Federal Legislation Introduced to End Industrial Hemp Prohibition

Congressmen James Comer (R-KY), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Jared Polis (D-CO), and Thomas Massie (R-KY) have introduced federal legislation to the federal prohibition on industrial hemp.

The Industrial Hemp Farming Act exempts industrial hemp from the Controlled Substance Act’s definition of marijuana, creates a new category for hemp research at universities and state departments of agriculture, and allows for further commercialization of industrial hemp crops.

“I am honored to sponsor the Industrial Hemp Farming Act because I know firsthand the economic viability of industrial hemp. Hemp has created new opportunities for family farmers and good paying jobs for American workers, especially in Kentucky,” said Representative Comer who led the successful industrial hemp efforts in Kentucky as the Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture.

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New Mexico Industrial Hemp Bill Approved by Second House Committee, Already Passed Full Senate

New Mexico’shemp House Judiciary Committee has voted 10 to 1 to approve the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, which would legalize the cultivation of hemp for research purposes, and pave the way for commercial hemp production once there’s a change in federal law.

The proposal was approved last week with a unanimous vote by the state’s House Agriculture, Water and Wildlife Committee, and it was passed by the full Senate with a 33 to 8 vote earlier this month.

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Hemp Legalization Bill Unanimously Approved by New Mexico House Committee

New Mexico’s hempHouse 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 system for the cultivation and production of hemp for those wanting to conduct research on the crop. The proposal also allows for the cultivation of cannabis for commercial purposes, though that portion of the law won’t take effect until there’s a change in federal law.

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Hemp Legalization Bill Approved by New Mexico Senate

New Mexico’sindustrialhemp full Senate voted 33 to 8 today to approve the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, a proposal to legalize the cultivation and production of hemp.

The proposal, filed by Senator Cisco McSorley, would establish a regulatory system for the cultivation and production of hemp for research purposes. The proposal also includes a provision to legalize hemp for commercial purposes, though that portion of the law won’t take effect until there’s a change in federal law.

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New Mexico Senate Committee Votes to Legalize Hemp

New Mexico’sI'm told this is industrial hemp, which grows wild on the preserve. Senate Conservation Committee has voted unanimously – 9 to 0 – to approve the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, a proposal to legalize the cultivation and production of industrial hemp. The committee voted to move the bill forward without recommendation.

If passed into law, the measure would allocate $100,000 to New Mexico State University to establish a seed bank and seed certification program for hemp cultivation. The measure would immediately legalize hemp cultivation for research purposes, and would allow the cultivation of hemp for industrial purposes once federal law changes. Senate Cisco McSorley, the bill’s primary sponsor, believes this will happen rather quickly; “We’re anticipating the federal government to OK production for commercial use in the next couple of months”, he says.

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