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Nebraska Senate Votes To Legalize Hemp

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industrial hemp farming nebraskaCourtesy of The Joint Blog

With only one Senator voting in opposition, Legislative Bill 1001, a proposal to legalize hemp, has been approved through Nebraska’s Senate. The final vote was 32 to 1.

Under the proposed legislation, industrial hemp would be removed from the state’s list of controlled substances, legalizing its cultivation and production. Farmers wishing to grow hemp would need to receive a license from the state’s Department of Agriculture; the fee will be set at $150 annually.

The approval of Legislative Bill 1001 comes the same day as the passage of Senate Bill 357 - a proposal to legalize hemp – through Indiana’s House of Representatives.

Legislative Bill 1001 now moves to the state’s House of Representatives, where its passage will send it to the governor’s desk for consideration.

Source: TheJointBlog.Com

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  1. Stephen Weber on

    ” .. But the main reason Sen. Sue Crawford of Bellevue supports the bill is for its medicinal purposes. She said hemp plants have been helpful in reducing seizures.. ” Shall we tell Sue that Charlotte’s Web is a sativa marijuana strain, NOT ‘hemp’?

  2. Wait. This article stated the bill will go to the Nebraska House of Representatives. Nebraska hasn’t had a State House since 1934. Wouldn’t the next step be the Governor’s Desk?