California Industrial Hemp Farming Act Becomes Law

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    Hemp farmers get a win in California! by Thom Hartmann
    Last week, California legalized industrial hemp. On Wednesday, Governor Jerry Brown signed the legislation allowing farmers to begin growing the multipurpose crop. Industrial hemp advocates have been calling for the plant's legalization for over a decade, and say that it will become a $500 million dollar a year industry for the Golden State.

    Industrial hemp can be used for fuel, clothing, paper, and even food, and it contains less than three tenths of one percent of THC, which is the psychoactive chemical found in marijuana. The new California law reclassifies the plant as a fiber or oilseed crop, rather then lumping it in with illegal drugs. Nine other states and 30 counties throughout our nation have already legalized hemp for farming, and it's likely that California won't be the last state to pass this common-sense legislation.

    California Industrial Hemp Farming Act Becomes Law
    Vote Hemp and the Hemp Industries Association (HIA), the nation’s leading hemp grassroots advocacy organization and industry trade group, respectively, each working to revitalize industrial hemp production and processing in the U.S., report that Governor Jerry Brown has signed SB 566, the California Industrial Hemp Farming Act. After moving smoothly through the California legislature with strong bi-partisan support, this landmark legislation has now become California law.

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    Vote Hemp is a national, single-issue, non-profit advocacy group founded in 2000 by members of the hemp industry to remove barriers to industrial hemp farming in the U.S. through education, legislation and advocacy. We work to build grassroots support for hemp through voter education, registration and mobilization, as well as defend against any new laws, regulations or policies that would prohibit or restrict hemp trade.

    Industrial hemp is the non-psychoactive, low-THC, oilseed and fiber varieties of the Cannabis sativa plant. Hemp has absolutely no use as a recreational drug.

    Industrial Hemp Amendment Passed In the House,
    Please Call & Email Your Representative Today!


    We need you to call and email your Representative in Congress and express your thanks or displeasure with their vote on Representative Jared Polis's Industrial Hemp Amendment to the Farm Bill.

    The amendment passed by a vote of 225 to 200 on the floor of the House on June 20th and was attached to the Farm Bill. Unfortunately due to partisan politics, the House version of the Farm Bill failed later in the day on a 195 to 234 vote. So we won the historic vote, but there will be no hemp amendment since the Farm Bill did not pass.

    Please click here and make the call now!

    We have a short, easy to use script and phone numbers will be provided after you enter your Zip Code on our web site at: http://votehemp.com/farmbill Thank you very much for taking the time to call and sending us feedback on your call!

    If you can't make a call please click here to send an email.

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