To the Governor: West Virginia Passes Bill to Legalize Commercial Hemp Farming

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (April 5, 2017) – Today, the West Virginia Senate gave final approval to a bill that would significantly expand the state’s hemp licensing program, opening the door for anybody in the state to produce or process industrial hemp for commercial purposes. If signed by Gov. Jim Justice, the law would set the foundation to end federal prohibition in effect.

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West Virginia House Unanimously Approves Commercial Hemp Farming

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (March 28, 2017) – Today, the West Virginia House unanimously passed a bill that would significantly expand the state’s hemp licensing program, opening the door for anybody in the state to produce or process industrial hemp for commercial purposes. Final approval would set the foundation to end federal prohibition in practice.

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Washington Senate Committee Passes Bill to Decriminalize Industrial Hemp

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Mar. 22, 2017) – Today, a Washington Senate committee unanimously passed a bill that would remove industrial hemp from the state’s “controlled substances” list. Passage into law would set the stage for people in the Evergreen State to nullify federal prohibition on the plant in practice.

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Texas Bill Would Legalize Industrial Hemp; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition

Editors note: This report has been updated to reflect further analysis of the legislation.

AUSTIN, Texas (March 20, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Texas House would legalize the production and processing of industrial hemp in the state, potentially setting the stage to nullify federal prohibition on the plant in practice.

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Missouri Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Some Commercial Hemp Farming Despite Federal Ban

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (March 8, 2017) –  On Monday, a second Missouri House 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 of hemp growers and handlers. Passage into law would set the foundation to nullify the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same, in practice.

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New Mexico Committee Passes Bill to Decriminalize Industrial Hemp; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition

SANTA FE, N.M. (March 8, 2017) – A New Mexico bill that would decriminalize industrial hemp took another step forward last week, passing an important Senate committee. Passage into law would set the stage for the people there to nullify federal prohibition on the plant in practice.

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