West Virginia Legislature Backs Down on Nullifying Federal Hemp Ban

CHARLESTON, W.V. – March 8, 2014.The West Virginia Senate backed down on a bill that would legalize hemp production in the state, instead passing an amended version of the bill allowing only research as permitted by the federal government

The Senate unanimously passed the amended version of HB3011.

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Missouri Legislators Introduce Bill to Nullify Federal Hemp Ban

A bill introduced in the Missouri State House of Representatives would legalize hemp farming and production, effectively nullifying a federal prohibition on the same.

HB2054 was introduced on Feb. 27 by Rep. Mike Colona (D-80). It would allow for a state-regulated market to develop in the state of Missouri that would essentially nullify the decades-long federal ban on industrial hemp.

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New Jersey Legislation Would Nullify Federal Hemp Ban

A bill introduced in the New Jersey State Assembly would legalize hemp farming and production, effectively nullifying a federal prohibition on the same.

A2719 was introduced on Feb. 24 by Rep. Reed Gusciora (D-15). The bill allows for a state-regulated market to develop in New Jersey that would essentially nullify the decades-long federal ban on industrial hemp within the state.

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West Virginia Action Alert: Support HB3011 to Nullify the Federal Hemp Ban

HB3011, a bill that would legalize industrial hemp for production within the state, was introduced by Del. Mike Manypenny (D-49) on Jan. 9. It was passed through the house and moved to the Senate Judiciary Committee where it will need to pass by a majority before it is voted upon by the full senate.

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Maryland Action Alert: Support HB1010 to Nullify the Federal Hemp Ban

HB1010, a bill that would legalize industrial hemp for production within the state, was introduced on Feb. 6 by Del. Don Dwyer (R-31). It was sent to the Environmental Matters Committee where it will have to be passed by a majority before it is considered for a vote by the whole house.

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