Status Report: More Than 17 States Nullifying the Federal Ban on Hemp

By Michael Boldin

The federal government says it’s illegal to grow hemp for commercial purposes. But people in more than 17 states are doing it anyway.

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Michael Boldin [send him email] is the founder of the Tenth Amendment Center, where this video first appeared. He was raised in Milwaukee, WI, and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.Follow him on Twitter – @michaelboldin, on LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

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6 Comments on "Status Report: More Than 17 States Nullifying the Federal Ban on Hemp"

  1. I can’t wait to buy clothing made from hemp as I hear it will last forever unlike the cheap $hit macy’s Sells that falls apart after a few washings,

  2. rhondareichel | July 20, 2018 at 1:41 pm | Reply

    save trees….grow hemp
    TX needs to jump on this

    • I thought some parts of TX actually did tax marijuana crops at one point. Might have misunderstood the MSM tell lie vision news ‘report’ on that many a moon ago though.

      Not that my opinion matters, think both industrial hemp and marijuana should be fully legal as matter of policy for both state and Federal levels. Both state & Federal can then tax both at a fair rate using the Dpt. of Weights & Measures. It could be regulated and an age for purchase of marijuana could be set at oh say 25 just to be reasonable & say 20 to buy hemp products or don’t even put an age restriction on hemp product save for marijuana. Again though, know my opinion is simply that, an opinion & well everyone has one, … so what?

      “Believe what you want, remember though there will always be someone, somewhere who can and will tell you that you are wrong.” — _Credo of The Information Age_ by SomeRandomly AnonymousHacker

  3. rhondareichel | July 20, 2018 at 1:42 pm | Reply

    Sessions needs an enema
    and a new job

  4. rhondareichel | July 20, 2018 at 1:54 pm | Reply

    Hemp is extremely useful…not only CBD oil but other products

    Lightweight and strong fibers too…it makes me wonder who our politicians are protecting—what industry? Big Pharma stands to lose…..who else? Paper mills? lumber? fiberglass?

    17 States say screw you and grow it anyway…and nobody goes to jail

    I’m so disgusted that Gregg Abbott is holding TX back…we need a new gov. I’ll throw that baby out with this bathwater.

    • I looked into it here in WV. There’s still a lot of restrictions to growing it.

      First, you have to be growing a form of cash crop that earns at least $700 annually for the past 5 years prior to applying to growing “industrial hemp”.

      Second, you need join and participate in an “industrial hemp” growing co-op with the state and buy & plant only the seed the state provides.

      Third, you still need to get a ‘rubber stamp’ from the Federal D.E.A. & they can deny that, a license or registration, either one to me means you’re asking permission from a king.

      Fourth, if your “industrial hemp” is found to contain something over 0.03 parts per million of THC it will be seized as marijuana and you get jail for the growing, possessing, intent to distribute & sell.

      Fifth, the state & D.E.A can randomly do inspections of your crops with or without notifying you. No, you are not excused if someone happens to be being a jerk and tosses out wild marijuana into your crop, or if it travels via pollination or seeding and causes your crop to be over the 0.03 parts per million of THC.

      Sixth, the cost of the state provided seed is prohibitive, even in a co-op environment.

      All in the state might be making it legal, but it is nothing more than a bit of fancy word play on paper, the Federals can and will still arrest you & seize your land, property if you’re busted over the THC limit.

      Taking that into account told my wife it would be more sane, cheaper to grow marijuana for the sake of marijuana. **I am not doing that** merely expressing that it seems a more appropriate process than what the state offers.

      Not sure what the regulations are for the other 16 or so states. Would deduce from what WV presents, it is likely they’re doing much the same.

      “Hey look, we’ve come up with a new way to use *cough*entrapment*cough*. The potheads will never see it coming.”

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