The letter below is from Sen. Robert Menendez to a Vote Hemp supporter in reply to a letter asking him to cosponsor a Senate version of the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011.
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
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May 27, 2011
Thank you for contacting me to express your support for the Industrial Hemp Farming Act. Your opinion is very important to me, and I appreciate the opportunity to respond to you on this vital issue.
Hemp has a long history of production in the United States and has an array of practical purposes, from clothing to paper to food products. I agree that this is an issue worthy of debate, and I assure you that I will continue to closely monitor this legislation and will keep your views in mind.
Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future about this or any other matter of concern. I invite you to visit my website (http://menendez.senate.gov) to learn more about how I am standing up for New Jersey families in the United States Senate.
United States Senator