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  Posted 20 July 2018 - 07:43 AM

U.S. Senate Votes To Legalize Hemp After Decades-Long Ban Under Marijuana Prohibition
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The non-psychoactive cannabis cousin of marijuana would finally become legal to grow in the United States under a bill overwhelmingly approved by the Senate. The wide-ranging agriculture and food policy legislation known as the Farm Bill, passed by a vote of 86 - 11 on Thursday, contains provisions to legalize the cultivation, processing and sale of industrial hemp. The move, championed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), would also make hemp plants eligible for crop insurance.

"Consumers across America buy hundreds of millions in retail products every year that contain hemp," McConnell said in a floor speech on Thursday. "But due to outdated federal regulations that do not sufficiently distinguish this industrial crop from its illicit cousin, American farmers have been mostly unable to meet that demand themselves. It's left consumers with little choice but to buy imported hemp products from foreign-produced hemp."

McConnell also took to the Senate floor on Tuesday and Wednesday to tout the bill's hemp legalization provisions in separate speeches. In April, the GOP leader introduced standalone legislation to legalize hemp, the Hemp Farming Act, the provisions of which were included in the larger Farm Bill when it was unveiled earlier this month.

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry approved the bill by a vote of 20-1 two weeks ago. During that committee markup, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), one of Congress's most ardent opponents of marijuana law reform, threatened to pursue serious changes to the bill's hemp provisions on the floor. Namely, he wanted to remove the legalization of derivatives of the cannabis plant, such as cannabidiol (CBD), which is used by many people for medical purposes. But Grassley never ended up filing a floor amendment, allowing hemp supporters to avoid a contentious debate and potentially devastating changes to the bill.

Hemp legalization enjoys broad bipartisan support.

"Legalizing hemp nationwide ends decades of bad policymaking and opens up untold economic opportunity for farmers in Oregon and across the country," Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) said upon passage of the Farm Bill on Thursday. "Our bipartisan legislation will spur economic growth in rural communities by creating much-needed red, white and blue jobs that pay well. I'm proud to have worked with my colleagues to get the bipartisan Hemp Farming Act through the Senate. Today marks a long-overdue, huge step forward for American-grown hemp."

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 08:17 AM

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 08:21 AM

About damned time, no matter where one stands on the psychoactive strains, hemp, the plant fiber, is incredibly useful. A strong, cheap, adaptable fiber. I'm betting you could figure out how to make a kevlar/carbon fiber analog using it, clothing, rope, etc.
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Posted 20 July 2018 - 08:28 AM

View PostSeverian, on 20 July 2018 - 08:21 AM, said:

I'm betting you could figure out how to make a kevlar/carbon fiber analog using it...


Already done!
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Posted 20 July 2018 - 08:29 AM

View PostMTP Reggie, on 20 July 2018 - 07:43 AM, said:

During that committee markup, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), one of Congress's most ardent opponents of marijuana law reform

Ironic name for an opponent of marijuana legalization.
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Posted 20 July 2018 - 08:37 AM

While this is a great thing and has my support 100%, color me skeptical about all the bipartisan support without all of them having first found a way to profit heavily off it by investing early, etc. Utterly ridiculous it took this long to legalize hemp.
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Posted 20 July 2018 - 09:11 AM

View PostJunto, on 20 July 2018 - 08:37 AM, said:

...all the bipartisan support without all of them having first found a way to profit heavily off it by investing early, etc. Utterly ridiculous it took this long to legalize hemp.


That's probably why it hasn't been legalized sooner - they've all been setting up their positions first so they can profit from it.
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Posted 20 July 2018 - 09:20 AM

This is certainly a small step in the right direction. But the fact that they're still making a big deal about distinguishing industrial hemp from "its illicit cousin", and endeavoring to keep that "cousin" illicit, only proves they still have their heads buried deep in the sand.

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