The Virginia state House of Delegates has passed a bill that will make industrial hemp completely legal throughout the state, overriding any federal interference.
Virginia Legalizing Industrial Hemp
Passed 98-0, every delegate jumped on board to seize their right, as a state, to lead their own destiny. Hemp is one of the most valuable commodities on the planet, functioning as food, fiber and, of course, one of the most amazing recreational drugs known to man.
Introduced by Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Norge), House Bill 699 (HB699) would change state law and remove a provision forcing hemp farmers to get federal approval before licensing their farm. It also requires the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to “adopt regulations as necessary to license persons to grow and process industrial hemp for any purpose.”
If passed through the senate, Virginia would join a host of states that have already taken the reigns to grow industrial hemp. The states of Colorado, Oregon, South Carolina, Connecticut, Maine, North Dakota and Vermont have ignored federal prohibition and legalized the production and manufacturing of hemp.
“In short, this would cut the federal government completely out of the state’s hemp policy, as it should be,”
said Mike Maharrey of the Tenth Amendment Center.
Indeed, Maharrey is right. The United States is founded on the principle of individual state rights. Unified through a federal system, the states bring their own individuality to the table and the process has enabled us to continue a just society (though that can be argued since the pukish war on terror got started). The states’ rights are built to supersede federal law. The feds make sure the states keep that right, while holding the union together.
In accordance with internet and massive intellectual revolution, many states are waking up at the same time. People in power read the same articles on the value and benefit of hemp and the states that have already gone the distance, including Colorado, for instance, are making huge amounts of tax money off the legal transactions.
Intelligence is contagious.
*Article originally appeared on Complete Health and Happiness.
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