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Tagged With: Hemp

Oklahoma: Hemp Production Legislation Introduced

Update: SB 704 was read for a second time and referred to committee. Legislation has been introduced, Senate Bill 704, to provide for hemp cultivation and manufacturing. The measure excludes industrial hemp from the state’s definition of marijuana and provides for its commercial cultivation and export. The measure also expands the list of qualifying conditions … Continue reading »

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Washington: Legislation To Exclude Hemp as a Controlled Substance Moves Forward

Update: HB 2064 has unanimously passed the House and awaits action in the Senate. Legislation is before lawmakers, House Bill 2064, to amend state law so that industrial hemp is not longer classified under the state’s uniform controlled substances act.  If passed, hemp plants will no longer be regulated as a controlled substance. Please use … Continue reading »

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Arizona: Legislation Pending To Permit Commerce In Industrial Hemp

Legislation is pending, SB 1337, to permit for the licensed production of industrial hemp. The proposal redefines hemp as a legal agricultural product and finds, “[T]he development and use of industrial hemp can improve the economy.” It adds, “The purpose of the [legislation] is to promote the economy and agriculture in this state by allowing … Continue reading »

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Pennsylvania: Governor Wolf Signs Hemp Farming Bill

On Wednesday, July 20th, Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation, House Bill 967, to establish “a pilot program to study the growth, cultivation or marketing of industrial hemp.” The bill allows for registered individuals to grow, cultivate, and/or market industrial hemp. Agencies, colleges, and universities are permitted to grow industrial hemp for research purposes. It also … Continue reading »

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Federal: Members Of Congress Move To Exclude Hemp From the Controlled Substances Act

Members of Congress have reintroduced legislation to amend the federal Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp. House Bill 525 has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. The measure has 49 co-sponsors. The measure has 49 co-sponsors. Senate companion legislation, S. 134, is also pending. If … Continue reading »

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Washington: Lawmakers Override Hemp Veto

House and Senate lawmakers have voted 131 to 6 to override Governor Jay Inslee’s veto of Senate Bill 6206, which establishes limited licensed hemp production. The Governor had previously vetoed the bill, along with several others, in response to lawmakers’ failure to pass a comprehensive budget plan. Senate Bill 6206 authorizes “the growing of industrial hemp … Continue reading »

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Minnesota: House Members Pass Measure To Permit Growing Of Industrial Hemp

House members on May 4 voted 110 to 18 in favor of legislation, HF 1437, to authorize the state-sanctioned production of industrial hemp. The measure now goes to the Senate for further consideration. Last year, members of Congress approved language in the omnibus federal Farm Bill explicitly authorizing states to sponsor hemp research absent federal … Continue reading »

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Wisconsin: Lawmakers Fail To Act On Hemp Measure

Lawmakers have failed to act on legislation to establish activities involving the cultivation of industrial hemp. AB 215  would have required, “the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) to issue licenses that authorize the growing and processing of industrial hemp.” Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L. that contains minimal … Continue reading »

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Federal: Industrial Hemp Farming Act Pending in Congress

Federal legislation to amend the federal Controlled Substances Act to allow for the commercial cultivation of industrial hemp is pending in the United States House and Senate. The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013 amends the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marijuana. The measure grants state legislatures the authority … Continue reading »

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Missouri: Senate Fails To Vote On Industrial Hemp Measure

Members of the Senate failed to consider pending legislation, House Bill 2038, to expand the state’s industrial hemp research program, before the legislative session came to an end. House Bill 2038 was previously approved by members of the House on April 11th, 2016 in a 123 to 29 vote.  Other pending measures, House Bill 1973 and Senate Bill 584, also failed … Continue reading »

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