January 20, 2015

Missouri Bill Would Legalize Hemp Farming, Nullify Federal Ban

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A bill introduced in the Missouri State Senate would authorize 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 255 (SB255), introduced by State Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, would open up the industrial hemp market in Missouri if successfully passed. It would make it “legal for any person who maintains a permanent home in Missouri, has not been convicted of a felony or drug-related misdemeanor offense, and has received a three-year industrial hemp license from the Missouri Department of Agriculture to grow and cultivate industrial hemp.

A person wishing to do so would also have to receive an agricultural hemp seed production permit from the department of agriculture.

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