Nevada Governor Signs Hemp Research Bill Into law

Sprouting hemp plants.
Sprouting hemp plants.

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has signed into law legislation that allows hemp to be cultivated for research purposes.

Senate Bill 305, introduced by Senator Tick Segerblom and passed by the state’s legislature with a unanimous vote, allows universities in the state, as well as the state‚Äôs Department of Agriculture, to grow and produce hemp for the purposes of researching the plant, with hemp being defined as having no more than 0.3% THC.

According to recent estimates by the Hemp Industries Association, there was over $600 million in hemp sold in the U.S. in 2016, despite the country retaining the illegality of hemp cultivation.

Next year, voters in Nevada will have the opportunity to legalize the possession, personal cultivation and state-sanctioned distribution of cannabis for recreational purposes.

TheJointBlog

1 thought on “Nevada Governor Signs Hemp Research Bill Into law”

  1. Governor Sandoval, many thanks for signing Bill 305. AgGro Water2food Company of Oklahoma is willing to assist this research project asap. We have the most desired Sustainable growing techniques that will insure an increased crop yield and Brix scoring while building your cropland every season. We know how to grow with Less WATER. Let us know if we can be of service to you, the state of Nevada and all growers. Best wishes, Steve Hargis; email- shargis60@yahoo.com

Leave a Comment