32 responses to “Ron Paul and Barney Frank Introduce Hemp Farming Legislation – HR 1866”

  1. Here is Your Chance Ron paul Supporters

    [...] Ron Paul has fought for Hemp and marijuana legalization for over 30 years, this effects us all. http://www.ronpaul.com/2009-04-03/ro…ation-hr-1866/ http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/wash…ney-frank.html Ron Paul Predicted the 2008 financial crisis [...]

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  2. RAMPWORM

    Commercial hemp growing will raise havoc on the Medical Pot.

    The clouds of commercial hemp pollen will destroy the smokers pot.. These acres of hemp will give off a cloud of pollen and it will ruin the smokers pot crops.

    Seeded and cross strained is what will happen.. Sneaky way to ruin the medical pot business.. IMO.

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    1. Tucci78

      The people who are growing Cannabis sativa for maximal tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) yield can – heck, they must – maintain isolation to preserve their strains of the organism from accidental cross-pollination, just as they have to do when the prospect of windborne pollination from wild strains (“ditchweed”) arises.

      Dr. Paul’s commitment to common-law abatement of adventitious effluents – pollution – should provide the growers of THC- producing cannabis crops with methods in law to abate such nuisances as might arise from commercial growers planting for seed and fiber in their vicinities, if the quality of the medicinal “pot crops” are in any realistic fashion degraded.

      Or are you just being facetious, RAMPWORM?

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  3. Robert E. Cobb

    Industrial hemp will become an integral part of Project Ice-SHARE/Green Earth (global water equilibrium) – supplying needed freshwater to local and regional locales – as this effort utilizes plastic pipe and other hardware made from industrial hemp.

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  4. Robert E. Cobb

    Industrial hemp will become an integral part of Project Ice SHARE/Green Earth (global water equilibrium) – supplying needed freshwater to local and regional locales – as this project utilizes plastic pipe and other hardware made from industrial hemp.

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  5. Robert E. Cobb

    Industrial hemp will become an integral part of Project Ice-SHARE/Green Earth (global water equilibrium equilibrium) – supplying plastic pipe and other hardware made from industrial hemp – as this effort fulfills freshwater needs in regional and local locales.

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  6. Frank w. Turney

    Rep.Ron Paul for President
    I recived a letter from Rep Don Young of Alaska,Regarding your bill H.R. 1866 Industrial Hemp Farming. He stated that the last time the bill had been introduced was during the 111th Congress.He questioned if the bill will be introduced in the 112th.?
    We Alaskans need your support by re-introducing this important bill for farmers here in Alaska.I believe Don Young will co-sponsor the bill this time he is very interested and understands the difference between Marijuana and Hemp.Good luck on your run for the high office of President. Sincerely,Frank w. Turney Fairbanks,Alaska

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  7. Sarah Long

    Please become leader of our country!!!! Legalizing hemp for crops would get my little farm with big dreams up on its feet. You can do it Ron!!!! You would be the first president I ever voted for!!!! Do it!!!!!!!!

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  8. Todd Guyer

    I am 47 years old and live in Iowa and I have been reading about the benefits of Hemp as an agricultural crop. It is illegal to grow. What is wrong with this picture. With so many uses and the fact that it is eco-friendly I can only imagine what the real intentions for it being outlawed were in the first place. If the people of this country united our current government would surely be altered or abolished. Why do our leaders cater to the rich? They are not the majority. If I had my way I would fire every politician currently holding office and maybe jail some of them. The ignorance of our leaders is destroying all that America was meant to be. Why don’t you just come right out and say it. We the government in order to form a more selfish union serve a select few (the rich) and suppress the majority of americans so that the few, not the many will thrive.

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  9. Machine

    I just finished watching a documentaryabout Howard Zinn titled: You Can’t Be Neutral On A Moving Train. I had heard about this film from a few friends who turned me on to his writing. It is a documentary film regarding Howards Zinns life and work. A life and work that probable means more today then it ever has since we have a leader in office who is probable one of the most UN AMERICAN leaders to date. What I noticed from start to finish during this film was a lot of rallies, marches, demonstrations, and protests, most of which were anti war and for civil rights. What I took from it was that when “we the people” organize we make things happen.

    … we WILL be met at first with resistance, and even ruthless hostility by the government, which simpley means…that we have their attention and those so called powers are scared when we WAKE UP and organize and challenge them, and demand change. When we unite in such an awesome way, those leaders are reminded that the people (you and me) are really the ones in charge. The government may mount hourses, swing batons, fire tear gas, dawn sheilds and helmets, make a few unjust arrests…maybe bring in the national guard, some water canons or the latest in hi-tech crowd control gear…This is to be expected since we are exercising our rights and in doing so we are a threat to those sitting at the top in their easy chairs while making decisions that selfishly serve themselves and have negative affects on our right to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. If we want something done…We don’t have to wait for the “right guy” to get into office…Unite, organize, demand.
    It is up to us. The United States of America…Of the People, For the People, By the People. It is written…”That to secure these rights[ Life, Liberty, Happiness], governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government…”

    It is our call.

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  10. Charles

    Let’s support Ron Paul and Barney Frank on this and the reduction of military spending. The political environment today is irrational and toxic. If people don’t rally behind these two, they will be shot down by the corporate government and media that are threatening to destroy the ideals this country was founded on.

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  11. Spaklemahn

    We in the USA are forced to purchase hemp products made with imported hemp! This is unacceptable, and an affront to U.S. hemp farmers and the founding fathers. Thomas Jefferson will not rest in peace until American farmers are able to legally grow hemp!

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  12. Bill Butler

    Dear All,

    Over the past three months some associates and myself have developed a website called http://www.SupportYourLocalHempFarmer.com.

    We are selling products that promote the legalization of industrial hemp in the United States. I would like to take this opportunity to ask you to visit our website, and consider the benefits of growing industrial hemp in the United States.

    Not only are we promoting the industrial hemp movement but all of our products are 100% made in the USA. Our stickers are made by a local printer in the Phoenix Arizona area and our “T” shirts are 100% organic using all-American organic cotton.

    At first I thought that making an all-American organic shirt would be simple. Well it’s not. The United States only supplies 1.2% of the organic cotton world wide, thus making it difficult to purchase 100% USA grown and made organic apparel. Now (if you are still reading this), I would like you to take a quick peek at the tag in the shirt you are wearing. I can almost guarantee that it does not say “Made in the USA.” And if it does say “Made in the USA,” I can almost guarantee that the material in your shirt is in fact made from fabric that is grown in some other region of the world.

    Support Your Local Hemp Farmer is dedicated to thinking globally but buying locally, thus helping to do your part in supporting American farmers and American-owned companies. The state of our country’s textile industry alone helps reinforce the fact that our farmers need to have the freedom to grow industrial hemp, a versatile crop that will increase their production and that can be used for everything from clothing to plastics.

    We welcome your feedback, both positive and negative. Please forward this message to all like minded people that you know.

    Thanks for your support

    Bill Butler
    Stan Nelson
    Rosylani Marcellino

    Founding Members
    http://www.SupportYourLocalHempFarmer.com
    http://www.onevoice-onenation.com
    http://www.myspace.com/supporturlocalhempfarmer
    http://www.facebook.com/supportyourlocalhempfarmer
    http://twitter.com/SYLHF

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  13. stealth

    All I want to see is for this bill to get passed. I hope you will all consider joining twitter and tweeting with the #TCOT hash tag about hemp. HR1866 passage could change the whole face of the American economy but for some reasons most conservatives are paying no attention. Today I found myself on a site where a bunch of Canadians were gloating about how glad they were that America still has laws against growing hemp and how we send them all the business.

    Hemp is making millionaires in Canada while in America families are losing their farms. Promoting the benefits of hemp is easy to do- there is so much information about it on the web. I propose that instead of complaining about Obama or this and that, we all just run our own local PR campaign to get support for HR 1866 off the ground.
    (I also submit that the support for industrial hemp should not be blended with that of the psychoactive strain of cannabis. That association is what criminalized crop hemp in the first place.)

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  14. Legal marijuana no longer a pipe dream in U.S. | The Denver Marijuana Dispensary

    [...] to impose a sales tax on marijuana, while U.S. Reps. Barney Frank, D-Mass., and Ron Paul, R-Texas, have introduced a bill in Congress to decriminalize [...]

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  15. Rocky Mountain Independent » RMI Archive » Legal marijuana no longer a pipe dream in U.S. | News, commentary and discussion about Denver and the Rocky Mountain region.

    [...] to impose a sales tax on marijuana, while U.S. Reps. Barney Frank, D-Mass., and Ron Paul, R-Texas, have introduced a bill in Congress to decriminalize [...]

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  16. Kristen

    Question: What can I do to improve the success of this bill even being voted on??? I’ve asked everyone I know to write their Reps but what else?
    And Attn CA: Sen Feinstein, whom I hope is voted out, replied that it was a Schedule I drug and IF a bill is ever proposed she would keep my views in mind. I know it’s a House bill, but I specifically asked her to support this bill and I get a very obvious form letter. She explained to me that it was a Schedule I drug like I was a kid who didn’t know better.
    I was already mad at her for opposing Prop 5.

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  17. Kristen

    Spread it around… Jack Herer is having a contest and giving $100,000 to anyone who can prove he’s wrong about Hemp.
    Love to think about all those ignorant people running around trying to prove him wrong with no hope of success. This plant is so easily grown and maintained and produces so many products and one acre could save around 4 acres of trees and on and on.
    Even the seeds are really healthy…

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  18. Ron Paul on the Legalization of Hemp and Marijuana | Ron Paul .com

    [...] with the President Obama administration. So we need to focus on that. But the other thing is the HR 1866 which is a bill to legalize hemp farming in America. You have introduced that with Congressman [...]

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  19. Emperor's Rants and Observations » Legalize Hemp and Marijuana

    [...] to continue the irrational prohibition of industrial Hemp.  Strange bedfellows indeed, but Ron Paul and Barney Frank introduced Hemp Farming Legislation – HR 1866 . “The DEA has taken the Controlled Substances Act’s antiquated definition of marijuana out of [...]

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  20. shotgunsusie

    the 13 original colonies had a law that you must grow at least 1 acre of hemp if you owned land. i did my senior thesis paper on the history of hemp in high school in 1977. :)

    at that time, the first known record of hemp was the engravings on the pyramid walls of the plant.

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  21. Bipartisan Bill Challenges U.S. Hemp Laws | EcoZeal

    [...] Paul’s statement introducing HR1866 Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2009 can be read at RonPaul.com. Tagged as: growing hemp. hemp laws, HR1866, industrial hemp, industrial hemp farming [...]

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  22. ChrisC

    I always feel warm and cozy in my choice of writing Ron Paul in on the ticket. The common sense approach oozes from him and this site. Thanks Ron. One of the few non kool-aid drinking, sober mind folks speaking out today.

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  23. The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2009 - FileFront Gaming Forums

    [...] Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2009 Ron Paul pisses common sense. Ron Paul and Barney Frank Introduce Hemp Farming Legislation – HR 1866 | Ron Paul .com Here is an interesting and enlightening assortment of hemp facts: 1) Hemp is among the oldest [...]

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  24. Andrew

    May good blessing be with you Ron Paul and Ron Paul supporters. We will overcome the tyranny of the past with knowledge, patience, and compassion. I pray for a healthy and better educated America.

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  25. Cheryl A.

    Ron,

    HEMP equals new industries… Let us keep it competitive with NO monopolies!

    Thanks…

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  26. Linda DeGaetano

    It’s very refreshing to hear someone speak from ‘common sense’ which is greatly lacking in world leaders. Many of us have been waiting for the day when one of Life’s plants can be of service in a right way.
    THANK YOU – THANK YOU – THANK YOU

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  27. Only In D.C.: Barney Frank and Ron Paul Unite! « On the Western Banks of the Shenandoah

    [...] on common-sense legislation that will benefit one of America’s most important industries. From RonPaul.com: It is unfortunate that the federal government has stood in the way of American farmers, including [...]

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  28. Jerry Moler

    Thank you Representative Paul. I grew up in Nebraska and during World War II the navy contracted with farmers there to grow hemp for the navy. It was used for many things besides rope. It should be noted that most of the forefathers of this country grew hemp and some believed our economy would be based on hemp production and processing. As a green fuel it makes menthanol. This is what Henry Ford designed his early cars to run on as it was easy to produce and it was renewable and at that time hemp was readily available. Wow what a great idea. Fueling cars on a cheap, clean and renewable fuel. I wonder why that idea didn’t take hold. I wonder today why it isn’t being offered as an alternative energy source. It’s a lot better than using corn to produce ethanol. I could go on and on. This is the most useful plant on the planet and we keep ignoring it for some completely stupid reasons. Lifting prohibition is way over due. Thanks to Ron Paul and like minded people we might see the light at the end of this terrible policy.

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    1. TFerello

      It is time we unite and stand up to the political whores of our government. Why do we need a legislative vote to grow commercial hemp?We need to protect the farmers willing to stand up to the ******* money whore politicians and just grow the hemp. Do you think the feds want a nation wide WACO if we all stand behind what we all know is right. We really need to start standing up for our constitutional rights again.

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  29. Aaron

    Why did they fail to mention our own US Navy uses Industrial Hemp for the ropes they use to secure ships.

    This law is and always has been ignorant and shows just how blind people in America have become.

    Thank you Rep. Paul for putting this on the table!

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    1. Nate D

      Agreed!
      People who want should just grow this, and tell the government to f@ck off. Large corps are the only reason this somehow became illegal.

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