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  • 2016 Michigan Industrial Hemp Research Applications

    Applications for 2016 Michigan industrial hemp research projects are becoming available this month. Speak with your university / college partners and contact Mike Phillip at MDARD (517) 284-5649 or phillipm@michigan.gov for info and applications regarding industrial hemp. Lets get some seed in Michigan soil next spring! Lets get some seed in Michigan soil next spring!

    Posted at August 7, 2015 | By : | Categories : MIHEMP Update | Comments Off on 2016 Michigan Industrial Hemp Research Applications
  • 7 and 4 News

    Two bills could create legal industrial hemp research in Michigan by Meghan Morelli Posted: 01.12.2015 at 7:31 PM http://www.upnorthlive.com/news/story.aspx?id=1148338 Governor Rick Snyder has two bills on his desk that if approved would make it legal to grow industrial hemp in Michigan for research purposes.  / upnorthlive.com

    Posted at January 28, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on 7 and 4 News
  • Michigan Farm News

    High time for hemp? January 27, 2015 Category: Crops by Paul W. Jackson https://www.michfb.com/MI/Farm_News/High_time_for_hemp/ Hemp seed is the product most in demand in hemp markets today. Mostly, it goes into health food and nutraceutical sectors, but new markets are under constant development. Photo courtesy of Hemp Industries Association. To the advocate, hemp is a cure-all. Health, economics, self-sufficiency. ...

    Posted at January 28, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Michigan Farm News
  • A Summary of the Michigan Industrial Hemp Law

    PA 547 is the Industrial Hemp Research Act, allowing industrial hemp research. PA 548 puts the definition of "industrial hemp" in the Public Health Code and excludes it from the definition of marihuana. PA 547 allows the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) or a college or university in Michigan to grow and/or cultivate industrial hemp for agricultural ...

    Posted at January 21, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog,MIHEMP Update | Comments Off on A Summary of the Michigan Industrial Hemp Law
  • What are HB 5439 and HB 5440?

    Currently on Governor Rick Snyder's desk for signing, HB 5439 would allow the research of Industrial Hemp to be done by the Michigan Agriculture Department and "institutions of higher learning". Also awaiting approval, HB 5440 removes Industrial Hemp from the definition of marijuana under state law. The research ...

    Posted at January 11, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog,MIHEMP Update | Comments Off on What are HB 5439 and HB 5440?
  • Tell Governor to Sign Hemp Bills Into Law!

    Governor Rick Snyder now has until January 18th to sign, veto, or let the industrial hemp bills die. Now is the time to ask him to sign them into law.  MIHEMP is an organization of activists, so feel free to email, snail mail, text, billboard or Goodyear Blimp either this page or the following link.  Together we can make this happen! The bills in ...

    Posted at January 11, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog,MIHEMP Update | Comments Off on Tell Governor to Sign Hemp Bills Into Law!
  • Michigan Legislature Sends Hemp Bills to Governors Desk.

    With less than 48 hours left in a lame duck session, the Michigan Legislature passed two Industrial Hemp bills off to Governor Snyder for his signature. HB 5439, introduced by Rep. Kevin Daley, a Republican from Lapeer County, creates the "Industrial Hemp Research Act" to allow the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) or a college or university in ...

    Posted at December 18, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Michigan Businesses,MIHEMP Update | Comments Off on Michigan Legislature Sends Hemp Bills to Governors Desk.