19 Sep '11, 6pm

Governor Can Help California Economy, Farmers and the Environment by Signing New Industrial Hemp Farming Bill

SACRAMENTO, CA - Vote Hemp and the Hemp Industries Association, the nation's leading grassroots organizations working to revitalize industrial hemp production in the U.S., urge Governor Brown to support SB 676, the California Industrial Hemp Farming Act. After moving smoothly through the California legislature with bi-partisan support, this landmark legislation is now up for the Governor's signature and would establish guidelines for farming the non-psychoactive plant that is used in a wide variety of every day consumer products, including food, body care, clothing, paper, auto parts, building materials and bio-fuel. "California is one step closer to building a successful hemp industry in the Central Valley," said Senator Mark Leno, following news on September 7 that the Assembly approved the legislation in a vote of 49-22. The legislation allows California farmers to grow...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_23967.cfm

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