The letter below is from Rep. Ander Crenshaw to a Vote Hemp supporter in reply to a letter asking him to become a sponsor of the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011.
Rep. Ander Crenshaw
(R-FL 4th District)
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May 26, 2011
Thank you for contacting me to express your opinion regarding H.R. 1831, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011. I appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts with me on this matter.
Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) introduced H.R. 1831 on May 11, 2011. This bill amends the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of "marijuana." Industrial hemp would be defined exclusively to mean the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant with a delta-nine tetrahydrocannabinol concentration that does not exceed .3 percent on a dry weight basis.
This legislation was referred to both the House Committee on Energy & Commerce and the Judiciary Committee. While I do not sit on these Committees, please rest assured that I will keep your views and thoughts in mind should this legislation come to the House floor for consideration.
Again, I want to thank you for taking the time to contact me. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of any further assistance on this matter or if you would like additional information on this topic or other issues facing Congress, please visit my Website at http://crenshaw.house.gov.
Member of Congress