Industrial Hemp bill introduced in US Senate
August 2, 2012
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced S. 3501, the Senate companion bill to H.R. 1831, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011.
Currently, federal regulations prohibit states, even if they have laws on the books allowing the growth of industrial hemp, from allowing farmers to use what he calls an “important crop”.
“There is government regulation on the books today that prevents America’s farmers from growing industrial hemp, and what’s worse is this regulation is hurting job creation in rural America and incresing our trade deficit,” Sen Wyden said on June 13, 2012, on the floor of the US Senate. Announcing his intent to introduce the bill, Sen Wyden posted a specific statement on his Website: “I’m confident that if grassroots support continues to grow and Members of Congress continue to hear from voters then common sense hemp legislation can move through Congress in the near future.”
MIHEMP encourages all members and anyone with a passion for this issue to utilize the links below to contact your US Senator to encourage them to support The Senate Industrial Hemp Farming Act, HR 1831. In addition, contact your US Representatives to ask them for their support when this passes the Senate and comes across their desk.
And be sure to thank Sen Wyden and other supporters for their cosponsorship and support for this legislation.
Library of Congress page for HR 1831
LOC page for the text of HR 1831.
LOC page for the text of HR 1831 in PDF format
VoteHemp.com, America’s largest pro-hemp organization
VoteSmart.org, to find out who your elected officials are!
Sen Wyden’s statement on his Website
Sen Wyden’s speech on the floor of the US Senate, posted to YouTube
If you have any questions, contact VoteHemp.org, or MIHEMPs Director of Communication, Paul Pearson at 281.826.4550, or MIHEMPs Executive Director, Everett Swift at 989.884.1139.