Senate Committee Approves Farm Bill with Hemp Legalization Language | Ganjapreneur
Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry advanced the 2018 Farm Bill on Wednesday in an overwhelmingly supportive 20-1 vote, according to a Marijuana Moment report.

“It’s a landmark piece of legislation that will benefit farmers and communities throughout our country. I’m particularly excited that the legislation being considered today includes provisions from the Hemp Farming Act of 2018…which I introduced earlier this year.” — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, during a hearing on Wednesday

The Farm Bill could still be subject to changes upon reaching the Senate floor but the hemp legalization amendment enjoys strong bipartisan support, with both the Senate Majority Leader and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) enthusiastically backing it.