President Obama Signs Legislation Legalizing Hemp For Research Purposes

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President Obama Signs Legislation Legalizing Hemp For Research Purposes

President Obama has officially signed a nearly $1 trillion national farms bill which includes a provision that legalizes hemp cultivation for research purposes. The bill was signed this afternoon athemplaws Michigan State University, only two days after the Senate approved the measure.

Under the new law, universities and state departments of agriculture would be authorized to cultivate hemp for research purposes in states where its been legalized; prior to this law, a license from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was required to research hemp, a license which was virtually impossible to receive.

There are currently nine states in the U.S. that have legalized hemp cultivation; California, Oregon, Colorado, Montana, West Virginia, Vermont, North Dakota, Kentucky and Maine.

Although advocates should clearly continue to work towards the full legalization of hemp – not just for research purposes – this move is still a significant step in the right direction.


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  • wrecks
    February 7, 2014

    Shit yeah bitch!

  • Debbie
    February 7, 2014

    My Hemp Oil came from Canada. I thought its ashame zi cannot buy it from the United States! “A Free Country”

    • Steve Love
      February 13, 2014

      A free country? LOL

      It’s going to be free if it legalizes marijuana.

  • pho twenty
    February 8, 2014

    Big step

  • skip
    February 8, 2014

    Yes i strongly feel that New Jersey should make weed
    Legal to smoke “One Love” Skip !!

  • Scott
    February 8, 2014

    Holt crap Obama FINALLY did one good thing while in office.

  • John Anderson
    February 8, 2014

    Mayhap Obama realises if the people want to stand up all laws won’t stop them RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

  • Anonymous
    February 9, 2014

    bout damn time

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