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In economics/money, environment, Hemp, Industry, search for personal satisfaction on June 30, 2009 by Editor Z


Oregon becomes the latest state of six this year to dismiss the ridiculous hysteria surrounding industrialized hemp and pass legislation allowing people to grow it.

Raw Story:

Oregon’s House of Representatives voted Monday night to legalize the cultivation of hemp, becoming the sixth state to do so just this year.

Oregon’s Senate voted 27 to 2 in favor of the new law last week. Monday’s 46 to 11 House vote means that the measure will become law, barring an unlikely veto by Governor Ted Kulongoski.

The move is part of a rapidly growing nationwide trend to liberalize laws relating to marijuana. Hemp is a botanical cousin of marijuana, traditionally used to make clothing, rope and other durable fiber goods.

Meanwhile on the federal level, HR 1866 sponsored by Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA,4) as well as Republican maverick and former 2008 Republican Primary Contender Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX, 14) would seek to do the same at the Federal level.

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