Reasons to Legalize Industrial Hemp

NAIHC.orgWashington, August 1, 2016 – Here are links to key sections of the 183-page petition filed by Andy Kerr of The Larch Company, Courtney N. Moran of EARTH Law, the North American Industrial Hemp Council (NAIHC), and other petitioners asking the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) “to remove industrial hemp from the federal drug schedules.”

  • Industrial Hemp is, in Fact, Not Marijuana – 22 page pdf
  • CBD Is the Antidote to THC – 6 pge pdf.
  • Cultivation Techniques Further Distinguish Industrial Hemp from Marijuana – 3 page pdf.
  • Cross-Pollination: Widespread Industrial Hemp Cultivation Will Make Marijuana More Costly – 5 page pdf.  
  • Commercial Uses of Industrial Hemp – 2 page pdf.
  • Appendix A – Law Enforcement Resources Misallocated to Address a Problem that Doesn’t Exist: Industrial Hemp is Distinguishable from Marijuana – 2 page pdf.
  • Appendix B – The Vast Majority of Americans Favor Relegalization of Industrial Hemp – 3 page pdf.
  • Appendix C – Historical U.S. Production – 2 page pdf.
  • Appendix D – International Production – 3 page pdf.
  • Appendix E – U.S. Industrial Hemp Imports – 2 page pdf.
  • Appendix F – Estimated U.S. Retail Market – 2 page pdf.
  • Appendix G – U.S. Market Potential – 3 page pdf.
  • Appendix H – DEA Has No Role in Judging Economic Viability of Industrial Hemp – 1 page pdf.
  • Appendix I – Environmental Benefits of Industrial Hemp – 3 page pdf.
  • Appendix J – U.S. Government Behaves Inconsistently in Regard to Industrial Hemp – 3 page pdf.
  • Appendix K – Any Voluntary Forbearance Policy of Federal Government Neither Adequate or Just – 5 page pdf.
  • Appendix L – Public Supporters of the Relegalizing Industrial Hemp Project Indiegogo Campaign – 2 page pdf.
  • Appendix M – Major Pending Congressional Legislation Pertaining to Industrial Hemp – 4 page pdf.
  • Appendix N – Industrial Hemp Production in Canada – 8 page pdf

For more details about the petition submitted to DEA:

  • Summary (first 15 pages) of the administrative rulemaking petition to DEA
  • The entire administrative rulemaking petition (183 pages total, 8.1 MB)
  • The media release (3 pages)
  • Industrial Hemp Fun Facts (2 pages) based on the petition