Rhode Island House of Representatives Votes to Legalize Hemp

hempfieldRhode Island’s full House of Representatives has voted to legalize industrial hemp through the passage of House Bill 6177.

Introduced by Representative Cale Keable (D-Burrillville) and cosponsored by Representatives Newberry, Price, Blazejewski, and Slater, House Bill 6177 would allow those who register with the state to cultivate and produce industrial hemp, which is defined by the bill as having no more than 1% THC.

The measure also allows for the production of CBD rich hemp products, which is defined by the bill as “all   products   made   from   the   plants, including,  but  not  limited  to,  concentrated  oil,  cloth,  cordage,  fiber,  food,  fuel,  paint,  paper, construction materials, plastics, seed, seed meal, seed oil, and certified seed for cultivation.”

House Bill 6177 now moves to the state’s Senate.


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