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This is an archive of hemp-related documents organized in one place for easy downloading. For an archive of Vote Hemp and Hemp Industries Association documents, please visit our Archives page. Members of the media: Please see our Media Center & PR page for additional information.


QUICK CLICK GUIDE — click on the titles below to view summaries

Articles

Farming Guides

Films

Legal Cases

Legislation

Letters

Regulations

Reports

Resolutions

Studies

Testimony


Articles

Hemp is Hip, Hot and Happening: So Why Are American Farmers Being Left Out?
Utne, September-October 2004

Why Industrial Hemp?
Vote Hemp, Inc., updated June 2007
The subject of why or whether to grow industrial hemp in the United States is often debated yet much misunderstood. The controversy surrounding the plant obscures much of its historical and potential impact — and its adaptability to diverse industries.
(PDF file 198k)

HEMP
By Lyster H. Dewey
From the Yearbook of the United States Department of Agriculture - 1913
Government Printing Office, 1914
72 pages
(PDF file 1.8MB)

Hemp Hurds as Paper-Making Material
By Lyster H. Dewey and Jason L. Merrill
United States Department of Agriculture
Bulletin No. 404
October 14, 1916, 24 pages
(HTML, page opens in new window)

Farming Guides

What about growing HEMP?
By A. H. Wright
Extension Service of the College of Agriculture
University of Wisconsin - Madison
November 1942, 8 pages
(PDF file 3.7mb)

HEMP - A War Crop for Iowa
Bulletin P 49
Agriculture Experiment Station
Agriculture Extension Service
Iowa State College - Ames, Iowa
December 1942, 16 pages
(PDF file 2.8mb)

HEMP
Farmers' Bulletin No. 1935
United States Department of Agriculture
April 1952, 16 pages
(PDF file 5.6mb)

More up to date information can be found at:
Canada Reports, Studies, Fact Sheets & Farming Guides
(page has links to assorted HTML and PDF files)

Films

Hemp for Victory, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1942

Legal Cases

Vote Hemp has been involved in various legal challenges since our founding. Please visit our Legal Cases page for more information on the DEA hemp food rules challenge, FOIA challenge, NAFTA challenge, the White Plume case, and the most recent case in North Dakota - Monson vs DEA.
(page has links to assorted PDF files)

Legislation

H.R. 1831, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011 (PDF file 164 MB)

Federal Legislation (in depth overview of U.S. federal industrial hemp legislation)

State Action (quick links to U.S. state industrial hemp legislation)

State Legislation (in depth overview of state industrial hemp legislation)

Canadian Federal Regulation & Legislation Information (page has links to assorted HTML and PDF files)

Parliment of new South Wales - Australia
Hemp Industry Bill 2008
Text of Bill as First Print
(PDF file 692k)
Please click here for Hemp Industry Bill 2008 legislative page.

Letters

Letter to Representative Cynthia Thielen
The March 30, 2001 letter from Toni P. Teresi (DEA Chief, Office of Congressional Affairs) to Hawaii State Representative Cynthia Thielen. Clarifies the DEA's current position on the Proposed Hemp Rules "Use Of Marijuana For Industrial Purposes" and spells out the DEA's responsibilities under the Administrative Procedure Act with respect to Publication of Rules and Public Comment.
March 30, 2001, 2 pages
(PDF file 520k)

Letter to President Bush
The February 9, 2001 letter from a bi-partisan group of Hawaii legislators to President George W. Bush. The February 5, 2001 version of the "State Legislative Action for the Development of a Hemp Industry in the U.S." chart was sent along with the letter. Also enclosed was a copy of the April 7, 2000 letter from Hawaii Gov. Benjamin Cayetano to DEA Administrator Donnie Marshall.
February 9, 2001, 3 pages
(PDF file 468k)

Regulations

Canadian Federal Regulation & Legislation Information (page has links to assorted HTML and PDF files)

North Dakota Department of Agriculture
Final Proposed Industrial Hemp Regulations (September 2006)
9/29/06
(PDF file 19k)

Reports

Evaluating The Public Interest: Regulation Of Industrial Hemp Under The Controlled Substances Act
Christine A. Kolosov
UCLA Law Review
Volume 57, Number 1 - October 2009
(PDF file 248 K)

Canadian National Industrial Hemp Strategy
Prepared for: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiative
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Contract Number: ARDI III B-27
March 30th, 2008
358 pp
(PDF file 6.5MB)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity - Updated Version, Congressional Research Service (CRS), by Renée Johnson, order code RL32725, February 14, 2014 (PDF file 512k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity, Congressional Research Service (CRS), by Renée Johnson, order code RL32725, July 24, 2013 (PDF file 451k)

CRS Memorandum: Potential U.S. Market Effects of Removing Restrictions on Growing Industrial Hemp, by Renée Johnson, March 4, 2013 (PDF file 463k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity, Congressional Research Service (CRS), by Renée Johnson, order code RL32725, June 25, 2013 (PDF file 455k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity, Congressional Research Service (CRS), by Renée Johnson, order code RL32725, March 21, 2013 (PDF file 442k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity, Congressional Research Service (CRS), by Renée Johnson, order code RL32725, December 18, 2012 (PDF file 483k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity, Congressional Research Service (CRS), by Renée Johnson, order code RL32725, January 19, 2012 (PDF file 392k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity, Congressional Research Service (CRS), by Renée Johnson, order code RL32725, December 22, 2010 (PDF file 304k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity, Congressional Research Service (CRS), by Renée Johnson, March 23, 2007 (PDF file 148k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity, by Jean M. Rawson, Congressional Research Service (CRS), March 23, 2007 (PDF file 100k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity, by Jean M. Rawson, Congressional Research Service (CRS), July 8, 2005 (PDF file 57k)

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity, by Jean M. Rawson, Congressional Research Service (CRS), January 5, 2005 (PDF file 55k)

Industrial Hemp: How the Classification of Industrial Hemp as Marijuana Under the Controlled Substances Act Has Caused the Dream of Growing Industrial Hemp in North Dakota to Go Up in Smoke
By Thomas A. Duppong
North Dakota Law Review
Volume 85, Number 2 (2009)
31 pages
(PDF file 228k)

The Case for Hemp as a Biofuel
Does the use of Cannabis species for the production of biodiesel and ethanol, result in higher yields of ethanol than competing cellulotic crops, including Zea mays?
By Kimball Christensen and Andrew Smith
Undergraduate Students of the University of Washington
Department of Biology
2008, 5 pages
(PDF file 372k)

Hemp
Vermont Legislative Research Shop
May 21, 2008
(PDF file 64k)

Illegally Green: Environmental Costs of Hemp Prohibition
By Skaidra Smith-Heisters
Reason Foundation Policy Study 367
March 2008, 50 pages
(PDF file 836k)

Environmental Costs of Hemp Prohibition in the United States
By Skaidra Smith-Heisters
Journal of Industrial Hemp, Volume 13, Issue 2
October 2008, pages 157 - 170
(PDF file 56k)

Final Report - Hawaii Industrial Hemp Research Project
By David P. West, Ph.D.
2003, 4 pages
(PDF file 12k)

Hemp: A New Crop with New Uses for North America
By Ernest Small and David Marcus
2002, 43 pages
Highly recommended
Hemp: A New Crop with New Uses for North America - HTML version
Hemp: A New Crop with New Uses for North America - Acrobat version (PDF file 14.1MB)

Industrial Hemp [Cannabis sativa] - Economic Viability and Political Concerns
By Gertrude Roth-Li
Minority Research Staff, for Rep. Cynthia Thielen, Minority Floor Leader, Hawaii Legislature
April 17, 1996, 18 pages
(PDF file 28k)

Industrial Hemp Investigative and Advisory Task Force Report
Submitted to the Illinois House of Representatives
January 26, 2000
15 pages
Illinois Industrial Hemp Report (PDF file 116k)

Hemp Support: The European Union Experience (Draft)
By Valerie L. Vantreese
University of Kentucky, Department of Agricultural Economics
May, 2001, 11 pages
(PDF file 224k)

Industrial Hemp: Legislative Briefing
By Valerie L. Vantreese
University of Kentucky, Department of Agricultural Economics
January, 2001, 3 pages
(PDF file 29k)

Industrial Hemp: Global Operations, Local Implications
By Valerie L. Vantreese
University of Kentucky, Department of Agricultural Economics
July, 1998, 31 pages
(PDF file 262k)

Industrial Hemp: Global Markets and Prices
By Valerie L. Vantreese
University of Kentucky, Department of Agricultural Economics
January, 1997, 34 pages
(PDF file 301k)

Feasibility of Industrial Hemp Production in Arkansas
By Mark J. Cochran, Tony E. Windham, Billy Moore
University of Arkansas, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Cooperative Extension Service.
May, 2000, 24 pages
(PDF file 68k)

Industrial Hemp in the United States: Status and Market Potential
United States Department of Agriculture
Economic Research Service
January, 2000, 43 pages
(PDF file 408k)

Minnesota Grown Opportunities: Industrial Hemp
By D.G. Pfarr, M.G. Maxwell, K. Sannes, and K. Edberg.
A service of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute, and the University of Minnesota to evaluate diversification options for Minnesota farms.
January 18, 2001. 7 pages
(PDF file 85k)

Hemp as a Crop for Missouri Farmers
By Richard Lawrence Miller
Report to the Agriculture Task Force, Missouri House of Representatives
Summer, 1991

Feasibility of Industrial Hemp Production in the United States Pacific Northwest
By Daryl T. Ehrensing
Oregon State University, Department of Crop and Soil Science
Station Bulletin 681
May, 1998
Feasibility of Industrial Hemp - HTML version
Feasibility of Industrial Hemp - Acrobat version (PDF file 4.8mb)

Industrial Hemp as an Alternative Crop in North Dakota
Agricultural Economics Report No. 402
July 23, 1998
(PDF file 107k)

Cannabis Eradication Report
Vermont State Auditor
January 16, 1998
Cannabis Eradication Report - Main Index in HTML
Cannabis Eradication Report - Final Report in HTML
Cannabis Eradication Report - Final Report in Word RTF
Cannabis Eradication Report - Vote Hemp Archive (PDF file 188k)

State Auditor's Report on the Domestic Cannabis Eradication
Suppression Program and the Edward Byrne Memorial Formula Grant

"In response to the April 18, 1997 request from the House Agriculture Committee, the State Auditor's Office has reviewed internal control and compliance by the Vermont Department of Public Safety over the federally-funded Domestic Cannabis Eradication Suppression Program (DCE/SP). The House Agriculture Committee also asked for a review of Vermont's 1996 and 1997 applications for the Edward Byrne Memorial Formula Grant which is administered and funded by the federal Bureau of Justice Administration (BJA). I am today releasing the results of both of those reviews..."

Transmittal Letter, Executive Summary and Final Report are available in HTML and Word formats.
Written by Edward S. Flanagan, State Auditor.

Viability of Industrial Hemp
Vermont Legislative Research Shop
January, 1997
Viability of Industrial Hemp - HTML version
Viability of Industrial Hemp - Acrobat version (PDF file 50k)

Is Industrial Hemp Worth Further Study in the U.S.? A Survey of the Literature
By T. Randall Fortenbery and Michael Bennett
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Staff Paper No. 443, July 2001, 40 pages
(PDF file 987k)

Market Analysis for Hemp Fiber as a Feed Stock
By Carl Houtman
USDA, FS, Forest Products Laboratory
1997. 5 pages
(PDF file 569k)

Resolutions

State legislators, for more information about passing a resolution in support of industrial hemp please see our Hemp Resolution page.

Montana - 1999
HR 2
Passed into law.
Download the text of HR 2 here (PDF file 10k).

2007
HM 49
Passed into law.
Download the text of HM 49 here (PDF file 48k).

HCR 3028
A concurrent resolution urging Congress to recognize the multiple benefits of industrial hemp and to facilitate the growing of industrial hemp and the expansion of industries reliant on industrial hemp-based products. Adopted by House and Senate. Filed with Secretary of State on 4/5/07.
Download the text of HCR 3028 as Introduced here (PDF file 12k).

HCR 3042
A concurrent resolution urging Congress to direct the United States Drug Enforcement Administration to differentiate between industrial hemp and marijuana. Introduced on 1/26/07. Adopted by House and Senate. Filed with Secretary of State on 3/20/07.
Download the text of HCR 3042 as Introduced here (PDF file 12k).

North Dakota - 2001
HCR 3033
Passed into law.
Download the text of HCR 3033 as Enrolled here (PDF file 10k).

North Dakota - 1999
HCR 3038
Passed into law.
Download the text of HCR 3038 as Enrolled here (PDF file 8k).

Vermont - 2000
JRS 98
Passed into law.
Download the text of JRS 98 as Introduced here (PDF file 5k).
Download the text of JRS 98 as Adopted here (PDF file 6k).

Vermont - 1998
JRH 149
Resolution as Adopted.
Sent to the DEA and Congressional delegation.
Download the text of JRH 149 here (PDF file 4k).

Studies

Please see our Study Bills & Studies page, which has an archive of many of the hemp studies that have been done at the state level.

Industrial Hemp as a Cash Crop for Colorado Farmers
Boulder Hemp Initiative Project
Nederland, CO
1994
Industrial Hemp as a Cash Crop for Colorado Farmers - HTML version
Industrial Hemp as a Cash Crop for Colorado Farmers - Acrobat version (PDF file 23k)

Economic Impact of Industrial Hemp in Kentucky
By Dr. Eric C. Thompson, Dr. Mark C. Berger & Steven N. Allen
Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Kentucky
July, 1998, 75 pages
Economic Impact of Industrial Hemp in Kentucky - HTML version
Economic Impact of Industrial Hemp in Kentucky - Acrobat version (PDF file 643k)

An Assessment of Industrial Hemp Production in Maine
Maine Agricultural Center
March, 2006
(PDF file 257k)

Genetic variation in hemp and marijuana (Cannabis sativa L.) according to amplified fragment length polymorphisms
Datwyler, S. L. & G. D. Weiblen
Journal of Forensic Sciences (#51, pages 371-375, 2006)
(PDF file 96k)

Industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) as a papermaking raw material in Minnesota: technical, economic and environmental considerations
Bowyer, J.
Department of Wood & Paper Science Report Series
(May 2001, 50 pages)
Funded by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund
(PDF file 245k)

Testimony

New Hampshire 2007
Please click here to download the text of oral testimony to the House Environment and Agriculture Committee for HB 424 (PDF file 44k).
Please click here to download the text of written testimony to the House Environment and Agriculture Committee for HB 424 (PDF file 340k).
Please click here to download the text of oral testimony to the Senate Commerce, Labor And Consumer Protection Committee for HB 424 (PDF file 44k).
Please click here to download the text of written testimony to the Senate Commerce, Labor And Consumer Protection Committee for HB 424 (PDF file 352k).

Vermont 2007
Please click here to download the text of oral testimony to the House Committee on Agriculture for H 267 (PDF file 44k).
Please click here to download the text of written testimony to the House Committee on Agriculture for H 267 (PDF file 352k).

Wisconsin 2007
Please click here to download the text of written testimony to the Assembly Committee on Rural Economic Development for AB 146 (PDF file 396k).

 

 
 
 
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