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Rep. Ron Paul Introduces H.R. 1831, The Industrial Hemp Farming Act

Thursday, May. 12, 2011

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2011 -- Senate Bill In Support of Industrial Hemp Farming Expected to Follow

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the fourth time since the federal government outlawed hemp farming in the United States over 50 years ago, a federal bill was introduced on May 11, which if passed, will remove restrictions on the cultivation of industrial hemp, the non-drug oilseed and fiber varieties of Cannabis. The chief sponsor, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) circulated a "Dear Colleague" letter last week seeking support for H.R. 1831, The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011. H.R. 1831 is almost identical to H.R. 1866, which was introduced in the 111th Congress in 2009.

"We are pleased to see the re-introduction of the Industrial Hemp Farming Act in Congress. Vote Hemp is currently working with a Democratic Senator who is preparing to introduce companion legislation in the Senate in support of industrial hemp farming," says Vote Hemp President, Eric Steenstra. "It is due time for the Senate as well as President Obama and the Attorney General to prioritize the crop's benefits to farmers and to take action like Rep. Paul and the cosponsors of H.R. 1831 have done. With the U.S. hemp industry valued at over $400 million in annual retail sales and growing, a change in federal policy to allow hemp farming would mean instant job creation, among many other economic and environmental benefits," adds Steenstra.

Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/05/12/3621904/rep-ron-paul-introd...

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everybody the US Government

everybody the US Government borrows money from grows industrial hemp, all the new car interior panels are hemp/polyster injection molded or hemp/flax woven, the largest construction company in the UK - Siemans is using hemcrete / lime binder residential and commercial buildings - 100% carbon negative, 2.3 acres of hemp will produce enough shiv (bark) to produce with the limebinder a 1500 sq ft homes walls - 12" thick 29-35 thermal,,,higher in cellulose than corn & switch grass, historically rooted, can create jobs now, cause we are but it's all imported raw material - from Canada, China, Europe and South America - Hempfield Township, , Lancaster County & Westmoreland County, PA - of course Kentucky, the Hampton in NY,,on and on. This is such an important thing for Dr. Paul to emphasis to empower farmers - no GMO seed, NO minimum land requirements as the Canadians require, Repeal what Dick Nixon did classifying all cannabis as a schedule 1 - this goes across the political divide & unites...HR1831 needs to be the last & the State's need to protect the farmers & let them have the choice. Thank You Congressman Dr Ron Paul for the effort, PLEASE mention this more, encourage Rand to do the same. UR supporter in Pennsylvania http://methoo.com

hemp

everybody the US Government borrows money from grows industrial hemp, all the new car interior panels are hemp/polyster injection molded or hemp/flax woven, the largest construction company in the UK - Siemans is using hemcrete / lime binder residential and commercial buildings - 100% carbon negative, 2.3 acres of hemp will produce enough shiv (bark) to produce with the limebinder a 1500 sq ft homes walls - 12" thick 29-35 thermal,,,higher in cellulose than corn & switch grass, historically rooted, can create jobs now, cause we are but it's all imported raw material - from Canada, China, Europe and South America - Hempfield Township, , Lancaster County & Westmoreland County, PA - of course Kentucky, the Hampton in NY,,on and on. This is such an important thing for Dr. Paul to emphasis to empower farmers - no GMO seed, NO minimum land requirements as the Canadians require, Repeal what Dick Nixon did classifying all cannabis as a schedule 1 - this goes across the political divide & unites...HR1831 needs to be the last & the State's need to protect the farmers & let them have the choice. Thank You Congressman Dr Ron Paul for the effort, PLEASE mention this more, encourage Rand to do the same. UR supporter in Pennsylvania.www.hempzels.com

Working to free the hemp seed - Thanks to Congressman Paul's efforts HR 1831. Peace

E-mailed my Reps

Lets try to get as much support for this on both sides of the isle. I imagine this is still a touchy issue for some people (maybe?).

Here is a site with some pretty good info:
http://www.voteindustrialhemp.com/

I like the democrat, independent, republican support.

I think this helps his case in winning over left leaning people who think tea party people are all for corporations or whatever. I spread the word about this fact to show that democrats support lots of his legislation-I believe it's important for people to know that Ron thinks for himself. There is no one over him telling him how to vote or who to support.

NO MORE LIES. Ron Paul 2012.

I wish i could help

This is the greatest news I have heard in a long while. I would love nothing more than to study hemp. I have studied plants and botany for a portion of my life and would love nothing more then to dedicate time for research of this truly amazing and purely imported plant! Sad thing is, I am stubborn and want to do this for Tennessee, thanks Ron Paul. While i dont know the role Steve Cohen played i thank you for also.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Every single co-sponsor is a Democrat

lol.

Politics, politics, politics.

reedr3v's picture

I count 3 Republicans listed in the Bee article

besides Paul.

Nearly half are from West Coast states

And only three are Republicans, including Paul.

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

Democrats Supporting Ron Paul?

Now if he can translate that congressional support from the democrats into support from democrats voting in the Republican primary we can have our man nominated. It won't take that many democrats for Ron Paul to swing the primary in his favor. With the neo-cons splitting thier vote for 6 or more republican candidates and Obama running unopposed Ron could sweep the Republican primary.

Not according to opencongress.org

Where did you get that information? According to OpenCongress.org, there are (as of now) also two Republican co-sponsers:

http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h1831/show

good point

:)

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Hemp History Week Press Releases

http://www.hemphistoryweek.com/pressreleases.html

The effort’s got some high-profile eco-celebs behind it. “Clueless” actress and “The Kind Diet” author Alicia Silverstone and holistic wellness guru Dr. Weil have put their names behind the cause, for one. If you want to join their ranks, you can sign a petition to allow U.S. farmers to grow hemp.
http://greenlagirl.com/drink-a-hemp-shake-wear-a-hemp-shirt-...

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an activist video just made on the issue:
http://www.dailypaul.com/164446/ron-pauls-industrial-hemp-bi...

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