Maine Lawmakers Overwhelmingly Approve Measure Allowing Hemp Cultivation

Today, with a vote of 9-1, Maine’s Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee approved a measure explicitly allowing hemp cultivation in the state, even before a federal change takes place. Under current Maine law,kentucky-set-to-be-first-state-to-legalize-hemp-production.si hemp is legal for certain purposes, though the law mandates that an individual can’t receive a license to grow until federal law changes – this measure would remove that requirement, and would allow farmers in the state to begin cultivating hemp this year.

On top of making this change, the measure would remove a requirement that mandates that applicants for a hemp license submit fingerprints to the state, which would be taken by law enforcement.

The measure now moves towards a full House vote – a companion bill is currently being considered in the Senate.

TheJointBlog

2 comments

    • hdl on April 16, 2013 at 9:01 am
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    Laws that do not embody public opinion can never be enforced.

  1. This is great! The farmers should know to save the hemp leaves to feed them to the sick. Hemp leaves are anti-inflammatory, anti-neoplastic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-malarial, anxiolytics and anti-psychotic, stronger than any modern day vitamins or pills.

    Learn why and how using hemp as a vegetable is so nutritional and medicinal.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxJmFSmOrqo

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