MIHEMP Update

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Hemp Is on its Way to Your Car Battery

    Hemp Is on its Way to Your Car Battery and Many Things You Haven't Yet Imagined This piece is an advance excerpt of a hemp-printed piece Doug Fine will be publishing in the spring. Follow Doug @organiccowboy Original article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/doug-fine/hemp-is-on-its-way-to-you_b_6017068.html By Doug Fine October 14, 2014 | Doug Fine, from DougFine.com and Twitter.com/organiccowboy © 2014 ...

    Posted at December 12, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Michigan Businesses,MIHEMP Update | Comments Off on Hemp Is on its Way to Your Car Battery
  • New Federal Farm Bill Allows Industrial Hemp Research, But Michigan May Be Missing Opportunity, Says Advocacy Group

    Dowload a .pdf of this Press Release Here illman, MI - The Michigan Industrial Hemp Education and Marketing Project, MIHEMP, is excited to report that on February 7th, 2014, President Obama signed the Agriculture Act of 2014, commonly called the Farm Bill, which contains a forward-thinking Amendment allowing the legal growth of industrial hemp.  After passing Congress, the final bill was signed by the President here in Michigan. The Amendment (H.AMDT.2087) ...

    Posted at February 20, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,MIHEMP Update,Press Release | 0 Comment
  • Proposed Legislative Bill

    Proposed Legislative Bill Legislative Proposal For a .pdf of the proposed legislation of a bill to define IH, go here . . . MIHEMP encourages all members and anyone with a passion for this issue to both call and write their - County Commisioners (see MIHEMP's guide here) - US Senators - US Representatives - State Senators - State Representatives - State Governors, and of course - President Barack Obama to voice your strong support for Industrial Hemp. Don't ...

    Posted at November 29, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog,MIHEMP Update | 0 Comment
  • Everett Swift on N. Michigan Radio

    MIHEMP Exec. Director on Patriot Voice Radio Network Everett Swift on N. Michigan Radio The following links include informative updstes for activists on the current state of the Industrial Hemp (IH) movement in Michigan. The podcast and internet site can be found at this link.  

    Posted at November 29, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog,MIHEMP Update | 0 Comment
  • US Senate Lead Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Favors Industrial Hemp!

    Update: February 3, 2013 Important Update! Are You Sitting Down?!   US Senate Lead Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Favors Industrial Hemp! Feb 2, 2013 US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has done what many politicians have been unwilling to do: Change their minds for the better. In politics, even after careful consideration of new information, changing a publically-held position is viewed, usually by opposing parties, as a sign of weekness. But, oh, how times ... they are a-changin'!

    Posted at February 3, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog,MIHEMP Update | 0 Comment
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