Wed. – 6/6: From the “Even-a-broken-clock-is-right-twice-a-day” files…

It was a long day yesterday. Indivisible Ventura members volunteered to run two polling stations, which was an incredible experience. It just went from 6 am to about 10 at night. So here, to celebrate and catch a breath, we present an action for a bill created by a legislator after listening to his voters…

Support Senator Mitch McConnells’s S2667 to make hemp farming legal again. 

Yeah, that Mitch McConnell. In a great lesson on how legislators respond to those who actually VOTE for them, Senator Mitch McConnell has sponsored a bill, S2667, the “Hemp Farming Act of 2018“, to make hemp farming legal nationally to help out his farming constituents. Apparently, his state’s tobacco farmers are in trouble, both over water for their thirsty crop and losses as cigarettes continue to lose popularity. The crop has been on the decline since before the 2004 Fair and Equitable Tobacco Reform Act (also known as the “tobacco buyout”) ended federal tobacco quotas and price supports.

Trading tobacco for hemp? Win, win! Continue reading “Wed. – 6/6: From the “Even-a-broken-clock-is-right-twice-a-day” files…”