Politician Advocates San Francisco Hemp Gardens!

Politician Advocates San Francisco Hemp Gardens!
Posted by FoM on June 18, 1999 at 07:36:23 PT
Source: NORML
San Francisco, CA City Supervisor Mike Leno believes he's found the ideal place to cultivate hemp: the nonprofit gardens of San Francisco.
"I'd like to see San Francisco get ahead of the ball on this," Leno said last week after pitching his idea to the city council. "This would help our nonprofits do good and make money at the same time."   Leno requested the city attorney's office to draft regulations allowing local agencies to grow the crop downtown. He intends to pattern his proposal after a recently passed North Dakota law licensing and regulating farmers to grow hemp.   In April, North Dakota became the first state in over 50 years to remove criminal penalties for hemp cultivation. Recently, the California Democratic Party adopted a resolution at their state convention supporting hemp farming.   The San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners, a nonprofit agency that teaches gardening skills, supports Leno's proposal, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.   For more information, please contact Allen St. Pierre of The NORML Foundation   (202) 483-8751 or Dale Gieringer of California NORML   (415) 563-5858. 
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