California Bill To Allow Hemp Farming Falls Short 

California Bill To Allow Hemp Farming Falls Short 
Posted by CN Staff on April 27, 2005 at 19:28:51 PT
By The Associated Press 
Source: Associated Press
Sacramento, Calif. -- A landmark bill that would allow California farmers to grow hemp - a genetic cousin to marijuana - fell two votes short of passage before a key legislative committee Wednesday.Long recognized for its utility on the production of a long list of marketable items from food to clothing, hemp cannot be legally grown in the United States without a permit from the Drug Enforcement Administration. Supporters of the crop said the agency has issued only one permit.
But a recent appeals court decision may have weakened the DEA's position, prompting Assembly Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, to proposed a state law that would allow the state Department of Food and Agriculture to issue licenses to grow and process hemp.Although his measure has attracted no formal opposition, it attracted just three of the needed five votes to clear passage out of the Assembly's agricultural committee.Leno said that while he could still bring the measure back to the same committee in the coming weeks, he is planning to hold off until next year when he hopes he will have a better shot at approval."My job as the author is to explain this to people and dispel any myths," Leno said. "I've got to prove to people that this is going to be of great benefit to them."Hemp has only a trace of tetrahydrocannabinols, or THC, the drug in marijuana - but enough to place the plant under federal regulation. A ruling last year prohibited the DEA from banning the sale of food products containing hemp. The Bush administration did not appeal the ruling, fueling speculation that the federal government would remove the remaining barriers to hemp production in the U.S.Meanwhile, Leno's bill attempts to get around federal restrictions by limiting the sales of hemp seeds, stalks and fibers to inside California only. Similar bills are being considered in New Hampshire and Oregon.Supporters said hemp could prove a big economic crop for California because of its use to so many products such as cosmetics, paper, rope, jewelry, luggage, sports equipment and toys. Hemp is also a good source of protein, essential fatty acids and B vitamins.Complete Title: California Bill To Allow Hemp Farming Falls Short in CommitteeSource: Associated Press (Wire)Published: Wednesday, April 27, 2005Copyright: 2005 The Associated Press Related Articles & Web Site:Cannabis News Hemp Links Would Allow Hemp Farming in California Mulls Industrial Hemp Bill Represents Opportunity for Organic Farmers 
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Comment #7 posted by mayan on April 28, 2005 at 16:55:44 PT
Greed & Ignorance
That's what killed this hemp bill. What a shame. SHADOW OF THE SWASTIKA: The Real Reason the Government Won't Debate Medical Cannabis and Industrial Hemp Re-legalization: 
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Comment #6 posted by FoM on April 28, 2005 at 13:08:53 PT
I saw that about Alabama and voted on a poll on MSNBC Show Connected. 81 % say No about banning books with Gay authors.'s a Poll about Bush. Currently 77% say NO.Do you approve of the job President Bush is doing?
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Comment #5 posted by PainWithNoInsurance on April 28, 2005 at 12:42:26 PT
I'm not very knowledgable about the Constitution, but I would think that it should be unconstitutional to ban a non drug plant in America. A senator in Alabama is trying to ban all books by gay authors in all libraries. This is should be unconstitutional (and is!). It emulates the burning of all books by jew authors in the Nazi era.It should be unconstitutional to ban gay marrage--proposed by George Bush and many states governments. What is going on in this country? Are they going insane? This is prejudise. All of god's people are suppose to be created equal (I think that is stated in the constitution).I urge everyone to become a donating member of the American Civil Liberties Union.
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Comment #4 posted by The GCW on April 28, 2005 at 11:33:25 PT
Hemp seed oil has GLA
Hemp seed oil has gamma linolenic acid (GLA), which is only available to consume from 5 obscure locations.Hemp seed oilMother's milkBoragePrimrose oilBlack current seed oil.GLA is known to enhance the immune system.Hemp seed oil also has Omega 6 & 3 but hemp oil has GLA also and these are more in the proportion to actual blood plasma.Imagine God put GLA in hemp seed oil and mother's milk... HMMM.Any good health food store sells hemp seed oil.Hemp seed oil tastes better than flax seed oil.
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Comment #3 posted by ekim on April 28, 2005 at 06:12:11 PT
essential fatty acids and B vitamins
Thursday, April 07, 2005Pumping iron into lunch
Lauren Ayers, Sacramento News & Review 
Lauren Ayers 
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s plan to get rid of junk food in schools has one thing going for it: Cutting out junk food actually works. For seven years, Appleton Central Alternative School in Appleton, Wisc., serving a hundred “at risk” high-school students, has eliminated foods containing corn syrup or trans fats (hydrogenated fats). Results: No drugs or guns on campus and no dropouts or expulsions. Those who saw the movie Super Size Me may remember the school.But the governor should know that a lot of its success is not from what it cuts out of children’s diets, but from what it adds in. The school provides lots of fresh and steamed veggies, and flax meal was added to whole-grain breads and smoothies. The entire district has since made the change.Barbara Reed Stitt, a former probation officer, supervised nutrition education for more than 5,000 probationers. The national average for recidivism is more than 70 percent; only about 20 percent of her clients returned to court.Flax seeds are half oil. Most of that oil is brain-building omega-3 fatty acids — scarce in modern diets but commonly found in the flax oil used in colonial America. In the 1950s, when we moved to corn and safflower oils — which have no omega-3 fatty acids — Americans still got enough omega-3s from fish, greens, grass-fed beef and certain beans. Less common foods high in omega-3s, in addition to flax, are pumpkin, chia seeds, hemp and walnuts.However, Americans now have a very lopsided diet, relying on fast food, pre-made foods and snack foods. One National Institutes of Health expert says 90 percent of Americans are deficient on omega-3s.Low serum levels of omega-3s have been found in people with attention-deficit disorder, asthma, allergies, depression, heart disease, cancer, diabetes and more. The human brain and eye should contain a high percentage of omega-3 fatty acids. But few Americans have heard of omega-3s, because the Food and Drug Administration has not set a recommended daily allowance.The governor is on the right track in his desire to eliminate junk food, but why stop halfway? Now is the time for public health officials to push for a renaissance of nutrition and for schools, youth authorities and prisons to make big changes. The payoff will be immense!About the authorLauren Ayers is a third-grade teacher and co-founder of LEARN (Lifting Educational Achievement with Real NutritionFor more information, contact:URL: www.omega3sforkids.orgCopyright  2005, Sacramento News & Review. All rights reserved.
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on April 27, 2005 at 20:03:55 PT
Thanks EJ
I just got it posted.
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Comment #1 posted by E_Johnson on April 27, 2005 at 19:53:51 PT
Pot Law Pains Some Elders,0,5823482.story?coll=la-home-headlines
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