Summary

2/6/2013--Introduced. Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013 - Amends the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of "marihuana." Defines "industrial hemp" to mean the... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Feb 6, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Feb 6, 2013

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Bill Text

A BILL

To amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marihuana, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. EXCLUSION OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP FROM DEFINITION OF MARIHUANA.

Section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802) is amended-- (1) in paragraph (16)-- (A) by striking ``(16) The'' and inserting ``(16)(A) The''; and (B) by adding at the end the following: ``(B) The term `marihuana' does not include industrial hemp.''; and (2) by adding at the end the following: ``(57) The term `industrial hemp' means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.''.

SEC. 3. INDUSTRIAL HEMP DETERMINATION.

Section 201 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 811) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(i) Industrial Hemp Determination.--If a person grows or processes Cannabis sativa L. for purposes of making industrial hemp in accordance with State law, the Cannabis sativa L. shall be deemed to meet the concentration limitation under section 102(57).''. <all>

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Nation

793 Supporting
47 Opposing
94% 6%

State: CA

48 Supporting
0 Opposing
100% 0%

District: 1st

1 Supporting
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100% 0%

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Organizations Supporting

Vote Hemp strongly supports Rep. Massie and Rep. Schrader's Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013 and its companion bill in the Senate, S. 359, which is sponsored by Sen. Wyden along with 4 bipartisan cosponsors.

Vote Hemp 1 year ago

Hemp could be legal! Ask your elected officials in Congress to support the hemp amendment to the farm bill. One of the most absurd consequences of our war on marijuana is that hemp has been caught up in the debate. Even though it contains virtually no THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, the DEA considers hemp no different than marijuana, placing it in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act alongside heroin and LSD. As a result, it’s illegal for American farmers to grow it, and the U.S. imports millions of dollars in hemp products from countries like China. Fortunately, Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have teamed up to support an effort to end this senseless policy. Please contact your members of Congress and urge them to support the hemp amendment to the farm bill. Hurry, this vote could happen any day! http://www.mpp.org/our-work/federal-policy/

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Users Supporting

Hemp is a valuable plant that has so many commercial uses. It has historically been a valuable crop in the United States. It is not marijuana and should not be classed with that plant President's Washington and Jefferson raised hemp where it was used for paper and rope production Please support Representative Massey's efforts to have it classed separately form marijuana.

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WA
5
beweez
WA-5
10 months ago

I support The Industrial Hemp Farming Act because farmers deserve to earn a good living. Growing HEMP in America will reduce our trade with China textiles. HEMP can be used to make clothes in America.

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TX
32
Stonewall2
TX-32
1 year ago

I support The Industrial Hemp Farming Act because...hemp is not a drug; it contains almost no the. There are thousands of beneficial uses for hemp. It has been used by people for all of recorded history. It helped America become America. Hemp production will create thousands of jobs. It can be grown anywhere, even here in southern Nevada. Please pass this bill.

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NV
1
forang59
NV-1
1 year ago

Please support H.R. 525: Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013. It is an industrial product, it is not psychedelic or stimulating, it isn't a drug. The perception of it as such remains as a surprising testament to the persistence of misconception. It would be a huge boon to our society in many ways and had been until the 20th century. Please support this bill. It's a quick and easy read, too.

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NC
10
Traversis
NC-10
1 year ago

I support H.R. 525: Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013 because I dont want the Chinese or other countries to get more money from us on a product that can be grwon here that is not to be confused with psychoactive marijuana.

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AR
2
Arkythinker
AR-2
1 year ago

I support H.R. 525: Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013 because I want my industrial hemp apparel brand to buy it's hemp from American farmers so it can then be a channel to generate sustainable, and more stable, employment in industries such as plastics, fabrics and building materials. Hemp is undervalued in studies simply because there is no legal space to allow for processors to invest in real estate and machinery to take hemp from plant to product. I want access to healthier food options that are more energy efficient and less ecologically impactful. Children who are chemically sensitive need more affordable options for living--chemicals on furniture, in drywall, isolation, and even clothing (dyes, enzyme washes, pesticides throughout many cotton fabrics). CA culture is ready to get behind the Cannabis revolution happening with or without the federal government's consent. The outdated attitudes and awareness of industrial hemp is costing this growing market millions due to import costs, and who knows how much more due to import costs passed along to consumers.

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IN
7
jpettaone
IN-7
1 year ago

Users Opposing

I oppose H.R. 525: Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013 because...We do not need any more drugs on the street.

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AR
1
pinkfloyd
AR-1
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 525: Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013 because I have seen first hand the destruction of people's lives when they become engaged in pot smoking. It is not a victimless activity. I once saw a 5-year-old child stumbling across a parking lot after having to sit in a room full of adults who were smoking pot and the child got high off the second-hand smoke. This nation gave up prohibition of alcohol and we now experience billions of dollars and lives lost due to its influence. Do we want to double that cost with yet another debilitating vice?

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CO
6
Chicagokid
CO-6
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 525: Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013 because... Hemp is just another word for Marijuana. I Do Not Believe In Legalizing Drugs That Are Damaging Our Society And Our Youth. Nothing Good Can Come From Legalizing Marijuana, It Will Only Lead To The Eventual Legalization Of Far More Harmful And Deadly Drugs. Also, anything the Radical Liberals on the Left are for, I am Strongly Against. I say NO to H.R. 525 Regards,

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MI
11
SafeguardThe2nd
MI-11
2 years ago

Bill Summary


2/6/2013--Introduced.
Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013 - Amends the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of "marihuana." Defines "industrial hemp" to mean the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-nine tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis. Deems Cannabis sativa L. to meet that concentration limit if a person grows or processes it for purposes of making industrial hemp in accordance with state law.

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