As a country we need to legalize industrial hemp. July 4, 2016 is fast approaching. National Hemp Association is calling for one million signatures from US citizens to help make growing industrial hemp legal nationwide.
It is super easy.
Step One: Get to a computer and type in http://nhafederalcampaign.org/ or just click the link!
Step Two: Scroll down to the easy to complete form. Fill it in.
Step Three: Click on the “Count Me In” button.
That’s it – your voice will join 999,999 others in the quest to make industrial hemp a legal crop in the US.
Here is essentially what you are saying to the government when you sign the petition:
WE THE UNDERSIGNED ask Congress to support the Industrial Hemp Farming Act and wish to see this bill moved to a hearing during this Congressional session. Legalization of industrial hemp allows American farmers and veterans to grow this environmentally sustainable cash crop on U.S. soil.
Why Legalize Industrial Hemp?
If you are new to the discussion, here is a brief overview of the benefits of hemp:
Hemp is a natural fiber that’s cultivated with low impact on the environment. It requires no pesticides, synthetic fertilizers or GMO seeds. Cultivation of hemp improves soil health by replenishing vital nutrients and preventing erosion. It’s one of the most durable natural fibers on the planet and results in fabric with wonderful drape that’s comparable to linen.
Hemp is an environmentally sustainable crop:
- Is drought tolerant, requiring 1/2 to 1/3 the water for corn and cotton
- Naturally resists pests, and does not require pesticides and herbicides
- Remediates the soil
- Can help mitigate Climate Change – the crop rapidly absorbs carbon and has a 120-day growth cycle
- Could replace virtually anything made from petroleum-based plastic, providing a reason to keep fossil fuels in the Earth
- Would provide tens of thousands of jobs for American farmers, veterans and small businesses.
We can work together to legalize industrial hemp by first banning together to be heard. On July 4, 2016 the National Hemp Association plans to deliver the petition to legalize industrial hemp to congress.
But we need your help. Add your voice by signing the petition.
In the meantime, stay tuned to Hemp, Inc. for the latest news on hemp and which states are individually moving to legalize industrial hemp. We are up to 30 so far – just 20 more to go!