Signed into Law: Tennessee Bill Will Help Expand Hemp Market; Set Stage to Further Nullify Federal Prohibition

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 4, 2016) – Last week, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law that will help expand the hemp industry in Tennessee.The measure opens the door to in-state processing of hemp products, paving the way for faster development of the state’s hemp market, and further nullifying federal prohibition in effect.

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Missouri Senate Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Some Commercial Hemp Farming and Production

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Apr. 28, 2016) – Yesterday, a Missouri Senate committee passed a bill to authorize the growth and production sale of industrial hemp for commercial purposes by larger producers. Passage into law would represent a foundation to nullify the unconstitutional federal prohibition in practice.

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Missouri House Passes Bill to Legalize Some Commercial Hemp Farming and Production

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Apr. 12, 2016) – Yesterday, the Missouri House passed a bill to authorize the growth and production sale of industrial hemp for commercial purposes by larger producers. Passage into law would represent a foundation to nullify the unconstitutional federal prohibition in practice.

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Tennessee Bill Would Expand Hemp Market, Set Stage to Further Nullify Federal Prohibition

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 11, 2016) – A bill that would expand the hemp industry in Tennessee passed the House last week. The measure would open the door to in-state processing of hemp products, paving the way for faster development of the state’s hemp market, and further nullifying federal prohibition in effect.

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Now In Effect: New Oregon Law Expands Hemp Market, Sets Stage to Further Nullify Federal Prohibition

SALEM, Ore. (March 30, 2016) – Oregon Governor Kate Brown has signed a bill into law that relaxes state hemp licensing requirements, making the crop more like other agricultural products. The measure opens up the hemp market to small and individual farmers, paving the way for faster development of Oregon’s hemp market, and further nullifying federal prohibition in effect.

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Republican-Dominated South Dakota Legislature Fails Constitution, Maintains Status Quo

PIERRE, S.D. (March 28, 2016) – South Dakota State House and Senate leadership maintained the unconstitutional status quo. It killed five bills that would have blocked the federal enforcement of unconstitutional policies, squandering several golden opportunities for common sense reform in the Mount Rushmore State.

The rundown of key legislation that failed in South Dakota this year is as follows:

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