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.
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.
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