Nevada Governor Signs Hemp Research Bill Into law

Sprouting hemp plants.
Sprouting hemp plants.

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has signed into law legislation that allows hemp to be cultivated for research purposes.

Senate Bill 305, introduced by Senator Tick Segerblom and passed by the state’s legislature with a unanimous vote, allows universities in the state, as well as the state’s Department of Agriculture, to grow and produce hemp for the purposes of researching the plant, with hemp being defined as having no more than 0.3% THC.

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Nevada Legislature Unanimously Passes Hemp Bill, Sends it to Governor

Nevada’s full Legislature has unanimously passed Senate Bill 305, a proposal to allow colleges and the state’s Department of Agriculture to cultivate industrial hemp for research purposes.Plants-from-hemp

Senate Bill 305 was approved 19 to 0 by the state’s Senate, and 41 to 0 by the House of Representatives. There’s no word yet on whether or not Governor Brian Sandoval will sign the bill into law, let it become law without his signature or veto it, though the legislature clearly has enough votes to override a potential veto.

Specifically, the proposal introduced by Senator Tick Segerblom would allow universities in the state, as well as the state’s Department of Agriculture, to grow and produce hemp for the purposes of researching the plant.

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