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Ben Swann: Vermont Completely 'NULLIFIES' Federal Hemp Ban

Ben Swann: Vermont Completely 'NULLIFIES' Federal Hemp Ban

3 hours ago | Politics, US | Posted by Michael Lotfi
August 22, 2013

Vermont has become the most recent state to take a stand against the federal government and nullify the federal ban on hemp cultivation. Governor Shumlin signed the new bill into law in June.

Hemp is an agricultural product which may be grown as a crop, produced, possessed, and commercially traded in Vermont pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. The cultivation of hemp shall be subject to and comply with the requirements of the accepted agricultural practices adopted under section 4810 of this title. -Senate Bill 157

According to VoteHemp, a hemp advocate website, Vermont is actually the 9th state to lift the ban on hemp, and 20 states have introduced industrial hemp legislation for the 2013 legislative season. However, what makes Vermont unique is that the new law does not hold a stipulation or amendment requiring the federal government to first lift the ban on hemp cultivation. Much like Colorado, Vermont will proceed regardless of the federal law banning hemp cultivation.

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The Vermont Republic

The Vermont Republic marches to the beat of its own drum yet again and exercises self-determination. The Republic's motto was "freedom & unity" !

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

It's easier to grow it hear

It's easier to grow it hear than import. This industry will be difficult to offshore.


what are you hearing? Do you "here," as opposed to "there"?

The true objective was ALWAYS

to get hemp out of the picture as a food, textile, fuel. And of course, Cannabis as a medicine. Can't patent a plant.

I agree

with what you say, except for seed patents.
roundup-ready corn & soybean through GMO altering is just that!
Once the GMO pollen drifts to natural plants, they become mutated with that GMO crap. Then MONSANTO can get you with patent infringement and poison you at the same time!



is a wonderful thing!
I fear MONSANTO will use this now to alter and contaminate both hemp and cannabis strains.
If there is money to be made, MONSANTO is there!
Look how they have screwed up the food!

This is a real threat to homegrown free cancer curing medicine.

The healthcare industry will be overjoyed!


Left this comment on Ben's site.

"It has come to my attention that federal law is not the be all and end all of what is allowed and not allowed under the rule of law. There is this thing called nullification and this nullification thing is going to stick a hot jabber into the heart of federal dictates. It does my heart good to see that both jury and state nullification are no longer anathema to this country, and that the 'status quo' hardliner's grip on legislation is waning. Hemp is a great beginning, and it is only the beginning of a whole lot of changes going on. Great."
More constitutionally driven legislation, and less demands from the federal mouth is the right direction in which to proceed. Good news all around, and Ben's site is a super complement to DP, have not seen anything contrary to the general view herein espoused.

Ah crap, I am going to have

Ah crap, I am going to have to start selling all my DuPont and Lumber industry stock.

So I guess people arent buying the whole hemp/weed makes blacks want to rape white women story anymore? What a shame...

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.


have a DROLL sense of humor.
Comment more.
I love it.

Good one

Huge step in the right direction right here.


Hemp is one hell of a way to fight the serpents known as TPTB. Cuts the price of fuel in half and then some, fantastic medicinal value with the CB2 tinctures, plastics, blah blah blah etc etc etc.

Damnit, now I need to to a full thread on the matter.

Emal: great article sir. I'll try bumping as much as I can without annoying the gracious DP community.

A big "BOOM" for hemp!

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

Oh, Posted on TWITTER!


There goes The Neighborhood!

Hopefully more to follow..

Big BOOM!!