Hemp Bill Update

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Hemp Bill Update

HR 1866 Sponsorship Change
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#Hemp Update: 2/22 H.R. 1866 IndustrialHempFarmingAct has new Cosponsor, Rep. McDermott [D-WA7] About Bill: http://bit.ly/bmM3yo #eco #green

Summary

You probably didn’t know that your hemp shoes, backpack, shirt, or purse raised a crime issue. Haven’t heard of any Hemp Cartels? Or that your hemp shower curtain reflected a terrorist threat? Behind the hemp curtain, evil lurks? Or that your breakfast cereal was a threat to Homeland Security? Well apparently hemp raises security issues because, back on May 26, 2009, H.R. 1866, which would remove federal laws against hemp farming, was assigned to the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (A Subcom of House Judiciary Comm.)

Hemp in its distant cousinship to marijuana has been illegal under federal law for American farmers to grow, even if it’s legal under their state law, like in North Dakota. So, the hemp for oil, fiber, and foodstuffs available in U.S. comes from Canada and 30-odd other countries.

Make sense? Not so much. Follow the Hemp Bill with updates from ElegantRoots.com

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 4:30pm

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