Creating Hemp Legislation for a Better Tomorrow

Agricultural Hemp Solutions is a government affairs and public relations firm that is leading the industry in the passage of comprehensive industrial hemp legislation. We pass laws that allow American farmers to legally add hemp into their crop rotations.

We assist our clients in all aspects of the process, from conception to the first seed being planted in the ground.

Agricultural Hemp Solutions is an all-inclusive firm that has a proven track record creating comprehensive industrial hemp programs in both conservative Republican states and states that are predominantly blue.

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Our future in agriculture is dependent upon on discovering new agribusiness solutions for the modern-day farmer. Sometimes in creating new solutions you must look to the past. Prior to the 1937 Marihuana Tax Act ,industrial hemp was one of the largest producing cash crops and was grown by 7 United States presidents including George Washington. During World War II farmers were encouraged to grow hemp for cordage, to replace Manilla Hemp.

The USDA produced a film explaining the cultivation and uses of hemp, called Hemp for Victory. This film illustrates that industrial hemp is indeed a viable crop for many purposes.

Why was hemp banned for production in the United States then you ask? Some surmise that when the decorticator was invented in the 1910’s it would pose a huge threat to the timber and cotton industries and some have likened the crop being lumped into marijuana at that time due to the threat that hemp fibers would have become a cheaper substitute in textile production. No matter what happened in history we know that hemp today is a 600-million-dollar industry in the U.S. and until just recently that industry was solely supported by overseas importation of hemp. Hemp in many countries was never made illegal unlike in the U.S.  Fortunately in 2014 Congress enacted the Federal Farm bill which authorized the cultivation of hemp in the United States under specific State ran Agricultural Pilot Programs. These programs have proven to be successful for farmers when, consistent with the Farm Bill, they allow for research into the marketability of this crop. Our team has been at the forefront of the passage and implementation of several state ran programs that allow farmers the opportunity to profit from cultivating industrial hemp.


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The AGHS team combined has over 20 years of experience in the industrial hemp industry. They have been at the forefront in the drafting and passage of several state laws and the implementation of multiple comprehensive industrial hemp programs that protect the American farmer, establish hemp as an agricultural commodity, and allow for research into the marketability of industrial hemp.

The team at Agricultural Hemp Solutions has the most extensive across the isle relationships with Federal Legislators.

Through honest education and testimony, they change the minds of politically influential people who are traditionally misguided regarding hemp. The AGHS team represents the American farmer’s interest in industrial hemp and what this crop can do for the future of the American farming industry. They will support and advocate for your farming interest in your state and in Washington D.C.

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Courtney N. Moran, LL.M.

Courtney N. Moran, LL.M. founding principal of EARTH Law, LLC and chief legislative strategist for AGHS, is the leading expert on industrial hemp law championing legal policy for sustainable Cannabis hemp agribusiness development. Courtney’s article, Industrial Hemp: Canada Exports, United States Imports was published by the Fordham Environmental Law Review. She participated in the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the world drug problem in April 2016. In October 2016, Courtney testified before the Senado de la República in Mexico City, Mexico. She successfully lobbies on behalf of the Oregon Industrial Hemp Farmers Association and has passed HB 4060 (2016) (H. 54-4, S. unanimous), SB 1015 (2017) (H. unanimous, S. 26-3) and HB 4089 (2018) (H. 58-1, S. unanimous) bills that protect Oregon industrial hemp agricultural interests. She authored H 3559 (2017) (H. unanimous, S. 35-1 ), the legislation that establishes the South Carolina industrial hemp program. Courtney provided foundational language for SB 119 (2017) (unanimous), establishing the Wisconsin hemp program. Courtney strategically guided the drafting of Alaska industrial hemp legislation SB 6 (2017-2018) (unanimous). She also provided pivotal strategy in drafting pending Missouri industrial hemp legislation SB 547 and HB 2034 (H. 141-4). . Courtney is also co-petitioner of the Re-legalizing Industrial Hemp Project, a formal administrative rule-making petition to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency that will remove industrial hemp from the Controlled Substances Act. Courtney currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Oregon State Bar Cannabis Law Section. She also serves as Second Vice Chair on the National NORML Board of Directors and serves on the Board of Directors for Verified Life Cycle, Friends of Hemp, the South Carolina Hemp Farmers Association and the Oregon Organic Hemp Association. Courtney is the appointed NORML Hemp Liaison and the national Hemp Industries Association Legislative Review Committee Chairwoman.

JANEL RALPH -PR

Janel Ralph is the founder of Palmetto Synergistic Research, Palmetto Harmony, South Carolina Hemp Farmers Association and American Hemp Seed. She was the single driving force behind organizing the passage of South Carolina’s comprehensive hemp legislation, House Bill 3559. Janel was able to pass this monumental legislation in one of the most conservative republican southern states in the first year of a two year session. Her background as a photojournalist gives her a unique Public Relations perspective when approaching any piece of legislation. Her contacts within the PR community and grass roots is extensive and adds a unique layer that allows Agricultural Hemp Solutions a leg up from the opposition. She has many ongoing working relationships with several congressman and congresswomen along with multiple state legisltors on both sides of the isle. Her specialty is a conservative republican approach through education and honesty.

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The 2018 Farm Bill Policy Guide and Model Hemp Production Plan

Agricultural Hemp Solutions, LLC is proud to announce the 2018 Farm Bill Policy Guide and Model Hemp Production Plan. This was a collaborative effort between the American Hemp Campaign, a project of Vote Hemp, with support from VS Strategies, the Vicente Sederberg law firm, and Agricultural Hemp Solutions, LLC. The Policy Guide and Model Plan is intended to assist Legislators, Agency Personnel, and Tribal Governments in the development of State and Tribal Plans governing hemp production that meets minimum federal requirements.

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Momentous Week for Hemp

Agricultural Hemp Solutions founder and Legislative Director, Courtney Moran LL.M., spent the last two days in Washington D.C. working on important hemp issues that surround the implementation of the 2018 Farming Act. She testified yesterday in front of the USDA on the need for proper and timely implementation of regulations by the department, which would enable US farmers to benefit from this planting season. Those advantages include crop insurance as well as clarity to the banking institutions allowing farmers to access traditional banking just as any other crop that is sold as a commodity. Courtney Moran, who was intimately involved in the drafting of the Farming Act of 2018 and who worked closely with McConnell and Wyden’s office, emphasized the intent of the law around the felony clause and requested guidance on organic certifications for farmers. Please click here to see her full testimony. 

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INCBA’s Webinar on Federal Hemp Legalization

Interested in gaining legal, expert insight into the 2018 Federal Farm Bill and Agency Regulation of Hemp?

Please join expert Courtney Moran the founding principal of EARTH Law, LLC and chief legislative strategist for Agricultural Hemp Solutions, LLC, who is the leading expert on hemp law championing legal policy for sustainable Cannabis hemp agribusiness development. Courtney’s article, Industrial Hemp: Canada Exports, United States Imports was published by the Fordham Environmental Law Review. She participated in the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the world drug problem in April 2016. In October 2016,

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If you are looking for an all-inclusive firm that has a proven track record in passing comprehensive industrial hemp legislation and works toward the implementation of Federally Compliant Pilot Research Programs please contact us today.

We are a team that can be your voice in Washington.

Please call for inquiries: 888-388- HEMP (4367)

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