Minnesota Pins Agriculture Hopes On Hemp! 

Minnesota Pins Agriculture Hopes On Hemp! 
Posted by FoM on January 30, 1999 at 14:14:07 PT

 St. Paul, MN Legislation introduced by Sen. Roger Moe seeks to establish a regulated Hemp industry in Minnesota. The bill would authorize licensed farmers to cultivate Hemp for commercial purposes. 
   Senate File 122 finds that "The development and use of industrial hemp [is] in the best interests of the state economy and agriculture and that the production of industrial hemp can be regulated so as not to interfere with the strict control on controlled substances."   At least 29 nations, including Canada, France, England, Germany, Japan, and Australia allow farmers to grow non-psychoactive hemp for its fiber content. This fall, authors of a University of North Dakota study recommended allowing American farmers to grow test plots of hemp for experimental production, and estimated that the crop could yield profits as high as $141 per acre to farmers.   Moe spearheaded similar legislation last year that sought to allow farmers to grow limited quantities of hemp for research purposes. The Legislature approved the measure but then-Gov. Arne Carlson vetoed it. New Gov. Jesse Ventura says he supports the cultivation of hemp for industrial purposes.   This year's bill now awaits action by Senate Agriculture and Rural Development Committee.   Legislators in Hawaii, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Virginia have also introduced hemp reform measures this year.   For more information, please contact either R. Keith Stroup, Esq. or Paul Armentano of NORML   (202) 483-5500.
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Comment #5 posted by pedro on August 19, 2000 at 05:16:50 PT:
far better 4 u than all that chemicaly enhanced alcoholic garb keep it up young Tom.
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Comment #4 posted by Tom Oyen on April 09, 2000 at 14:20:25 PT:
  Hello my name is Tom and i have smoked pot for over four years. I am in basketball and track, and i hold records in both. I have a 3.25 gpa ,i am a freshman at jefferson highschool and i am doing fine it hasn't slowed me down at all. legal or not i will continue to smoke . I only use it on weekends so it doesn't interfere with school.   Yours truely,          Tom Oyen
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Comment #3 posted by Travis on December 01, 1999 at 10:10:22 PT:
Info seek
Hi my name is Trav and I lead a group on reform of marijuana laws in my school and I was wondering if there was anyone else out there that could help us get some info and what not. Thanx4-20
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on January 31, 1999 at 14:07:21 PT
Hemp for Victory!
Good Luck to us all! Thanks for your good comment! It really would be something to be able to say Hemp for Victory and feel patriotic like those people many years ago did! Just once more! Peace, FoM!
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Comment #1 posted by tess on January 31, 1999 at 12:45:36 PT:
hemp in minn.
it is about time the states took a long hard look at hemp as a alternative crop for our farmers..Studies show that there are many things that can be made from hemp.. Also studies have been done to show that hemp an marajuana are two sepate plants..The thc content of hemp is minnumal when compared to it's cousin plant..Besides smoking industrial hemp only gives u a head ache..i live in north dakota and along with my husband are working on this passing here..Good luck to us all
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