Skip to comments.Virginia House Votes Unanimously to Legalize Hemp Farming, Nullifying Federal Law
Posted on 01/26/2016 1:54:33 PM PST by djf
Today, the Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill to authorize the farming, and production of industrial hemp in the state for commercial purposes, setting the foundation to nullify in practice the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same. The vote was 98-0.
Introduced by Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Norge), House Bill 699 (HB699) would amend current state law on hemp by removing a provision that authorized the licensing of hemp farming only upon approval of the federal government.
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Hemp farming uses the male pot plant which does not contain any THC which is the active ingredient in the female pot plant that causes the “high”.
Shows you exactly how far down into the gutter the morals of this country have gone. They wouldn’t dare nullify Federal law on abortion or queers marrying one another, but growing hemp, now that’s worth taking a stand on.
It’s about time. Our store shelves have plenty of hemp twine....imported of course.
Industrial hemp has zero THC. Or so close to zero, you don’t know the difference.
Actually I tend to think that industrial hemp was declared illegal in part by the plastics industry.
Good! Hemp is useful for so many things.
Kentucky ago agent is pushing the growth of hemp to replace tobacco industry in state. There have been some very informative materials lately educating the people to its use and non drug elements of the plant
It is HUGHLY useful!
a good hemp rope will nicely do the job when Lois get hung
Try to use this stuff for drugs, you’ll get a buzz alright - from CO poisoning!
YUUUUGELY useful. :-D
The clothing industry wee what hit me. An alternative to all the plastic clothing
First hemp farms in the Americas was in Jamestown. Great cordage.
You are quite correct good sir!
Dupont lobbied very heavily for a war on hemp to replace it's use with synthetic fibers. This was during and just after world war II.
Odds are drug dogs will alert on it
DuPont and others will not like this
Well, you can’t nullify Federal Law. Period.
Having said that, perhaps this isn’t in direct conflict. I haven’t read the Fed statute.
I do agree with the new law in my old home state.
Why on Earth some of these States don’t work to convince their Congressional delegations to do this is beyond me. Maybe they do, but I haven’t seen it.
You do know there’s no THC in hemp right?
Like apples and oranges. No moral depravity involved.
I think you’re right.
Wasn’t it an alliance of plastics and cotton?
Could have been - but more likely, the players were the big-bucks groups. Plastics had enormous investments in the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s.
Someone is going to take that hemp and make 497 and one half foot of rope....but that won’t help the Titanic.
While I agree with the Virginia House on this issue, I wonder on what basis the House is claiming the federal prohibition on this issue to be unconstitutional? I know that a pre-FDR era generation of state sovereignty-respecting majority justices had clarified that the states have never delegated to the feds, expressly via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate INTRAstate agricultural production.
From the accepted doctrine that the United States is a government of delegated powers, it follows that those not expressly granted, or reasonably to be implied from such as are conferred, are reserved to the states, or to the people. To forestall any suggestion to the contrary, the Tenth Amendment was adopted. The same proposition, otherwise stated, is that powers not granted are prohibited. None to regulate agricultural production is given, and therefore legislation by Congress for that purpose is forbidden [emphasis added]. - United States v. Butler, 1936.
Uh, that’s not true.
Hemp is different species of cannabis that has very, very little THC. You wont get high smoking it but you will get a headache. Both male & female hemp plants are used for the fiber, while the females product hemp seeds used in bird food, for the seed oil, & to product the next crop.
Marijuana growers hate hemp because the male hemp pollen will fertilize female marijuana plants via the wind, producing seeds & ruining the marijuana crop. Once a female marijuana plant has been pollinated, it stops producing flowers & THC & slowly dies. Seedy marijuana is almost worthless.
I don't give a hoot one way or the other about hemp. I do care that on other issues the same sort of people doing this shrug their shoulders and say, "it's Federal law, what can we do?".
Maybe now you can see my point rather than jumping to the conclusion that I don't know what hemp is.
You had a farm, you HAD to grow a percentage of it in hemp. It was the law!
still grows wild there..lol
I heard a rumor 3M was behind it too since hemp made better paper.
I actually never understood why they outlawed growing hemp because it seemed to have a variety of uses.
Why is it outlawed anyway ? Do they need to grow what's used for pot to get the hemp every year ?
interesting contrast with immigration lawlessness and sanctuary cities.
George Washington grew hemp.
Nullifying hemp prohibition is a start.
Why not start nullifying abortion and homosexual marriage?
EPA? Many, many others.
Once Americans begin recognizing that the federal govt does not omnipotent authority in all matters, we will all be better in this country.
I guess a High Five is called for.
Now, stop tending the hemp for a bit and think about that.
Is hemp really the issue to me or is it that the State scumbags never stand up and nullify anything that the majority, not just the single issue people like hemp humpers, don't believe the Federal government should do or force them to do ?
No, I agree with you. I was just making a statement.
Why not start nullifying abortion and homosexual marriage?There ya' go, that's the point. This they go to the point of nullification but what 80% of the population doesn't want shoved down their throats the same people shrug and say, It's Federal law, what can we do?
I hope this is just a start, a test shot across the bow to get to court, but something tells me they'd have chosen another hill to die on were that the case.
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