Washington House Votes 98 to 0 to Fully Legalize Hemp, No License Required

The Washington State House of Representatives has unanimously given approval to legislation that would explicitly legalize hemp.

hempHouse Bill 2064 would exclude “industrial hemp from the definitions of “controlled substance” and “marijuana” for purposes of the uniform controlled substances act.”

This would make hemp as legal as any other agricultural commodity such as tomatoes or corn. The measure establishes no specific licensing system, meaning anyone would be allowed to grow the crop without first registering with the state.

The bill must now be passed by the Senate before going to Governor Jay Inslee. Currently it is assigned to the Senate Law & Justice Committee.

House Bill 2064 is sponsored by Representatives Shea, Blake, Taylor, Condotta, Buys, Kloba and Ormsby. You can find the full text of the measure by clicking here.
 

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    • Anonymous on March 7, 2018 at 11:17 pm
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    It already is in Alberta and bc I can buy it from local pet shops now it’s as easy as can be

  1. Do you think CBD will ever be legal in Canada where we can buy locally?

    • Daryl Strickland on March 4, 2017 at 12:41 pm
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    I would move out there if this is true. I’ve always wanted to experiment with the thousands of different applications to this plant. From hem plastic , biodiesel, hempcrete, epilepsy medicine, food and fibers, etc.

    • Bobby on March 3, 2017 at 7:50 pm
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    Still leaves Virginia out. I have a rare cancer called chordoma. It would be great to see it pass here.

      • Anonymous on March 4, 2017 at 1:09 pm
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      Aren’t there nearby states you can move to/visit as needed?

      • Anonymous on March 8, 2017 at 1:53 pm
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      Legal in DC. Drive a few miles. Can’t do that here in Texas. Consider yourself lucky.

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