SUPPORTERS

Support for growing and researching industrial hemp at UMass is taking off across the Commonwealth.  The following is a list of students, faculty, student-groups, schools/departments, Massachusetts organizations, Massachusetts farms, Massachusetts businesses,  and others showing their support & solidarity for this initiative.

Full List of Petition Signers


UMASS FACULTY

Ciulla

Renee Ciulla
Lecturer and Program Coordinator of Sustainable Food and Farming Online
Stockbridge School of Agriculture

 

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Peggi Clouston
Associate Professor, Building & Construction Technology
Department of Environmental Conservation

 

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Lyle Craker
Professor, Medicinal Plants
Department of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences
Stockbridge School of Agriculture

 

Bio-John_GerberJohn Gerber
Professor and Advisor of Sustainable Food and Farming
Stockbridge School of Agriculture

 

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Masoud Hashemi

Extension Associate Professor, Sustainable Food and Farming
Stockbridge School of Agriculture

 

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Stephen Herbert

Professor of Agronomy and Agricultural Innovation Working Group
Stockbridge School of Agriculture

 

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Geunhwa Jung

Graduate Program Director of Plant & Soil Sciences
Associate Professor of Turfgrass Pathology/ Breeding
Stockbridge School of Agriculture

 

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Richard S. (Dick) Stein
Goessmann Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus
Department of Polymer Science and Engineering


PARTNERED UMASS STUDENT GROUPS

biostead_logo_04UMass BioSTEAD Initiative

 

umassbeeUMass Beekeeping Club

 

umasscrcUMass Cannabis Reform Coalition (CRC)

 

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UMass Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign

 

umassgardenshare

 

UMass Garden Share

 

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UMass Permaculture Initiative

 

umasssersi

UMass Spiritual Ecology and Regenerative Systems Initiative


UMASS SCHOOLS / DEPARTMENTS

umass_stockbridgeStockbridge School of Agriculture 


MASSACHUSETTS ORGANIZATIONS

Massachusetts Farm Bureau

MFBF 2015 Policy Book – 2014-46

Whereas the American Farm Bureau Federation opposes the classification of industrial hemp as a controlled substance

Whereas the Farm Bill of 2013 Section 7606, Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research, defines industrial hemp as distinct and authorizes institutions of higher education or State departments of agriculture in states where hemp is legal to grow hemp for research or agricultural pilot programs

Whereas At least 15 states have voted to make industrial hemp cultivation legal and are therefore are allowed by the farm bill to grow hemp for academic research and marketing purposes. Kentucky, Vermont and Colorado already have harvested hemp as part of this research

Whereas The U.S. Hemp industry was valued at an estimated $500 million dollars annually and growing. Hemp products include biofuels, plastic composites, construction materials, paper, clothing, and health foods

Be it resolved, that the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation support state legislation to make Industrial Hemp cultivation legal in Massachusetts.

Be it further resolved, that the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation embraces Industrial Hemp cultivation and the opportunity it would provide farmers to diversify their operations and share in a new market opportunity. At a time when small farms are innovating and diversifying to remain competitive, we should provide every opportunity to increase farm incomes and allow the next generation the ability to continue living off the land as their families have for generations.

Letter signed by MFB president recommending to the President that industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) should be declassified as a Schedule 1 controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act

 

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NOFA/Mass

The next super weed: Horticultural opportunities and challenges in the emerging cannabis industry


MASSACHUSETTS FARMS

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Hampshire County Farms

Bramble-Hill-FarmBramble Hill Farm
Hans Leo
Amherst, MA

Bristol County Farms

Chamberlain-Farm-130Chamberlain Farm & Pavilion
Jacqui Chamberlain
Berkley, MA

bettencourtJohn Bettencourt Farm
John Bettencourt
Westport, MA

kettlepondfarmKettle Pond Farm
Alex Houtzager
Berkley, MA

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Stoney Meadows Farm
Jim Munger
S. Dartmouth, MA


MASSACHUSETTS BUSINESSES

GoodClothingCo

Good Clothing Company
A Clothing Company dedicated to rebuilding the US apparel manufacturing industry. Provides ethical, sustainable, and small batch production for independent designers.
Kathryn Hilderbrand
Fall River & Mashpee, MA

hempest

The Hempest
Hemp clothing stores founded by two UMass Amherst Alumni in 1995
Jon Napoli & Mitch Rosenfield
Boston, Cambridge, & Northampton, MA

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Pioneer Valley Extracts (PVx) (website coming soon…)
CBD oil extracts
Kristen Mara & David Cichocki
Northampton, MA

 

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Better Bike
PEBL – A Bio-Based Pedal Electric Vehicle
The PEBL’s body is made from a bio-based resin derived from plants such as pine & soy.
Kevin Murray
Leverett, MA


IN SOLIDARITY

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Winona’s Hemp & Heritage Farm
Winona LaDuke
Osage, MN