Industrial Hemp Protest: Dr. Bronner Arrested at White House
Posted June 11, 2012
June 10, 2012
Sen. Rand Paul joins Oregon Sen. Wyden's push for legal hemp
Jack Brammer | The Lexington Herald-Leader
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Bowling Green, is joining a Democratic senator from Oregon in supporting a proposal to allow farmers to grow industrial hemp.
Vote Hemp, a non-profit organization pushing the issue, said Friday that Paul has signed on as a co-sponsor of U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden's proposed amendment to the omnibus farm bill.
The amendment would exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marijuana, allowing American farmers to grow industrial hemp.
Under the amendment, the cultivation of industrial hemp would be regulated by state permitting programs, like North Dakota's, and would not impact the federal government's long-standing prohibition of marijuana.
Paul, whose father, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, introduced a similar measure earlier this year, could not be reached for comment. His Washington office did not return phone calls and emails seeking comment.
Wyden, in a statement, said, "Industrial hemp is used in many healthy and sustainable consumer products. However, the federal prohibition on growing industrial hemp has forced companies to needlessly import raw materials from other countries."
Wyden said his amendment would allow U.S. farmers to produce hemp for safe and legitimate products, helping both producers and suppliers to grow and improve the economy.
This is a Plant Your Dream Altar I made On June 6, 2012 at the Enchanted Garden Intentional Community. On the same day, I read that Senator Wyden
added an amendment to the Farm Bill to Legalize Industrial Hemp.
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