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...


On Wednesday December 12, the U.S. House voted overwhelmingly to pass the Farm Bill and send it to the...

Farm Bill passes Senate 87-13!

On Tuesday December 11, the U.S. Senate passed the 2018 Farm Bill by a vote of 87-13. The bill...

Hemp in the Farm Bill, what does it mean?

When Congress passed the Farm Bill of 2014, it included Sec. 7606 authorizing state regulated research pilot programs with...

Governor Brown Signs Landmark Hemp Legislation SB 1409

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

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...

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.

states have passed hemp legislation


acres of hemp licensed in 2017


estimated U.S. hemp retail sales in 2017


projected U.S. CBD sales by 2022

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