After that, it was banned in the Controlled Substance Act of 1970.
Farms around the world have farmed hemp for thousands of years.
Politis has circulated his resolution in support of hemp farming to numerous governments and agencies throughout Virginia, including Blacksburg; the counties of Floyd, Giles and Buckingham; and the Virginia Association of Counties. So far, only Christiansburg has not approved the resolution, and Politis plans to present a second resolution to officials there.
Politis hopes if the Industrial Hemp Farm Act comes up for a vote in Washington, D.C., again, lawmakers will approve it.
Bills supporting the act, one in the Senate and one in the House of Representatives, died in the last session of Congress, which ended in late 2012. Supporters plan to reintroduce the bill.
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