New Mexico Hemp Bill Passes Legislature, Heads to Supportive Governor

New Mexico’shemp House of Representatives has voted 54 to 12 to approve Senate Bill 94, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, which has already passed the state’s Senate. It now heads to Governor Susana Martinez for consideration.

If approved into law, Senate Bill 94 would legalize the cultivation of hemp for research purposes, establishing a regulatory system for those wanting to grow the plant. Research would be conducted by the Department of Agriculture in conjunction with New Mexico State University. The proposal would also allow for the legalization of hemp for industrial purposes, though that won’t take effect until there’s a change in federal law.

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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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