Tag: industrial hemp

West Virginia Senate Passes Resolution Making Today “West Virginia Industrial Hemp Day”

The West Virginia Senate has passed Senate Resolution 53 in a unanimous voice vote. The resolution “designates March 27, 2017 as West Virginia Industrial Hemp Day at the Capitol”. Below is the full text of the approved resolution: Designating March 27, 2017 as West Virginia Industrial Hemp Day at the Capitol. Whereas, In 2002, West …

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South Dakota’s Full House of Representatives Votes to Legalize Hemp

With a 57 to 11 vote, South Dakota’s full House of Representatives has given approval to legislation that would explicitly legalize the cultivation, production and distribution of industrial hemp. House Bill 1054, which is sponsored by a bipartisan coalition of 40 state legislators, now heads to the state’s Senate for consideration, where its passage will …

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Pennsylvania Committee Unanimously Approves Hemp Legalization Bill

Pennsylvania’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee has given unanimously approval to House Bill 967, a proposal to allow for the production and cultivation of industrial hemp. The measure, sponsored by Republican State Representative Russ Diamond, would create a pilot program for industrial hemp research which would be conducted by university researchers and the state’s Department …

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Hemp Legalization Bill Clears North Carolina Senate, Heads to Governor

North Carolina’s full Senate – with an 101 to 7 vote – has given approval to an amended version of Senate Bill 313, which allows industrial hemp to be cultivated in the state for the first time in decades. Having already passed the House of Representatives, it now heads to Governor Pat McCrory for consideration. …

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Hemp Now Legal in North Dakota

Industrial hemp is now legal in North Dakota, due to House Bill 1436 becoming law on Friday, August 1st. House Bill 1436, which was approved by the Senate with a 46 to 1 vote, and by the House of Representatives with an 87 to 5 vote, was signed into law by Governor Jack Dalrymple in …

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Oregon Senate Votes to Reject Moratorium on Industrial Hemp Cultivation

Oregon’s Senate on Monday voted to opposed a measure that would have placed a two-year moratorium on hemp production in the state. House Bill 2668 was rejected with a 13 to 17 vote. The proposal would have required the state Department of Agriculture to┬árevoke all 13 of the hemp permits issued this year, with additional …

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Recreational Cannabis Now Legal in Oregon, Unlimited Hemp Cultivation Now Legal in Connecticut

With the clocks striking midnight, July 1st is now upon us and laws legalizing cannabis and hemp have taken effect in Oregon and Connecticut. In Oregon, it is now entirely legal for anyone 21 and older to possess up to half a pound of cannabis at a private residence, or up to an ounce of …

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Beginning July 1st Unlimited Hemp Cultivation Will Be Legal in Connecticut, No License Required

On Wednesday, July 1st, House Bill 5780 will become law in Connecticut, legalizing the unlimited cultivation of industrial hemp. The new law, which officially takes effect at 12:00am on July 1st, removes hemp from the state’s list of controlled substances, legalizing it for all purposes. This means that hemp will be treated like other agricultural …

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Federal Amendment to Protect State Hemp Laws Passes U.S. House of Representatives

In addition to cutting the DEA’s budget and protecting state medical cannabis laws, the U.S. House of Representatives has approved an amendment to a federal appropriations bill that would prevent the government from interfering with state-sanctioned laws that allow for the cultivation of industrial hemp. The vote was 282 to 146. The amendment, which was …

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Minnesota House of Representatives Votes to Legalize Hemp

Minnesota’s House of Representatives voted 89 to 37 Tuesday to approve a proposal that would legalize the production and cultivation of industrial hemp. The proposal, which was introduced as an amendment to an agriculture budget bill (H.F. No. 1437), was put forth by Representatives Mary Franson (R-Alexandria) and Phyllis Kahn (DFL-Minneapolis). If passed into law, …

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