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Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013

H.R. 525

Number of Co-Sponsors

50

Weight

1x

Bill Description

This bill, originally introduced by Rep. Massie (R-KY), would amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marijuana. Industrial hemp and marijuana are not the same and it is not possible to use industrial hemp as a recreational drug. The growth and cultivation of industrial hemp would still need to be in accordance with state law.

Liberty for All's Position

This bill preserves the autonomy of the states to determine whether or not the growth and cultivation of industrial hemp would be permitted within their borders while removing federal impediments to industrial hemp growth and cultivation in those states. Industrial hemp is a lucrative and viable economic crop that would provide jobs and income, especially in rural areas in need of the economic boost it could provide. Liberty For All supports free-markets, the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and the right of states to determine the legal status of industrial hemp growth and cultivation for themselves.

Current Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 6, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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Robert Aderholt

Republican Representative - AL 4

No

Justin Amash

Republican Representative - MI 3

Yes

Mark Amodei

Republican Representative - NV 2

No

Robert Andrews

Democratic Representative - NJ 1

No

Michele Bachmann

Republican Representative - MN 6

No

Spencer Bachus

Republican Representative - AL 6

No

Ron Barber

Democratic Representative - AZ 2

No

Lou Barletta

Republican Representative - PA 11

No

Garland Barr

Republican Representative - KY 6

No

John Barrow

Democratic Representative - GA 12

No

Joe Barton

Republican Representative - TX 6

No

Karen Bass

Democratic Representative - CA 37

No

Joyce Beatty

Democratic Representative - OH 3

No

Xavier Becerra

Democratic Representative - CA 34

No

Dan Benishek

Republican Representative - MI 1

Yes

Kerry Bentivolio

Republican Representative - MI 11

Yes

Ami Bera

Democratic Representative - CA 7

No

Gus Bilirakis

Republican Representative - FL 12

No

Rob Bishop

Republican Representative - UT 1

No

Sanford Bishop

Democratic Representative - GA 2

No