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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To the Governor’s Desk: Oregon Bill to Expand Hemp Market, Further Nullify Federal Prohibition

SALEM, Ore. (Feb. 29, 2016) – An Oregon bill that would relax state hemp licensing laws, making the crop more like other agricultural products, cleared another hurdle Friday, unanimously the state Senate. The measure opens up hemp 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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Oregon Senate Committee Passes Bill to Relax State Hemp Laws, Expand Market, Further Nullify Federal Prohibition

SALEM, Ore. (Feb. 24, 2016) – An Oregon bill that would relax state hemp licensing laws, making the crop more like other agricultural products, cleared another hurdle Tuesday, unanimously passing a Senate committee. The measure opens up hemp 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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Oregon House Votes 54-4; Passes Bill to Relax State Hemp Laws, Expand Market, Further Nullify Federal Prohibition

SALEM, Ore. (Feb. 18, 2016) – An Oregon bill that would relax state hemp licensing laws, making the crop more like any other agricultural products, passed the state House on Tuesday. The measure opens up hemp 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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Oregon Committee Passes Bill to Relax State Hemp Laws, Expand Market, Further Nullify Federal Prohibition

SALEM, Ore. (Feb. 12, 2016) – An Oregon bill that would relax state hemp licensing laws, making the crop more like any other agricultural products, passed out of an important committee Thursday. The measure opens up hemp 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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