Industrial Hemp Production Bill

Due to the low cost, high yield, versatility of hemp and hemp-related products, it is in America’s best interest to grow and cultivate this durable, robust crop.  Industrial hemp production will spur a very diverse manufacturing base in the United States, providing high paying jobs and careers. 

Industrial production of hemp must have THC levels of less than 0.3%.  Hemp production should be used to make durable fabrics, building materials, medicine and oils, food, paper products, and more.  This will allow Americans to pay less over time for products, which are currently made with other materials, by replacing those current products with hemp produced products. 

By providing farmers with the ability to grow hemp, we are providing them with another crop to utilize in their crop rotations, enriching the soil in their fields, leading to higher yields and profits in the years that they are grow non-hemp crops.  Hemp cultivation and production should be encouraged throughout the nation so that the American citizen can benefit from this inexpensive plant that serves so many purposes in food, medicine, clothing, building materials, paper products, and so much more. 

The medicinal market exceeds $30 Billion per year and the United States imports over $500 million of hemp and hemp-related products each year.  This is a market in which we have been missing out. The production of hemp-related products has the power to regenerate of agricultural industries and manufacturing industries, providing millions of jobs to Americans. 

Regulation of hemp farming should be kept to a minimum to allow this industry to take off and soar, without being stagnated by bureaucratic red tape.  After years of strict laws on hemp and marijuana, the United States has fallen behind in this industry.  It is imperative that we catch up as quickly as possible, so we can lead the world in production of hemp-related products.

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