An amendment to prohibit the use of funds to prevent a State from implementing its own State laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of industrial hemp."
House Session May 29, 2014
The amendment must now pass the Senate
To advance further, a senator must propose a similar amendment to the appropriations bill. Then, the Senate must approve of its addition to the bill in a committee vote before it heads to a full vote. That process could take two to three weeks" said Dan Riffle, director of federal policies for the Marijuana Policy Project.
Later the same day of May 29, 2014, The House not only officially distinguished that A) Hemp is NOT Marijuana and B) Any state, regardless of having Medical Marijuana legislation, can now rule Hemp legal in their respective state. Followed by a Hemp pilot program effectively allowing ANY state to grow Industrial Hemp.
We wouldn't suggest anyone starts popping open champagne bottles just yet. We CAN safely say that May 29th of 2014, was the catalyst that ended the war on drugs. It also changed the American landscape of agriculture with the liberation of the Hemp plant. The June 5th vote has sealed the coffin. Leaving only the President's signature as the final nail in the end of the prohibition of Industrial Hemp! Today, more than any other time in world history, we can shout loud and proud...HEMP FOR VICTORY!! #thcint #Hemp
Throughout history and before prohibition:
- The chemical composition of Cannabis was not in question.
- Plant science had not reached that point of discovery yet.
Cannabis was simply known as 1 of 2 types of the same plant:
- Marijuana - Short, stocky, buds, gets you high, suitable for indoor grows, and is a drug often used as medicine.
- Hemp - Tall, sparse, no buds, very long stalks, many seeds, no high, used for all industrial applications known to man thus far, and not suitable to indoor grows.
56. H.AMDT.745 to H.R.4660 An amendment to prohibit the use of funds to prevent a State from implementing its own State laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of industrial hemp, as defined in section 7606 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-79).
Sponsor: Rep Bonamici, Suzanne [OR-1] (introduced 5/29/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 5/30/2014 House amendment agreed to. Status: On agreeing to the Bonamici amendment (A056) Agreed to by recorded vote: 237 - 170 (Roll no. 257).
65. H.AMDT.754 to H.R.4660 An amendment to prohibit the use of funds in contravention of section 7606 ("Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research") of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Public Law No. 113-79) by the Department of Justice or the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Sponsor: Rep Massie, Thomas [KY-4] (introduced 5/29/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 5/30/2014 House amendment agreed to. Status: On agreeing to the Massie amendment (A065) Agreed to by recorded vote: 246 - 162 (Roll no. 260).