Congress Legalizes Industrial Hemp Through the 2018 Farm Bill

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Congress Legalizes Industrial Hemp Through the 2018 Farm Bill | Americans for Safe Access

WASHINGTON, DC — The House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have passed legislation that legalizes industrial hemp, the H.R. 2, Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. The Senate passed the legislation by a vote of 87-13 and the House by a margin of 369-47. The legislation is still awaiting the president’s signature to become law. […]

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