U.S. Senate Votes To Legalize Hemp After Decades-Long Ban Under Marijuana Prohibition

September 25, 2018 in News by Slad

 

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Posted by Boris Badenov

U.S. Senate Votes To Legalize Hemp After Decades-Long Ban Under Marijuana Prohibition

 

 

Comment by james ha 4 hours ago

hooray now the rest of the country can make their own ropes out of non-psychoactive hemp. meanwhile we (cali) have told the feds to suck it and pot heads can grow and smoke pot to their pot headed content.

Comment by Boris Badenov 5 hours ago
The non-psychoactive cannabis cousin of marijuana would finally become legal to grow in the United States under a bill overwhelmingly approved by the Senate.

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The wide-ranging agriculture and food policy legislation known as the Farm Bill, passed by a vote of 86 – 11 on Thursday, contains provisions to legalize the cultivation, processing and sale of industrial hemp.

The move, championed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), would also make hemp plants eligible for crop insurance.

“Consumers across America buy hundreds of millions in retail products every year that contain hemp,” McConnell said in a floor speech on Thursday. “But due to outdated federal regulations that do not sufficiently distinguish this industrial crop from its illicit cousin, American farmers have been mostly unable to meet that demand themselves. It’s left consumers with little choice but to buy imported hemp products from foreign-produced hemp.”

McConnell also took to the Senate floor on Tuesday and Wednesday to tout the bill’s hemp legalization provisions in separate speeches. https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomangell/2018/06/28/u-s-senate-votes-…