BREAKING NEWS: Federal Government Legalizes Hemp

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Michael Lotfi is a Persian, American political analyst and adviser living in Nashville, Tennessee where he works as the executive state director for the Tenth Amendment Center. Lotfi graduated in the top 5% of his class with top honors from Belmont University, an award winning, private university located in Nashville, Tennessee.
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WASHINGTON, February 5, 2014- After three years of negotiations, the Farm Bill passed both chambers of Congress on Tuesday. Hemp wasn’t necessarily one of the largely debated topics. However, hidden deep within the bill, a clause lurked that allows for colleges and universities to grow hemp for research purposes pending the respective states have legalized hemp.

 

 

So far, Oregon, Montana, Colorado, North Dakota, California, Kentucky, Vermont, West Virginia and Maine have legalized hemp. Also, more than a dozen states are moving pro-hemp bills through their state legislatures this season.

The bill still has to be signed by Obama before becoming law. He is not expected to oppose it.

Tenth Amendment Center executive director Michael Boldin notes that it isn’t “completely legal”, but many states are already growing hemp regardless of the federal ban, and this move will certainly propel the movement to an unstoppable pace.

“Fields of hemp growing in Colorado already. Vermont legalized late last summer, and multiple other states are considering bills to do the same this year,” said Boldin.

The Tenth Amendment Center is a national think tank pushing for the passage of pro-hemp bills within each state.

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3 comments for “BREAKING NEWS: Federal Government Legalizes Hemp

  1. David
    August 30, 2014 at 9:59 am

    As I write, i’s August 30, and this article from February is on thelibertypaper.org home page as “breaking news.”

  2. May 13, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Today, while I was at work, my sister stole my apple ipad and tested to see if it can survive a forty foot drop, just so she
    can be a youtube sensation. My apple ipad is now broken and she has 83
    views. I know this is completely off topic but I had to share it with someone!

  3. okieakers
    February 6, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    no montana has not legalized hemp,I know,I was prosecuted and charge with a felony .

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