Outdated policy is clearly hurting our farmers as the hemp market grows and American consumers rely upon imports from countries such as China and Canada.
America wouldn’t be America without hemp. The sails on ships of discovery were made from hemp, the canvas that covered wagon trains were made from hemp.
Our forefathers were hemp growers, even the original farm upon whose land the Pentagon building now stands grew hemp, and while the claim that the Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper is questionable, a new farmer’s declaration of independence from unwarranted government impediment should be.
While government regulation and oversight is very necessary in the agriculture space, some draconian laws simply don’t make sense.
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Elizabeth Kucinich ~ The Hill ~