US Rep. James Comer (R-KY) and Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) Introduce Companion Bill to Hemp Farming Act of 2018
Last week was an exciting week for hemp across America with the introduction of two bills in both the Senate and House of Representatives. The bills will push hemp regulation into the arms of the USDA as opposed to the DEA, removing large production barriers while opening markets across the U.S.
Last Thursday, April 12th, 2018, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Jeff Merkley (R-OR) introduced the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 known as Senate Bill 2667.
Following this introduction, Kentucky Representative James Comer (R-KY) and Colorado Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced a companion bill in the House of Representatives, known as House Bill 5485, which is identical to Senate Bill 2667.
Both Rep Comer and Rep Polis have been instrumental in de-regulating hemp within their respective states and at the Federal level. Rep Comer lead efforts in Kentucky as Agriculture Commissioner in 2012 and Rep Polis achieved monumental support for hemp at the Federal level with the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. The two introduced the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2017 last fall as well.
This bi-partisan initiative is expected to continue to gain co-sponsors and national support as the bills move through the House and Senate committees, and the Senate Bill may even receive a floor vote as opposed to filtering through committees. We may also expect to see the hemp language within the 2018 Farm Bill which must pass by September 30th.
Anavii Market has helped with these de-regulation movements by joining the US Hemp Roundtable and voicing our support towards the efforts. We encourage you to please share this information with your friends and family and sign up to become a Hemp Supporter Today!