The letter below is from Rep. Tom McClintock to a Vote Hemp supporter in reply to a letter asking him to become a sponsor of the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2009.
Rep. Tom McClintock
(R-CA 4th District)
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June 8, 2009
Thank you for taking time to express your support for the Industrial Hemp Farming Act (H.R. 1866).
As you may know, hemp was improperly lumped into the 1937 ban on marijuana after having been grown commercially for centuries by American farmers, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Having carried similar legislation in the California State Senate, I co-sponsored this bill to remove Federal restrictions from growing this safe and profitable crop.Thanks again for contacting me. Please don't hesitate to do so again in the future.