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DEA Gives Washington State Approval to Import Hemp Seeds

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has received approval from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to import hemp seeds. “It’s a real, real possibility we’ll have a spring planting of hemp,” says WSDA’s hemp coordinator Emily Feblesy According to Feblesy the WSDA has proposed rules for hemp cultivation and hopes to issue licenses to …

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Washington Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto of Hemp Bill

Recently we reported that Washington State Governor Jay Inslee vetoed a bill to legalize industrial hemp for research purposes – in addition to 26 other bills – due to the legislature failing to pass an unrelated budget bill. Now, the legislature has overriden the governor’s veto, enacting the bill into law. Senate Bill 6206 was …

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Hemp Legalization Bill Unanimously Passed by Washington House, Sent to Governor Inslee

Washington State’s House of Representatives has voted unanimously, 97 to 0, to pass Senate Bill 6206, a bill authorizing the state Department of Agriculture to license farmers interested in cultivated hemp for research purposes. Given that the measure has already passed the Senate 48 to 1, it will now go to Governor Jay Inslee for …

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Bill to Allow Unlicensed Hemp Cultivation Receives Unanimous Approval by WA Senate


Washington State’s Senate has given unanimous approval to legislation that would explicitly allow the unlicensed cultivation of hemp. The proposal also directs Washington State University to study industrial hemp production, with a report to be given to the state’s Legislature by January 14th, 2016. Under Senate Bill 5012, hemp will become an “agricultural product that …

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