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Industrial Hemp Farming Act

Industrial Hemp Farming Act

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Campaign for Liberty penned a letter to senators urging them to support Senator Ron Wyden's industrial hemp amendment to the farm bill.
Campaign for Liberty penned a letter to senators urging them to support Senator Ron Wyden's industrial hemp amendment to the farm bill.

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June 4, 2013United States SenateWashington, DC 20510Dear Senator,On behalf of over half a million Campaign for Liberty grassroots activists across the country, Iurge you to support Senator Ron Wyden’s industrial hemp amendment to S. 954, the AgricultureReform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013.This amendment, identical to S. 359, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, would amend theControlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of “marihuana.”Current Campaign for Liberty Chairman and former Congressman Ron Paul first introduced thislegislation in the 109th Congress.It only received 11 cosponsors back then but has gradually picked up steam ever since.Senator Wyden introduced its first Senate companion last Congress.In this Congress, Senator Wyden’s legislation is supported by a broad bipartisan coalition,including Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. Representative Thomas Massie’s Housecompanion legislation has attracted 40 bipartisan cosponsors.It’s vital for farmers to get clarification on this issue from the federal government. Numerousstates have begun to “legalize” industrial hemp, though without Congress reclassifying hemp as a plant distinct from its botanical cousin, marijuana, farmers risk losing their property to thefederal government for growing a plant with no potential for psychoactive effect on individuals.Propaganda and paranoia have long played a part in keeping this industrial crop illegal. Whileappearing before the Kentucky State Senate Agriculture Committee, former CIA Director JamesWoolsey testified, "The specter of people getting high on industrial hemp is pretty much exactlylike saying you can get drunk on O'Doul’s."Industrial hemp is a product farmers across this country stand to profit from, without federalsubsidies or assistance.A 2012 Congressional Research Service report for Congress entitled “Hemp as an AgriculturalCommodity” noted, “Some estimate that the global market for hemp consists of more than25,000 products. It can be grown as a fiber, seed, or other dual-purpose crop.”Adopting Senator Wyden’s industrial hemp amendment to S. 954 would be perhaps the most

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