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Congress Passes Historic Legislation

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Yesterday proved that sometimes, Congress can do something good.

Rep. Bobby Scott brought the Criminal Justice Commission Act to the floor with an opening and powerful speech in support of the bill.  The bi-partisan legislation had already passed in the Senate and was now referred to the Judiciary subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

I searched through the C-SPAN database to find exactly what happened, so for your convenience, I have bookmarked it exactly where you need to be.  Congressman Scott does a great job at putting the right light on this issue.

http://www.c-spanarchives.org/program/ID/229319&start=30724&end=31953

(I can’t get Wordpress to embed… any tips?)

PS- Congressman Scott should do the same thing with the Industrial Hemp Farming Act HR 1866

Will the next DEA Adminstrator please stand up, please stand up

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

President Obama has kept Michele Leonhart as the DEA administrator for far too long.  A Hold over from the Bush Administration, Leonhart is our worst nightmare.  She’s been working for the DEA as long as you’ve been alive, and she is a driving force behind the Hemp ban.  She was the boss that tried to ban hemp foods.  She’s declined applications from hemp farmers.  And now, she’s getting hired again.

Vote Hemp joined several other groups in Opposing her nomination. in a letter you can read hear. You can even oppose it yourself with NORML’s action alert.

Cmon, Obama.  How can we expect change if your going to nominate Leonhart to manage the DEA??

BP Oil Spill Could be Cleaned up with Hemp

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

This BP crisis makes me incredibly angry.  They’ve barely spent $2 billion on cleanup, and earlier tonight, people donate over $ 1.3 million in two hours to clean up BPs spill.   We spent almost as much as BP on the spill!! At 1.3 million dollars every two hours, we would have raised over $$1.95 billion in the past 63 days!!!

What really makes me mad is all of the things that they could have done but didn’t.  For example, I read an article just one week after the disaster on 4/20, that there are microbes that eat oil, and even PRODUCE OXYGEN as a byproduct.  This was already tested and verified to be effective, and in fact, there was a company that had a large amount in stock, and if needed, could produce more very quickly.  It was the PERFECT answer!!  A week later, I read a similar article; apparently that hadn’t actually used it, because they still had more chemical dispersants left, I guess.

http://eraven.franklinpierce.edu/exch/58/oil%20spill.jpg

I remembered another article I had seen and recovered an even better one. It of course, relates to hemp. Based on the below article, I posit (although it’s never really been tested) that hemp could be used to help clean up the oil disaster.

Hemp’s actually has several long lost cousins.  I sometimes think bamboo is a long lost cousin, the two fastest growing land plants used to race each other….Anyways, another distant cousin is the plant crop kenaf.   A fiber crop that can grow on marginal land, kenaf can be used to make twine (although not nearly as strong as hemp), but also can be used for paper products, bio composite materials, and cellulosic ethanol.  Kenaf is not actually much unlike hemp without the hempseed.

Here is an interview from a North Carolina farmer, who says that his kenaf could be used to absorb some of the oil.  To take it a step further, he says that it will synergize with the microbes and provide even more food for the hungry microbes.  The EPA says they will conduct a study…. when they should conduct a study by TRYING IT IMMEDIATELY!!

Hemp could do the exact same thing, but would probably work better.

NC Farmer talks about how hemp could be used to clean up the oil spill


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Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

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Hemp Seizure in Capitol Underscores Confusion Over Cannabis
Hemp Industry Seeks Beer Summit with Capitol Police

WASHINGTON, DC — Vote Hemp legislative assistant Ben Droz was shocked when Capitol Police seized his samples of industrial hemp fiber that he needed for a scheduled presentation to congressional staffers. Police refused to release the fiber after the search, while saying they knew it had no drug value and was “just hemp.” The group of officers decided they needed to confiscate all the hemp seeds because no food was allowed, but the hemp fiber was also seized even though it is not food. “I just want to throw this out,” said one officer, who ultimately did

Mr. Droz explained to police that the items were being used to illustrate the environmental properties of hemp. “This is just another example of the confusion between Industrial Hemp, an important crop for farmers across the country, and marijuana, a distant cousin also from the Cannabis family.” The United States is the only developed country that does not recognize the distinction between the two varieties. Mr. Droz admits, “I gave up the hemp to police, fearing arrest at the time, and now feel compelled to raise this issue so it does happen again because I carry hemp every time I visit the U.S. Capitol.”

“The fact that this level of confusion among law enforcement still exists today is exactly why federal policy on hemp needs to change,” says Vote Hemp President Eric Steenstra. “We hope for the return of Vote Hemp’s property, an apology, and perhaps, a Capitol Hill beer summit or Congressional hearings to discuss our differences with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).”

Hemp products have been subject to confusion in the past. In 2002, the DEA attempted to ban imports on hemp foods, despite the growing recognition of its value to farmers and consumers. Vote Hemp, the Hemp Industries Association, and several U.S. and Canadian companies, successfully challenged the DEA in a lawsuit calling the ban unwarranted and illegal. Since this ban was lifted, the hemp industry has grown substantially every year. Last year alone, grocery store sales of hemp food products grew over 40%.

Since 2005, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act (H.R. 1866) and its predecessors have waiting for a hearing in the House, but it’s been tabled the entire time. The bill has a dozen bi-partisan cosponsors, and allows states like Oregon (as of Jan. 2010), Maine, Vermont, North Dakota, Montana (and many others) to grow hemp based on State laws. Sixteen states have already passed legislation, and many, like the ones listed above, are simply waiting for the federal ban to be lifted once again. Mr. Droz has been working with Vote Hemp in order to raise congressional awareness about this marginalized issue.

The growing market proves the case of hemp. Food sales have grown every year since the ban was lifted. Other parts of the hemp plant, such as those confiscated from Droz, can be used to make any number of consumer products, while all jobs generate from the industry could be as green collar jobs.

Despite a growing global industry, U.S. farmers are still unable to grow hemp. All hemp in the U.S. must be imported from other countries to be either processed or sold here.

“It’s ironic that the very items I was using to clear up confusion, became the subject of contraband and were confiscated,” Mr. Droz comments after the incident.

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Vermont Passes Hemp Law… Finally

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

It was just over a month ago that we announced Vermont Bill becomes law. This was later called ‘premature’ when the Anti-hemp lobby tried to take it off the books. But, with over 94% of State Congressional support, the secretary of state and attorney general couldn’t deny that the law had support and made sense.

Now it’s official!(new press release). Vermont is now neck and neck with North Dakota in the race of the century! Will California be able to keep up?

Do you want to be in the race? You can use Vote Hemp’s easily accessible Congressional Database to mail, email, or call your congress person (or any congress person) to tell them that you support hemp and they should too.

Vermont passed the law with our help, and we couldn’t have done it without your help. Please make a Contribution; we appreciate anything you can give.

Thank you for you ongoing support. You are the people that can make a difference for Hemp in America and Hemp in the World. Keep it up!

-Ben, the Vote Hemp Intern


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