Hemp Bill Signed Into Law by Nebraska Governor

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman has signed Legislative Bill 1001, a proposal to legalize the cultivation of hemp for research purposesnebhemp, into law. The measure takes immediate effect.

Under the new law, the University of Nebraska and the state’s Department of Agriculture can now legally cultivate hemp for research purposes. Given the federal government recently legalized hemp research in states that have done the same, Legislative Bill 1001 is in compliance with federal law.

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Nebraska Legislature Passes Hemp Bill, Heads to Governor

Nebraska’s Legislature has voted 39 to 2 in favor of Legislative Bill 1001, a proposal to legalize hemp research in the state. The measure nownebraska heads to the governor who can either sign it into law, let it become law without his signature, or veto it.

Although the measure would have initially legalized hemp throughout the state, it was amended to become a research bill, where as the University of Nebraska and the state’s Department of Agriculture can legally cultivate hemp for research purposes. This would mean that the bill would be in compliance with federal law, given that federal lawmakers recently legalized hemp research in states that have done the same.

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Nebraska Senate Votes to Legalize Hemp

With only one Senator voting in opposition, Legislative Bill 1001, a proposalHEMP9999 to legalize hemp, has been approved through Nebraska’s Senate. The final vote was 32 to 1.

Under the proposed legislation, industrial hemp would be removed from the state’s list of controlled substances, legalizing its cultivation and production. Farmers wishing to grow hemp would need to receive a license from the state’s Department of Agriculture; the fee will be set at $150 annually.

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Proposal to Legalize Hemp Approved Unanimously Through Nebraska Senate Committee

Legislative Bill 1001, a proposal to legalize industrial hemp, has been given unanimous approval through Nebraska’s Senate Judiciary Committee.nebraska

Under the proposed law, which now moves towards a full Senate vote, industrial hemp would be explicitly legalized by removing it from the state’s list of controlled substances. Farmers would be authorized to cultivate industrial hemp once receiving a license from the state; the license fee would be set at $150 annually.

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New Bill Filed in Nebraska to Legalize Hemp

Nebraska State Senator Norman Wallman has introduced a new measure, Legislative Bill 1hemp-harvest001, 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 to the Judiciary Committee of the Nebraska State Legislature, and, having already received its first hearing, awaits receival of a vote.

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