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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.
 

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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  1. Nola Perry

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

  2. Daryl Strickland

    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.

  3. Bobby

    Still leaves Virginia out. I have a rare cancer called chordoma. It would be great to see it pass here.

    1. Anonymous

      Aren’t there nearby states you can move to/visit as needed?

    2. Anonymous

      Legal in DC. Drive a few miles. Can’t do that here in Texas. Consider yourself lucky.

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