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Virginia House Votes 98 to 0 to Legalize Hemp

Yesterday Virginia’s full House of Delegates passed a bill to legalize the cultivation and production of hemp. The vote was a unanimous 98 to 0. House Bill 699, introduced by Delegate Brenda Pogge (R-Norge), would end the state’s prohibition on industrial hemp farming, while mandating that the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services “adopt regulations as …

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Missouri Legislative Committee Votes 10 to 1 to Legalize Hemp

Missouri’s House Economic Development and Business Attraction and Retention Committee has voted 10 to 1 to legalize the production and cultivation of industrial hemp through the passage of House Bill 830. House Bill 830, filed by Representative Paul Curtman, would reclassify cannabis as a legal agricultural product in the state, and would establish a system …

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New Bill Filed in Nebraska to Legalize Hemp

Nebraska State Senator Norman Wallman has introduced a new measure, Legislative Bill 1001, that would effectively legalize the cultivation and sales of hemp by removing it from the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, where it currently resides as a Schedule 1 drug, classified along with the rest of the cannabis plant. The measure has been referred …

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New Jersey Senate Committee Approves Hemp Legalization Proposal

The New Jersey Senate Economic Growth Committee has given approval to Senate Bill 3110, a proposal to legalize industrial hemp.  Under the proposed law, those wanting to cultivate industrial hemp in New Jersey would be authorized to do so once they become licensed with the state. According to advocates, the measure would bring forth numerous jobs …

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California Assembly Votes to Legalize Hemp

California’s full Assembly has approved Senate Bill 566, a measure to legalize industrial hemp, which has already been approved by the Senate. The proposal now heads back to the Senate for concurrence, before going to the governor for final consideration. “Industrial hemp, which is already found in hundreds of consumer products manufactured in our state, …

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