DOJ Industrial Hemp Statement and Hemp Authority BitsJesse Clymer
As always it has been super hectic around here as we try to get into a normal routine of things. But being normal is just no fun! A friendly reminder that this will be the last week that you can enter the giveaway of them month, which is one of our graphic tees. Also, it is the last few days for them to be on sale as well if you would like to purchase one. If you are on Etsy, you can find us there now, too. Be sure to add us to your favorites! We are working to finalize things for our winter release, which will focus more on physical hemp goods and less on apparel for this one. Be sure to keep an eye out in the coming months! Below are a few excerpts from a great article, we encourage you to take the time to read it in it’s entirety.
A few excerpts from the article: DOJ Statement Opens Door to Industrial Hemp –
“We intend to proceed with industrial hemp next year in 2014 growing season. We intend to try to get the processors to set up shop in our state and have the farmers plan on making preparations to grow hemp in 2014 unless the DOJ tells us otherwise,” Comer said.
‘Kentucky legislators sent a letter to the Justice Department earlier this year requesting a reconsideration of hemp’s Schedule I status. In June, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear sent a letter to President Obama explaining that his state was looking to hemp to create jobs without undermining efforts to combat drug abuse. Neither letter received any response.’
‘“It’s like mushrooms. There’s a difference between psilocybin mushrooms and portabella. It’s still legal to buy portabella or button mushrooms in the store,” Massie said at a press conference.’
‘When the hemp research amendment was introduced, the DOJ lobbied lawmakers against it. According to Massie, the judicial branch is not supposed to influence Congress, and the department “promptly retracted when they got their fingers slapped.” ‘