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Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives

Allow American Farmers to Grow Industrial Hemp

In 1985, my dad, Willie Nelson, helped organize Farm Aid, a benefit concert for America's family farmers. He's always been dedicated to helping farmers and the environment -- something he's passed on to his children. One of the most important issues for us is allowing farmers to grow industrial hemp -- something that's still not completely legal in the United States.  It is nuts that I can walk into my local health food store and purchase a variety of healthy hemp foods but it is not legal for most American farmers to grow and sell this amazing crop. It is time to allow American farmers to grow this sustainable and extremely useful plant, bring back economic vitality to our rural communities, and help rebuild our depleted soils. Please join me and the National Hemp Association to help pass the Industrial Hemp Farming Act which will: Enable American farmers to freely import seeds from outside the U.S. to grow millions of acres of American hemp without a need for pesticides or herbicides and using 1/3 the water needed for corn.​ Help America rebuild a multi-faceted industry which would generate tens of thousands of jobs for rural farmers and middle income businesses. Eliminate the confusion between marijuana and hemp and clarify the myriad of beneficial uses of industrial hemp. Clear up the conflicting legal status around the use and sale of products made from hemp extractions. End the restrictions surrounding the transportation of seeds and live plants across state boundaries. Remove hemp from the Controlled Substances Act. Thank you very much for your support.  - Micah Nelson

National Hemp Association Micah Nelson
102,957 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to The City of Boca Raton

Stop City of Boca Raton ordinance, Help Keep Blue Martini Lounge Boca Raton Open!

The City of Boca Raton wants to pass a new ordinance that "No Alcohol will be served past 2 a.m." This means Blue Martini Lounge would have to close at 2am or close down permanently. Blue Martini has been a part of the Boca Raton community since 2008, and since then has become a valued hangout for our locals. Blue Martini is also the "In the Biz" favorite hangout for Hospitality Professionals in the Boca Raton area to enjoy live music, dance, network, and relax with a drink after a long night's work.  People come from all over to enjoy the amenities offered at Blue Martini Boca, including residents of Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Coconut Creek, Parkland, and Coral Springs. BML is a destination location for residents of Boca Raton and surrounding communities to celebrate birthdays, bachelorette parties, anniversaries, and other special occasions. College students from FAU, Lynn University, and Palm Beach State College have been coming to Blue for years to socialize and celebrate. Working people from surrounding hotels, bars, and restaurants come to Blue Martini when they get off work. If Blue Martini were to close, it would be a very sad day for all of these people. BML employs over 70 staff members including managers that could lose their jobs. Please help us by signing this petition to stop the City from passing this ordinance! Please Sign & Share. Thank you for your support!  

Blue Martini Boca Raton
659 supporters