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

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Jan. 31, 2017) – Today, a 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.