Thank you very much for your interest in NAIHC. We are a 501(c)(3) nonstock nonprofit organization and appreciate any and all donations/contributions.

If you wish to contribute to NAIHC so we may continue with our vision, please make your check payable to NAIHC and send to:

NAIHC

PO Box 232

Oregon, WI 53575


Again, thank you very much for your support.

Erwin A. "Bud" Sholts, Chairman

 

 

North American Industrial Hemp Council

DEA Recognizes Existence of Industrial Hemp

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U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Recognizes Existence of Industrial Hemp – But It’s Not Enough

By Andy Kerr

NAIHC.orgWashington, August 17, 2016 – I am very pleased to report that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has officially recognized “industrial hemp” – and on the home page of their website no less, leading readers to the latest DEA news on marijuana and industrial hemp.

As a matter of law, industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa with <1% THC by dry weight, the intoxicating ingredient in marijuana) has long been lumped into the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 definition of “marihuana.”

Since its establishment, NAIHC has sought to remove industrial hemp from the federal drug schedules, including recently being lead petitioner on an official rulemaking petition under the federal Administrative Procedure Act of 1946. The petition asks DEA to exempt industrial hemp from the definition of marijuana.

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Reasons to Legalize Industrial Hemp

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NAIHC.orgWashington, August 1, 2016 – Here are links to key sections of the 183-page petition filed by Andy Kerr of The Larch Company, Courtney N. Moran of EARTH Law, the North American Industrial Hemp Council (NAIHC), and other petitioners asking the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) “to remove industrial hemp from the federal drug schedules.”

 

Petition to Legalize Industrial Hemp

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NAIHC.orgWashington, June 12, 2016 – A coalition of farmers, state legislators, a former U.S. Attorney, scientists, merchants, entrepreneurs, and environmentalists filed a formal petition Friday asking the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration “to remove industrial hemp from the federal drug schedules.” By law, DEA must answer the petition in a reasonable amount of time.

Supporting the petition, former United States Attorney for the District of Kansas Barry Grissom said that “It is a misallocation of law enforcement resources to continue to pretend that industrial hemp is a drug.”

For details about the petition, go to:

   

States Race to Grow Industrial Hemp

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NAIHC.orgWashington, Nov. 10, 2015 – Kentucky leads the race to commercialize industrial hemp, as confirmed yesterday on Veterans Day when an American flag made from Kentucky-grown and –sewn hemp flew over the U.S. Capitol. But North Carolina is determined to catch up ASAP.

North Carolina has surged forward now that its Senate Bill 313, the Industrial Hemp Research Act, is law. The new law which went into effect Oct. 31 establishes that: “it is in the best interest of the citizens of North Carolina to promote and encourage the development of an industrial hemp industry in the State in order to expand employment, promote economic activity, and provide opportunities to small farmers for an environmentally sustainable and profitable use of crop lands that might otherwise be lost to agricultural production.”

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Veterans Day Honored with Industrial Hemp

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NAIHC.orgWashington, DC Nov. 10, 2015 – An American flag made of industrial hemp grown in Kentucky by United States veterans will be flown over the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC for the first time on Veterans Day (November 11, 2015).

The Hemp American flag celebrates this versatile crop cultivated by our founding fathers and calls attention to how hemp is already providing a new source of jobs for veterans and rural farming families.

Industrial hemp industry groups and leaders will host a “Hemp for Vets” press conference on Wednesday, November 11, from 9:30 am - 10:30 am in the Murrow Room at the National Press Club in Washington DC.

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