Dear Representative Kirkpatrick,
I am writing to implore you to add you name to the list of cosponsors of the Industrial Hemp Farming Act. While I know that the word 'hemp' conjures up associations with marijuana, I hope you understand that their relationship is akin to that of chihuahuas and wolves: same species, different breeds entirely.
As we find ourselves amidst the Economic and Environmental crises, it is imperative that we utilize all the options at our disposal to create a more sustainable future. Not only is it a viable cash crop, but it also represents a great way to help clean our Environment too, by absorbing carbon from the atmosphere, reducing deforestation, rejuvenating overworked soils, and cleaning our water. The truth is that hemp is NOT marijuana. It's been actively cultivated for centuries around the globe, and was in fact one of the first crops planted in the original colonies.
The fact that Native Americans and Farmers have been stymied in their efforts to grow hemp by our misguided Federal laws is unacceptable and must be changed. The Industrial Hemp Farming Act would remedy this situation and set us on a course for a saner future.
On behalf of the children of America and the rest of the world, please take the public stand of adding your name to the list of cosponsors and facilitate the return of hemp to American agriculture.