February 6, 2013

Submit Testimony Today For Hawaii Industrial Hemp Resolutions

February 6, 2013
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We just received notice that two hemp-related resolutions, HCR3 and HR6, will be heard by the Hawaii House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce at 3:55 p.m. tomorrow. These resolutions urge Congress and the President to restate that the intent of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 is not to inhibit the production of industrial hemp.

Please help us pass these resolutions by testifying to the House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce.

Although it’s always great if you can testify in person, we realize it’s not always possible, especially with so little notice. So, here’s the hearing notice, with instructions on how to testify in writing: http://1.usa.gov/WshfJN

You also can email your testimony to Rep. Angus McKelvey, the chairman of the CPC committee, at repmckelvey@capitol.hawaii.gov. Be sure to put “Testimony, HR6 and HCR3” (or something similar) in the subject line so they route it properly.

Here is some suggested testimony:

Please vote for HR 6 and HCR 3 to encourage the state Congressional Delegation to support the Industrial Hemp Farming Act in the U.S. House and Senate, which would allow states to regulate hemp farming. Industrial hemp does not meet any of the criteria to be scheduled at all in the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). With over $452 million in estimated annual U.S. retail sales, American companies making hemp products have no choice but to import their raw materials. Unfortunately, American farmers continue to face prosecution and forfeiture of theit farms for growing industrial hemp due to an outdated federal policy which confuses non-drug industrial hemp with drug varieties of Cannabis. This arbitrary policy off shores jobs and increases our trade deficit. I am sure you agree that importing hemp from Canada, China, the EU, or anywhere else in the world makes no sense when American farmers could be growing it right here. Please vote for HR 6 and HCR 3. Thank you.

Please make sure your written testimony is in by 3:00 Tuesday, today! The earlier, the better.

We ask that you pass this information on to friends and family and ask them to submit testimony as well. Thank you so much for your support!

About Vote Hemp

Vote Hemp is a national, single-issue, nonprofit organization dedicated to the acceptance of and free market for industrial hemp, low-THC oilseed and fiber varieties of Cannabis, and to changes in current law to allow U.S. farmers to grow the crop.

Web Site: http://www.VoteHemp.com

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