Industrial Hemp Farming Amendment Proposed For The 2012 Farm BillSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Mon, 06/25/2012 - 01:09
This past week, during Hemp History Week, US Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) sponsored an industrial hemp farming amendment (S.A.2220) to the 2012 Farm Bill (S.3240). Within a few days US Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) signed on as a co-sponsor of this amendment. Having an extremely conservative Republican from Kentucky and a Democrat from Oregon showed industrial hemp unity in which we had great hopes that the Farm Bill would be passed with the industrial hemp farm amendment intact. Sen. Wyden’s floor speech was to the point and straight forward.
Side Note: Rand Paul is the son of Ron Paul. Representative Ron Paul (R-TX14), as you may already know, introduced H.R. 1831: Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011 to the 112th Congress, 2011–2012. H.R. 1831 would amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marihuana, and for other purposes. This Act currently has 33 Co-sponsors. Contact your representative in the House asking them to co-sponsor H.R. 1831.