A Bill To Legalize Hemp Passes Key US Senate Committee. The 2018 Farm Bill is a bipartisan collection of laws and funding to help farmers and rural communities across the U.S.
“I think it’s time we took this step,” McConnell said before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry on Wednesday. “I think everybody has now figured it out that this is not the other plant,” he added, referring to hemp’s cannabis cousin.
“All the people in rural Kentucky who grew up with tobacco are hoping that this will be really something. And as we all know, hemp is very diversified. It can end up in your car dashboard, it can end up in food, it can end up in certain kinds of pharmaceuticals. It’s time to figure it out and see where the market will take us. I think it’s an important new development in American agriculture.”
The 2018 Farm Bill To Legalize Hemp has Bipartisan Support
McConnell also appeared on the Senate floor earlier today to reaffirm his support for the bill’s hemp provision.
“It’s a landmark piece of legislation that will benefit farmers and communities throughout our country,” McConnell said. “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.”
Though the bill could still be subject to further amendments when it reaches the Senate floor, it’s doubtful that it would face significant resistance given the bipartisan support. McConnell is also joined by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) who also favor of the provision.
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