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The letter below is from Sen. Mary Landrieu to a Vote Hemp supporter in reply to a letter asking her to support Sen. Ron Wyden's industrial hemp amendment to the Farm Bill.

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)

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July 9, 2012

Dear Constituent,

I am grateful that you contacted me to express your support for Senator Wyden's Amendment #2220 to the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012, or S. 3240.  Please know that I take the viewpoints of my constituents very seriously.

Senator Wyden's Amendment #2220 would amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marijuana, which would make it legal to grow for industrial purposes. I understand the arguments in support of industrial hemp production, and I understand that industrial hemp has the potential to be a useful and profitable commodity for our farmers. More than 250 amendments to S. 3240 were filed, and 74 of them received a vote; Sen. Wyden's hemp amendment was not one of them. If the amendment is offered in the future, I will keep your views in mind.

Thank you again for taking the time to share your views on this agricultural issue. I welcome your input on any and all measures that come before the U.S. Senate for a vote, and I trust that you will continue to contact me on issues of mutual concern.  Please feel free to visit my website at http://www.landrieu.senate.gov for more information on my legislative views and actions as I continue to fight hard for the State of Louisiana.

With warmest regards, I am


Mary Landrieu
United States Senator

P.S. For a recap of my week in Louisiana and Washington, D.C., be sure to sign up for my weekly eNewsletter by visiting http://go.usa.gov/2sb.  And for my latest updates, like my Facebook page and follow me on Twitter.


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