How is Hemp Progressing in 2015?
2015 Legislative Session – U.S. State
So far in the 2015 legislative season industrial hemp legislation has been introduced to create or amend previous laws in twenty-one (21) states: Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Washington and West Virginia.
Twenty-one (21) states have introduced industrial hemp legislation to amend law or introduce new law.
The Industrial Hemp Farming Act (S. 134) was introduced by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) on January 8, 2015. 6 cosponsors
The House companion to the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, H.R. 525, was introduced by Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) on January 30, 2015.
On March 24, 2015 members of Congress (Rep. Massie, Rep. Polis, Rep. Rohrabacher, Rep. Blumenauer, Rep. Barr and Rep. Bonamici) issue request to Chairman Culbertson and Ranking Member Fattah to include the industrial hemp amendment from the FY 2015 government-funding bill in the base text of the 2016 CJS Appropriations Act.