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Sen. Perry files bill to legalize hemp growing in Texas
« on: March 05, 2019, 07:26:01 AM »
Lubbock-Avalanche-Journal By Jayme Lozano 2/28/2019

State Sen. Charles Perry filed a bill Wednesday that could open the door for farmers in Texas to legally grow hemp.

The Lubbock Republican’s filing of SB 1240 comes after the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill gave a pathway for states to authorize farmers to grow industrial hemp, a crop that cannot exceed a THC level of 0.3 percent and does not have the ability to create the “high” of marijuana.

The bill is a change from the 2014 version that allowed farmers in some states to grow the crop as part of pilot programs with universities or state departments. With the change in the law, there is also the provision that each state must present their own plan to the federal government for approval.

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