Maine LD 525 is an Act to Promote Industrial Hemp. This bill has finally reported out of committee after it passed favorably. LD525 is expected for a vote on the House Floor sometime this week.
Under current Maine law, hemp is legal for certain purposes, though the law mandates that an individual can’t receive a license to grow until federal law changes – this measure would remove that requirement, and would allow farmers in the state to begin cultivating hemp this year – with or without federal “permission”
Your help is needed right now to move this legislation forward!
1. Contact your state representative. Let them know that you want LD525 passed. Strongly, but respectfully, let them know that you want a YES vote on LD525. This bill is important for Maine farmers, it’s important for jobs, and it’s important for the economy.
Contact info here: http://www.maine.gov/legis/house/townlist.htm
2. Share this information widely. Please pass this along to your friends and family. Also share it with any and all grassroots groups you’re in contact with around the state. Please encourage them to email this information to their members and supporters.Details