Maine Hemp Farming Bill Becomes Law!
Please Write & Call Your Representative In DC
July 22, 2009
Washington, DC — The new 111th
Congress is now in session we need
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, who represents
the 1st District of Maine, and Congressman
Michael Michaud, who represents the 2nd
District of Maine, to become co-sponsors for
HR 1866, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of
2009, which will allow farmers in Maine and
the rest of U.S. to once again have the
opportunity to grow this valuable
In 2003 the Maine Legislature passed LD 53
and it signed into law by the Governor. The
bill defined industrial hemp and allowed the
Maine Agriculture Center to do the study "An
Assessment of Industrial Hemp Production in
Maine," which was published in March of 2006.
In this session LD 1159, a hemp farming bill,
was passed by the Maine House and Senate and
signed by Governor Baldacci and is now Public
Law, Chapter 320.
If you have a couple of minutes please write
to Rep. Pingree or Rep. Michaud using our
custom letter. Please write now:
If you have a few more minutes please call
them as this is very effective. We have a
great call script that is very short and has
a very helpful feedback form so we know how
your call went. Please call now:
If you receive a reply from one of your
elected representatives please email a copy
of it to Tom Murphy, Vote Hemp's National
Outreach Coordinator, at email@example.com.
We have an intern in DC this summer and it
will help him a lot with our lobbying efforts
to know the contents of these letters. We
will not publish your name or address
and hold them in confidence. Please see our
Reply Letter page for examples of letters
that we have received so far.
We need your help and that of your family,
friends and colleagues in Maine, so please
forward this email to them. We encourage you
to write and call today!
About Vote Hemp
Vote Hemp is a national, single-issue,
non-profit organization dedicated to the
acceptance of and a free market for low-THC
industrial hemp, oilseed and fiber varieties
of Cannabis, and to changes in current
law to allow U.S. farmers to once again grow
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