Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Petition: Let American Farmers Grow Hemp Once Again to Create Jobs and Rebuild the Rural Economy

Source: tapnewswire.com

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We the people ask the federal government to Change an existing Administration policy:

Created by E.S. on January 20, 2017

Industrial hemp was once a dominant crop on the American landscape. This hardy and renewable resource was refined for various industrial applications, including paper, textiles, and cordage. Unfortunately hemp was conflated with marijuana but hemp can't be used as a drug.
Over time, the use of industrial hemp has evolved into an even greater variety of products, including health foods, body care, clothing, auto parts, construction materials, biofuels, plastic composites and more.
Farmers in Europe, Canada and China all grow hemp and over $600 million in imported hemp products were sold in the USA in 2016. Congress has 2 bipartisan bills which would bring back hemp farming and create rural jobs. We request that President Trump work with Congress to pass hemp legislation in 2017

Sign This Petition

12,313 signed
Needs 87,687 signatures by February 19, 2017 to get a response from the White House

Please sign this petition here: petitions.whitehouse.gov

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