Rand Throws His Weight Behind Legalization
Article from The Hill by Morgan Gstalter.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R- Ky.) announced a new bill on Monday that would legalize hemp as a agricultural product.
The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 would legalize hemp, removing it from the federal list of controlled substances and allowing it to be sold as an agricultural commodity, according to WKYT.
If approved, the act would allow states to control their own hemp regulations by removing federal restrictions. WKYT also reported it would give hemp researchers the ability to apply for grants through the Department of Agriculture.
Read the entire article at The Hill.
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