Hemp Legalization Bill Approved by New Mexico Senate

New Mexico’sindustrialhemp full Senate voted 33 to 8 today to approve the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, a proposal to legalize the cultivation and production of hemp.

The proposal, filed by Senator Cisco McSorley, would establish a regulatory system for the cultivation and production of hemp for research purposes. The proposal also includes a provision to legalize hemp for commercial purposes, though that portion of the law won’t take effect until there’s a change in federal law.

The bill will now head to the House of Representative, where is passage will send it to Governor Susana Martinez for consideration. Although Martinez doesn’t support legalizing cannabis, she does support allowing hemp cultivation.


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