Should Congress pass the current legislation allowing American farmers to grow industrial hemp?

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Anonymous
on Feb 26, 2013

Yes, it should be passed. It's almost a ridiculous question, of course farmers should be "allowed" to grow hemp! Heck the first draft of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence were written on hemp paper!

Many hemp activist believe that hemp has enormous potential. I am one of them. However, even if we are wrong and hemp only turns out to be a small niche market that only few farmers can benefit it should still be permitted. The free market should and will decide, not some arbitrary decisions made in Washington by bureaucrats to prevent a legitimate industry from taking hold.

Get the government out of the way and let's see if this industry blossoms or if it fails. I kind of thought that is what America is all about.

Anonymous
on Feb 26, 2013

I think it's crucial that hemp farming be reintroduced in this country. Not only is it useful in a whole spectrum of products, but it saves forests and cleans toxins from the soil. I'd rather it doesn't involve GMOs and Round-up though. The paper and petrochemical lobbies are who made it illegal in the first place, and I don't expect them to roll over for hemp farming now. It'll be interesting to see if our elected officials can make a decision on the issue without special interests calling the shots.

Anonymous
on Feb 26, 2013

Of course you have to start by legalizing hemp. we know of its use and benefits from the seeds to the plant itself. Just end this prohibition we are all asking the same around the nation. Soon our future will be scarce of reasources and Hemp can be the solution to that problem. Especially for a replacement for oil,gasoline, food, medicine, and hempcrete. Do more research on that and i guarentee you all will not be disappointed.

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