California Democrats Adopt Resolution Supporting Hemp

The California Democratic Party adopted a resolution supporting hemp cultivation at their state convention last weekend.

“This is a first step toward [the introduction of] hemp legislation in California,” said Sam Clauder III of Californians for Industrial Renewal (CAIR), which put forward the resolution. Clauder said he hopes to see Democrats introduce legislation this month supporting hemp.

Delegates resolved that, “The California Democratic Party endorses the legalization of the domestic production of industrial hemp, and strongly recommends to the state legislature that laws be adopted to allow industrial hemp to be cultivated and harvested under the control and regulation of the California State Department of Food and Agriculture.”

For more information, please contact either Allen St. Pierre of The NORML Foundation @ (202) 483-8751 or Sam Clauder of CAIR @ (714) 543-6400.