Hemp Legalization Poised to Benefit Already-Growing Market

January 11th, 2019


The recent farm bill passed by Congress included the legalization of industrial hemp, which can be used for livestock feed and car parts, among other things. However, as Esther Honig reports for Harvest Public Media, legalization will also boost a growing market for cannabidiol, an oil extracted from hemp flowers.

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More marijuana-related arrests in Nebraska after Colorado legalization

May 24th, 2016

By Ryan Robertson

The counties with the largest increases in pot arrests were generally located along or near the Colorado border, and along Interstate-80.

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What’s organic? In the marijuana industry, that’s a hard question

September 25th, 2015

By Harvest Public Media

Earlier this year officials in Colorado cited a handful of commercial marijuana growers for misusing pesticides in indoor grow houses. Some of those businesses were also advertising their products as “chemical-free” and “organic.”

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Is Nebraska tough on Pot Possession? Depends on the County

September 19th, 2014

By Bill Kelly

Ogallala, NE – County attorneys in Nebraska respond to small quantity pot cases in dramatically different ways. The range of charges, fines, and opinions came to light in a recent hearing before the Nebraska State Legislature’s Judiciary Committee.

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There is no “marijuana breathalyzer” so how can police tell if a driver is high?

June 26th, 2014

By Bill Kelly

Omaha, NE — A police officer easily identifies a drunk driver user a Breathalyzer. It gets more complicated figuring out if someone is under the influence of drugs.

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