Press Releases

Farm Bureau Passes Policy Urging Removal of Industrial Hemp Classification as Controlled Substance

WASHINGTON, DC — The national, single-issue, non-profit advocacy group Vote Hemp applauds the new resolution on industrial hemp that was adopted by delegates of the American Farm Bureau Federation at its 95th annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas last...


Governor Brown Signs California Industrial Hemp Farming Act Legalizing Hemp Farming Under State Law

SACRAMENTO, CA — Vote Hemp and the Hemp Industries Association (HIA), the nation’s leading hemp grassroots advocacy organization and industry trade group, respectively, each working to revitalize industrial hemp production and processing in the U.S., are excited to report that...


Vote Hemp Holds Briefing with Rep. Massie, Rep. Polis and Commissioner Comer to Discuss State vs. Federal Laws on Industrial Hemp Farming

Vote Hemp Holds Briefing with Rep. Massie, Rep. Polis and Commissioner Comer to Discuss State vs. Federal Laws on Industrial Hemp Farming New Department of Justice Policy Change Regarding Enforcement of Federal and State Marijuana Laws Raises Questions for...


Farm Bill With Amendment to Allow Industrial Hemp Research Passes House in 216 to 208 Floor Vote

WASHINGTON, DC — Vote Hemp, the nation’s leading hemp grassroots advocacy organization, working to revitalize industrial hemp production in the U.S., is excited to report that an amendment to legalize hemp production for research purposes was included in H.R. 2642,...


Kentucky Industrial Hemp Farming Bill SB 50 Becomes Law

FRANKFORT, KY — Vote Hemp, the nation’s leading hemp grassroots advocacy organization and industry trade group, working to revitalize industrial hemp production in the U.S., is pleased to report that SB 50, the Kentucky industrial hemp farming bill has become...


California Hemp Farming Bill SB 566 Garners Strong Support from Businesses, Leading Advocacy Groups and Sheriffs’ Association

SACRAMENTO, CA — Today at 9:30 a.m. the California Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing on SB 566, a bill that would legalize hemp farming in the state of California. Members of the hemp advocacy organizations Vote Hemp and...


Amidst Growing Momentum for Policy Change, Industrial Hemp Advocates Prepare for Fourth Annual “Hemp History Week”

WASHINGTON, DC — The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp have announced plans for the fourth annual Hemp History Week to be held from June 3-9, 2013. The theme of the 2013 campaign is Hemp: Our Heritage, Our Future. A national grassroots...


As Momentum Builds for Policy Change, U.S. Market for Products Made from Industrial Hemp Continues to Thrive

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Hemp Industries Association (HIA), a non-profit trade association consisting of hundreds of hemp businesses, has released final estimates of the size of the 2012 U.S. retail market for hemp products. Data from market research supporting the...


Senators Wyden, Paul, Merkley and McConnell Introduce Bipartisan Senate Companion Bill to H.R. 525, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Vote Hemp is pleased to announce that today Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Rand Paul (R-KY), Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) introduced a Senate companion bill to H.R. 525, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013,...


Bi-Partisan Congressional Leaders and Former CIA Director Testify in Favor of SB 50 Before Kentucky Senate Agriculture Committee

FRANKFURT, KY — On February 11 at 11:00 a.m. ET, Congressional representatives Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY), Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), former CIA Director James Woolsey and Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will testify before the Kentucky...