March 15, 2022
Urgent! Hemp Supporter Action Needed In Virginia
Virginia Hemp Supporters! Hemp Supporters with friends in Virginia!
We are once again calling on you to help take action against Virginia SB 591, which would criminalize the retail sale of most common, non-intoxicating full-spectrum hemp products. As we reported Friday, the bill has now passed both chambers through a rushed process and lawmakers seem to be confused about exactly what the bill does and how bad it is for the legitimate hemp industry in Virginia.
While this legislation may have been a well-intended effort to crack down on mislabeled, intoxicating cannabis products masquerading as hemp, its misguided language narrows the exceptions for hemp in the definition of “marijuana,” sets arbitrary and ultra-restrictive THC concentration limits per serving and per package, making Virginia the first state in the country to impose milligrams limits by statute, instead of through deliberative, science-focused rulemaking.
There’s one more opportunity for US to defeat the bill before it becomes law.
The U.S. Hemp Roundtable submitted a letter to Governor Glenn Youngkin today strongly urging him to veto the bill and now we are asking you to take a moment to do the same!
Don’t worry, our State Action Center makes it easy. Just input your zip code and the appropriate email or state petition will populate—with Governor Youngkin’s office already identified and an editable message prepared. With a simple click of the button, the Governor will hear your voice loud and clear!
If you do not hail from Virginia, you still can help: Please share this page with your friends, colleagues, customers, and social media contacts in the state. Help us build our Hemp Supporter armies to assist us in these battles, which have a national impact.