Home | Community | Message Board


Avalon Magic Plants
Please support our sponsors.

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Shop: Bridgetown Botanicals Bridgetown Botanicals, CBD Capsules, CBD Edibles, CBD Oils, CBD Topicals   Original Sensible Seeds Autoflowering Cannabis Seeds, Bulk Cannabis Seeds, Feminized Cannabis Seeds, High THC Strains, USA West Coast Strains   North Spore North Spore Mushroom Grow Kits & Cultivation Supplies   Amazon Hemp

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Invisibletravelleler
a horse-fart in a hurricane
 User Gallery


Registered: 08/30/08
Posts: 3,955
Loc: yonder mountains
Industrial Hemp Farming Legislation Reintroduced In Congress * 2
    #17823860 - 02/18/13 11:41 AM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Industrial Hemp Farming Legislation Reintroduced In Congress

Industrial Hemp Farming Legislation Reintroduced In Congress Washington, DC: United States Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) and 28 co-sponsors, including House Agriculture Committee ranking member Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN), have reintroduced legislation in Congress that requires the federal government to respect state laws allowing for the cultivation of industrial hemp. Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa that contains only trace (less than one percent) amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis.

House Bill 525, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013, amends the federal Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marijuana. The measure grants state legislatures the authority to license and regulate the commercial production of hemp as an industrial and agricultural commodity.

Eight states - Colorado, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia - have enacted statutory changes defining industrial hemp as a distinct agricultural product and allowing for its regulated commercial production. Passage of HR 525 would remove existing federal barriers and would permit these states and others the authority to do so without running afoul of federal anti-drug laws.

"Industrial hemp is a sustainable crop and could be a great economic opportunity for Kentucky farmers," Rep. Massie stated in a press release. "Industrial hemp will give small farmers another opportunity to succeed."

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) are supporting the introduction of a companion bill in the US Senate.

According to a Congressional Research Service report, "The United States is the only developed nation in which industrial hemp is not an established crop."

Previous versions of the Industrial Hemp Farming Act have stalled in Congress. The issue has never before been debated in the Senate.

For more information, please visit: http://www.votehemp.com. To support HR 525, please visit NORML's 'Take Action Center' at: http://www.capwiz.com/norml2/issues/.


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleCelestial Traveler
Random Observer
Male User Gallery


Registered: 03/04/11
Posts: 7,639
Loc: Idaho
Re: Industrial Hemp Farming Legislation Reintroduced In Congress [Re: travelleler]
    #17825046 - 02/18/13 04:24 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Wow this is cool!  The bill has 28 co-sponsors and is mainly sponsored by Republicans.

It sounds like this has a good chance of passing, as long as the bill doesn't die to inaction, or some asshole committee chairman decides not to let the bill get a hearing (which is essentially a veto).


--------------------
Funny Video              Pokemon But With Animals Instead              B


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibletravelleler
a horse-fart in a hurricane
 User Gallery


Registered: 08/30/08
Posts: 3,955
Loc: yonder mountains
Re: Industrial Hemp Farming Legislation Reintroduced In Congress [Re: Celestial Traveler]
    #17825906 - 02/18/13 07:09 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Kentucky also just passed legislation to re-allow hemp farming in their state--  along with the other 8 mentioned in the article.  It's a step in the right direction.  I would grow hemp all the way down our driveway but there are no sources for hemp seed that ship to the USA so WTF??  having legalized hemp is one thing but law and infrastructure may take a little time


--------------------




"Whales have deep thoughts"

:sun:Dreams are the fuel of the soul:sun:

:peace:


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineCoolwhip
Stranger
Registered: 11/04/11
Posts: 37
Last seen: 6 years, 10 months
Re: Industrial Hemp Farming Legislation Reintroduced In Congress [Re: Celestial Traveler]
    #17826179 - 02/18/13 07:51 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

Celestial Traveler said:
Wow this is cool!  The bill has 28 co-sponsors and is mainly sponsored by Republicans.

It sounds like this has a good chance of passing, as long as the bill doesn't die to inaction, or some asshole committee chairman decides not to let the bill get a hearing (which is essentially a veto).




Actually the bill has 21 democratic co-sponsors, and only 7 republican co-sponsors.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr525


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Shop: Bridgetown Botanicals Bridgetown Botanicals, CBD Capsules, CBD Edibles, CBD Oils, CBD Topicals   Original Sensible Seeds Autoflowering Cannabis Seeds, Bulk Cannabis Seeds, Feminized Cannabis Seeds, High THC Strains, USA West Coast Strains   North Spore North Spore Mushroom Grow Kits & Cultivation Supplies   Amazon Hemp

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Farmers sue DEA for right to grow industrial hemp Bridgeburner 2,205 5 10/20/07 01:37 PM
by johnm214
* Federal Judge Calls DEA's Views on Hemp Farming 'Asinine' veggieM 906 0 12/19/05 12:14 AM
by veggie
* Industrial hemp poised to become major crop [ND] veggieM 1,892 2 12/22/06 09:40 AM
by OneMoreRobot3021
* 'Industrial' hemp support takes root [ND] veggieM 1,046 0 11/22/05 03:38 AM
by veggie
* Hemp farming bill approved [CA] veggieM 2,005 4 05/11/07 12:41 PM
by DNKYD
* Government Wants Industrial Hemp Lawsuit Thrown Out [ND] veggieM 1,485 5 08/25/07 05:29 PM
by EntheogenicPeace
* Industrial hemp project shut down motamanM 1,436 2 10/08/03 06:48 AM
by Twirling
* Agricultural Commissioner Pressures DEA on Industrial Hemp OneMoreRobot3021 1,331 3 03/09/07 07:54 PM
by EntheogenicPeace

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: motaman, veggie, karode13, Alan Rockefeller, naum, Mostly_Harmless
581 topic views. 0 members, 1 guests and 9 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Print Topic ]
Search this thread:
Mycotrop.com
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2021 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.019 seconds spending 0.005 seconds on 13 queries.