July 14, 2010

Congresswoman Virginian Foxx on Hemp

Our good friend Amy Sykes sent Congresswoman Virginia Foxx an email asking her about the Industrial Farming Act. I'm not sure what kind of response Amy expected, but when Foxx replied she seemed pretty focused on saying as little as possible. Look for our comments in Green.

Dear Ms. Sykes:

Thank you for emailing me regarding the H.R. 1866, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act. I appreciate your taking the time to share your opinions with me.

I don't doubt your good intentions in supporting this legislation. Legalization of hemp cultivation is a topic on which I received a great deal of mail when I was in the North Carolina State Senate but I have not read a great deal about it since coming to Congress. One of my concerns is that people would grow hemp to circumvent laws regarding marijuana. Drug addiction is one of the largest challenges we face in this country and I will continue to oppose any effort to make it easier for people to grow and use drugs.

(Marijuana is not addictive, and causes no deaths)
(Hemp is the most useful crop available to American growers, yet it's illegal)

Rest assured I will study this issue carefully should H.R. 1866 come before the House for a vote. It is important to explain to the American people that whether or not H.R. 1866 comes to the House for a vote is completely in the hands of Speaker Pelosi and the Democrat majority. They control what we are allowed to vote on.

(Good Point Let's Send Pelosi some letters)

Please continue to contact me on any issues of concern. Thank you for viewing my award winning website, www.foxx.house.gov. We update our site daily and it is a great resource to learn about constituent services, legislative updates and my work in Congress. I hope you will continue to utilize the website and let me know what you think about it.


Virginia Foxx

Member of Congress

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