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Hemp supports America.

From drafts of our founding documents to the sustainable paneling of 21st century cars, hemp’s versatility and strength have made it the fabric of the American imagination. Today, hemp is used in clothing, biofuels, plastics, personal care, feed and food. Economic experts predict a multi-billion dollar U.S. hemp industry by 2020.

Hemp supports farmers. A durable crop that grows in a variety of climates and soil types, hemp opens up bright new economic opportunities for American agriculture.

During most of the last century, we had to import all of our hemp. It was illegal to grow in the U.S. because it was mistakenly classified as a controlled substance. But hemp is not marijuana. Hemp cannot get you high.

That all changed a few years ago when the U.S. Congress and more than 30 state legislatures permitted hemp cultivation as part of a research pilot program. The experiment has been an unqualified success. Thousands of jobs have been created across the country, and American farmers realize that this is a meaningful new economic opportunity.

Now there’s tremendous political momentum to make this successful experiment a permanent reality. With your help, we’re here to energize the American economy.

 

It’s time to permanently legalize hemp. Join citizens from across government, the agricultural industry, U.S. manufacturers, the small business community, and beyond, to support legislation (Senate Bill 2667 and House Bill 5485) that would establish hemp as an agricultural commodity, removing it completely and permanently from the purview of the Controlled Substances Act.

Join our movement to permanently legalize hemp. Sign up as a Hemp Supporter. Because Hemp Supports America.

ACTION ALERT: House Farm Bill Passes – Contact Your Senators TODAY!
By U.S. Hemp Roundtable | June 21, 2018

Just now, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill, after resolving an unrelated intra-party dispute about immigration. As expected, there are no significant hemp provisions in the bill. Not to worry:  As discussed here, the strategy of our Congressional supporters is to pass a hemp-friendly Senate bill, and resolve…

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23,453 emails!
By U.S. Hemp Roundtable | June 18, 2018

Last week, after learning that Senator Chuck Grassley filed an amendment to the Farm Bill which might have restricted the sale of hemp-derived products such as CBD, we asked you to take action.   You responded.  Wow, did you respond!  By the next morning, you broke the Internet – more than 100,000 social media interactions,…

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Farm Bill Passes Committee – with NO Grassley Amendment
By U.S. Hemp Roundtable | June 13, 2018

WE DID IT! The Farm Bill just passed the Senate Agriculture Committee by an overwhelming 20-1 vote, and will soon go to the Senate floor. And thanks to your strong advocacy, the Grassley Amendment was never even voted on. After our action alert last night, thousands of hemp supporters emailed and phoned their Senators, and…

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URGENT – Your Immediate Action is Needed to Save Hemp Legalization
By Katelyn Wiard | June 12, 2018

  Late this afternoon, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) filed an amendment to the 2018 Farm Bill which would devastate the industry’s efforts to promote full legalization of hemp and hemp products. Specifically, Grassley’s amendment (here) would explicitly exclude “cannabinoids,” “extracts” and “derivatives” from the definition of hemp. This could mean that popular products such as…

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Hemp is not Marijuana

While they come from the same plant species, hemp has no – or just trace amounts – of THC, the intoxicating chemical in marijuana. Hemp simply cannot get you high.

Hemp Has a Deep Enduring American History

It was a leading cash crop grown by many of our nation's founders, and was critical to U.S. efforts in both world wars. While farming hemp was made illegal in the 20th century, imported hemp products have been sold in every state for decades, an almost billion-dollar import industry. We believe those jobs and economic opportunity belong in the U.S.

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Hemp Has a Deep Enduring American History

It was a leading cash crop grown by many of our nation's founders, and was critical to U.S. efforts in both world wars. While farming hemp was made illegal in the 20th century, imported hemp products have been sold in every state for decades, an almost billion-dollar import industry. We believe those jobs and economic opportunity belong in the U.S.

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Farmers Are Pleading: Permanently Legalize Hemp

While pilot programs have helped propel the domestic hemp industry, only full legalization of the crop – and keeping Washington off of the farm – will allow development of mature markets to provide true economic opportunities for U.S. farmers. That's why leading farm groups like the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Farmers Union are calling for passage of bi-partisan House and Senate bills that remove hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, empower state agriculture programs, and unleash an exciting new industry.

Hemp is Already Making an Economic Comeback

The Farm Bill experiment has been an unqualified success, creating thousands of jobs and a thriving national market for many end uses, including clothing, personal care, animal feed, food, and nutritional supplements. Following the lead of European industry, U.S. hemp pilot projects are exploring production of auto parts, textiles, chemicals, plastics, green energy, insulation, and animal bedding.

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Hemp is Already Making an Economic Comeback

The Farm Bill experiment has been an unqualified success, creating thousands of jobs and a thriving national market for many end uses, including clothing, personal care, animal feed, food, and nutritional supplements. Following the lead of European industry, U.S. hemp pilot projects are exploring production of auto parts, textiles, chemicals, plastics, green energy, insulation, and animal bedding.

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GROWING AND SELLING HEMP IS LEGAL, ADDRESSING LAW ENFORCEMENT CONCERNS

Growing hemp was legalized by the 2014 Farm Bill for states that establish research pilot programs (now more than 30). The 2016 Omnibus Spending Law prohibits federal agencies from interfering with state-authorized hemp pilot projects, or with the interstate sale of such hemp products. State pilot programs are providing police GPS coordinates of hemp fields to demarcate hemp from marijuana, and the industry is developing – in conjunction with law enforcement – a self-regulated organization to promote quality standards and transparency.

HEMP FOOD IS POPULAR AND SAFE

Economic analysts predict hemp foods and nutraceuticals to emerge as a multi-billion U.S. market by 2020. The most popular product – hemp-derived cannabidiol or CBD – has been declared by the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence as safe and well-tolerated in humans (and animals), and is not linked with any negative public health concerns. Furthermore, the WHO concluded that CBD does not induce physical dependence and is not associated with abuse potential.

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HEMP FOOD IS POPULAR AND SAFE

Economic analysts predict hemp foods and nutraceuticals to emerge as a multi-billion U.S. market by 2020. The most popular product – hemp-derived cannabidiol or CBD – has been declared by the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence as safe and well-tolerated in humans (and animals), and is not linked with any negative public health concerns. Furthermore, the WHO concluded that CBD does not induce physical dependence and is not associated with abuse potential.

Bluebird Botanicals

Founded in 2012 and based out of Colorado, Bluebird Botanicals specializes in sales and manufacturing of hemp-based dietary supplements. One of the world's leading hemp-CBD companies, they continue to help pave the way for the industry at large.

Isodiol - Pure, Natural CBD

Isodiol is a global Phytoceutical innovator specializing in the development of pharmaceutical, health and wellness products. Isodiol is the pioneer of many firsts including the commercialization of a 99%+ pure, pharmaceutical grade CBD derived from the hemp plant.

Zilis LLC

Zilis is a leading edge direct sales company focused primarily on supporting the health of the endocannabinoid system. Utilizing proprietary UltraCell™ technology, Zilis is committed to delivering the highest quality products to our customers.

GenCanna Global Inc

GenCanna™ is a vertically integrated producer of premium industrial hemp and hemp-derived cannibidiol (CBD). The GenCanna Production Platform™ ensures a reliable, compliant bulk source of hemp-derived CBD isolate, oil, and other finished good food products.

Charlotte's Web

Charlotte’s Web, founded by the Stanley Brothers, is an industry-leading pioneer creating whole-plant health hemp supplements. A vertically integrated company, every step of the process is overseen to ensure the highest quality, from our proprietary plant genetics to the shelf.

 

Ananda Hemp

Ananda Hemp manufactures 100% legal, non-psychoactive, full-spectrum hemp extract. We work with 8th and 9th generation Kentucky farmers to cultivate a robust, sustainable crop grown outdoors and maintain strict adherence to the 2014 Farm Bill.

CV Sciences, Inc.

At CV Sciences, Inc., we are pioneering the future of hemp. Providing high quality CBD since 2012, it is our goal to enhance the prosperity and well-being for all. PlusCBD Oil™, the #1 selling CBD brand, is available in over 1700 stores in the US.

Elixinol Global (ASX: EXL)

Elixinol (ASX: EXL), located in Colorado, is a subsidiary of EXL Global (ASX: EXL). Elixinol is a world leader in hemp-based phytocannabinoid nutritional products and hemp foods. 

Hemp Industries Association (HIA)

The mission of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA), a 501(c)(6) membership-based non-profit trade group, is to advance the hemp economy and educate the market for the benefit of our members, the public, and the planet. Join 800+ stakeholders.

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Sign up as a Hemp Supporter. We’ll keep you updated, empowering you with the tools and knowledge to help hemp emerge as America’s newest farm success story.

 

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