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WA Governor Vetoes Hemp Legalization Bill to Punish Legislators for Something Unrelated

In a perfect example of how to improperly run a state, Washington Governor Jay Inslee has vetoed 27 bills – over 70% of all legislation passed by the state’s legislature this session – to punish lawmakers for something unrelated; not passing a budget bill. One of the measures vetoed by Inslee – Senate Bill 6206 …

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Nevada Governor Signs Hemp Research Bill Into law

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has signed into law legislation that allows hemp to be cultivated for research purposes. Senate Bill 305, introduced by Senator Tick Segerblom and passed by the state’s legislature with a unanimous vote, allows universities in the state, as well as the state’s Department of Agriculture, to grow and produce hemp for …

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Hemp Legalization Bill Unanimously Approved by New Mexico House Committee

New Mexico’s House Agriculture, Water and Wildlife Committee has unanimously passed the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, a proposal to legalize the cultivation and production of hemp for research purposes. The proposal passed the full Senate with a 33 to 8 vote earlier this month. The proposal, filed by Senator Cisco McSorley, would establish a regulatory …

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Virginia Senate Committee Unanimously Approves Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015

Virginia’s Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee has voted unanimously to approve the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015, a proposal to establish a hemp research program. The measure, which has already been approved unanimously by the state’s House of Delegates, will go to Governor Terry McAuliffe once passed by the full Senate. If …

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Hemp Bill Approved by Virginia’s House of Delegates

Virginia’s full House of Delegates has given approval to House Bill 1277, a proposal to legalize the cultivation and production of industrial hemp for research purposes. “Industrial hemp can be used as a cheaply produced alternative component in numerous modern products, including fabrics, building materials, composites used in cars and insulation,” says Delegate Joseph Yost, …

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Virginia House Committee Approves Hemp Bill

Virginia’s House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resource voted 13 to 7 Thursday to approve House Bill 1277, a proposal to legalize the cultivation of industrial hemp for research purposes. “If you look at the potential economic advantages that industrial hemp would provide for the state, particularly the Southside and the Southwest, it could …

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New York Governor Signs Hemp Proposal Into Law

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo earlier this week signed into law a proposal that legalizes the cultivation and production of hemp for research purposes. The proposal, put forth by Assemblymember Donna Lupardo and Senator Tom O’Mara, passed the state’s House and Senate earlier this year. Under the new law, New York’s Department of Agriculture, as …

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Illinois Governor Signs Hemp Research Bill Into Law

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed House Bill 5085 into law, a proposal to allow universities and the state’s Department of Agriculture to study industrial hemp. The bill was passed unanimously in the state’s Senate in May, and was approved by the House shortly after with an 81 to 34 vote. Under the new law, …

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Connecticut Governor Signs Hemp Research Bill Into Law

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has officially signed into law a proposal (House Bill 5476) to allow the state to study the feasibility of legalizing the cultivation of industrial hemp. Under the new law, the Commissioners of Agriculture, Consumer Protection and Economic and Community Development will be tasked with studying the feasibility of legalizing industrial hemp for “the purpose of encouraging economic development and …

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New York House and Senate Passes Hemp Proposal

Yesterday New York’s full Senate and House of Representatives approved a proposal to legalize the cultivation of hemp for research purposes, making New York the 16th state to do so. The measure now heads to Governor Andrew Cuomo for consideration. “This bill positions New York state to take advantage of what will certainly become a …

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