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Here are a few articles and websites that give glimpses into the many facets regarding industrial hemp:
- Denver Post article regarding US government holding patent on cannabis plant compounds
- Colorado Public Radio News: "Colorado Hits Another Cannabis First With Certified Hemp Seed"
- Article in Delta County Independent: "Hemp test program will shape industry" about Colorado Dept. of Agriculture program "CDA Approved Certified Seed" through Colorado Seed Growers Association
- re: economic projections, uses: "Why the Hemp Industry is Poised to Profit", by Ryan Allway
- "Understanding the Hemp Plant and it's 50,000 Uses and Benefits", by Jeff Meints
- "What is hemp and why is everybody talking about it? Here are a few facts to feed your head..." by HempFarm.org
- Several fabulous articles at National Hemp Association
- "The Ultimate Source of Nutrition" - the nutritional breakdown of industrial hemp
- 2016 Legislative Updates at VoteHemp.com, "the nation's leading hemp grassroots organization working to bring back hemp farming in the US, ..."
- "Presidents Washington and Jefferson both grew hemp." View a basic history of hemp in the US at Hemp Industries Association
- "Let the American Farmer Prosper" and "Hemp and the Family Farm" - Videos on YouTube
- "Hemp: the answer for whatever ails you" - by Allen Best at Mountain Town News
- "Why Hemp Biodiesel? Biodiesel is the only alternative fuel that runs in any conventional, unmodified diesel engine." - get the facts about hemp fuel and several other industrial hemp uses at hemp.com
- The Medicinal Hemp Association has several articles written by Richard Rose, Executive Director. VERY interesting and informative! Here are a few: "What is CBD", "The CBD Koan: One Perspective of the Legality of Hemp and Hemp Cannabinoids"
- also at The Medicinal Hemp Association - their definition ofTHE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEMP AND MARIJUANA: "Regarding “The Ballad of Weedy: A Semi-Fictional Legal Tale”, Clarification of CBD’s legality"
- Info on Hemp at Wikipedia
bhang \'ba, 'bä\ n [Hindi bhg] (1563) 1 a: HEMP 1 b: the leaves and flowering tops of uncultivated hemp: cannabis -- compare MARIJUANA 2: an intoxicant product obtained from bhang -- compare HASHISH
canna \'kan-\ n [NL, genus name, fr L, reed -- more at cane] (1664): any of a genus (Canna of the family Cannaceae) of tropical herbs with simple stems, large leaves, and a terminal raceme of irregular flowers
cannabinoid \'kan--b-noid, k-'nab--\ n [L cannabis + -n- + ¹-oid] (1970): any of various chemical constituents (as THC or cannabinol) of cannabis or marijuana
cannabinol \-nól, -nl\ n [L cannabis + -n- + -ol] (ca. 1896): a physiologically inactive crystalline cannabinoid C21H26O2
cannabis \'kan--bs\ n [L, hemp, fr. Gk kannabis; akin to OE hænep hemp] (1728) 1: any of the preparations (as marijuana or hashish) or chemicals (as THC) that are derived from the hemp and are psychoactive 2: HEMP 1a
CBDs [not found in this edition (©1983/1991)] current usage is an abbreviation for cannabinoids
charas \'chär-s\ n [Hindi caras] (1839): HASHISH
Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinols [not found in this edition (©1983/1991)] see US & CO definitions
hashish \'hash-sh, ha-'shsh\ n [Ar hashish] (1598): the concentrated resin from the flowering tops of the female hemp plant (Cannabis sativa) this is smoked, chewed, or drunk for its intoxicating effect -- called also charas; compare BHANG, MARIJUANA
hemp \'hemp\ n [ME, fr. OE hænep; akin to OHG hanaf hemp; both prob. fr. the source of Gk kannabis hemp] (bef.12c) 1 a: a tall widely cultivated Asian herb (Cannabis sativa) of the mulberry family with tough bast fiber used esp. for cordage b: the fiber of hemp c: a psychoactive drug (as marijuana or hashish) from hemp 2: a fiber (as jute) from a plant other than the true hemp; also: a plant yielding such fiber
marijuana also marihuana \mar--'wän-also -'hwän-\ n [MexSp mariguana, marihuana] (1894) 1: HEMP 1a, 1c 2: the dried leaves and flowering tops of the pistillate hemp plant that yield THC and are sometimes smoked in cigarettes for their intoxicating effect -- compare BHANG, CANNABIS, HASHISH
psychoactive \si-k-'ak-tiv\ adj (ca 1961) : affecting the mind or behavior <~ drugs>
psychotropic \si-k-'tr-pik\ adj (1948) : acting on the mind <~ drugs> -- psychotropic n
tetrahydrocannabinol \-hi-dr-k-'nab--nól, -nl\ n [tetrahydro- (combined with four atmos of hydrogen) + cannabin + -ol] (1966) : THC
THC \t-ch-'s\ n [tetrahydrocannabinol] (1967) : a physiologically active chemical from hemp plant resin that is the chief intoxicant in marijuana -- called also tetrahydrocannabinol
(1)(III)(b) "Medical use" means the acquisition, possession, production, use, or transportation of marijuana or paraphernalia related to the administration of such marijuana to address the symptoms or effects of a patient's debilitating medical condition, which may be authorized only after a diagnosis of the patient's debilitating medical condition by a physician or physicians, as provided by this section.
1(III)(i) "Usable form of marijuana" means the seeds, leaves, buds, and flowers of the plant (genus) cannabis, and any mixture or preparation thereof, which are appropriate for medical use as provided in this section, but excludes the plant's stalks, stems, and roots.
(2)(f) "Marijuana" or "marihuana" means all parts of the plant of the genus cannabis whether growing or not, the seeds thereof, the resin extracted from any part of the plant, and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant, its seeds, or its resin, including marihuana concentrate. "Marijuana" or "marihuana" does not include industrial hemp, nor does it include fiber produced from the stalks, oil, or cake made from the seeds of the plant, sterilized seed of the plant which is incapable of germination, or the weight of any other ingredient combined with marijuana to prepare topical or oral administrations, food, drink, or other product.
"Certified seed” means industrial hemp seed, including Colorado heritage cannabis seed, that has been certified by an organization recognized by the department as having no more than three-tenths of one percent of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration on a dry-weight basis.
"Colorado heritage cannabis seed" means seed from the plant cannabis sativa that possesses characteristics of a unique and specialized cannabis seed variety that is present in Colorado or has been recognized as produced in Colorado.
"Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinols" has the same meaning as "tetrahydrocannabinols" as set forth in section 27-80-203 (24), C.R.S.
“Industrial hemp” means a plant of the genus cannabis and any part of the plant, whether growing or not, containing a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of no more than three-tenths of one percent on a dry weight basis.
"Amendment 64, section 16 (d) to the Colorado Constitution defines Industrial hemp as ‘a plant of the genus Cannabis and any part of that plant, whether growing or not, containing a Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of no more than 0.3% on a dry weight basis.
Under Colorado State law any Cannabis with a percentage of THC above 0.3% is considered marijuana."
§ 802 (16) The term ''marihuana'' means all parts of the plant Cannabis sativa L., whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of such plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such plant, its seeds or resin. Such term does not include the mature stalks of such plant, fiber produced from such stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of such plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such mature stalks (except the resin extracted therefrom), fiber, oil, or cake, or the sterilized seed of such plant which is incapable of germination.
"§ 801. Congressional findings and declarations: controlled substances.
The Congress makes the following findings and declarations:
(1) Many of the drugs included within this subchapter have a useful and legitimate medical purpose and are necessary to maintain the health and general welfare of the American people."
§ 801a. "(3) In implementing the Convention on Psychotropic Substances, the Congress intends that, consistent with the obligations of the United States under the Convention, control of psychotropic substances in the United States should be accomplished within the framework of the procedures and criteria for classification of substances provided in the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.). This will insure that
(A) the availability of psychotropic substances to manufacturers, distributors, dispensers, and researchers for useful and legitimate medical and scientific purposes will not be unduly restricted;
(B) nothing in the Convention will interfere with bona fide research activities; and
(C) nothing in the Convention will interfere with ethical medical practice in this country as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services on the basis of a consensus of the views of the American medical and scientific community."
§ 811. (c) Factors determinative of control or removal from schedules.
In making any finding under subsection (a) of this section or under subsection (b) of section 812 of this title, the Attorney General shall consider the following factors with respect to each drug or other substance proposed to be controlled or removed from the schedules:
(1) Its actual or relative potential for abuse.
(2) Scientific evidence of its pharmacological effect, if known.
(3) The state of current scientific knowledge regarding the drug or other substance.
(4) Its history and current pattern of abuse.
(5) The scope, duration, and significance of abuse.
(6) What, if any, risk there is to the public health.
(7) Its psychic or physiological dependence liability.
(8) Whether the substance is an immediate precursor of a substance already controlled under this subchapter.
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