Vote Hemp is a national,
single-issue, nonprofit organization dedicated to the acceptance of and
free market for industrial hemp, low-THC oilseed and fiber varieties of Cannabis,
and to changes in current law to allow U.S. farmers to grow the crop.
Our ultimate goal is having hemp grown on a commercial scale in the U.S.
once again and for the crop to be able to be processed here as well. We
educate people on the issues surrounding hemp, register voters , and build coalitions to fulfill our mission.
Vote Hemp is working to shift
federal regulation of industrial hemp farming out of the hands of the
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and get hemp farming regulated on
the state level.
Vote Hemp also works to
defend against any new laws, regulations or policies that would prohibit
or restrict hemp commerce or imports.
Vote Hemp is not a drug
policy organization, nor do we take positions on drug policy issues
other than the improper classification of hemp as a drug.
Vote Hemp was founded in May
2000 by members of the hemp industry and was incorporated in the
District of Columbia as a non-profit 501 (c)(4)
organization. Since then Vote Hemp has emerged as the unquestionable
lead political activist organization of the hemp industry. We have
demonstrated that Vote Hemp is a strategic organization working for
meaningful change in Washington, DC, a necessary precursor to expanding
the hemp industry in the U.S. and worldwide.
To get a deeper understanding of the mission of Vote Hemp please read The Vote Hemp Treatise: A Renewal of Common Sense: The Case for Hemp in 21st Century America, written by Erik Rothenberg, President of Atlas Corporation and a former Director of Vote Hemp.