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Senate bills could commercialize industrial hemp—with federal approval - Great Lakes Echo

Industrial hemp plant. Image: Chmee2, CC by 3.0 By Evan JonesCapital News Service Michigan’s hemp farmers are looking to industrialize the cannabis plant in new ways and beyond its use in marijuana dispensaries. New legislation in the State Senate could make that a reality. Sen. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway Township, said his two bills would …

Hemp growers frustrated by lack of Senate interest in House bill - messenger-inquirer

A House bill that would open up new markets for Kentucky’s ailing hemp farmers will likely not be heard by the Senate as the March 15 deadline for 2020 hemp licenses quickly approaches. House Bill 506, sponsored by Rep. Mark Hart, a Falmouth Republican, would amend KRS 218A.010 and KRS 260.858 and exempt combustible hemp …

Hemp program overhaul still needs work as House sends bill back to Senate - Florida Politics

The House has approved a measure to rework the state’s hemp program. After a 107-10 vote, the bill will be sent back to the Senate where more negotiations are expected regarding the bill’s final form. The Senate approved the measure (SB 1876) in a unanimous vote Monday. Sen. Bill Montford is behind that bill. But …

Senate sets up vote to overhaul state's hemp program - Florida Politics

The Senate on Friday positioned legislation for a vote overhauling the state’s hemp program, which has been marred by a rocky rollout. Sen. Bill Montford‘s bill (SB 1876) includes several recommendations by the Department of Agriculture to clarify regulations around the program approved last year. Montford said the bill added hemp extract to regulated food, …

Senate approves hemp bill | Northwest - Lewiston Morning Tribune

BOISE — A proposal to legalize the production and processing of industrial hemp in Idaho crossed its first major hurdle Thursday, passing the Senate on a 27-5 vote. The legislation, which is co-sponsored by Rep. Caroline Troy, R-Genesee, and Sen. Abby Lee, R-Fruitland, now moves on to the House. The bill directs the Idaho Department …

Hemp bill deferred to Thursday in South Dakota Senate - The Daily Republic

PIERRE, S.D. — A bill that would legalize the growth and production of industrial hemp and derivative products in South Dakota has been deferred until Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Senate. According to the bill, hemp operations would need to be grown outdoors on at least five continuous acres. No indoor growing is allowed at …

SD Senate next stop for bill to legalize industrial hemp in the state - KELOLAND.com

PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — The state Senate could give final legislative approval Wednesday to legalizing industrial hemp in South Dakota. Forty-seven other states already have some sort of programs. A Senate panel endorsed HB 1008 Tuesday morning. The House already has passed it. It would require hemp to have no more than three-tenths of one …

Idaho Senate panel endorses hemp-authorization bill | Research Center - Capital Press

The Idaho Senate Agricultural Affairs Committee on Feb. 20 endorsed legislation that would legalize industrial hemp production. Senate Bill 1345 would add to state code the Industrial Hemp Research and Development Act, under which farmers could grow the crop under federal guidelines until the Idaho State Department of Agriculture develops a regulatory plan and secures …

House sends Oregon Hemp Commission bill to Senate - Capital Press

The creation of an Oregon Hemp Commission has gotten farther in 2020 than during two previous legislative sessions, with the proposal heading for a Senate vote after passing the House. Under House Bill 4051, Oregon hemp farmers would pay an assessment of up to 1.5% of the value of their crop to collectively pay for …