Hemp Cultivation Now Legal in Tennessee

The cultivation of industrial hemp is now legal in Tennessee, thanks to House Bill 2445 officially becoming law yesterday,hemptennessee July 1st. Under the new law, individuals in Tennessee will be allowed to legally grow hemp, given it has 0.3% THC or less, and they register with the state’s Department of Agriculture.

David Waddell, Administrative Manager for the Department of Agriculture’s Consumer and Industries Services Division, tells us that the Department has yet to finalize the registration process, meaning that people can’t yet apply to become a licensed hemp cultivator. However, Waddell says; “Our goal is to have everything in place by the first of the year, so everyone has time to get their crop in next year.”

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Hemp Legalization Measure Unanimously Passed by Tennessee Senate

In a unanimous vote, Tennessee’s Senate has voted to pass House Bill 2445, a measure to legalize hemp. The proposal has already passed the full18-hemp House of Representatives, and now heads to the governor for consideration.

Under the proposed law, those who become licensed with the state’s Department of Agriculture would be legally allowed to cultivate and sell industrial hemp. The bill is sponsored by Representative Jeremy Faison and Senator Frank Nicely.

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Tennessee Hemp Legalization Bill Overwhelmingly Passes Full House, Senate Committee

Tennessee’s full House of Representatives voted 88 to 5 Monday to approve House Bill 2445, a measure to legalize industrial hemp. Today, the Senate Judiciaryhemp (1) Committee passed the same measure with a unanimous vote.

The proposal, sponsored by Representative Jeremy Faison and Senator Frank Nicely, would allow those who become licensed with the state’s Department of Agriculture to legally cultivate and sell industrial hemp.

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Tennessee Lawmakers Approve Hemp Legalization Proposal

Tennessee’s House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee has voted to pass House Bill 2445,hemphemphooooorah a measure to legalize industrial hemp.

The bill, sponsored by Republican Representatives Jeremy Faison, would allow farmers in the state to cultivate hemp, if they receive a license from the state. The proposal is contingent on a change in federal law, but the recent legalization of hemp research by the U.S. in states that have done the same will allow Tennessee farmers to cultivate hemp for research purposes immediately if the measure is approved into law.

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