Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has proposed an industrial hemp amendment to the Farm Bill. This will be the first time since the 1950's that language in support of industrial hemp has come to the floor of the House of the Senate for a vote. Write or call your Senators TODAY and ask them to support the amendment.
Hemp: Unlimited Fuel for the Green Rush | The industry is stunted by federal regulations which outlaw commercial hemp production. In 2011 the total sales of hemp food and beauty care products exceeded $43 million but industry advocates argue hemp products have an untapped market value of more than $400 million according to The Path Forward: Rethinking Federal Marijuana Policy published by Representatives Earl Blumenauer and Jared Polis.
Regardless of hemp’s lack of THC, and the countless number of products it can produce, the federal government… In all its ignorance, would rather the US import nearly $500 million in hemp fiber annually, rather than allow US farmers to grow their own hemp crop.