Fight to Legalize Commercial Hemp Farming

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Target: President Obama

Goal: Make commercial hemp farming federally legal.

It’s time to move the ongoing conversation about commercial hemp farming forward. The beneficial potential of this crop could change the United States’s economic status and revive the public’s trust in the federal system. Hemp is a carbon-neutral and massively strong material that would turn our wilting crops into thriving land, produce green jobs, and give America a fighting chance against hemp-accepting countries like China and Canada. Support North Dakota farmers in their fight to do the right thing for their nation.

Farmers in North Dakota are fighting to federally legalize commercial hemp production so they can join the global hemp market that in 2002 grossed more than $250 million. Because of the versatility of the plant and its recent popularity as a product material from soap to concrete, this industry has the potential to gross $500 billion and tens of thousands of new jobs.

Hemp is a sister plant to the notorious marijuana plant that has more uses and less carbon output related to production than widely used and subsidized cotton. Farmers can legally grow hemp in North Dakota according to state law, but federal law prohibits them. They are now asking for declaration from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) that they can cultivate hemp without prosecution.

The Monson v. DEA conversation has not received the media recognition it deserves. These farmers have a good idea that has the potential to make unprecedented changes – changes we were promised that only a figurehead has the power to set in motion.

By stirring up media coverage on this topic and putting pressure on the US Senate, federally legal commercial hemp farms would be back on America’s radar as a viable way to survive current economic turmoil. Support from mass media and mainstream American culture would help these farmers’ voices be heard by the DEA to move this case forward. Join these farmers in their fight to legalize hemp farming by signing the petition below.

 

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. President,

Commercial hemp farming is vainly outlawed by the federal government. The nation’s economic strife could be shifted to economic confidence if the fight to legalize hemp were taken seriously. North Dakota farmers have opened a case against the Drug Enforcement Administration to federally legalize the cultivation of commercial hemp. North Dakota state law does not prohibit hemp cultivation because of the huge economic and environmental benefits compared to other crops like cotton. Legalizing commercial hemp would create tens of thousands of jobs, has the potential to replace inefficient energy crops like corn earning America billions of dollars and saving soils from overproduction or lack of crop diversification, and would require little to no herbicides or insecticides.

Monson v. DEA could change the farming landscape, the foundation of America. It would also lift our economic and environmental concerns because of the massive benefits mentioned above. Support these North Dakota farmers in their fight to legalize industrial hemp farming thereby helping American’s revive our wilting soils, produce green jobs, and compete in the global hemp industry.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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6 Comments

  1. I have heard so many good things about hemp farming. You can find out all about it on Youtube. It’s worth looking into. It’s NOT just about drugtaking. Check it out. We must develop a more responsible attitude toward it.

    • Tammy Taylor says:

      Lucy, I agree with you! Also, there is a lot of money to be made in this industry, and all that money can sure be put to good use. Hopefully though, that doesn’t become a problem in itself. As there is corruption everywhere!

  2. Hemp is a much maligned resource that needs to have it’s remarkable uses brought out to the dark ages. The rumors and false claims about hemp need to be brought out into the light of truth.

  3. Hemp has long been legal in Canada (and in many other countries). The seeds are very nutricious (calcium, iron, omegas 3 and 6), and some varieties make excellent, durable fabrics. Not to mention it needs little water and grows w/o fertilizer – it does not exhaust the soil like so many other crops. Truly a miracle plant – one that used to grow profusely in pre-post colonial ‘America’ (used for rope, cloth, paper) until the Hearst Corp wanted to have their enormous timber holdings be the sole source for the paper industry…

  4. Maureen Berlin says:

    Hemp used to be widely used in Britain for shirts and other goods, for poorer people until it was discouraged, probably to boost the cotton industry run by wealthy white slave owners. It began to make a come-back in the 1990’s or so for clothing etc and mainly grown in south eastern England,as I recall. A friend began selling hemp goods in a Leeds (Yorkshire, UK) ) outlet in the 1990’s and also went to Australia to promote its cultivation there.

  5. Hemp could save world markets,give people jobs which can save elephants etc, replace dwindling forest, bio-degradable products, the list is endless, but misinformed individuals such as po-lice officers in high places often say negative about hemp,pot,marijuana even though they are cousin plants, and old fashion bigoted people still do not realize we as a species and our planet is on the brink of destruction from fracking, fossil fuels, poverty etc. Hemp is also a perfect food, already saving people in poverty areas, hemp milk is better than cow,the list go on and on all hemp including pot needs to be legal! Hempandpeanut oil blend is better biofuel, can be made into stronger products than plastic and steel! Cannabis also medically superior than so many other products! Just say yes, legalize hemp, cannibus, hemp products, canabinoid oils, recreational pot, give people the freedom =less government and more choices!

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