Bill to Legalize Hemp Farming, Nullify Federal Ban, Passes 4-0 in Washington State Senate Committee

OLYMPIA, Wa., Jan. 20, 2015 – By a unanimous 4-0 vote today, a Washington State Senate committee approved a bill that would authorize the farming, production, and sale of industrial hemp in the state, effectively nullifying the federal prohibition on the same once put into effect.

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ACTION ALERT: Support Washington State Bill to Nullify Federal Hemp Ban

SB5012, a bill that would legalize industrial hemp for production within the state of Washington, was introduced on Jan. 12 by State Senators Brian Hatfield (D-Raymond) and Jim Honeyford (R-Sunnyside). It will need to pass through the Senate Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Committee before the full senate can vote on this bill.

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