Donation of Industrial Hemp Seeds by USHO, a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of CannaVest Corporation, Facilitates Planting of First Ke

Donation of Industrial Hemp Seeds by USHO, a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of 
CannaVest Corporation, Facilitates Planting of First Kentucky State Pilot 
Project, and First Legal US Industrial Hemp Field, Since 2014 Farm Bill Passage 
Details Of the First US Industrial Hemp Grow, Revealed At Kentucky's Murray 
State University Press Conference 
LAS VEGAS, June 5, 2014 /CNW/ - After a delay in other Kentucky State 
industrial hemp pilot projects, due to the widely publicized DEA seizure of 
imported industrial hemp seeds, it was announced yesterday at a Murray State 
University (MSU) Press Conference, that US Hemp Oil (USHO) and its Parent 
Company, CannaVest Corporation, (OTC: BB CANV), had donated seeds to 
facilitate the commencement of Kentucky's first successful State industrial 
hemp pilot project at MSU, and also the first legal industrial hemp field in 
the US, since the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill, that allows for cultivation 
under existing State statutes. 
It was revealed, at the Press Conference that the first legal US Industrial 
Hemp field was in fact planted more than three weeks ago on May 12, while the 
Kentucky Department of Agriculture was suing the DEA for seizing the imported 
seeds under a separate law in place since 1970 that says no one can import 
hemp seeds without getting a permit. USHO and CannaVest's donated seeds "were 
sent quietly without publicity directly to the Head of the Kentucky Department 
of Agriculture, James Comer's office, weeks ago," said USHO VP, Chris Boucher, 
who represented the companies at the Press Conference. 
After Kentucky sued the DEA, the LA Times reported that, the two sides agreed 
to a compromise with the help of a federal judge, who granted Kentucky a 
drug-importer permit. 
USHO's Chris Boucher, was originally contacted by, Dan Caudill, co-owner of 
Caudill Seed Company, and one of the Pilot Programs partners, to assist in 
locating seeds for one of five planned State pilot projects. Because Parent 
Company CannaVest's mission is to educate the public on the health benefits 
and sustainability benefits of industrial hemp, the companies agreed to donate 
the seeds, and will work to create a hybrid Kentucky seed for farmers, Chris 
Boucher said. 
USHO and CannaVest, subsequently had contact with James Comer's office, when 
they arranged to ship the seeds directly to the Agricultural Department. It 
was confirmed at the conference by the department that CannaVest's seeds 
reached two other planned pilots through the Department, one that was 
affiliated with Kentucky State University and Homegrown by Heroes military 
veteran farmer program that will study the cultivation of Kentucky Heirloom 
hemp seed in Eastern Kentucky, and one affiliated with the University of 
Kentucky, located in Eastern Kentucky that will focus on cultivating 
cannabinoids for medical research purposes. The Murray State project, will 
cultivate European seed for the purposes of studying hemp fiber. 
US News reported that the pilot projects intend to help gauge the economic 
potency of industrial hemp cultivation for the State. And James Comer related 
that research "will bring industrial hemp back to Kentucky and with it new 
jobs and new farm income." And that the pilot projects will "help us recover 
much of the knowledge about industrial hemp product that has been lost since 
hemp was last grown in Kentucky." The Kentucky Department of Agriculture's 
website indicates that the KDA will work with the Kentucky Office of the 
Attorney General (OAG) to pursue a blanket waiver that will allow Kentucky 
producers to growfor commercial purposes. 
Of Kentucky, the nation's leading hemp-producing state in the mid-19th 
century, CannaVest President and CEO, Michael Mona Jr. says, "We stand behind 
and support Kentucky, and American farmers who are looking for crop diversity, 
and viable commercial agricultural alternatives. CannaVest, and USHO, look 
forward to continuing our support, as we begin to grow this new domestic 
Beyond seed procurement and consultation on cultivation, Cannavest Corp and US 
Hemp Oil plan to provide full agricultural solutions to process raw hemp 
material, and to distribution bulk wholesale hemp seeds, hemp oil, and hemp 
protein powder and CannaVest will continue to bring industrial hemp products 
to the mainstream market place. 
Chris Boucher, stated that he will continue to consult for USHO, and work with 
the Kentucky Agriculture Department and Murray State University, on the Pilot 
Project. "It's a historic day for the US, for USHO, for CannaVest, and for 
myself as well," Boucher, a twenty-year Hemp industry veteran said. He was the 
Founder and CEO of one of the first hemp product companies in the US in the 
early 1990's, and Co-Founded the Hemp Industries Association, one of the first 
Hemp business Associations in the US in the early 1990's. In addition, he has 
the distinction of being the first to grow a legal pilot field at the USDA 
research facility in Imperial Valley, CA, in 1994. This year marks the 
twenty-year anniversary of that accomplishment. 
Other pilot partners who were represented at the Press Conference are: Murray 
State University's Dean Hutson School of Agriculture, Dr. Tony Brannon, the 
Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Organic Program Manager, and Industrial 
Hemp Program Coordinator, Adam Watson, and Carl Gering, Seed Division 
Operations Manager, of Caudill Seed. 
About CannaVest Corp. Cannavest Corp is in the business of investing and 
developing hemp-based cannabinoid Companies. CannaVest Corp. also develops, 
produces, markets and sells end-consumer products to the nutraceutical 
industry containing the hemp plant extract, cannabidiol (CBD). Additionally, 
the company resells—to third parties—raw product acquired by CannaVest 
Corp. pursuant to the company's supply relationships in Europe. CannaVest 
Corp. seeks to take advantage of an emerging worldwide trend to re-energize 
the production of industrial hemp and to foster its many uses for consumers. 
Cannabinoids (cannabidiol/CBD) are natural constituents of the hemp plant, and 
CBD is derived from hemp stalk and seed. Additional information is available 
from or by visiting 
About US Hemp Oil US Hemp Oil seeks to develop the United States industrial 
hemp industry. The company is dedicated to the procurement, processing, 
marketing and distribution of bulk wholesale hemp seed, hemp oil, protein, 
food and hemp body care products. US Hemp Oil is determined to bring hemp 
products into the mainstream by creating greater public awareness of and media 
exposure for the exceptional nutritional profile of hemp and the environmental 
benefits of growing industrial hemp. For more information, please visit: 
Contact: To learn more about this Cannavest and US Hemp Oil, please contact: 
Chris Boucher 2688 S. Rainbow Blvd., Ste. B, Las Vegas, CA 89146 Office: 
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