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Senate Farm Bill Passes with Hemp Farming Act Included!

Hemp just moved one step closer to federal legalization! The US Senate version of the 2018 Farm Bill (HR2) has just passed 86-11 WITH THE HEMP AMENDMENT INCLUDED! The next step is a conference to reconcile the Senate and House versions. Please contact your Senator and...

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Why Consider Gold for Hemp Based Businesses?

Why Gold? Why Cannabis-Based Businesses? by Dr. Denise Elizabeth Hall Mother Earth Reverence Farms & Ministries (MERF) holds seven pillars of cannabis-based self-sustainability and self-reliance, as an intentional community, called Green Pastures...

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There are some rumors floating around that somehow NHA had something to do with the technical amendment to the farm bill that exempts people with a felony drug conviction from being permit holders. For the record, that is fake news and we do NOT endorse this provision nor did we have anything to do with McConnell introducing it. The reason that it was added is because of Senator Grassley. He had grave concerns about the hemp language and was prepared to kill it. This is the compromise McConnell came up with to get Grassley on board. As chairman of Judiciary there was no choice but to get his approval as this language effects both the CSA and the DEA which the Farm Bill without Grassley's consent has no jurisdiction over.

Soon we will be releasing the contact information for the house and senate members that have been assigned to the conference committee for the Farm Bill. While we do not want to see the hemp language fail over this issue we also encourage you to contact your legislators to make sure the hemp language stays in the bill and to push back against this technical amendment.
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McConnell could have brought the hemp act to the floor as stand alone legislation. It had plenty of support from both sides of isle. Instead he attached to the farm bill, where it's fate will be delayed at best. The NHA should hold a rally in Washington, demanding the hemp bill be voted on immediately!

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Hemp Education

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. ~Nelson Mandela

Much work still needs to be done with the general public, farmers and our elected officials about the nutritional, industrial, environmental and medicinal benefits of hemp. As laws change, research is conducted and commercialization begins, sharing information will be vital to ensure the hemp industry thrives. NHA is committed to advancing this awareness and knowledge.

Hemp Legislation

NHA’s main priority is the passage of comprehensive hemp legislation on a federal level. We also are here to help individual states with their hemp legislation. Stay tuned for important updates of how you can help pass HR3550, The 2017 Industrial Hemp Act!

Hemp Business

Hemp has the potential to bring prosperity to many segments of our society. Not only will it be a new cash and rotational crop for farmers, the possibilities for manufacturing are virtuously endless. Not only can hemp make thousands of products, hemp can be used to makes thousands of products, better, stronger and more sustainable. Now is the time to start think about how hemp can be incorporated into your business plan. If you have an existing hemp business, an NHA business level membership is a great way to not only support our efforts but to promote your business tp thousands of hemp enthusiasts!



One of the biggest misconceptions is believing that industrial hemp is the same thing as marijuana.
The two plants are the same species, but are more like first cousins and NOT identical twins.

“Hemp Can Save The Planet!”

Jack Herer

Hemp is the most versatile plant on earth.
It can be used for food, medicine, biofuel, compostable plastics, building materials and more.
It is time for the full legalization of industrial hemp at the federal level.


Volunteer with the NHA

There is a lot of work to be done and we can use your help. Contact us today to see how you can make a difference.

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It is important to contact your senators and representatives and let them know you support the legalization of hemp.