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U.S. Senators to Attorney General Sessions: Reassure Hemp Industry You Will Uphold the Law
Author: restore 11/07/2017 - 17:13:00

By Michael Bachara 
Hemp News 

Recently, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Al Franken (D-MN), and Michael Bennet (D-CO) urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to address their constituents’ concerns regarding the hemp industry’s access to financial services by confirming the Department of Justice will respect Congress’ recent actions on industrial hemp pilot programs. 

While the 2014 Farm Bill allowed state agriculture departments and universities to conduct industrial hemp research pilot programs in states that have authorized the growing and production of industrial hemp, including Kentucky, Oregon, Colorado, and Minnesota, the senators noted that some program participants “have either had their personal and business accounts closed at financial institutions or are facing the possibility of losing them.” 

“This situation,” they continued, “is evidently due to the uncertainty of the continued legal status of the industrial hemp industry, and because the funds contained in the accounts are associated with industrial hemp.” 

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Original article from crrh.org:U.S. Senators to Attorney General Sessions: Reassure Hemp Industry You Will Uphold the Law



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