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Virginia Subcommittee Unanimously Passes Bill to Allow Anyone to Grow and Sale Hemp Without a License

A Virginia House subcommittee passed a bill Wednesday that would allow anyone to grow and distribute hemp without being required to first receive a license from the state. A subcommittee of the House Commerce, Agriculture, Natural Resources & Technology Committee voted 8 to 0 to pass House Bill 532, which was filed by Delegate Nicholas Freitas (D). Under …

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Hemp Was Once Used as Currency in America

In the United States, the cultivation of hemp is illegal. Hypocritically, this is despite the fact that Americans legally purchase hundreds of millions of dollars worth of hemp products; hemp cereals, lotions and clothing line the shelves of places like Wal-Mart and Costco. The ridiculousness becomes even thicker when you take into account the fact …

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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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Virginia Governor Signs Hemp Legalization Bills Into Law

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has signed into law legislation to legalize the production and cultivation of industrial hemp. House Bill 1277 and Senate Bill 955 would redefine hemp as an agricultural commodity and allow for the plant’s cultivation by licensed growers as part of a university-managed research program. “Hemp is good for agriculture, it is …

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Hemp Legalization Bill Approved by Virginia Legislature, Sent to Governor

Legislation to legalize hemp cultivation has been approved by Virginia’s full Legislature, and has been sent to Governor Terry McAuliffe for consideration. “I am thrilled with the progress this bill has made and the support it gained since its beginnings eight months ago,” says Delegate Joseph Yost, the bill’s primary sponsor. “Hemp is good for …

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Virginia Senate Committee Unanimously Approves Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015

Virginia’s Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee has voted unanimously to approve the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015, a proposal to establish a hemp research program. The measure, which has already been approved unanimously by the state’s House of Delegates, will go to Governor Terry McAuliffe once passed by the full Senate. If …

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Hemp Bill Approved by Virginia’s House of Delegates

Virginia’s full House of Delegates has given approval to House Bill 1277, a proposal to legalize the cultivation and production of industrial hemp for research purposes. “Industrial hemp can be used as a cheaply produced alternative component in numerous modern products, including fabrics, building materials, composites used in cars and insulation,” says Delegate Joseph Yost, …

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Virginia House Committee Approves Hemp Bill

Virginia’s House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resource voted 13 to 7 Thursday to approve House Bill 1277, a proposal to legalize the cultivation of industrial hemp for research purposes. “If you look at the potential economic advantages that industrial hemp would provide for the state, particularly the Southside and the Southwest, it could …

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