United States Senate H.R. 1831 Industrial Hemp Farming Act

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 “Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere.”
– George Washington, U.S. President quote on Hemp

Its been a while since we’ve enjoyed this type of common sense… thanks George, you know — you could have put that somewhere in the constitution. Or was that what the tenth amendment was about?

In any event, things are looking up in D.C. — at least for industrial hemp. As US senators Jeff Merkley , Ron Wyden, Bernie Sanders and Rand Paul all worked together in a bipartisan effort to get  industrial hemp removed from the federal doghouse.

Thursday afternoon the gang of four introduced S. 3501 (a Senate companion bill to HR 1831), known as the industrial hemp farming act of 2011. Provided that HR 1831 — and it’s new companion bill are passed, the hemp plant would finally be allowed to cultivate industrial roots in American soil for the first time since the 1930s.

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These times we are living in right now… this recession, will no doubt go down in history as one of the nations worst economic times since the Great Depression. And hemp is on the verge of having the opportunity, to yet again come to this nation’s rescue. Right now, there are 17 states ready  waiting, and have already passed very pro hemp legislation, and 10 states which have out right cleared any remaining obstacles to its production as an agricultural product or for scientific research.

Now with the partnership of HR 1831 from the federal level we have the first opportunity in a very long time to take the boot of oppression… from the roots of this national hero.

With all of that being said – the folks over at Govtrack.us only give this bill a 1% chance of passing and being enacted…

Bill Overview

Status:Introduced                         May 11, 2011

Referred to Committee                May 11, 2011

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 11, 2011, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis:

This bill has a 1% chance of being enacted. The following factors were considered:

This bill was a re-introduction of H.R. 1866 (111th) from the previous session of Congress. (-3%) The sponsor is a member of the majority party. (+1%) 3-5 cosponsors serve on a committee to which the bill has been referred. (+2%) A cosponsor in the minority party has a high leadership score. (+3%) The sponsor is in the majority party and at least one third of the bill’s cosponsors are from the minority party. (+8%) Just 4% of all House bills in 2009–2010  were enacted.[source]

 

  

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  • mjman09

    It’s pretty sad when even a bill on legalizing the cultivation of hemp is only given a 2% chance of becoming law. We are the only industrialized nation that doesn’t permit the growing of hemp yet, we import it. Every rope in the Navy has a hemp core. It’s perfectly legal to sell or buy hemp based lotions, jewelry, or yarn; but damn you if you grow it! Hemp was responsible for saving our asses in WWII and George Washington said, “Take the Indian Hemp seed, spread it, and grow it everywhere.” How much longer will our country move backward on Cannabis laws before it comes to it’s senses?

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  • ScrogBetty

    Free Industrial Hemp Education Event In Missouri…

    I came across the following event in Joplin, Missouri. If you are in the area, you should attend:

    Joplin, MO – The Ridge International Cannabis (Manitoba, Canada) & Crane Home Energy Consulting (Joplin, MO) invites you to a free Industrial Hemp Education Event at The Hive 506 S. Main St. Joplin MO 64801, Friday December 28, 2012 at 6:30 8:00 PM.

    Anndrea Hermann, M.Sc, P.Ag is originally from Joplin, MO and graduated from Missouri Southern State University. She is an Instructor at Oregon State University, President of the Hemp Industries Association and Partner in Hemp Technologies. She will present information on the current status of industrial hemp in the USA and Globally, preview hemp movie trailers, agronomics and insights into: Canadian & International Hemp Cannabis Industry, Hemp Fibre & Seed Agronomy, Hemp Field Trials & Crop THC Sampling, Sales, Marketing, Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Certifications and Licensing, Client to Client Connections, Hemp Building Applications, Project Analysis, Bodycare, Hemp Foods….

    Industrial Hemp, a non-psychoactive variety of Cannabis that is legal to import but may not be grown in the United States despite a dozen states seeking permission to do so. The Hemp Industries Association estimates that U.S. retail sales of hemp products were approximately $452 million in 2011.

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    I сouldn’t resist commenting. Very well written!

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