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Nebraska: Bill to Allow Growing Industrial Hemp

Thirteen years ago, industrial hemp‘s resemblance to marijuana sank legislation to legalize growing of hemp in Nebraska. On Tuesday, a bill to allow production and marketing of industrial hemp sailed through first-round debate in the Nebraska Legislature. Legislative Bill 1001, introduced by State Sen. Norm Wallman of Cortland, advanced on a 32-1 vote. He said …

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Hemp fiber can be made into a number of products. But growing it is illegal under federal law.

Legal Hemp Begins In Colorado

KRISTEN WYATT, AP – Hemp registration opened for farmers Saturday in Colorado, the first state to start regulating industrial hemp since the federal government allowed limited hemp regulation. A handful of Colorado farmers grew industrial hemp last year without interference from law enforcement or state agriculture officials. But the opening Saturday of Colorado’s industrial-hemp registry …

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