Press Releases

Hemp Industry Call to Action: Vote Hemp Urges Community to Sign Petition Calling for Congress to Approve 1% THC Levels in Hemp

“The hemp industry is creating many good jobs in farming and manufacturing at this critical time. We need to ensure that farmers don’t get hurt and that the industry can continue to grow and compete with other countries that...


Vote Hemp celebrates 20 years of hemp advocacy

Twenty years ago this week a group of hemp industry advocates came together to launch Vote Hemp with the goal of bringing back hemp as a commercial crop for American farmers. For many years Vote Hemp was the only...


Coalition of Hemp Organizations Submit Letter to Small Business Administration Urging Inclusion of Farmers in CARES Act Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday April 13th, eight leading hemp trade and advocacy organizations sent a joint letter to Small Business Administration (SBA) administrator Jovita Carranza urging her to ensure that in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, farmers...


Governor Newsom Signs Hemp Legislation SB 153

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Vote Hemp, the nation’s leading grassroots hemp advocacy organization, and the California Hemp Council, the leading advocacy group representing the interests of the hemp industry in The Golden State, celebrate the passage of SB 153 in...


Vote Hemp Releases 2019 U.S. Hemp Grower License Report Documenting Planned Hemp Cultivation In The U.S.

WASHINGTON, DC — Vote Hemp, the nation’s leading grassroots hemp advocacy organization, has released its 2019 U.S. Hemp License Report. The report documents state-by-state progress of hemp legislation passed in 2019, reported licensed acreage of hemp, identifies states with...


Vote Hemp Submits Comments to Food and Drug Administration Regarding Regulation of CBD

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Vote Hemp, the nation’s leading grassroots hemp advocacy organization, has submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration regarding proposed regulatory policies for hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD, products. Submitted at the invitation of the Food and...


Vote Hemp Releases 2018 U.S. Hemp Crop Report Documenting Industrial Hemp Cultivation and State Legislation in the U.S.

WASHINGTON, DC — Vote Hemp, the nation’s leading grassroots hemp advocacy organization, has released its 2018 U.S. Hemp Crop Report. The report documents state-by-state progress of hemp legislation passed in 2018, reported acreage of hemp grown, identifies states with...


Hemp Farming Legalized Across the United States by the 2018 Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Vote Hemp, the nation’s leading grassroots hemp advocacy organization working to change state and federal laws to allow commercial hemp farming, is thrilled to announce the federal legalization of hemp farming in the U.S., after nearly...


Vote Hemp to Hold Press Conference to Discuss Passage of Hemp Farming Legalization in the 2018 Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Vote Hemp, the nation’s leading grassroots hemp advocacy organization working to change state and federal laws to allow commercial hemp farming, will hold a press conference on January 7, 2019, at the Eaton Hotel in Washington,...


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 to allow commercial hemp farming, celebrates the passage of SB 1409 in California, which legalizes hemp farming in the state....