Senate Simple Resolution 238
116th Congress(2019-2020)
A resolution designating the week of June 3 through June 9, 2019, as "Hemp History Week".
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S. RES. 238 (Agreed-to-Senate)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. RES. 238


Designating the week of June 3 through June 9, 2019, as “Hemp History Week”.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 5, 2019

Mr. Wyden (for himself, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Merkley, and Mr. Paul) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to


RESOLUTION

Designating the week of June 3 through June 9, 2019, as “Hemp History Week”.

    Whereas Hemp History Week will be held from June 3 through June 9, 2019;

    Whereas the goals of Hemp History Week are to commemorate the historical relevance of industrial hemp in the United States and to promote the full growth potential of the industrial hemp industry;

    Whereas industrial hemp is an agricultural commodity that has been used for centuries to produce many innovative industrial and consumer products, including soap, fabric, textiles, construction materials, clothing, paper, cosmetics, food, and beverages;

    Whereas the global market for hemp is estimated to consist of more than 25,000 products;

    Whereas the value of hemp imported into the United States for use in the production of other retail products is estimated at approximately $76,000,000 annually;

    Whereas the United States hemp industry estimates that the annual market value of hemp retail sales in the United States is more than $1,000,000,000;

    Whereas, despite the legitimate uses of hemp, agricultural producers of the United States were for decades prohibited under law from growing hemp;

    Whereas, in December 2018, Congress established a legal framework for agricultural producers to cultivate, grow, and sell hemp in the United States;

    Whereas the United States is the largest consumer of hemp products in the world; and

    Whereas industrial hemp holds great potential to bolster the agricultural economy of the United States: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved,

That the Senate—

(1) designates the week of June 3 through June 9, 2019, as “Hemp History Week”;

(2) recognizes the historical relevance of industrial hemp; and

(3) recognizes the growing economic potential of industrial hemp.