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Industrial Hemp Legislation First Pushed By Ron Paul Could Drop in Senate Next Week

Just a day after Democratic Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado introduced legislation to decriminalize marijuana, Republican Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky introduced another bill Thursday in support of industrial hemp, currently illegal in the U.S. because it comes from the same plant as marijuana.

And now, Sen. Rand Paul's office tells Whispers it could introduce companion legislation in the Senate "as soon as next week."

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Where is the farming lobby on this?

A quick search shows industrial hemp can range from 2.5-8.7 tons an acre and a sale price of between $70.00-$120.00 per ton. Is that an attractive enough incentive for farmers to switch to growing hemp?

This is wonderful and welcome news!!!

For decades cannabis hemp has been my #1 issue and I'm very pleased that Rand has had so much success getting support, and legislation, to bring American back into production.