The letter below is from Rep. Martin Heinrich 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. Martin Heinrich
(D-NM 1st District)
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June 15, 2011
This short note is to let you know that I received your message regarding hemp. I appreciate knowing your thoughts on this matter.
Representative Ron Paul (TX-14) introduced H.R. 1866, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act on April 2, 2009. This legislation would remove industrial hemp from the definition of "marijuana" under the Controlled Substances Act, enabling farmers to grow the plant cannabis sativa for industrial purposes.
Every two years a new Congress begins and all pending legislation must be reintroduced. H.R. 1866 was introduced in the 111th Congress and has not yet been reintroduced in the 112th Congress. Rest assured, I will monitor this issue and I will keep your views in mind should similar legislation come before the full House of Representatives for consideration.
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As always, I value your input and hope you will continue to keep me informed of the issues important to you.
Member of Congress
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