Missouri House Votes to Legalize Hemp

hemp1Missouri’s House of Representatives has passed a measure that would legalize the cultivation and production of industrial hemp. The vote was 123 to 29, according to the Associated Press.

Under the proposed law – which now heads to the Senate for consideration – the cultivation and production of hemp would be legal, as long as farmers maintain a THC level of no higher than 0.3%. Farmers will also need to be licensed by the state’s Agriculture Department.

The bill’s sponsor, Republican Representative Paul Curtman, states that the measure will be an economic boom to the state, in addition to bringing forth new jobs and giving farmers another option when planting their crops.

If the measure passes the full Senate, it will go to Governor Jay Nixon for final consideration.


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