Michigan Senate Committee Votes Uanimously to Legalize Hemp

Michigan’shemptennessee Senate Agriculture Committee yesterday approved two hemp-related proposals, including one to legalize cultivation of the plant. House Bill 5439 and House Bill 5440 were both approved with unanimous votes.

House Bill 5439 would authorize universities in the state and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to participate in hemp research programs. House Bill 5440 would legalize hemp cultivation, so long as the THC concentration doesn’t surpass 0.3%. House bill 5439 was approved unanimously by the state’s House of Representatives in May, with House Bill 5440 being approved with an 108 to 1 vote.

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Michigan House Approves Two Hemp Measures

Michigan’s full House of Representatives has approved two measures which allow for the cultivation of industrial hemp for research purposes.hempbiofuelremediation

The House overwhelmingly approved both House Bill 5439 and House Bill 5440, the Industrial Hemp Research Act. The measures would establish a hemp research program which would be directed by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. State colleges and the state’s Department of Agriculture would be authorized to cultivate and process the hemp (defined as having 0.3% or less THC) that would be used for study. The state’s treasurer would be tasked with funding the research; he’ll be authorized under House Bill 5439 to use federal research grants.

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Michigan House Committee Unanimously Votes to Legalize Hemp, Establish Hemp Research Program

Michigan’s House Agriculture Committee has given unanimously approval to two hemp proposals, one to legalize the plant and another to establish a hemp research program.hemp

House Bill 5440, which has over 60 legislative sponsors, would alter the state’s Public Health Code to explicitly allow for the legal cultivation and possession of hemp, which would effectively legalize it throughout the state. House Bill 5439, the Industrial Hemp Research Act, would establish a hemp research program which would be directed by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

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