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The letter below is from Rep. Michael Michaud (D-ME 2nd District) to a Vote Hemp supporter in reply to a letter asking him to become a sponsor for the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2009.

Rep. Michael Michaud
(D-ME 2nd District)

If you receive a reply from one of your elected representatives please email a copy of it to us at hempinfo@votehemp.com. It will help with our lobbying efforts to know the contents of these letters. We will not publish your name or address and hold them in confidence.

November 6, 2009

Dear Constituent,

Thank you for contacting me in support of H.R. 1866, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2009. I appreciate hearing from you.

As you may know, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act would amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marijuana under the Act. Industrial hemp is redefined to mean the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant with a delta-nine tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration that does not exceed 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.

I believe that we must continually look for ways to diversify and expand our agricultural industry as a means to strengthen our economy. On April 4, 2009, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2009 was referred to the House Committees on Energy and Commerce and on the Judiciary. Please know that I will keep your thoughtful comments in mind as relevant legislation comes before the House of Representatives.



Michael Michaud
Member of Congress


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