from Activist Post:
Yesterday, the Tennessee state house passed 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), would mandate that the state authorize the growing and production of industrial hemp within Tennessee, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal ban on the same.
The bill reads, in part: “The department of agriculture shall oversee and annually license any grower who wishes to produce industrial hemp.”
Mike Maharrey, communications director for the Tenth Amendment Center, noted that one word strengthened the bill considerably. “By including the word ‘shall’ in this legislation, it has a great deal of impact,” he said.
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