Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Missouri is now in the Industrial Hemp wagon

SB 358 Exempts industrial hemp from the list of controlled substances and specifies that it is legal for anyone who has not been convicted of a drug-related crime to cultivate such hemp Sponsor: Holsman LR Number: 1748S.01I Fiscal Note not available Committee: Last Action: 2/20/2013 - S First Read--SB 358-Holsman Journal Page: S325 Title: Calendar Position: 57 Effective Date: August 28, 2013 Full Bill Text | All Actions | Amendments/CCRs/CCSs | Available Summaries | Senate Home Page | List of 2013 Senate Bills Current Bill Summary SB 358 - This act exempts industrial hemp, which is defined as cannabis sativa L. containing no greater than one percent THC, from the definition of marijuana and the list of controlled substances. In addition, this act specifies that it is legal for any person who has not been convicted of any drug-related offense to grow and cultivate industrial hemp. Under this act, the burden of proof is on the defendant to prove that a substance is industrial hemp and not a controlled substance. This act is identical to HB 620 (2011)

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