The letter below is from Rep. Nancy Pelosi to a Vote Hemp supporter in reply to a letter asking her to become a cosponsor of the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi
(D-CA 8th District)
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June 18, 2012
Thank you for writing to me to express your support for H.R. 1831, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011. I appreciate hearing from you on this issue.
Introduced by Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) on May 11, 2011, H.R. 1831 would amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of "marijuana." This defines "industrial hemp" to meant the planet Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-nine tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis. The measure includes language that considers Cannabis sativa L. to meet the concentration limit if a person grows or processes it for the purpose of making industrial hemp in accordance with state law. This bill was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Judiciary Committee. No further action has been taken.
Please be assured that I will keep your comments in mind should this bill come before the full House for a vote. Thank you again for contacting me on this issue. I hope you will continue to communicate with me on matters of concern to you. For more information on this or other issues affecting our city and our nation, please visit my website at http://www.pelosi.house.gov/ or sign up to receive e-mail updates at http://www.pelosi.house.gov/media/pelosi-update.shtml.
Member of Congress