National Hemp Lobby Day June 7, 2018

     Mark your calendars and join us in Washington, DC for Hemp Lobby Day on Thursday June 7th  and make your voice heard! Last year, hemp advocates conducted over 75 meetings with members and their staff and educated them on the need for legislation to allow for full commercial hemp farming at the state level.  To date, thirty-four states have defined industrial hemp as distinct and removed barriers to its production. Join us in helping pass the Hemp Farming Act.

     “The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 would remove industrial hemp from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act and allows it to be regulated as an agricultural crop. The bill places federal regulatory authority of hemp with USDA and requires State departments of agriculture to file their hemp program plans with USDA but allows them to regulate hemp cultivation per their State specific programs. In addition to defining hemp as cannabis that contains no more than 0.3% THC by dry weight, the bill asserts a ‘whole plant’ definition of hemp, including plant extracts.  If passed, the bill would remove roadblocks to the rapidly growing hemp industry in the U.S., notably by authorizing and encouraging access to federal research funding for hemp, and remove restrictions on banking, water rights, and other regulatory roadblocks the hemp industry currently faces. The bill would also explicitly authorize crop insurance for hemp.”[1]

     This event is organized by Vote Hemp and Agricultural Hemp Solutions. Click below to sign up to attend and they will schedule meetings with your Senators and Representative and prepare materials to make your day successful. Don’t miss this opportunity to help us make history by bringing back commercial hemp farming in the U.S.

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