January 20, 2015

Alaska Bill Would Effectively Nullify Federal Ban on Hemp Farming

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A bill set for introduction in the Alaska State Senate would allow the farming, production, and sale of industrial hemp in the state, effectively nullifying the federal prohibition on the same once put into effect.

Senate Bill 8 (SB8) was introduced by State Sen Johnny Ellis and would open up the industrial hemp market in Alaska if successfully passed.

SB8 would allow a licensed individual to “produce industrial hemp, including planting, growing, harvesting, possessing, processing, selling, or buying industrial hemp.” Those who did so would be protected from prosecution through an affirmative defense as long as they are in compliance with state law.

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