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senate Bill S. 2667

Should Hemp Farming be Legal?

Argument in favor

Hemp farming should be fully legalized as it is a versatile crop that can be used in many kinds of products and giving the nation’s agricultural communities another commodity to produce would yield economic growth.

Michael's Opinion
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05/04/2018
This crop was made illegal in the 20’s by collusion involving Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon, DuPont (because they had invented Nylon), and Randolph Hearst (he wanted his logging operations to be the source of paper for his publications). The uses and benefits of this plant, even without the THC, are economically and environmentally significant. From impacting the opioid crisis by providing a CBD source to greener and stronger building materials to taking GHG out of the air to using less water to improving the soil where it is grown, it is quite challenging to find downsides to making the hemp plant legal. Please vote and pass ASAP!
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Christina's Opinion
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06/09/2018
Hemp is a versatile, sustainable crop that should never have been made illegal in the first place. Legalizing it would be great for the economy and American farmers.
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Darius's Opinion
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05/04/2018
Hemp is a fantastic crop that can be used for virtually everything from t-shirts to lotion. The founding fathers grew it, why shouldn't we?
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Argument opposed

Legalizing hemp farming would make it easier for growers of marijuana to produce their dangerous drug and sell it on the black market. Hemp wouldn’t be that popular of a commodity for farmers to grow.

William's Opinion
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06/09/2018
I support the farming and use of hemp but, the details of this law create more bureaucracy and government overreach. The Washington establishment seems incapable of doing anything without over complicating it.
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Jim's Opinion
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05/04/2018
Decriminalizing Marijuana is one of the first steps in the destruction of our Country.
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Cheryl's Opinion
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06/10/2018
Oh no!!! I accidentally voted no. How to change my vote??? I think this should never have been illegal in the first place. There are so many benefits! Why not make it legal and let farmers and the population reap the rewards?
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    IntroducedApril 12th, 2018
    This crop was made illegal in the 20’s by collusion involving Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon, DuPont (because they had invented Nylon), and Randolph Hearst (he wanted his logging operations to be the source of paper for his publications). The uses and benefits of this plant, even without the THC, are economically and environmentally significant. From impacting the opioid crisis by providing a CBD source to greener and stronger building materials to taking GHG out of the air to using less water to improving the soil where it is grown, it is quite challenging to find downsides to making the hemp plant legal. Please vote and pass ASAP!
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    I support the farming and use of hemp but, the details of this law create more bureaucracy and government overreach. The Washington establishment seems incapable of doing anything without over complicating it.
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    Hemp is a versatile, sustainable crop that should never have been made illegal in the first place. Legalizing it would be great for the economy and American farmers.
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    Hemp is a fantastic crop that can be used for virtually everything from t-shirts to lotion. The founding fathers grew it, why shouldn't we?
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    This is such a simple and really harmless act. Hemp is extremely valuable as a base ingredient for everything from food to clothing to fuel. It eliminates our need to deforrest our land. Which in turn leaves more of the Earth's natural air scrubbers to do their thing. The foods are high nutrient and antioxidant in nature. The materials made are as strong as anything we make from cotton and other plant based fibers, while being less labor intensive. Hemp derived products can often replace petroleum based products while adding the benefit of biodegradablity. It was once and should be again a cornerstone of American agriculture. Our founding fathers were no dummies, and many of them farmed this crop. Also contrary to myth it's not an intoxicant. So why we would continue it's prohibition is nothing more than raw ignorance.
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    It's non-psychoactive, let it have a shot in the free market to be a better product.
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    I support the legalization of hemp. It has many commercial uses, such as paper, rope, biofuel, clothing, and health foods. And, it grows like a weed.
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    Hemp farming should be fully legalized as it is a versatile crop that can be used in many kinds of products and giving the nation’s agricultural communities another commodity to produce would yield economic growth.
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    “Hemp Farming Act of 2018” I’d recommend supporting passage of S. 2669 — the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 — would allow hemp (defined as cannabis with less than 0.3 percent THC content) to be farmed and regulated as agricultural commodity that’d be eligible for crop insurance. It would exclude industrial hemp from the Controlled Substances Act’s definition of marijuana. Hemp fiber can be used to make many kinds of products including food, paper, cardboard, carpets, clothes, rope, and more. Hemp farming should be fully legalized as it is a versatile crop that can be used in many kinds of products and giving the nation’s agricultural communities another commodity to produce would yield economic growth. 6*9*18
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    Hemp should never have been illegal.
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    It should never have been made illegal
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    it should have been legal a long time ago
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    Hemp is one of the most versatile and easy to grow crops. You get everything from cloth and paper to food and oil used for biofuel. There is not one valid reason to keep it illegal.
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    DO IT! it’s a versatile crop that has many applications
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    The bill deschedules CBD grown from hemp, opening up the free market to allow for legal interstate commerce without risks from the DEA
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    Possible health benefits aside, opening up the possibility of this as a legitimate crop option and all the other avenues that could be possible from it, yes. Make this legal.
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    Yes this has massive environmental impact, hemp grows faster than trees and produces more pulp per acre, all while using less water, fertilizer and pesticides. Long long long overdue!
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    If we were able to grow Weed freely, maybe we wouldn't have all these heroin over doses and it would decrease the inmate populationthat are in there for cannabis infractions, which in turn would keep the cost down for the state where the inmates are.
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    Hemp can be used for so many, many useful items ... Toilet paper, clothing, paper of all sorts & it is renewable, unlike cutting down trees !! Also, hemp is quick & easy to grow !
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    Decriminalizing Marijuana is one of the first steps in the destruction of our Country.
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