Take Action to return Industrial Hemp Farming to U.S. Farmers!
We’re now closer than ever to returning hemp farming to America! Hemp research is now permitted in states where hemp farming is legal under state law thanks to Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill. The Farm Bill which was signed into law by President Obama on February 7th of this year, defines industrial hemp as distinct and allows research by institutions of higher education or state departments of agriculture in states where hemp is legal. Please see Vote Hemp’s 2014 Farm Bill – Section 7606 page for guidance information for prospective researchers and state departments of agriculture. We still need action on several bills pending in Congress before farmers can grow hemp commercially so please call or write in support of hemp. Take Action here:
Call Your Senators
Click here for your Senators’ phone numbers and our easy to use script. Please follow the instructions to call your Senators and encourage them to become a cosponsor of the Senate Companion Bill to the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, S. 359, or thank them if they already are a cosponsor and ask them to work for a committee hearing for the bill. Remember to share this action with colleagues, friends and family, too.
Write to Your Senators in Congress
Click here and use our pre-written email to contact your Senators and encourage them to cosponsor of Senator Ron Wyden’s industrial hemp farming bill, S. 359. Remember to share your action with colleagues, friends and family. If you receive a reply letter please send it to us.
Call Your Representative
Click here and your Representative’s phone number and our easy to use script will be available to you to make the call. Please encourage them to become a cosponsor of H.R. 525, or thank them if they already are a cosponsor and ask them to work for a committee hearing for the bill. Remember to share this action with colleagues, friends and family as well.
Write to Your Representative in Congress
Click here to write to your Representative and encourage them to support domestic hemp farming. Please remember to share your action with colleagues, friends and family. Oh, and if you receive a reply letter please send it to us.
Become a Citizen Lobbyist
Download a copy of The Vote Hemp Guide to Hemp Activism, which we recently updated. If you are looking to take your lobbing to the next level please read and use this guide. It will give you the information and tools that you need to confidently and effectively ask your elected representatives to support legislation which will lift the current ban on hemp farming in the U.S.