Tennessee Lawmaker Considering Legislation to Legalize Hemp
“It’s not against the law to own it. It’s not against the law to import it from Canada or China. It’s just against the law for a farmer to raise it”, states Senator Frank Niceley, noting the hypocrisy of America’s current hemp laws, “you can make thousands of products from it, and we import about half a billion dollars of it a year.”
Senator Niceley stated this week that he’s considering drafting legislation to legalize hemp in his state of Tennessee, and is watching the progression of Kentucky’s recent hemp law closely; “Sometimes it’s easy to use those other states for model legislation,” he said. “If it works there, it might work here.”
In the meantime, advocates of hemp legalization in Tennesee should be consitently contacting their elected officials, urging them to support an end to hemp prohibition.