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HR 2009 "Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2007"

Ron Paul introduced this legislation at the end of 2008 and it quickly picked up 9 co-sponsors including my congressman.

Here is an article:

Here is my letter to my congressman if you want to use portions:

Dear Mr. Stark –

I was in the process of writing you a letter regarding legalizing the farming of industrial hemp and I came across an article about your co-sponsoring HR 1009 “Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2007”.

I just want to say that I fully support this effort 100% and I believe the complete force of REASON is behind your position on this issue.

As has been noted numerous times, our Founding Fathers considered hemp a wonder crop, George Washington planted it liberally, and the Declaration of Independence was even written on Hemp paper. In times of brutal economic uncertainty, banning our farmers from growing this ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CASH CROP with myriad potential uses, is akin to shooting ourselves and our countrymen in the foot.

Please do everything in your power to push this legislation through the House and Congress as a whole. There is no sense in maintaining this dark ages prohibition in our current time.

“Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man’s appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.”

-Abraham Lincoln (1809-65) U.S. President.
Speech, 18 Dec. 1840, to Illinois House of Representatives
Thank you for your efforts in this regard.

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bill is dead

It died quietly in committee, when it was put out to pasture in April.

I can't find any new proposals slated... perhaps we should press the issue.