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Thirty-two (32) states have defined industrial hemp as distinct and removed barriers to its production. These states will be able to take immediate advantage of the industrial hemp research and pilot program provision, Section 7606 of the Farm Bill: Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Virginia.

Seven states (Hawaii, Kentucky, Indiana, Minnesota, North Dakota,Oregon and Tennessee) in 2015 had hemp research crops in accordance with section 7606 of the Farm Bill and state law.

Five states (Colorado, Kentucky, Oregon, Tennessee and Vermont) in 2015 licensed or registered farmers to grow hemp under state law.

State legislators and representatives of farm policy organizations, for more information about passing a resolution in support of industrial hemp or a hemp study bill please see our Hemp Resolution and Study Bill pages.


114th Congress - U.S. Federal

Two industrial hemp bills have been introduced in the 114th Congress. S. 134 was introduced on January 8, 2015 by Senator Wyden (D-OR). H.R. 525 was introduced on January 30, 2015 by Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY). The bills define industrial hemp, exclude it from the definition of "marihuana" in the Controlled Substances Act, and gives states the exclusive authority to regulate the growing and processing of industrial hemp under state law.

113th Congress - U.S. Federal

Two industrial hemp bills have been introduced in the 113th Congress so far. H.R. 525, the "Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013," was introduced in the U.S. House on February 6, 2013 by Rep. Tom Massie. A companion bill, S. 359, was introduced in the U.S. Senate on February 14, 2013 by Senator Ron Wyden. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is an original cosponsor. The bills define industrial hemp, exclude it from the definition of "marihuana" in the Controlled Substances Act, and gives states the exclusive authority to regulate the growing and processing of industrial hemp under state law. Also, On February 7, 2014, President Obama signed the Farm Bill of 2013 into law. Section 7606 of the act defines industrial hemp as distinct and authorizes institutions of higher education or State departments of agriculture in states where hemp is legal to grow hemp for research or agricultural pilot programs.

Please see our Federal Legislation page for much more information.

All state hemp bills and resolutions introduced since 1995 are listed in the chart below the clickable map of the United States.


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2016 STATE HEMP LEGISLATION

 
 
State
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Session
Year
Archives


Bill Number
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status & language
Alabama
2016
HB 393 - Signed by Governor
Florida
2016

SB 554
SB 1608
SB 307
- Enacted
HB 1257

Georgia
2016
Hawaii
2016

SB 411
SB 2787
SB 2659
SB 2700
SB 2757
HB 203
HB 1969
HB 2555

Illinois
2016
Indiana
2016
Kansas
2016

SB 147
HB 2634
HB 2059

Louisiana
2016
Massachusetts
2016
Minnesota
2016
Mississippi
2016
Missouri
2016
Nebraska
2016
New Jersey
2016
New Mexico
2016
New York
2016
Oregon
2016
Pennsylvania
2016
HB 967 - Signed by Governor
Rhode Island
2016
SB 2420 - Signed by Governor
South Carolina
2016
South Dakota
2016
Tennessee
2016
SB 1611 - Signed by Governor
Utah
2016
Virginia
2016
SB 691 - Enacted
HB 699 - Enacted
Washington
2016
SB 5012
SB 6206 - Veto Overriden, Enacted
West Virginia
2016
Wisconsin
2016
 
   
 

 
 
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