H.R.1227 – Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017

 

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PLEASE CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TODAY AND SUPPORT THIS BILL TO REMOVE CANNABIS/MARIJUANA FROM THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE ACT!

THIS IS THE CLOSEST THING TO A “REPEAL” BILL THAT HAS BEEN OFFERED AND IT IS BEING SUPPORTED BY MOST ACTIVISTS!

 

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The White House 

@WhiteHouse

President Trump

@POTUS

February 27, 2017

Mr. Garrett (for himself, Ms. Gabbard, and Mr. Taylor) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To limit the application of Federal laws to the distribution and consumption of marihuana, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Application of the Controlled Substances Act to marihuana.

(a) In general.—Part A of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“SEC. 103. Application of this Act to marihuana.

“(a) Prohibition on certain shipping or transportation.—This Act shall not apply to marihuana, except that it shall be unlawful only to ship or transport, in any manner or by any means whatsoever, marihuana, from one State, territory, or district of the United States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof, into any other State, territory, or district of the United States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof, or from any foreign country into any State, territory, or district of the United States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof, when such marihuana is intended, by any person interested therein, to be received, possessed, sold, or in any manner used, either in the original package or otherwise, in violation of any law of such State, territory, or district of the United States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof.

“(b) Penalty.—Whoever knowingly violates subsection (a) shall be fined under title 18, United States Code, imprisoned not more than 1 year, or both.”.

(b) Table of contents.—The table of contents for the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 (Public Law 91–513; 84 Stat. 1236) is amended by striking the item relating to section 103 and inserting the following:

“Sec. 103. Application of this Act to marihuana.”.

SEC. 3. Deregulation of marihuana.

(a) Removed from schedule of controlled substances.—Subsection (c) of Schedule I of section 202(c) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812(c)) is amended—

(1) by striking “marihuana”; and

(2) by striking “tetrahydrocannabinols”.

(b) Removal of prohibition on import and export.—Section 1010(b) of the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act (21 U.S.C. 960) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (1)—

(A) in subparagraph (F), by inserting “or” after the semicolon;

(B) by striking subparagraph (G); and

(C) by redesignating subparagraph (H) as subparagraph (G);

(2) in paragraph (2)—

(A) in subparagraph (F), by inserting “or” after the semicolon;

(B) by striking subparagraph (G); and

(C) by redesignating subparagraph (H) as subparagraph (G);

(3) in paragraph (3), by striking “paragraphs (1), (2), and (4)” and inserting “paragraphs (1) and (2)”;

(4) by striking paragraph (4); and

(5) by redesignating paragraphs (5), (6), and (7) as paragraphs (4), (5), and (6), respectively.

SEC. 4. Conforming amendments to Controlled Substances Act.

The Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) is amended—

(1) in section 102(44) (21 U.S.C. 802(44)), by striking “marihuana,”;

(2) in section 401(b) (21 U.S.C. 841(b))—

(A) in paragraph (1)—

(i) in subparagraph (A)—

(I) in clause (vi), by inserting “or” after the semicolon;

(II) by striking (vii); and

(III) by redesignating clause (viii) as clause (vii);

(ii) in subparagraph (B)—

(I) by striking clause (vii); and

(II) by redesignating clause (viii) as clause (vii);

(iii) in subparagraph (C), by striking “subparagraphs (A), (B), and (D)” and inserting “subparagraphs (A) and (B)”;

(iv) by striking subparagraph (D);

(v) by redesignating subparagraph (E) as subparagraph (D); and

(vi) in subparagraph (D)(i), as redesignated, by striking “subparagraphs (C) and (D)” and inserting “subparagraph (C)”;

(B) by striking paragraph (4); and

(C) by redesignating paragraphs (5), (6), and (7) as paragraphs (4), (5), and (6), respectively;

(3) in section 402(c)(2)(B) (21 U.S.C. 842(c)(2)(B)), by striking “, marihuana,”;

(4) in section 403(d)(1) (21 U.S.C. 843(d)(1)), by striking “, marihuana,”;

(5) in section 418(a) (21 U.S.C. 859(a)), by striking the last sentence;

(6) in section 419(a) (21 U.S.C. 860(a)), by striking the last sentence;

(7) in section 422(d) (21 U.S.C. 863(d))—

(A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking “marijuana,”; and

(B) in paragraph (5), by striking “, such as a marihuana cigarette,”; and

(8) in section 516(d) (21 U.S.C. 886(d)), by striking “section 401(b)(6)” each place the term appears and inserting “section 401(b)(5)”.


All Actions H.R.1227 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)

03/16/2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Action By: House Judiciary

03/03/2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: House Energy and Commerce

02/27/2017
Referred to House Judiciary
Action By: House of Representatives

02/27/2017
Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Action By: House of Representatives

02/27/2017
Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives

02/27/2017
Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives


https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/write-or-call

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1227/all-actions

https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/hr1227/BILLS-115hr1227ih.pdf

https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/hr1227/BILLS-115hr1227ih.xml

Additional LINKS of Information:

http://www.constitutionalcannabis.com/kentucky-house–senate-action-alerts.html

https://www.facebook.com/Kentucky-House-Senate-Action-Alerts-133526500152199/

In chaotic scene, Rand Paul demands to see the House GOP’s Obamacare repeal bill

By Lauren Fox and Phil Mattingly, CNN

Updated 3:25 PM ET, Thu March 2, 2017

Rand Paul 3.2.17

Senator demands to see ‘secret’ Obamacare bill 01:59

Story highlights
  • Some House Republicans were being granted a chance to review an Obamacare repeal draft
  • GOP leadership has taken a new level of caution with their Obamacare legislation

(CNN)  Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul marched to the House side of the Capitol Thursday morning, knocked on a locked door and demanded to see a copy of the House’s bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which he believed was being kept under lock and key.

Aides in the room told the senator — before dozens of reporters in a crowded hallway — that there was no bill to see. In fact, it wasn’t the room where GOP members of the Energy and Commerce Committee were told to meet with staff to review the current draft of their bill at all. But that did little to dissuade Paul, openly critical to the House Republican leadership’s preferred path on the process, from making his underlying point.

“This should be an open and transparent process,” Paul said. “This is being presented as if it were a national secret, as if this was a plot to invade another country, as if this were national security. That’s wrong.”

    Paul ventured to the House Thursday afternoon after reports surfaced that House Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee were being granted an opportunity to review the current draft of the Obamacare repeal legislation and ask questions behind closed doors.

    Opposed to the House legislation’s principles, Paul said he wanted to see the bill himself even though he didn’t serve on the committee.

    “I’m not allowed to read the working product so I can comment on it?” he said.

    Outside the small House office, the chaotic scene continued with a handful of Democrats demanding they, too, see the legislation, which aides continued to say was not even in the room. Two Democrats on the Energy and Commerce Committee and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, a Democrat from Maryland, asked aides if the bill was ready, only to be rebuffed.

    “I want to see the bill. I want to read the bill,” New York Democrat Paul Tonko said, noting that as far as he knew, Republicans were still planning to move forward with a markup on the legislation next week.

    At one point, the GOP staff allowed Hoyer, Rep. Joe Kennedy and a dozen or so reporters into the room to inspect it themselves. It was, in fact, bill-less.

    Hoyer proceeded to hold an impromptu news conference near a bust of President Abraham Lincoln a few feet away from the misidentified room. He then held an imaginary conversation with the 16th president about what Hoyer said was the poor state of the Republican Party.

    Rep. Greg Walden, the chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, downplayed perceptions of secrecy in a statement Thursday.

    “Reports that the Energy and Commerce Committee is doing anything other than the regular process of keeping its members up to speed on latest developments in its jurisdictions are false. Simply put, Energy and Commerce majority members and staff are continuing to discuss and refine draft legislative language on issues under our committee’s jurisdiction.”

    Leadership has taken a new level of caution with Obamacare repeal and replace reconciliation drafts after a leaked version of the bill in progress was circulated to news outlets last week.

    House aides told CNN that the review process was simply part of regular procedure of giving their members an opportunity to review the current draft and ask committee staff questions. The committee — along with a second panel responsible for the repeal legislation — is tentatively shooting to consider their respective pieces of legislation as soon as next week.

    The leaked draft — which aides say was outdated — drew condemnations from conservatives who pledged to oppose any final bill and set off a new round of internal divisions that threatened to endanger the repeal process before it even gets off the ground.

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    House Judiciary Committee will vote on HB203, repealing the death penalty in Kentucky on March 9, 2016 !!

    On March 9, members of the House Judiciary Committee will vote on State Rep. David Floyd’s House Bill 203, a bill that repeals the death penalty and establishes life without parole as the maximum punishment for capital murder. It also calls for re-sentencing those on Kentucky’s death row to life without parole.

    Your State Representative is a member of this committee. We need 10 of the 19 members to vote YES to bring this bill to the House floor for a full debate and vote. Several members have committed to voting yes, but not all of them. So it is important that constituents contact these committee members and urge them to vote YES for HB 203 on March 9 during their committee meeting.

    Your voice is very important on this issue. Please give a brief statement about why you support this bill when you contact your state representative.

     

    You can call 1.800.372.7181 and leave a message with the operator who will make sure it is delivered to your State Representative. After stating why you oppose the death penalty, please ask your state representative to vote YES for HB 203 in the committee on March 9.

    Or you can use the email we have prepared for your use. Please be sure you start with a sentence in the beginning about your personal reasons for opposing the death penalty and how important it is to abolish it in Kentucky.

    It is also important that we fill the hearing room with supporters so if you are free to come to Frankfort on March 9, please join us at NOON in Room 171 of the Capital Annex Building.

    We are suggesting that people arrive around 11 a.m. If you come that will be a good time to introduce yourself to your state representative and reinforce that you want him or her to vote YES on HB 203.
    Thank you for supporting abolition of the death penalty and for taking the time to help pass this important legislation.

    Click the link below to log in and send your message:
    https://www.votervoice.net/BroadcastLinks/jfuHeixYS8mP9SSveJ9HTQ

     

    AN ACT relating to the abolition of the death penalty (BILL PDF)

     

    http://kcadp.org/

    Update: 16 RS; BR 161, has become sb 13, "Kentucky Cannabis Freedom Act"

     

    SB13 Ky Cannabis Freedom Act

    SB13/CI/LM (BR161) – P. Clark
         AN ACT relating to the regulation of cannabis and making an appropriation therefor.
         Establish KRS Chapter 245 to regulate the cultivation, testing, processing, taxing, and sale of marijuana to persons aged twenty-one years and older; amend various sections to conform; repeal KRS 218A.1421, KRS 218A.1422, and KRS 218A.1423.

         Jan 06, 2016 – introduced in Senate
         Jan 07, 2016 – to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)

    PLEASE CONTINUE TO CALL, FAX, MAIL, EMAIL AND VISIT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND URGE THEM TO SUPPORT SEN. PERRY B. CLARK’s “CANNABIS FREEDOM ACT” ! 

    THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO MORALLY REPEAL CANNABIS PROHIBITION AND RETURN THIS PLANT TO IT’s PEOPLE!

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    KY Senator files "Cannabis Freedom Act" rolling medicinal and recreational use together in one hit

    By Brad Bowman, Published: December 12, 2015 3:56PM

    Clark talking about cannabis in a legislative committee meeting. Photo courtesy of the Legislative Research Commission.

    Democrat Sen. Perry Clark of Louisville has advocated for the legalization of medical marijuana since the last legislative session to this summer at Mensa’s Annual Gathering where he cleared the smoke and myths surrounding marijuana. Friday he filed a bill rolling medical and recreational use in one big hit.

    Clark filed the “Cannabis Freedom Act” which would regulate the use of cannabis just as the state regulates alcohol.

    Touting the benefit of pot over pills and curbing opioid addiction for patients who use marijuana to overcome pain and problems from illness like multiple sclerosis, Clark has talked extensively in the Senate and legislative committees about the benefits and regulation of marijuana.

    After the Mensa event this summer, Clark had told The State Journal he wanted to have a meaningful conversation about the senseless prohibition of the plant, which Clark said, has been financially backed by alcohol and tobacco companies blocking the legislation in other states.

    The “Cannabis Freedom Act” would end the prohibition on marijuana cultivation, possession and selling the substance in regulatory framework similar to Colorado.

    Quick takeaways on the act include: it would only be available to residents 21 and over;

    • residents could possess up to 1 ounce on their person;

    •cultivate up to 5 plants;

    • store an excess of cultivated cannabis for personal use where it was cultivated or transfer 1 ounce to another person 21 or older without remuneration.

    • persons under 21 could possess cannabis if it was recommended by a licensed physician;

    • no smoking cannabis in public places

    Other parts of the regulator framework would include only residents 21 and over could enter a retail facility for the purchase of cannabis or related products.

    Clark’s bill would maximize unlawful possession at $250 and a $500 fine for illegal growing marijuana on a property without the property owner’s permission.

    “It is abundantly clear to me that cannabis, while being much less harmful, should be treated the same as alcohol,” Clark said in a release. “The Cannabis Freedom Act is an outline on how to tax and regulate the sale of marijuana to adults 21 and older in Kentucky. It is time for this discussion in our Commonwealth.”

    The act’s regulatory framework has a three-tier licensing system which separates cannabis cultivators, processors and retailers independently to “prevent monopolization and vertical integration,” a component different from the framework proposed in Ohio.

    Clark said the tax revenues would be in a restricted fund to increase SEEK funding for the state’s public schools and provide scholarships to Kentucky students who qualify for needs-based  assistance to both public and post-secondary schools in Kentucky.

    Revenues would also help fund evidence-based substance abuse treatment programs, provide grants to local law enforcement agencies to purchase protective equipment and provide additional revenue to the state’s general fund.

    During the 30-day short session, Clark brought up the medicinal studies and medical benefits of cannabis almost every day in the Senate.

    Follow political reporter Brad Bowman at @bradleybowman for all state government and political news.

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    If they can "repeal" Obamacare then they can REPEAL the CSA and end the "War on Drugs" …

    Yesterday the news came out about Sen. Mitch McConnell about to REPEAL OBAMACARE with a  “Simple 51-Vote Majority“.

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    Hallelujah!

    It is my opinion that the “Repeal” option should be utilized more often when good people get hurt by a bad law! 

    That is the reason that I post about “repealing” the laws surrounding the criminalization of the Cannabis plant.

    The whole plant!  Marijuana and hemp are terms used to distinguish the differences in the THC ratio/level of a given plant, however, they are both one in the same species, “Cannabis”. 

    The Cannabis plant is a god-given or “earthly” gift to all of the Human species to do with as they will. 

    As Humans have “free will”  by the law of “nature” or “karma” or even using the famous quote of Newton, “…for every action there is an  equal yet opposite reaction…”, and that for every good there is an evil -( it’s what evens things out) there will be those people who will misuse it.  We cannot control that.  Just as there will always be people who abuse Alcohol and Codeine.  (I could list about a zillion more drugs of abuse here but I wont)  Cannabis IS THE ONE PLANT that can be safely used without much intervention.  It is safe for most people and I do not believe in addiction to Cannabis.  I’ve smoked most of my life and have also done without for periods of time with no indications of addiction. 

    So using this logic I ask you should not the laws surrounding the “Drug War” be repealed?  The laws which sent and are continuing to send people to corporate run prisons?  Any law that turns a good citizen into a common criminal should be repealed, not the least of which is the laws surrounding Cannabis.

    You cannot just continue to add more law on top of more law to correct the old laws which were enacted to further the law of commerce and enslave people to begin with.

    But you can damn sure go back and get rid of the bad laws via repeal, which will give people free will once again and then you can guide them in the best direction possible without incarcerating them for doing something just because you do not like it. 

    The “REPEAL OBAMACARE” attempt is going to be a good case to watch.  It could set a precedent for the “repeal” of other bad laws. 

    In the meantime I’ll continue to post and educate people concerning the differences between “legalize, tax and regulate”, or putting Cannabis into a Schedule II substance under the CSA (Controlled Substance Act) which is one of the worst things we could do right now, as putting it among common pharmaceuticals only increases the regulation and control thereof leading to even more arrests and possible prison time for “misusing a drug”. End prohibition now!  Free our prisoners!  REPEAL !.

    Here is a link to a petition on Change.Org which I put up some time ago:  REPEAL PROHIBITION!

    The following statement was published: 

    McConnell, Lee Continue Effort to Repeal Obamacare Through Reconciliation

    Jul 28 2015

    WASHINGTON – United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statements Tuesday on the important tools in the Senate’s balanced budget that allow Congress to pass legislation repealing Obamacare and its broken promises.
    Leader McConnell: “Earlier this year, Senate Republicans passed a balanced budget, and with it the necessary procedural tools – via the budget reconciliation process – to bring an end to the nightmare of Obamacare.  Americans have faced skyrocketing health care costs, rampant fraud and more government between them and their doctors. And Republicans are united in working to repeal the broken promises of Obamacare and allow our country to start over fresh with real health reform that Americans deserve.  We will continue our effort to use reconciliation – as the budget makes clear – to fulfill the promise we made to our constituents.”
    Sen. Lee: “Americans deserve quality health care at affordable prices and Obamacare is giving them the exact opposite. A Senate vote to repeal Obamacare on a simple majority basis through reconciliation is the best way to pursue that goal. The Majority Leader and I are committed to using reconciliation to repeal Obamacare in the 114th Congress.”

    Permalink: http://www.lee.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2015/7/mcconnell-lee-continue-effort-to-repeal-obamacare-through-reconciliation

    Related Articles:

    http://kentuckymarijuanaparty.com/2015/06/26/the-protection-of-commerce-in-the-form-of-pharmaceutical-industrial-complex/

    http://www.usmjparty.com/repeal-prohibition

    http://kentuckymarijuanaparty.com/2012/09/25/to-all-those-who-believe-that-total-repeal-of-prohibition-is-impossible-i-say/

    https://americansforcannabis.com

    http://kentuckymarijuanaparty.com/2015/05/07/all-roads-in-kentucky-lead-you-through-hell/

    http://dailycaller.com/2014/12/05/prohibition-repeal-is-a-good-model-for-marijuana-legalization/

    http://www.omninerd.com/articles/Random_Drug_Screening_For_Welfare_Recipients

    http://www.constitutionalcannabis.com/

    http://kentuckymarijuanaparty.com/2014/01/02/on-legalization-when-the-u-n-comes-a-marching-along-we-will-all-be-singing-a-brand-new-song/

    https://cpcholding.wordpress.com/2015/06/10/misuse-of-drugs-act-1971-is-it-well-out-of-date/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misuse_of_Drugs_Act_1971

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_Convention_on_Narcotic_Drugs

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Convention_Against_Illicit_Traffic_in_Narcotic_Drugs_and_Psychotropic_Substances

    http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/data-and-analysis/bulletin/bulletin_1966-01-01_1_page002.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commission_on_Narcotic_Drugs#Role_in_drug_scheduling

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Controlled_Substances_Act

     

    Bad laws are made to be repealed! 

    re·peal

    rəˈpēl/

    verb

    verb: repeal; 3rd person present: repeals; past tense: repealed; past participle: repealed; gerund or present participle: repealing

    1. 1.

      revoke or annul (a law or congressional act).

      “the legislation was repealed five months later”

      “the Eighteenth Amendment was repealed in 1933”

    noun

    noun: repeal; plural noun: repeals

    1.

    the action of revoking or annulling a law or congressional act.

    “the House voted in favor of repeal”

    Repeal of Prohibition in the United States. Enacted by the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, it proved to be so ineffective that it had to be repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. This is the only constitutional amendment to be repealed in the U.S.

    Additionally, see this information when Ireland Repeals laws dating back several hundred years!

  • The massive Statute Law Revision Act 2007 in the Republic of Ireland, through which 3,225 Acts were repealed, dating back over eight centuries to 1171 and the earliest laws enacted by England when it began its invasion of Ireland. The statutes repealed include a number of Acts of significant historical interest, including an Act of 1542 providing that the Kings of England shall be Kings of Ireland. This Act is the largest single repealing statute in the history of Ireland.

    TWENTY YEARS OF NARCOTICS CONTROL UNDER THE UNITED NATIONS

    excerpt from http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/data-and-analysis/bulletin/bulletin_1966-01-01_1_page002.html#s120

    III. The problems in 1946: the first solutions

    In order to attempt an assessment of the work done and the evolution which took place since the Commission first met in November 1946, it is first necessary to ascertain what the narcotics situation was at that date. Three elements have to be taken into consideration: the first is the legal basis of the control, i.e. the international treaties then in existence. The second is the disruptions that the war had caused, and the third is the changes which occurred in the world during and immediately after the war. The Commission could not tackle these tasks one after the other and it had to work on all of them simultaneously. Still, it may be stated that, generally speaking, the task of bringing the narcotics situation of the world back to normal was the first undertaken. This occupied part of the first few sessions of the Commission. The Commission was, however, aware of the fact that it was not just taking over directly from the League of Nations, since there lay a six years’ gap in between. It had therefore to assess the changes which made it necessary to adapt the treaty system to the demands of the international community and to work out improvements to that system (through interim measures before addressing itself to the long-term exercise of drafting a single convention).

    The treaty system in 1946

    In 1946, the international control of narcotics was regulated by six treaties: the International Opium Convention signed at The Hague on 23 January 1912; the Agreement concerning the Manufacture, Internal Trade in and Use of Prepared Opium signed at Geneva on 11 February 1925; the International Opium Convention signed at Geneva on 19 February 1925; the Convention for Limiting the Manufacture and Regulating the Distribution of Narcotic Drugs signed at Geneva on 13 July 1931; the Agreement for the Control of Opium-Smoking in the Far East signed at Bangkok on 27 November 1931; and the Convention for the Suppression of the Illicit Traffic in Dangerous Drugs signed at Geneva on 26 July 1936.

    The Hague Convention formulated the basic principles for the international control which have retained their validity to the present day. The two Agreements on opium smoking were very limited in scope and in fact had very little influence in terms of actual control.

  • Hemp Freedom Act Kentucky

    In 2013, SB50 became law, which authorized industrial hemp farming and production provided that Federal law authorized the same. As is being introduced in other states, a simple amendment to that legislation to remove such federal approval – will authorize hemp farming and production on a state level!

    The Hemp Freedom Act would authorize farming, production and commerce of industrial hemp in the state, effectively nullifying the federal prohibition on the same. Your action is needed to move this legislation forward.

    ACTION STEPS

    1. Get the model legislation.

    Download HERE

    2. Contact your state representative. Strongly, but respectfully urge him or her to introduce and support this bill for your state.

    Contact info here: http://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/

    3. Contact your state senator. Strongly, but respectfully urge him or her to introduce and support this bill for your state.

    Contact info here: http://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/

    NOTE – If you have a rep and/or a senator that is hostile to the idea, contact a friendly legislator in a neighboring district and urge their action.

    “I live in District ___, and my (REP/SENATOR) will not take action to support Industrial Hemp Farming. Can you help?”

    4. Spread the word. Share this information widely by social media, email and more.

     

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