This bill would allow for the industrial production of hemp — a material that can be refined into things like bird seed, oil, wax, resin, rope, clothing, paper, and fuel. The creation of hemp would be protected in this by excluding hemp from the Controlled Substances Act's definition of marijuana. It then goes on to define industrial hemp as any part of the Cannabis Sativa L. plant. The bill would also limit the THC concentration in industrial hemp to .3% of its dry weight. All cannabis grown would have to be in compliance with state law.
What is House Bill H.R. 3530?
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"There are a million things you can do with hemp, and people want to invest in processing it, but they're scared to because it's a controlled substance."
- Sponsoring Rep. James Comer (R-KY) Press Release
- Politico (Previous Version)
- The National Conference of State Legislatures (Context)
Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2017
To amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marihuana, and for other purposes.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on Energy and CommerceHealthCommittee on the JudiciaryCrime, Terrorism and Homeland SecurityIntroducedJuly 28th, 2017
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