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House Committee on Energy and CommerceHealthHouse Committee on the JudiciaryCrime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and InvestigationsIntroducedFebruary 6th, 2013
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Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013
To amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marihuana, and for other purposes.
Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013 - Amends the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of "marihuana." Defines "industrial hemp" to mean the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-nine tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis. Deems Cannabis sativa L. to meet that concentration limit if a person grows or processes it for purposes of making industrial hemp in accordance with state law.
I live in Kansas, which is a very agricultural state. If we legalized the growth and cultivation of industrial hemp the benefits would completely outweigh the cons. Biodegradable plastics and oils for fuel would thrive and start to help create a better earth for future generations to come.