Virginia HB699 would amend current state law on hemp by removing a provision that authorized the licensing of hemp farming only upon approval of the federal government. On 01-26, it passed out of the House by a 98-0 vote. (learn more here). It now moves to the state Senate for further consideration
PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS to support this important bill.
1. Call your own Senator. Strongly, but respectfully urge him or her to cosponsor and support HB699. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email.
Find your delegate here: http://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov/
2. Get updates, stay informed. HB699 will soon be assigned to a committee, and your support will be needed to help it pass. Please stay tuned to this page for updates. Or, subscribe for email, we’ll send you updates to let you know. Subscribe here – http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/register
3. Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in 1-2 days. Make sure to follow-up. If they say YES, be sure to thank them and, if possible, announce their committed YES vote to email and social media contacts. If they say no, politely ask them why. Get the information from them and contact us.
4. Spread the Word. Share this information widely by facebook, twitter, email and other social networks.