New Hampshire House Votes to Legalize Unlicensed Hemp Cultivation

New Hampshire’sI'm told this is industrial hemp, which grows wild on the preserve. full House of Representatives has voted to approve House Bill 494, a proposal to explicitly legalize the cultivation of hemp without the necessity of receiving a license from the state. It was approved unanimously through a voice vote.

House Bill 494 would remove hemp as a controlled substance in the state, with hemp being defined as having no more than 0.3% THC. Unlike the approach taken by many other states that have approved hemp legislation in recent months and years, House Bill 494 would not require a change in federal law before the measure can be implemented, and would not require those wanting to cultivate the plant to receive a license.

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New Hampshire House Committee Votes 16 to 0 to Legalize Hemp

New Hampshire’s hemphemphempHouse Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee has voted 16 to 0 to approve House Bill 494, a proposal to legalize industrial hemp.

House Bill 494, introduced by Representatives Elizabeth Edwards (D-Hillsborough), Laura Jones (R-Strafford), Robert Cushing (D-Rockingham), and Michael Sylvia (R-Belknap), would make it so that “industrial hemp shall not be designated as a controlled substance.” Farmers would not be required to obtain a license from the state in order to grow the crop.

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