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UCANX: "Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011... amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude hemp from definition of marijuana"
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 05/11/2011 - 17:21.
realNEO readers are among the first to see "The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011, To amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude hemp from the definition of marijuana, and for other purposes", signed by its sponsor, US House Representative of the 14th District of Texas Ron Paul, around 1 PM today, May 11, 2011, and introduced to the US House of Representatives to be enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 112th US Congress.
As Paul previously concluded, in a a statement for Hemp History Week: "The federal government should change the law to allow American farmers to grow this profitable crop as American farmers have through most of our nation's history. I plan to reintroduce the Industrial Hemp Farming Act next week."
Paul clearly is a man of his word. Above is "The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011"... on hemp paper, and below is Ron Paul signing the bill.
This is as real as is the fact that hemp is superior to wood for making that paper... and that the hemp for that paper must have come from outside America, as it is illegal for American farmers to grow hemp in America... even as it is about the most profitable industrial crop a farmer may grow on God's Green Earth. A Canadian farmer likely profited to make that paper... perhaps Belgian... Indian... Chinese... definitely not the work of an American farmer, in America today.
And that is the core point of "The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011" - to create new jobs in AMERICA, TODAY! Save the Environment and our Economy, TODAY... not in 2012, or the next term of Congress... or the next Presidency!
It is hard to overlook that it took a Tea Party to bring this economy-saving bill to Congress. How this Act plays out may very well determine who sits in Congress next year, and who is the next President of the United States of America... and it would be very foolish for some city-slicker politicians to try and derail this freedom train... especially as the greatest benefits will be felt in urban cores, like Cleveland. Clevelanders vote, just like farmers do, and Clevelanders want hemp.
This is a great victory for the global economy and American hemp industry... victory for farmers in America and rural America... victory for American industry and urban America... victory for global consumers and all the world's citizens - a victory for all Americans, as legalizing growing hemp in America again shall CREATE JOBS AND TAXES and reduce our reliance on petroleum and other scarce, highly toxic, largely-imported resources, and so will improve our environment and economy while providing renewable perfect foods, fiber and feedstocks for industries... leading to products not yet discovered. All that will improve life on Earth for you, including creating 1,000,000s of new business opportunities and jobs you may want to pursue, all across America.
Development of the Hemp Farm Act has been orchestrated by the Hemp Industry Association and their Vote Hemp political action organization - an open community of "hempsters", as Hemp Industries Association (HIA) President Steve Levine says - with members who have started and developed significant businesses in the hemp industries - increasingly worth $ billions - and who have driven and funded legislative change at the state and Federal levels to legalize growing hemp in America, for decades now. Their lobbying organization, Vote Hemp, has been leading this charge in DC, and has had great impact in the past few years, leading to a Hemp Act that will now pass through Congress into law.
Vote Hemp President Eric Steenstra and lobbyist Ben Droz have done a great job bringing industrial and legislative forces together - and across the aisles - in support of developing the hemp economy in America.... and in support of Ron Paul's Hemp Farm Bill. The bill has 21 original co-sponsors! This year, the Hemp Farm Bill and other government action will lead to the legalization of farming industrial hemp in America, and you have always read that here on realNEO first.
As I previously reported on realNEO, "Hemp Industries Association (HIA) President Steve Levine - speaking to membership at the 2010 Annual HIA Convention, November 08, 2010, in San Francisco - indicated developments were positive for a 2011 version of Ron Paul's Federal Hemp Farm Bill to pass congress and become Federal law in 2011, making it legal to farm hemp nationwide in 2012 - "as hempsters, we did not lose one of our sponsors for the bill - all 25 were re-elected". This is one of the most important economic development forecasts for America of the 21st Century, to-date."
Hemp Industries Association (HIA) President Steve Levine - speaking to membership
Is OHIO ready for the legalization of farming hemp in America?
Yes... we are in ways the best prepared state in America, for a change, as we are home to the United Cannabis Exchange (UCANX), an initiative of IntraCom Co., LLC, of Cleveland, Ohio, since 1996, which is being developed by "Hempsters" and other bleeding-edge scientists to be the global commodities exchange for all industrial hemp and medical marijuana feedstocks, to be based in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio.
I'm a co-founder of UCANX - donated IntraCom to that, for our legal entitiy - and I am the organizing Chairman, bringing together our long term industry leaders to organize the hemp industry to scale into the $ trillions.
As I previously introduced to realNEO, meet UCANX co-founding Board member and extraordinary hempster Agua Das - alumnus, Case School of Engineering... from I'm Pleased to Introduce to Real NEO Hemp I Scream - and to Reintroduce Hemp Innovator and Case Alumnus Agua Das:
We could use real NEO's help growing the hemp industry here, starting by sharing dessert.
Other leaders of the Hemp industry and bioresource innovation who are co-founders of UCANX, and have roots in Ohio, include Fred Hargrove, CEO of Hargrove Engineering, of Cincinnati, Sergio Lebid, co-founder of NanoSpire, who operates from Cleveland, and Jamie Melvin, founder of Sansai Environmental Technologies, in Collinwood, Cleveland.
More about our Ohio-roots board:
From We do not know of any coal-fired power plant in the world that has a sustainable, locally-sourced system to cofire with hemp, realNEO readers have already learned:
Hargrove Engineering, the UCANX team, and other experts around the country are now registered to bid for a completely different type of hemp-based power generation system for Arizona Public Service... we are beginning the process of powering America with American-grown hemp, as should be.
From Now this is a team Clevelanders can really fight for, and real NEO can really love! Go Sansai! you know one of the other unique resources UCANX may bring to cannabis farming and commerce, being systems for growing the world's purest, best, organic fertilizer...:
If you don't know Sergio Lebid, you don't know nanotech. How nanotech applies to cannabis - hemp and marijuana - has the whole industry a-buzz. Let's just say, nanotech WILL make cannabis better... for industry, health and nutrition. About NanoSpire:
Expect to see many mind-blowing cannabis-based nanotech discoveries, inventions and products to be developed and manufactured in Northeast Ohio, as a result of these convergences.
As I proposed for Northeast Ohio, June 11, 2010, becoming the Open Source Capital of the Brightest Greenest State of Earth will have it's advantages for citizens - we get to be the center of the newest, most exciting new green economy on Earth.
I organized UCANX to be based in Cleveland - and donated my Cleveland-based company IntraCom for this - because I determined this is the best location in the nation to base the global cannabis economy, and other leaders of the hemp and marijuana industries feel the same way.
At the end of the segment of Steve Levine's presentation to the Hemp Industry Association above, which I video-taped, I announced to the HIA and hemp world that I was there to represent OHIO, and that Ohio intends to be a world leader developing the hemp industries - Levine responds "we can all participate in getting this done". As Steve Levine says in this video, we have "a perfect storm for a hemp farm bill".
Are you ready for a new hemp economy in the rest of America?
For more information... keep reading realNEO.
Hemp Industries Association: http://www.thehia.org/
Vote Hemp: http://www.votehemp.com/
Hemp History Week: http://www.hemphistoryweek.com/