Maryland HB803 would authorize the farming, production, and commerce of industrial hemp, effectively thwarting the long-standing federal prohibition on the same. It passed through committee, 18-2 on 03-16. It will now receive a full vote in the state house. Take the following steps to support this important bill.
1. Call your state representative. Strongly, but respectfully urge them to support HB803 and vote YES on the bill. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email, so make sure to take a few minutes to call.
Find your legislators’ information here: http://openstates.org/find_your_legislator
2. Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in 3-4 days. Make sure to follow-up. If they say YES, be sure to thank them and, if possible, announce their committed YES vote to email and social media contacts. If they say no, politely ask them why. Get the information from them and contact us.
3. SPREAD THE WORD. Share this information widely by facebook, twitter, email and other social networks.
4. PITCH IN AND HELP US GROW. Help our efforts to end the War on Drugs and to bring peace on our streets: http://peaceonourstreets.com/donate