U.S. Senate Committee Votes to Protect State Hemp Laws, Allow Interstate Transportation

hempAn agriculture appropriations bill that was approved Thursday by the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee includes a provision to protect states that have legalized hemp from federal interference.

“Kentucky’s industrial hemp pilot programs continue to prosper, and I want to make sure our legal hemp producers can safely transport their crops between states, including to states that maintain processing facilities, so they can fully capitalize on the commercial potential for this commodity,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the amendment’s sponsor, following the vote.

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