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Industrial Hemp Farming Act 2009! Write Congressional Reps. March 11, 2009 11:49 AM

Ask Them to Sponsor the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2009!

Washington, DC — March 11, 2009

We are pleased to announce that the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2009 will be introduced soon. Yesterday, the offices of Rep. Ron Paul and Rep. Barney Frank sent out a Dear Colleague letter to members of Congress inviting them to be original co-sponsors of the Act, which does not yet have a bill number.

Please click here to write your Congressional representatives and ask them to consider becoming an original co-sponsor of the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2009.

The legislation, which has been introduced twice in past years, would allow American farmers to once again grow hemp to the extent allowed under state laws, repealing a provision in federal law that makes the U.S. the only industrialized nation where farmers are prohibited from competing in the booming industrial hemp market. The legislation is identical to HR 1009 introduced in the 110th Congress.

The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2009 would finally allow North Dakota, and the other states that have passed pro-hemp legislation or resolutions (Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia), considered pro-hemp legislation or resolutions (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wisconsin), or where farm groups have advocated for a return to industrial hemp farming (Ohio and Pennsylvania), to choose whether or not to let farmers grow industrial hemp.

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 March 11, 2009 1:47 PM

Thank you so much, Serge! a GREEN thankyou!

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 March 11, 2009 1:51 PM

A green your welcome BMT! )

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