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Illinois Senate Votes to Legalize Industrial Hemp

A bill to allow for the legal cultivation and production of industrial hemp has been given approval by Illinois’ full Senate. Senate Bill 2298 was filed by Senator Toi Hutchinson along with a dozen other legislators. It was passed by the Senate last week in a unanimous 50 to 0 vote, with nine members abstaining. …

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Hemp Proposal Becomes Law in Illinois

Illinois House Bill 5085, a proposal to allow universities and the state’s Department of Agriculture to study industrial hemp, has officially become law. The proposal, which was passed unanimously in the state’s Senate in May, and was approved by the House shortly after with an 81 to 34 vote, took effect on January 1st. Under …

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