Liberty Rising: Tennessee Governor Signs Bill Authorizing Hemp Cultivation (BenSwann.Com)Submitted by emalvini on Fri, 05/16/2014 - 22:16
Liberty Rising: Tennessee Governor Signs Bill Authorizing Hemp Cultivation (BenSwann.Com)
By: Michael Lotfi May 15, 2014
NASHVILLE, May 15, 2014– Yesterday, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam (R) signed a bill which some supporters consider the strongest pro-hemp legislation in the country. House Bill 2445 (HB2445), introduced by Rep. Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby) and Senator Frank Niceley (R-Strawberry Plains) mandates that the state authorize the growing and production of industrial hemp within Tennessee.
The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 28-0 and the House by a vote of 88-5. It reads, in part:
“The department shall issue licenses to persons who apply to the department for a license to grow industrial hemp.”