal government that it would not oppose an industrial hemp program in Oregon, but it hasn’t gotten a formal response.“What we want is for the federal government to say these are robust,” he said of the rules the group is drafting.He said the committee is researching industrial hemp rules in Colorado, North Dakota and Canada. He said Oregon’s rules will cover fees, hemp processing and testing that ensures the level of the plant’s psychoactive chemical, tetrahydrocannabinol, is less than 0.3 percent.Source: Register-Guard, The (OR)Published: November 6, 2013Copyright: 2013 The Register-GuardContact: rgletters guardnet.comWebsite: Hemp Archives 

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Comment #7 posted by museman on November 09, 2013 at 11:55:47 PT

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Comment #6 posted by FoM on November 08, 2013 at 15:02:01 PT

Thank you for the article. I look forward to the day when marijuana is legal everywhere and will be as inexpensive as tomatoes. 
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Comment #5 posted by konagold on November 08, 2013 at 13:37:53 PT:

OT : ATTN FOM mainstream media
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Comment #4 posted by runruff on November 08, 2013 at 09:28:47 PT

I would love to grow hemp on my property.
The trouble with that is, the pollen will mix with my purple-sticky.
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Comment #3 posted by The GCW on November 07, 2013 at 18:39:16 PT

Florida news and POLL link
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Comment #2 posted by The GCW on November 07, 2013 at 18:37:48 PT

POLL & Miami Beach vote news.
Miami Beach backs medical marijuana; is Florida next?"Miami Beach voters became the first in Florida to call for the decriminalization of marijuana for medical use in a Tuesday vote that gives a glimpse of statewide support for the issue.The 64-36 percent approval jibed with state and national polls that show medical-marijuana support approaching 60 percent or more."CONT.& the POLL question:Miami Beach voters this week called for the decriminalization of marijuana for medical reasons. Should the rest of Miami-Dade County follow suit?YesNo
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Comment #1 posted by HempWorld on November 07, 2013 at 09:24:38 PT

Yeah, hemp is last in line, because it don't get
you high! However,... if you care to read on...From:"Experts believe that some people would do better with a derivative of marijuana that offers therapeutic action without the mind-altering baggage. A more precise dose, free of unwanted contaminants, would be safer, and its effects would be reproducible."Yes, and marijuana without the high is called HEMP!Duh!
Hemp Store!
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