HOT: Tennessee effectively nullifies federal hemp ban (BenSwann.Com)Submitted by emalvini on Fri, 04/18/2014 - 13:50
HOT: Tennessee effectively nullifies federal hemp ban (BenSwann.Com)
PoliticsBy: Michael Lotfi Apr 17, 2014
NASHVILLE, April 17, 2014– Yesterday, the Tennessee General Assembly took the final necessary steps to send legislation to Governor Haslam, which if signed, will nullify the federal ban on hemp.
House Bill 2445 (HB2445), introduced by Rep. Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby), would mandate that the state authorize the growing and production of industrial hemp within Tennessee, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal ban on the same. Senator Frank Niceley (R-Strawberry Plains) is the chief Senate sponsor of the legislation.