Industrial hemp would be allowed to be grown in Washington state under a measure passed by the Senate.
Senate Bill 5012 received unanimous support Wednesday in the Senate and now heads to the House for consideration.
measure authorizes the growing of industrial hemp as an agricultural
activity in the state. It also directs Washington State University to
study industrial hemp production in the state, with a report due to the
Legislature by Jan. 14, 2016.
Hemp, like marijuana, comes from
the cannabis plant but has much less THC, the active ingredient in
marijuana that makes people high.
Washington voters passed
Initiative 502 in November 2012 to legalize and regulate the
recreational use of pot by adults over 21, and the first state-licensed
pot stores opened last summer.
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