Hemp Legislation Passed by Alabama House and Senate

By Associated Press

hempfieldAlabama is one step closer to researching industrial hemp production.

The Alabama House of Representatives and Senate on Tuesday both passed billsĀ  to allow the Alabama Department of Agriculture and IndustriesĀ to research industrial hemp production and its possibilities as a cash crop.

The legislation, sponsored by Republican Rep. Ken Johnson and Sen. Paul Bussman, would allow universities to apply for growth permits and exclude industrial hemp from controlled substances laws.

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