The letter below is from Rep. George Radanovich (R-CA 19th District) to a Vote Hemp supporter in reply to a letter asking him to become a sponsor for the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2009.
Rep. George Radanovich
(R-CA 19th District)
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September 30, 2009
Thank you for contacting me regarding H.R. 1866, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2009. It is a pleasure to hear from you.
Introduced by Rep. Paul Ron (R-TX) on April 2, 2009, H.R. 1866 would amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marijuana. Hemp is derived from the cannabis plant, of which the illegal drug marijuana is also a product. The Federal government listed hemp as illegal in United States in the 1972 Controlled Substances Act. H.R. 1866 is pending in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Please be assured that should this bill come before me on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, I will give your thoughts careful consideration before casting my vote.
Finally, I encourage you to visit my website at www.radanovich.house.gov to get the most current information on my work in Congress. Once again, thank you for contacting me. Please keep in touch.
Member of Congress