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Massachusetts Hemp Laws & Legislation
General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
H 3818 is a bill to provide safe access to marijuana but also includes a provision which defines hemp and authorizes the department of agriculture to license persons who seek to grow, harvest and sell the crop.
STATUS: Signed by Governor on July 28, 2017
By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 773) of Chris Walsh and others for legislation to regulate the cultivation of industrial hemp. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H 1632 carried over from 2013, was added to accompany H 4180 on 6/11/2014. Discharged to the House Rules Committee 6/11/2014.
An Act regulating the cultivation of Industrial Hemp. Introduced 1/22/2013. Referred to Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture 1/22/2013.
Download the text of H.823 as Introduced here (PDF file 106k).
An Act regulating the cultivation of Industrial Hemp. Introduced 1/21/2011. Referred to Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture 1/24/2011. Hearing scheduled for 10/18/2011 from 10:00 AM-03:00 PM in 437.
Download the text of H.2758 as Introduced here (PDF file 104k).
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