CA Legislator To Introduce Industrial Hemp Bill!

CA Legislator To Introduce Industrial Hemp Bill!
Posted by FoM on August 20, 1999 at 11:03:42 PT
NORML's Weekly Update News
Source: NORML
Aug. 19, 1999, Sacramento, CA: Assemblywoman Virginia Strom-Martin (D-Duncan Mills) is urging California authorities to consider legalizing the domestic cultivation of industrial hemp.
Strom-Martin said last Friday that she plans on introducing a pro-hemp resolution in the legislature, following the lead of North Dakota, where industrial hemp cultivation was already made legal. Hawaii and Minnesota have approved the growing of test crops. Sixteen other states are also considering such measures.   The resolution calls for the legislature to "consider directing the University of California, the California State University, and other state agencies to prepare studies in conjunction with private industry on the cultivation, processing, and marketing of industrial hemp."  "Industrial hemp could be of immense benefit to both the economy and the environment of the North Coast and rural California in general," Strom-Martin said. "I'm proud to be the one taking the initiative in the legislature to finally get the state to deal rationally rather than hysterically with a crop whose promise is great and whose time has come."   For more information, please contact Stacey Sullivan of Strom-Martin's office   (916) 319-3798 or Scott Colvin of NORML   (202) 483-5500. Supports Industrial Hemp - 8/15/66
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