Oregon: Sen. Ron Wyden's hemp amendment fails

Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon speaks about industrial hemp and his amendment (S.A.2220) to the Farm Bill (S.3240) to allow industrial hemp farming in the United States once again.

By The Oregonian Staff

There is a truth that must be heard! Charles Pope reports that Sen. Ron Wyden's effort to include a provision in the farm bill to formally classify hemp as a legitimate crop failed Thursday as the Senate finished work on the bill without considering his amendment.

The official reason was that the "hemp amendment" was not germane because it edged into the Controlled Substances Act. Wyden's amendment would have excluded industrial hemp from the definition of marijuana. He hoped to attach it to the farm bill.

Video Clipped from: Senate Session, June 13, 2012
http://youtu.be/rC3OoMc3V3c

Source: http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2012/06/post_112.html