Missouri Senate Committee Passes Measure to Legalize Hemp

Missouri’s hempSenate Committee on Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources has passed House Bill 830, a proposal to legalize hemp which has already passed the state’s House of Representatives with a 104 to 41 vote.

House Bill 830 would officially reclassify hemp as a legal agricultural product, and would establish a system of licensing and regulations for those wanting to grow the crop. Hemp would be defined as having no more than 0.3% THC, and the measure explicitly states that a change in federal law – or approval from the federal government – is not required for the state to implement the law.

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