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Virginia House Votes Unanimously to Legalize Hemp Farming, Nullifying Federal Law
The Activist Post ^ | 1/26/2016 | Michael Boldin

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: agriculture; rope; statesrights; tenthamendment; textiles; vageneralassembly; wod

1 posted on 01/26/2016 1:54:33 PM PST by djf
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To: djf

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”.


2 posted on 01/26/2016 1:56:25 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: djf

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.


3 posted on 01/26/2016 1:56:46 PM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: djf

It’s about time. Our store shelves have plenty of hemp twine....imported of course.


4 posted on 01/26/2016 1:57:23 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: central_va

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.


5 posted on 01/26/2016 1:58:33 PM PST by djf ("It's not about being nice, it's about being competent!" - Donald Trump)
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To: djf

Good! Hemp is useful for so many things.


6 posted on 01/26/2016 2:00:41 PM PST by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: central_va

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


7 posted on 01/26/2016 2:01:16 PM PST by hoosiermama (Make America Great Again by uniting Great Americans)
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To: al_c

It is HUGHLY useful!

;-)


8 posted on 01/26/2016 2:01:38 PM PST by djf ("It's not about being nice, it's about being competent!" - Donald Trump)
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To: al_c

a good hemp rope will nicely do the job when Lois get hung


9 posted on 01/26/2016 2:01:50 PM PST by Thibodeaux (leading from behind is following)
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To: hoosiermama

Try to use this stuff for drugs, you’ll get a buzz alright - from CO poisoning!


10 posted on 01/26/2016 2:02:54 PM PST by djf ("It's not about being nice, it's about being competent!" - Donald Trump)
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To: djf

YUUUUGELY useful. :-D


11 posted on 01/26/2016 2:03:06 PM PST by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: djf

The clothing industry wee what hit me. An alternative to all the plastic clothing


12 posted on 01/26/2016 2:05:48 PM PST by hoosiermama (Make America Great Again by uniting Great Americans)
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To: central_va

First hemp farms in the Americas was in Jamestown. Great cordage.


13 posted on 01/26/2016 2:10:18 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: djf
"Actually I tend to think that industrial hemp was declared illegal in part by the plastics industry."

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.

14 posted on 01/26/2016 2:12:38 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: djf

Odds are drug dogs will alert on it


15 posted on 01/26/2016 2:17:10 PM PST by wrench
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To: djf

DuPont and others will not like this


16 posted on 01/26/2016 2:18:29 PM PST by mowowie (`)
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To: djf

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.


17 posted on 01/26/2016 2:18:32 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Rashputin

You do know there’s no THC in hemp right?

Like apples and oranges. No moral depravity involved.


18 posted on 01/26/2016 2:21:25 PM PST by zek157
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To: djf

I think you’re right.


19 posted on 01/26/2016 2:25:02 PM PST by KGeorge
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To: djf

Wasn’t it an alliance of plastics and cotton?


20 posted on 01/26/2016 2:26:47 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

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.


21 posted on 01/26/2016 2:30:17 PM PST by djf ("It's not about being nice, it's about being competent!" - Donald Trump)
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To: djf

Someone is going to take that hemp and make 497 and one half foot of rope....but that won’t help the Titanic.


22 posted on 01/26/2016 2:36:10 PM PST by capt. norm (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat!)
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To: djf; All
”. . . the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same.”

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.

23 posted on 01/26/2016 2:55:46 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: central_va

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.


24 posted on 01/26/2016 3:03:47 PM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: zek157
Doesn't matter, the hemp issue is small potatoes whether you can get stoned from it or not. The big issue is nullifying Federal law and the twits doing this do so to curry favor with someone or some group but wouldn't dare take a stand on anything that is a question of morality or depravity.

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.

25 posted on 01/26/2016 3:07:35 PM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Rashputin
In Colonial times, before the steam age. It was ILLEGAL to NOT grow hemp!

You had a farm, you HAD to grow a percentage of it in hemp. It was the law!

26 posted on 01/26/2016 3:31:18 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (Genesis 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed,)
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To: jwalsh07

still grows wild there..lol


27 posted on 01/26/2016 3:35:43 PM PST by aces (Jesus Saves Not Society)
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To: djf

I heard a rumor 3M was behind it too since hemp made better paper.


28 posted on 01/26/2016 3:40:14 PM PST by chargers fan
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To: rawcatslyentist
I remember reading that when I was a kid back in the fifties. I don't recall the novel but something about early US when the Western frontier was Ohio and Kentucky.

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 ?

29 posted on 01/26/2016 3:42:06 PM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Rashputin

interesting contrast with immigration lawlessness and sanctuary cities.


30 posted on 01/26/2016 3:43:22 PM PST by zek157
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To: Rashputin

George Washington grew hemp.


31 posted on 01/26/2016 4:55:37 PM PST by Politicalkiddo ("May God save the country, for it is obvious the people will not."- Millard Fillmore)
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To: djf

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.


32 posted on 01/26/2016 6:01:16 PM PST by doldrumsforgop
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To: djf

I guess a High Five is called for.


33 posted on 01/26/2016 7:12:55 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Politicalkiddo
As I said, "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."

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 ?

34 posted on 01/26/2016 8:59:20 PM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Rashputin

No, I agree with you. I was just making a statement.


35 posted on 01/26/2016 9:01:18 PM PST by Politicalkiddo ("May God save the country, for it is obvious the people will not."- Millard Fillmore)
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To: doldrumsforgop
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.

36 posted on 01/26/2016 9:09:16 PM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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