Hemp Decriminalized in Washington, But Opposition Remains Strong

OLYMPIA, Wash. (May 5, 2017) – A bill recently signed by Washington Gov. Gov. Jay Inslee removed industrial hemp from the states controlled substance list, authorizing hemp production despite federal prohibition. But at least one state agency refuses to go down without a fight and essentially wants to help attorney general Jeff Sessions wage his war on cannabis.

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Signed by the Governor: West Virginia Legalizes Commercial Hemp Farming Despite Federal Prohibition

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (April 27, 2017) – On Tuesday, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill into law significantly expanding the state’s hemp licensing program, opening the door for anybody in the state to produce or process industrial hemp for commercial purposes. The new law sets the foundation to end federal prohibition of hemp in effect in the Mountain State.

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Missouri Committee Approves Bill to Legalize Commercial Hemp Farming Despite Federal Ban

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (April 25, 2017) –  Yesterday, a Missouri Senate committee passed a bill that would remove industrial hemp from the state’s list of controlled substances, and create a program for the licensing and regulation commercial hemp production. Passage into law would set the foundation to nullify the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same, in practice.

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Missouri House Passes Bill to Legalize Commercial Hemp Farming Despite Federal Ban

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (April 17, 2017) –  Last week, the Missouri House overwhelmingly passed a bill that would remove industrial hemp from the state’s list of controlled substances, and create a program for the licensing and regulation commercial hemp production. Passage into law would set the foundation to nullify the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same, in practice.

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To the Governor: Washington Senate Passes Bill to Decriminalize Industrial Hemp

OLYMPIA, Wash. (April 12, 2017) – Today, the Washington Senate unanimously passed a bill that would remove industrial hemp from the state’s “controlled substances” list. If signed by the governor, the law would set the stage for people in the Evergreen State to nullify federal prohibition of the plant in practice.

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