AGRICULTURAL ACT OF 2014 - President Obama signed the Agricultural Act of 2014 on February 7, 2014 including Section 7606 known as "Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research." Section 7606 defines industrial hemp (.3% or less THC) & authorizes institutions of higher education or state department's of agriculture in states that legalized hemp cultivation to promulgate regulations to grow hemp as an agricultural pilot program.
H.R. 4660 - The FY 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations Act
House CJS Industrial Hemp Amendments Adopted
Rep. Bonamici (D-OR) – The amendment prohibits funding for DOJ to prevent a state from implementing laws to authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of industrial hemp. The amendment was adopted on a vote of 237-170.
Rep. Massie (R-KY) – The amendment prohibits funds for DOJ to contravene section 7606 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 relating to industrial hemp. The amendment was adopted on a vote of 246-162.