Thursday, August 22, 2013

Vermont Completely Nullifies Federal Hemp Ban

Vermont has become the most recent state to take a stand against the federal government and nullify the federal ban on hemp cultivation. Governor Shumlin signed the new bill into law in June.
Vermont Nullifies Federal Hemp Ban
Vermont Nullifies Federal Hemp Ban
Hemp is an agricultural product which may be grown as a crop, produced, possessed, and commercially traded in Vermont pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. The cultivation of hemp shall be subject to and comply with the requirements of the accepted agricultural practices adopted under section 4810 of this title. -Senate Bill 157
According to VoteHemp, a hemp advocate website, Vermont is actually the 9th state to lift the ban on hemp, and 20 states have introduced industrial hemp legislation for the 2013 legislative season. However, what makes Vermont unique is that the new law does not hold a stipulation or amendment requiring the federal government to first lift the ban on hemp cultivation. Much like Colorado, Vermont will proceed regardless of the federal law banning hemp cultivation.

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Mr. Shife said...

Good for VT. Never been there but I have always wanted to visit and this is just another reason why. Enjoy your weekend, texlahoma.

texlahoma said...

Mr. Shife - Yeah, I've never been up to that part of the country. I really admired New Hampshire for the free state project and now Vermont for this.
Have a good one.

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