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SB 2420
Introduced: 2/11/2016
Sponsors: Senators Miller, McCaffrey, Ruggerio, Kettle, Metts.
Summary: AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - TAXATION AND REGULATION OF MARIJUANA (Removes the state's prohibition on adults using, possessing, and cultivating marijuana for personal use. Establishes a system of regulated marijuana retail distribution to adults 21 and older and imposes taxes at both the wholesale and retail level.) This bill also includes a HEMP ACT: "The department may adopt rules to provide for the implementation of this chapter, which may include rules to require hemp to be tested during growth for tetrahydrocannabinol levels and to require inspection and supervision of hemp during sowing, growing season, harvest, storage, and processing. The department shall not adopt under this or any other section a rule that would prohibit a person to grow hemp based on the legal
status of hemp under federal law."


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Rhode Island Industrial Hemp Legislation

The State of Rhode Island General Assembly

To date no industrial hemp legislation has been introduced.


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