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Oct 28, 2015, 11:47 ET Vote Hemp Issues Statement in Response to Unjust DEA Raid of Menominee Indian Reservation Industrial Hemp Crop

 Vote Hemp, the nation's leading grassroots hemp advocacy organization working to change state and federal laws to allow commercial hemp...


Jun 02, 2014, 12:17 ET Hemp History Week Launches as Historic Hemp Research and Development Crops Sprout in U.S. Soil After Decades of Prohibition

The fifth annual Hemp History Week (June 2-8, 2014) began today, featuring events and activities throughout all 50 states this week, to raise...


Feb 07, 2014, 15:19 ET President Obama Signs Farm Bill with Amendment to Allow Industrial Hemp Research

Vote Hemp, the nation's leading grassroots hemp advocacy organization working to revitalize industrial hemp production in the U.S., is excited to...


Sep 28, 2013, 21:58 ET Governor Brown Signs California Industrial Hemp Farming Act Legalizing Hemp Farming Under State Law

Vote Hemp and the Hemp Industries Association (HIA), the nation's leading hemp grassroots advocacy organization and industry trade group,...


Sep 09, 2013, 12:37 ET Vote Hemp Holds Briefing with Rep. Massie, Rep. Polis and Commissioner Comer to Discuss State vs. Federal Laws on Industrial Hemp Farming

New Department of Justice Policy Change Regarding Enforcement of Federal and State Marijuana Laws Raises Questions for States Supporting Industrial...


Jun 20, 2013, 12:49 ET Bipartisan Polis-Massie-Blumenauer Amendment to the Farm Bill to Allow Industrial Hemp Research Passes in 225-200 Floor Vote

 A new bi-partisan amendment to the Farm Bill in support of industrial hemp has passed by a floor vote in the House today. Introduced by...


Feb 15, 2013, 09:44 ET Senators Wyden, Paul, Merkley and McConnell Introduce S. 359, a Bipartisan Senate Companion Bill to H.R. 525, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act

Historic Bills Promise Economic Opportunity by Removing Federal Restrictions on Industrial Hemp Farming in the United States and Allowing States to...


Feb 08, 2013, 12:03 ET Vote Hemp Available for Interview: Bi-Partisan Congressional Leaders and Former CIA Director Testify in Favor of SB 50 Before Kentucky Senate Agriculture Committee

Support for Kentucky Industrial Hemp Cultivation Program Gains Momentum at State and Federal Levels and Includes Senate Minority Leader Mitch...


Feb 07, 2013, 12:31 ET Rep. Massie and Rep. Schrader Introduce Bipartisan Bill in Support of Industrial Hemp Farming

H.R. 525, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, and Senate Companion Bill Promise Economic Opportunity by Removing Restrictions on Industrial Hemp...


Nov 13, 2012, 16:40 ET Senator Rand Paul, Vote Hemp, and Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps Team Up to Revive the Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission and Re-Commercialize Hemp in the United States

Kentucky Initiative Seeks to Pass Laws on the State and Federal Level to Allow Widespread Growth of Industrial Hemp  On Nov. 14 at 10:00...


Aug 03, 2012, 14:29 ET Senator Wyden and Senator Paul Introduce Bi-partisan Senate Companion Bill to H.R. 1831, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act

Historic Senate Bill Promises Economic Opportunity by Removing Restrictions on Industrial Hemp Farming in the United States The following...


Jun 07, 2012, 08:27 ET Vote Hemp Encourages Support for Proposed Amendment by Senator Wyden on Industrial Hemp in the Farm Bill

Amendment would Exclude Industrial Hemp from the Definition of Marihuana  Vote Hemp released an action alert today encouraging support...


Oct 10, 2011, 13:27 ET Leading Hemp Advocacy Groups Outraged by Governor Brown's Veto of California Industrial Hemp Farming Act

Veto of SB 676 is Huge Setback for California Farmers, Businesses and the Economy Vote Hemp and the Hemp Industries Association (HIA), the...


Jul 07, 2011, 12:56 ET Hemp Farming in California Even Closer to Reality as SB 676 Moves Through California Legislature

New Bill That Would Create Pilot Program for Commercial Farming of Industrial Hemp Expected to Reach Governor's Desk This September Introduced by...


May 12, 2011, 10:09 ET Rep. Ron Paul Introduces H.R. 1831, The Industrial Hemp Farming Act, on Heels of Successful Second Annual Hemp History Week

Senate Bill In Support of Industrial Hemp Farming Expected to Follow For the fourth time since the federal government outlawed...


Feb 28, 2011, 08:50 ET Leading Hemp Advocacy Groups Applaud Introduction of California Hemp Farming Bill SB 676

California Businesses and Farmers Await Passage of New Bill to Allow Commercial Farming of Industrial Hemp The leading hemp advocacy...


Jan 11, 2011, 10:35 ET Leading Natural Product Brands Team Up to Produce Second Annual 'Hemp History Week'

Dr. Andrew Weil, Alicia Silverstone and Members of Congress Join Campaign in Support of Industrial Hemp Farming The Hemp Industries Association...


Dec 08, 2010, 10:04 ET All Twenty-Five Co-Sponsors of Industrial Hemp Farming Act H.R. 1866 Rewarded with Re-election

Vote Hemp: "Support for Hemp Farming is Not a Political Liability" The nation's leading industrial hemp education and advocacy organization, Vote...


May 18, 2010, 13:25 ET North Dakota Speaker of the House David Monson and ND Farmer Wayne Hauge File Suit Against DEA in U.S. Court of Appeals to Grow Industrial Hemp

Lawsuit Filed During Week Long Campaign to Give Farmers the Right to Grow Non-Drug Industrial Hemp Today, North Dakota's Speaker of the House,...


May 18, 2010, 10:52 ET Hemp History Week: Changes Announced to Wed. May 19 Event at Department of Justice

Attention: Photo Opportunity On Wednesday, May 19 at 10:30am Hemp History Week supporters, including a person dressed in an elaborate 'George...


May 07, 2010, 12:29 ET Representative Ron Paul Celebrates 'Hemp History Week' in Congressional Record Statement

The sponsors of Hemp History Week, including Vote Hemp and Hemp Industries Association member companies are pleased by yesterday's statement in...


Mar 22, 2010, 11:40 ET National Farmers Union Adopts New Policy on Industrial Hemp

Majority of Leading Farming Organizations Now Support Hemp Farming in the U.S. The national, single-issue, non-profit advocacy group Vote Hemp...


Aug 04, 2009, 23:52 ET Oregon Hemp Farming Bill Becomes Law

New State Program for Hemp Farmers to be Established Vote Hemp, the leading grassroots advocacy organization working to give back farmers the...


Jun 29, 2009, 19:31 ET Oregon Passes Hemp Bill

Becomes Sixth State in 2009 to Take Action State Pressure to Grow Hemp Continues to Mount as Business Booms Today, by a vote of 46 to 11, the...


Apr 03, 2009, 12:24 ET Representatives Barney Frank and Ron Paul Introduce Hemp Farming Legislation - HR 1866

A federal bill was introduced yesterday that, if passed into law, would remove restrictions on the cultivation of non-psychoactive industrial hemp....