Rand Paul response to HEMP

February 2, 2012 Dear Ms. Krider, Thank you for contacting me regarding industrial hemp farming. I appreciate hearing your thoughts on this issue. In May 2011, Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas) introduced the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011 (H.R. 1831). This legislation would exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marijuana. Industrial hemp would be … Continue reading Rand Paul response to HEMP

The Words of the Founding Fathers

Jurors should acquit, even against the judge's instruction... if exercising their judgement with discretion and honesty they have a clear conviction the charge of the court is wrong. -- Alexander Hamilton, 1804 It is not only the juror's right, but his duty to find the verdict according to his own best understanding, judgement and conscience, … Continue reading The Words of the Founding Fathers

Kentucky Hemp Growers Co-op has reported that a major fiberglass manufacturer calculated the market value of bast fibre to be $2000/ton.

http://realneo.us/content/recommendation-legalize-commercial-hemp-production-sooner-better-capitalize-first-mover-adva In 1998, Canada legalized hemp as a product and began national development of hemp related industries. Prior to making that decision, analysts consider the economic cases for and against developing the hemp industry in their nation - a major decision - and they decided: RECOMMENDATION: Legalize commercial hemp production, the sooner the better to … Continue reading Kentucky Hemp Growers Co-op has reported that a major fiberglass manufacturer calculated the market value of bast fibre to be $2000/ton.

Hemp fans look toward Lyster Dewey’s past, and the Pentagon, for higher ground

By Manuel Roig-Franzia Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, May 13, 2010 Hemp needed a hero. Needed one bad. The gangly plant -- once a favorite of military ropemakers -- couldn't catch a break. Even as legalized medical marijuana has become more and more commonplace, the industrial hemp plant -- with its minuscule levels of the chemical … Continue reading Hemp fans look toward Lyster Dewey’s past, and the Pentagon, for higher ground