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Senate-passed Farm Bill Includes Hemp Legalization

Farmer in front of hemp field

The wide-ranging agriculture and food policy legislation known as the Farm Bill, passed by a vote of 86 – 11 on Thursday, contains provisions to legalize the cultivation, processing and sale of industrial hemp. The move, championed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), would also make hemp plants eligible for crop insurance. …

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Canada Legalizes Marijuana

Canada Flag With Marijuana Leaf, Parliament Background

Canadian lawmakers have given final approval to ending a nearly hundred year ban on marijuana, and use of the plant is expected to be fully legal in eight to 12 weeks. Canada’s Senate voted to pass the bill legalizing non-medical use of cannabis, which was being pushed by the federal …

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