Monday, July 17, 2006

Industrial Hemp Back On The Table

For once I'll agree with George Skelton: This bill to legalize the growing of hemp in California is one of the more fun things to see going on in the state legislature.

What he doesn't mention is a similar bill was introduced some years ago by our very own Assemblybabe, Virginia Strom- Martin. That bill failed to make it through the Assembly Agriculture Committee, which was dominated by Democrats as it is now.

It seems highly unlikely this will pass muster in the upcoming committee hearings if the Democrats dumped it last time, especially since there's only two Republicans in favor of it, one of them being State Senator and 2006 Lt. Governor candidate, Tom McClintock (GO McClintock!).

Amazing how that reefer madness mentality stays with us after all these years.


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