West Virginia Hemp Bill Signed into law by Governor Jim Justice

A West Virginia industrial hemp bill has been signed into law by the state’s governor.

Governor Jim Justice signed House Bill 2453 into law yesterday, expanding a state law that allows hemp to be grown for research purposes, to also allow hemp to be grown commercially. The proposal was passed by both the House and Senate unanimously; the combined vote was 133 to 0, with just one member of the state’s legislature not voting.

The full text of the measure, filed by Delegate John Shott (R), is found below:

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