February 12, 2019
Introducing: The US Hemp Roundtable’s State Action Center
As of the December 20 signing of the 2018 Farm Bill, the federal prohibition on hemp has been lifted. That’s a big deal. But our legislative battles are not over. The Farm Bill allows states to have more restrictive policies that the feds – they can ban hemp cultivation, or restrict the sale of popular hemp products like CBD. Since the US Hemp Roundtable was founded, we’ve led campaigns to fight state regulatory overreach…and we’ve often won, with your help. In recent weeks, from Texas to New York City to Maine to Sarasota to Idaho to North Carolina, the battleground appears to keep growing. The Roundtable is hiring lobbyists in key states, but we need the help from the grassroots – that’s you, the Hemp Supporters – more than ever. That’s why we have established our new U.S. Hemp Roundtable State Action Center. The State Action Center features an interactive map of the 50 states. Click on your home state to access information on the status of hemp legislation, and then use our easy portal to write an action email to your state legislators. Don’t know who represents you in your state capitol? Can’t figure out what to say to them? Don’t worry! Just enter your zip code and a sample message is populated and automatically addressed to your personal representatives. Just personalize the message, click send, and your voice is heard. The State Action Center is also an exercise in crowd sourcing. If you are aware of an emerging problem in your state, or a bill that can fix it that is not referenced in the State Action Center, send us an email to [email protected], and we can update the site. We’ve proven so often in the past that when we share our voices, we win. Please help us build the State Action Center into a powerful force for Hemp Supporter advocacy.