Hemp bill gets positive response but no vote in committee

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Hemp bill gets positive response but no vote in committee
The bill would allow New Mexico State University and the Department of Agriculture to start a pilot program for industrial-use hemp. Maestas told the committee that he and committee chair Candy Spence Ezzell, R-Roswell, agreed to limit the meeting to …
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More GOP support for hemp legalization
Hemp should not be lumped together with marijuana on a federal list of banned drugs, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) said Thursday. “Industrial hemp is a safe substance with many practical commercial applications,” Gardner said. “Removing it from the …
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Forbes: Industrial hemp might be right for Iowa farmers
Boris Shcharansky of Heartland Hemp Company in Urbandale is lobbying in Iowa for legislation allowing Iowa farmers to get involved in an industry that has grown from a national market of $ 250 million in 2011, to nearly $ 600 million in 2013. The firm is …
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