Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Industrial Hemp Headed To Governator

It looks like a bill to legalize the growing of Industrial Hemp in California is finally headed to the Governor's desk. I get the feeling, after reading the Ukiah Daily Journal's story on this, the Governor might actually sign it. Let's hope so.

I mentioned some time ago that a similar bill a few years ago, sponsored by our very own State Assemblybabe, Virginia Strom- Martin, didn't even make it through the Democrat controlled State Assembly's Agriculture Committee. I wonder what made this one different?

I wanted to mention this a few days ago, when the Times- Standard covered it but, for whatever reason, the T- S didn't link to the story on their web site. They covered some of the back and forth in the legislature on the issue, including some comments by State Senator Tom McClintock (GO McCLINTOCK!), who carried the bill through the senate.

Today's Times- Standard has a local gal who sells hemp clothing's thoughts on Industrial Hemp. You can read her thoughts here.

Anyway, let's hope the Governor signs the bill. It's not going to end the hemp wars in and of itself, but it's a step in the right direction.

My gut feeling is the Governor will sign it.

7 Comments:

At 11:04 AM, Blogger Heraldo said...

Let's hope he does. Hemp is such a versatile product and any ban on growing it is just institutionalized absurdity.

The woman quoted in the T-S article has to import hemp from China. What a waste when it could be grown right here in California.

 
At 11:14 AM, Blogger Fred said...

One of the downsides of this bill, as I understood from the Times- Standard article, was (assuming I read it right) this bill doesn't allow exporting hemp outside the state. While that avoids the feds claiming some interstate commerce involvement, it diminishes the potential ecomomic benefits, as I see it.

They can export products, just not the hemp. Clever idea by the writers. Too bad that had to be included but, you gotta do what you gotta do to make things happen sometimes.

 
At 2:34 PM, Blogger Eric V. Kirk said...

That's probably to avoid lawsuits from other states, where it's illegal in most of them. Is hemp legal in any other state? Neither of the articles identifies this as the first successfull bill of its kind in the US.

 
At 7:31 PM, Anonymous Carol Ann Conners said...

We wouldn't have to use so many trees to make paper. I have some hemp clothing. It is a durable fabric.

 
At 4:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

After speaking with , Jerry Droz...........he not only wants to see Hemp legal but , wants The Police and Drug enforcement to concentrate on the "white powder drugs" and not marijuana .

 
At 4:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HMMMMMMMM , MAKES SENSE TO ME !

 
At 8:12 PM, Anonymous jacki said...

POT...........I AGREE . IT IS TIME WE STARTED CONCENTRATING ON WHAT'S DESTROYING OUR COMMUNITY . WHITE POWDER DRUGS AND PETER LAVALLE .

 

Post a Comment

<< Home