THE FOLLOWING IS A "MODEL" BILL WHICH WAS WRITTEN BY THE "TENTH AMENDMENT CENTER" I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO "READ THE ACT" AND SIGN THIS PETITION IF YOU AGREE. PLEASE ALSO LOOK UP THE TENTH AMENDMENT CENTER ONLINE.
IT IS NO SECRET AT THIS POINT WHAT INDUSTRIAL HEMP COULD DO FOR THE FARMERS IN KENTUCKY AS WELL AS OTHER INDUSTRIES. IT IS TIME TO RETURN THIS PLANT TO IT'S RIGHTFUL OWNERS - THE PEOPLE.
Hemp Freedom Act
The following is model legislation approved by the Tenth Amendment Center. Activists, we encourage you to send this to your state senators and representatives – and ask them to introduce this legislation in your state.
To authorize the production of industrial hemp; to amend (SUBSECTION AND CODE) of the KENTUCKY Code, relating to the definition of noxious weed seeds; and to nullify certain acts of the Federal Government of the United States purporting to be laws and regulations resulting in the prohibition of industrial hemp farming in the state of KENTUCKY
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF KENTUCKY DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. Name
This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Hemp Freedom Act."
SECTION 2. Findings
A new section of law to be codified in the [STATE] Statutes as Section [NUMBER] of Title [NUMBER], unless there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows:
Section (#) (A) The General Assembly finds that :
(1) The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States codifies in law that the only powers which the Federal Government may exercise are those that have been delegated to it in the Constitution of the United States;
(2) The Ninth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States guarantees to the people rights not enumerated in the Constitution and reserves to the people of KENTUCKY those rights;
(3) The power to regulate interstate commerce was delegated to the federal government in Article I, Section 8, Clause 3 of the Constitution. As understood at the time of the founding, the regulation of commerce was meant to empower Congress to regulate the buying and selling of products made by others (and sometimes land), associated finance and financial instruments, and navigation and other carriage, across state jurisdictional lines. This interstate regulation of "commerce" did not include agriculture, manufacturing, mining, malum in se crime, or land use. Nor did it include activities that merely "substantially affected" commerce;
(4) The advocates of the Constitution, at the time of its ratification, assured the People of the Several States that the regulation of agriculture would be reserved to the States. This included Alexander Hamilton, who wrote in Federalist #17: "the supervision of agriculture and of other concerns of a similar nature, all those things, in short, which are proper to be provided for by local legislation can never be desirable cases of a general jurisdiction." This was reinforced by many others, inc