Hemp Bill Approved by Virginia’s House of Delegates

Virginia’s fullhempfield House of Delegates has given approval to House Bill 1277, a proposal to legalize the cultivation and production of industrial hemp for research purposes.

“Industrial hemp can be used as a cheaply produced alternative component in numerous modern products, including fabrics, building materials, composites used in cars and insulation,” says Delegate Joseph Yost, the measure’s primary sponsor. “Virginia has a long history of safe industrial hemp production, as early settlers in Jamestown grew hemp for paper, rope and clothing.”

House Bill 1277 would direct the Department of Agriculture to establish an industrial hemp research program, including determining specific regulation.

The proposal has been sent to the Senate, where its passage would send it to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe for consideration.

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  1. Mr. Governor McAuliffe, I’m asking you to accept and pass this bill for the use of medicinal and research purposes. There is so much already known about the healing properties of cannabis oil. At one time in our history not so long ago, cannabis was grown in Jamestown, Virginia. In the 1970’s tests at the Medical Collage of Virginia (MCV) proved that cannabis killed cancer cells. There is allot known about cannabis and it’s healing abilities, whether it’s consumed by eating, or merely just the oil extracts produced from the plant. Please Mr.McAuliffe, I’m asking you to look at Cannabis for what it can do to help those sick with cancer,Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and so much more. I’m asking of you Please, give this Bill a chance.

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