Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2005

The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2005 was billed as HR 3037 in the United States House of Representatives on June 22, 2005. The bill proposes “to amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marihuana, and for other purposes “. Submitted by Ron Paul , Pete Stark , Jim McDermott and Raul Grijalva , The Committee on Energy and Commerce and the United States House Committee on the Judiciary . On July 1, 2005, Energy and Commerce referred the bill to the Subcommittee on Health. [1]

HR 3037 was not passed, and would need to be reintroduced before a second vote could take place. In 2009 Ron Paul ( R – Texas ) and Barney Frank ( D – Massachusetts ) proposed HR 1866, commonly known as the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2009 , urging fellow lawmakers to reconsider the definition of marijuana.


  1. Jump up^ HR 3037: Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2005Retrieved 2009-10-11, from GovTrack database.