Great news for Texans!! Texas recently introduced HB 84 (R) to legalize hemp farming.
As a clothing designer here in TX, my main material is hemp and organic cotton. The reason I work with hemp and organic cotton, is that I believe that our environment is in grave danger of becoming severely imbalanced by the overuse of chemicals which affects humans on many levels whether it be a rise in illnesses, water contaminations, or air pollutants. Hemp is grown with out the use of harmful chemicals, and that is profitable to farmers as well as beneficial to all of our health. The legalization of hemp is coming!
Help make this possible by writing to your legislators to become a cosponsors of H.R. 525, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015, which was introduced by Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky on January 21, 2015. The legislation allows American farmers to once again grow hemp to the extent that it is allowed under state laws. The text of H.R. 525 is available from THOMAS:
If you would like to learn more about this agricultural issue, please read the latest version of the Congressional Research Service (CRS) report "Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity" is dated June 25, 2014 and has the order code RL32725. The report can be ordered from the CRS or it can be downloaded from the National Agricultural Law Center at:
Please also consider watching the video "Controversial Crop" from America's Heartland, which is produced by KVIE in Sacramento, California:
Also, please watch "University of Kentucky, Dave Williams (head agronomist) Discusses Hemp Crop" video featuring footage of first pilot-program crop at University of Kentucky.
Forty-two (42) states have introduced pro-hemp legislation and twenty-eight (28) have passed pro-hemp legislation as a resolution, hemp study bill or other. As of January 2015, Twenty (20) states (California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana,Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and West Virginia) have passed legislation allowing them to take immediate advantage of the industrial hemp research and pilot program provision, Section 7606, of the Farm Bill. Passage of the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015 would finally allow these states to choose whether or not to let farmers grow industrial hemp.
Take action by writing to your legislators: www.votehemp.com