Welcome to VOTE HEMP

Vote Hemp is a Washington, DC based grassroots nonprofit organization working since 2000 to bring back hemp farming in the U.S. We are dedicated to a free market for hemp products and to changes in state and federal law to allow American farmers to grow the crop once again, learn more..

Educating legislators and policy makers

Advocating for effective hemp laws and policies

Defending against policies that restrict commerce

Taking Action to legalize hemp farming

Current legislation for Virginia

Virginia Hemp Laws & Regulations 2018 SB 247 Industrial hemp research programs. The bill classifies all participants in any research program as either growers or processors and replaces the current licensing requirement, which requires a police background check, with a registration requirement. The bill will allow farmers to conduct research without partnering with a university

Hemp farming is legal in Virginia

RICHMOND — Marty Phipps started a business this year selling an innovative type of bedding for horses and small...

NASDA calls for uniform industry standards for testing industrial hemp

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) approved an action item urging development of uniform standards for...

Vote Hemp signs stakeholder letter to Farm Bill conferees

Vote Hemp has signed on to a stakeholder letter to conferees expressing strong support for the Hemp Farming Act...

Is CBD oil legal in Ohio? State regulators say no

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- CBD oil derived from hemp can be found online and in many Ohio grocery and health...

Annual Retail Sales for Hemp-Derived CBD Products Estimated to Exceed $646 Million by 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Vote Hemp, the nation’s leading grassroots hemp advocacy organization working to change state and federal laws...

New Belgium Brewing, Willie Nelson’s Cannabis Company, and Vote Hemp Team Up to Form the ‘American Hemp Campaign’; Effort to Promote U.S. Hemp Independence to Launch on Fourth of July

  The nation’s leading grassroots hemp advocacy organization, Vote Hemp, is teaming up with craft brewer New Belgium Brewing...

2017 Annual Retail Sales for Hemp Products Estimated at $820 Million

WASHINGTON, DC – Vote Hemp, the nation’s leading grassroots hemp advocacy organization working to change state and federal laws...

Vote Hemp has been making a positive impact since 2000

Vote Hemp is the longest running grass roots 501 (c)4 non-profit in the hemp industry. We have been operating since 2000 lobbying legislators both on a federal level and a state level while educating advocates throughout the world. Our longevity and experience has set the standards for grass roots advocacy around hemp. Vote Hemp’s headquarters in D.C. has allowed us to spearhead the push in Washington to implement permanent hemp legislation. Our grass roots efforts have been focused around American farmers once again legally being able to grow hemp on American soil. The Federal Farm Bill of 2014 was a huge win for our grass roots advocacy movement.
40

states have passed hemp legislation

25713

acres of hemp licensed in 2017

$820000000

estimated U.S. hemp retail sales in 2017

$624000000

projected U.S. CBD sales by 2022

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