Senate Majority Leader Announces Progress On Hemp Reform Legislation

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United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) today announced that he has secured provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill to further expand and facilitate state-regulated hemp production. In a press release, McConnell acknowledged that provisions in S. 2667: The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 have now been incorporated into the Senate’s version of The [...]

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Senate Majority Leader Introduces Bi-Partisan Hemp Legalization Bill

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United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), along with Oregon Democrats Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley introduced legislation today to remove low THC hemp from the federal Controlled Substances Act and amend federal regulations to better facilitate industrial hemp production, research, and commerce. The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 allows states, not the federal [...]

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Bonamici Files Amendment Preventing Federal Interference of State Hemp Laws

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Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) has introduced an amendment to the House appropriations bill that, if passed, would not allow funds to be used to prevent states from implementing their own state laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of industrial hemp. These laws are defined in section 7606 of the Agricultural Act of [...]

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Bill To Exclude Hemp From The Controlled Substances Act

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Congressman James Comer (R-KY-1) and 15 co-sponsors have reintroduced legislation to amend the federal Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp. Currently, the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 labels hemp as a Schedule I drug. H.R. 3530 excludes low-THC strains of cannabis grown for industrial purposes from the federal definition of marijuana. The majority of [...]

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Illinois: Governor Signs Hemp Research Measure Into Law

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Democrat Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation, House Bill 5085, authorizing state universities to cultivate industrial hemp for research purposes. The new law takes effect in January. Illinois joins more than a dozen states — including Hawaii, Indiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah earlier this year — that have enacted legislation redefining hemp as [...]

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