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Liberty Rising: Tennessee Governor Signs Bill Authorizing Hemp Cultivation (BenSwann.Com)

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.”

Read more: http://benswann.com/tennessee-governor-signs-bill-authorizin...



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Debbie's picture

Awesome!!!

This is great - what will be the next state? Kudos to Tenth Amendment Center for helping get this passed in TN!

Debbie

Good To Hear From You Debbie!

It's on to 2016 and beyond!