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Colorado Industrial Hemp Bill -- Action Alert

An urgent communication from Colorado State Senator Lloyd Casey to lobby the following members of the Colorado legislature on behalf of the industrial hemp bill. These are all influential Republicans and need the most pressure, since they represent swing votes. Please write to these and to your own state legislators:

Representative Chuck Berry, House Speaker
Rep. Tim Foster (Number 2 Rep.)

Representative Lewis Entz, Agriculture Committee Chair
Rep. Steve Acquafresca, Vice Chair
Rep. Bill Jerke

Rep. Paul Shauer, Business Affairs Committee Chair
Rep. Jack Taylor, Vice Chair

Rep. Bud Moellenberg, Education Committee Vice Chair

State Senator Tom Norton, Senate President
Sen. Jeff Wells (#2)

Sen. Dave Wattenberg, Business Affairs & Labor Committee Chair
Sen. Bill Schroede, Business Affairs & Labor Committee Vice Chair
Sen. Al Meiklejohn, Committee member

Sen. Don Ament, Agriculture Committee Chair
Sen. Tilman Bishop, Agriculture Committee Vice Chair

Address all correspondence to:
The Honorable (name)
Republican House (or Senate) Office
Colorado State Capitol
Denver CO 80203

Sample letter:

Dear Rep/Sen (Name)

Your committee will have the opportunity to consider the merits of hemp as an industrial crop for Colorado.

Hemp is a preferred material for making paper, cloth, particle board, food and other products. One acre of hemp produces about 1000 pounds of line fiber at a value of $300 to $1000 per ton, plus four to 10 tons of secondary fiber and pulp at a value of $70 to $200 per ton. As you see, a farmer can gross $1000 or more per acre by growing hemp.

We congratulate the Colorado legislature for taking this initiative and strongly encourage you to vote yes on the hemp bill.

Sincerely yours,

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