Minnesota House of Representatives Votes to Legalize Hemp

11014331-full-frame-detail-of-a-hemp-fieldMinnesota’s House of Representatives voted 89 to 37 Tuesday to approve a proposal that would legalize the production and cultivation of industrial hemp.

The proposal, which was introduced as an amendment to an agriculture budget bill (H.F. No. 1437), was put forth by Representatives Mary Franson (R-Alexandria) and Phyllis Kahn (DFL-Minneapolis). If passed into law, it would allow those wanting to produce and cultivate hemp to do so after receiving a license from the state’s Department of Agriculture.

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