U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has introduced the Hemp for Victory Act, a sweeping measure which aims to plow the ground for the nation’s hemp industry.
“My bill will lay the foundation for how we can optimize the hemp industry’s potential and ensure this opportunity benefits family farms and small businesses across America,” U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii said of her proposed law.
The measure is designed to incentivize family farmers and small businesses, protect against corporate monopolies, and study the benefits of hemp cultivation and hemp-based products while ensuring safe agricultural practices, and environmental and labor considerations.
Details of the Hemp for Victory Act
The bill calls on the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Health and Human Services, Defense, Labor, Housing and Urban Development, and Veterans Affairs, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency and Small Business Administration to conduct research and develop studies on the uses and benefits of hemp.
That includes such things as toxic site cleanup and soil erosion control, sustainable and affordable housing, nutritional benefits to school lunches, healthcare benefits for veterans, and alternatives to single-use plastics.
Full House bill details: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/3652