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Grow Hemp as An Industrial Crop

Environment  (tags: Hemp, Industrial Hemp, Hemp farming, sustainable, natural fiber, the Environment, the Economy, Veterans, replace plastics )

- 1117 days ago -
WE THE UNDERSIGNED ask Congress to support the Industrial Hemp Farming Act and wish to see this bill moved to a hearing during this Congressional session. Allow American farmers and veterans to grow this environmentally sustainable crop


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Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Monday May 23, 2016, 7:36 pm
SIGN THE PETITION! Help Farmers and Veterans
Federal Hemp Legislation

Federal - HR 525
A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marihuana, and for other purposes.

Federal - S 134
A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marihuana, and for other purposes.

Hemp Benefits

Hemp is a natural fiber that’s cultivated with low impact on the environment. It requires no pesticides, synthetic fertilizers or GMO seeds. Cultivation of hemp improves soil health by replenishing vital nutrients and preventing erosion. It’s one of the most durable natural fibers on the planet and results in fabric with wonderful drape that’s comparable to linen.

Hemp is for everyone …
This environmentally sustainable crop:

• Is drought tolerant, requiring 1/2 to 1/3 the water for corn and cotton

• Naturally resists pests, and does not require pesticides and herbicides

• Remediates the soil

• Can help mitigate Climate Change – the crop rapidly absorbs carbon and has a 120-day growth cycle

• Could replace virtually anything made from petroleum-based plastic, providing a reason to keep fossil fuels in the Earth

• Would provide tens of thousands of jobs for American farmers, veterans and small businesses.

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Monday May 23, 2016, 7:39 pm
Veterans for HEMP! Video

Maggie D (69)
Monday May 23, 2016, 7:45 pm
Hemp was legal until 1937 but I've read that it was used for making rope and other goods during WWII. Considering all of the products that can be made from hemp, a low maintenance crop, it's ridiculous that it can't be produced. You'll never get high smoking hemp, it doesn't have enough THC. Thanks, BMutiny.

Animae C (509)
Monday May 23, 2016, 7:48 pm
Your voice has been added to the growing movement of Americans calling for the legalization of industrial hemp!

Thanx BM

Past Member (0)
Monday May 23, 2016, 7:49 pm
Hemp needs to be embraced the world over. Signed thx BM

Rose Becke (141)
Monday May 23, 2016, 9:52 pm
So signed I agree natasha

Past Member (0)
Monday May 23, 2016, 10:12 pm
Noted, signed---Very recently, FDA made the purchase of hemp oil illegal. It has good medicinal actions. Even George Washington grew hemp, for making ropes and many other uses on farms. This country's government behaves as though it prides itself on moving backward. Hopefully, they'll go that far back. Thanks BMutiny.

Bernadette Porter (173)
Tuesday May 24, 2016, 2:14 am
Noted & very happy to sign this petition! Thank you, B!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 24, 2016, 4:27 am
sorry - can't sign, only US-residents - but I think it is only very reasonable to use more industrial Hemp, because it is so versatile and environment friendly. It would be a good alternative to all that plastic crap.

Anne P (174)
Tuesday May 24, 2016, 5:43 am
New Mexico, one of the poorest states in the nation, has the perfect climate for growing hemp. Our state desperately needs the jobs and revenue. Sadly, our "lawmakers" have their heads too firmly entrenched in the sand to make any progress in this area. Drives me mad. Petition gladly signed - thanks for posting, BMutiny!

Winn Adams (179)
Tuesday May 24, 2016, 6:41 am

Solitary E (324)
Tuesday May 24, 2016, 7:01 am
Signed, thanks BM.

Alan Lambert (91)
Tuesday May 24, 2016, 7:21 am
Signed and Noted

pam w (139)
Tuesday May 24, 2016, 12:16 pm
Thanks, Mutiny! And, by the way, I'm VERY happy with the hemp-based supplement I'm giving my arthritic dog! Anyone interested can email me for info. (I HAVE NO FINANCIAL INTEREST IN THE COMPANY!)

Yvonne White (229)
Tuesday May 24, 2016, 1:34 pm
Signed! :)

Beryl L (78)
Tuesday May 24, 2016, 2:12 pm

Doris F (19)
Tuesday May 24, 2016, 2:24 pm
only U.S signers allowed, but noted, thank you BMutiny

Jeff Creech (64)
Tuesday May 24, 2016, 3:04 pm
Signature recorded.

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Tuesday May 24, 2016, 3:16 pm
S&N, Thanks

Janis K (129)
Tuesday May 24, 2016, 4:57 pm

Sai Krishna G (1)
Tuesday May 24, 2016, 7:30 pm
signed and noted, thans

Raleigh k (358)
Tuesday May 24, 2016, 8:46 pm
noted signed shared

m r (0)
Wednesday May 25, 2016, 3:13 am
s&n, tyfs

Jonathan Harper (0)
Wednesday May 25, 2016, 5:05 am

sharon ogden (3)
Wednesday May 25, 2016, 5:30 am
noted xxx

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday May 25, 2016, 5:56 am
Your voice has been added to the growing movement of Americans calling for the legalization of industrial hemp!

This is something that John Trudell, Native American Activist and writer has been advocating for years. Each time the Native people were given permission to grow Industrial hemp on their sovereign lands as a way to earn an income; the Feds would come in and burn it up, right at harvest time.

So yes, let the Veterans and the American Farmers grow it, but let us not forget the Native American people who are also farmers and many times are Veterans. The poorest among us on par to Haiti put their sweat equity into growing this crop only to have the Feds "change" their minds at harvest time. Oh the sick games continue on.


Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Wednesday May 25, 2016, 7:12 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you

Lemon Snickets (24)
Thursday May 26, 2016, 2:47 am
Hemp is the new biodegradable plastic I'm all for it :)

roxy H (350)
Thursday May 26, 2016, 12:03 pm
BREAKING and VERY IMPORTANT ... I also posted this in our group with some update articles... Now why i am adding this is IMPORTANT.. few reasons.. Wisconsin is a TEST MODEL STATE for the Koch Brothers. Has been since 2010. They are and have been implementing all the ALEC laws in this state and have totally taken Wisconsin over. That being said, They have used the Constitutionalist theory and injected these policies across the USA since 2012. Which you have been reaping the sorrows of -_- ... NOW .. here is the IMPORTANT ARTICLE ... DANDY ONE TAKE NOTICE!!! ALSO!!!

roxy H (350)
Thursday May 26, 2016, 12:04 pm
MAY 25, 2016
Judge dismisses tribal lawsuit over industrial hemp
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Menominee Indian Tribe which sought protection for industrial hemp.
The tribe filed a lawsuit last November against the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Department of Justice after the agencies destroyed its hemp crop grown on its reservation in northeastern Wisconsin.
Industrial hemp has low levels of THC, the active chemical in marijuana. But it has commercial uses, including its oil for health and beauty products and hemp fiber for building materials.
The tribe argued that it was exempt from a state law banning the crop. Judge William Griesbach disagreed. He wrote that because the tribe is located in Wisconsin, the exemption does not apply.
The tribe on May 24 issued a statement: "The Tribe is disappointed with this recent setback that challenges our sovereignty as a Tribal Nation and inhibits our ability to pursue research initiatives exploring the viability of this versatile and sustainable crop. The Tribe is currently reviewing the decision to determine what options it may or may not pursue."

Some facts about hemp
• Hemp and marijuana are of the same plant species — Cannabis sativa — but the two plants are not bred and cultivated in the same way. The level of THC is much, much lower in hemp than in pot. Hemp can’t produce a high, but it can be used to make a handsome shirt or provide nutrition.
• Hemp stalks produce two types of fiber, according to Vote Hemp, a nonprofit advocacy organization. The outer bast fiber can be processed into long strands and the inner woody core can be processed into chips.
• The fiber is durable and makes for comfortable and colorfast textiles. It is used in composites or can replace plastics or fiberglass in molded products. The fiber also can be used to make building insulation or paper, while the inner core can be used to make animal bedding or nitrogen-absorbent fertilizer. The stalk even holds promise as alternative fuel.
Hemp fiber is durable and makes for comfortable and colorfast textiles.
• The hemp seed — a tiny nut that consists of a meaty inner core and a hull — has use as birdseed and, toasted, as a human snack. But broader uses involve dehulling the seed or crushing the seed for oil, because the inner core contains two essential fatty acids — Omega-3 and Omega-6 — as well as proteins.
Advocates tout the benefits of hemp seed oil supplements, the culinary value of hemp oil and the cosmetic applications. Even the protein-rich leftover hemp meal has value and is used for animal feed as well as high-protein powders and flours for human consumption.
The U.S. market for hemp is about $450 million to $600 million a year. But with few exceptions, U.S. growers are not profiting.
The U.S. market for hemp is about $450 million to $600 million a year. But with few exceptions, U.S. growers are not profiting. There is no large-scale industrial hemp production in the U.S. and the U.S. market is dependent on imports for finished hemp products and hemp ingredients. About two dozen other countries export hemp to the United States, including Britain, France, Germany, Spain — and especially Canada. But the U.S. production lag may be about to change.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday May 28, 2016, 1:51 am
Shared this over social media, BMutiny.
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