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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

2009-H1866 on Apr 2, 2009

Bill Sponsorship: Industrial Hemp Farming Act
Source: H.R.1866
Amends the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of "marihuana." Defines "industrial hemp" to mean the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-nine tetrahydrocannabinol concentration that does not exceed 0.3% on a dry weight basis. Grants a state regulating the growing and processing of industrial hemp exclusive authority, in any criminal or civil action or administrative proceeding, to determine whether any such plant meets that concentration limit.

Also see the related Senate bill S.3501.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Question 19: Never legalize marijuana Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Drugs
  • Headline: Let states legalize industrial hemp (Score: -2)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill letting states legalize industrial hemp (Score: -2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 2009-H1866

Tammy Baldwin s1sWI Democratic Challenger 
William Lacy Clay s1sMissouri Democrat 
Barney Frank s1sMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Raul Grijalva s1sArizona Democrat 
Maurice Hinchey s1sNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012) 
George Miller s1sCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Pete Stark s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Lynn Woolsey s1sCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 



Republicans participating in 2009-H1866

Tom McClintock s1sCA03 Former Republican Challenger (2003) 
Ron Paul s2pPOTUS Republican (Libertarian 1988) 
Dana Rohrabacher s1sCalifornia Republican 



Independents participating in 2009-H1866



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 8
Republicans: 3
Independents: 0


















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