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Senator Wyden and Senator Paul Introduce Bi-partisan Senate Companion Bill to H.R. 1831, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act

WASHINGTON, DC — Yesterday Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Rand Paul (R-KY), Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced S. 3501, the Senate companion bill to H.R. 1831, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011. If passed, the bill would...


Senator Rand Paul Signs on as Co-Sponsor to Senator Ron Wyden’s Industrial Hemp Amendment to Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Vote Hemp has learned today that Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has signed on as a co-sponsor of Senator Ron Wyden’s hemp farming amendment (S.AMDT.2220) to the Farm Bill (S.3240), the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of...


Leading Hemp Advocacy Groups Outraged by Governor Brown’s Veto of California Industrial Hemp Farming Act

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


Governor Can Help California Economy, Farmers and the Environment by Signing New Industrial Hemp Farming Bill

SACRAMENTO, CA — Vote Hemp and the Hemp Industries Association, the nation’s leading grassroots organizations working to revitalize industrial hemp production in the U.S., urge Governor Brown to support SB 676, the California Industrial Hemp Farming Act. After moving smoothly...


Hemp Farming in California Even Closer to Reality as SB 676 Moves Through California Legislature

SACRAMENTO, CA — Introduced by Senator Mark Leno earlier this year, SB 676, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act is moving quickly through the California Legislature. SB 676 would create an 8-year pilot program to allow industrial hemp farming in five...


Rep. Ron Paul Introduces H.R. 1831, The Industrial Hemp Farming Act, on Heels of Successful Second Annual Hemp History Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the fourth time since the federal government outlawed hemp farming in the United States over 50 years ago, a federal bill was introduced on May 11, which if passed, will remove restrictions on the cultivation of...


Leading Hemp Advocacy Groups Applaud Introduction of California Hemp Farming Bill SB 676

SACRAMENTO, CA — The leading hemp advocacy organizations Vote Hemp and the Hemp Industries Association are applauding the introduction two weeks ago of SB 676 in support of hemp farming in the state of California. The bill clarifies that industrial...


American Health Food Exporter Speaks Out About Month Long Ordeal in Egyptian Jail for Importing Nutritious Hemp Food

WASHINGTON, DC — The Hemp Industries Association (HIA), the nation’s leading trade organization working to promote non-drug industrial hemp, learned last week of the plight of Mostafa Soliman, an America citizen who has lived in the U.S. for 40 years...


All Twenty-Five Co-Sponsors of Industrial Hemp Farming Act H.R. 1866 Rewarded with Re-election

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The nation’s leading industrial hemp education and advocacy organization, Vote Hemp, is proud to report that every member of Congress who co-sponsored H.R. 1866, The Industrial Hemp Farming Act (IHFA), was re-elected on November 2. Vote Hemp believes...


Hemp Industries Association to Meet in San Francisco November 8th for Annual Convention

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The 17th annual convention of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) will be held on November 8th at the Holiday Inn Civic Center in San Francisco, CA. The HIA represents a fast growing and environmentally sustainable industry...