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Erwin A. "Bud" Sholts, Chairman

 

 

North American Industrial Hemp Council

Politico Explains Why Sen. McConnell Champions Industrial Hemp

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NAIHC.org, Washington, DC, March 3, 2015 - Under the headline “Mitch McConnell’s Love Affair with Hemp - How the Kentucky senator picked a fight with the DEA and became one of Washington’s top drug policy reformers,” a Politico news article explains why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., came to support legalizing industrial hemp.

The article notes that McConnell continues to work for full legalization of industrial hemp: “This year, as Senate majority leader, he’s taken a further step by co-sponsoring the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015. While the farm bill carved out an exception to allow hemp cultivation in Kentucky, the 2015 bill would remove hemp entirely from the list of drugs strictly regulated by the Controlled Substances Act. It would, in essence, legalize hemp production in the United States.”

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Farm Bureau Reaffirms Support for Industrial Hemp

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NAIHC.org, San Diego, Calif., January 13, 2015 - This week American Farm Bureau members voiced their strong support for growing industrial hemp.

Farm Bureau’s 355 voting delegates representing every crop and livestock sector in the United States voted 246 to 96 in favor of “the production, processing, commercialization and utilization of industrial hemp.” Speaking at the leading U.S. farm organization’s 96th annual convention, Illinois Farm Bureau delegate Chad Schutz said that after having “been asleep for 80 years,” it’s time to start growing industrial hemp again to “revitalize it in the U.S.”

Madison County Illinois Farm Bureau President Steve Koeller calls it a major achievement that “after 15 years,” Illinois’ initiative has led Farm Bureau nationally to approve industrial hemp “as stand-alone policy.” He’s hopeful Farm Bureau’s support will lead Congress to remove the remaining barriers to growing hemp in the U.S.

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NAIHC Director Glenn urges farmers to march for industrial hemp

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NAIHC.org, Oct. 16, 2014 – In a Raleigh, NC News & Observer OpEd, NAIHC Vice Chair Gale Glenn writes that “Farmers in North Carolina are being left out of the current revival of industrial hemp.”

Glenn points out that eleven other states have followed the federal government in authorizing industrial hemp as an agricultural crop and “many of their universities and ag departments are already managing pilot programs to determine the hemp variety that best suits their climate, soil and potential industrial demands.”

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NAIHC 2014 Annual Meeting

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NAIHC.org, October 15, 2014 - The nonprofit North American Industrial Hemp Council (NAIHC) held its 19th annual membership meeting Wednesday October 15, 2014. NAIHC members participated and discussed progress toward re-commercialization of industrial hemp, interacting with members internationally.

Members exchanged ideas, reported on progress and actions taken, and discussed the objectives for 2015 and beyond.

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Industrial Hemp Making Headlines & Progress

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NAIHC.org, June 6, 2014 – Industrial hemp has scored a series of resounding bipartisanship victories in Congress this week. Representing a sharp break with partisan gridlock, these victories are helping generate lots of positive media attention.

In the latest victory, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted a decisive 22 to 8 on June 5 to approve a hemp amendment co-sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) The amendment which matches language approved earlier by the House is designed to prevent the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) or any other federal agency from taking any further action to prevent state hemp research projects.

Read more: Industrial Hemp Making Headlines & Progress

   

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