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Legalizing Hemp - One Step Closer

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Industrial hemp is one step closer to being removed from the controlled substance list, thanks to a vote from the U.S. Senate. That could be a major game changer for farmers across the nation. The language of the Farm Bill would allow for legal cultivation, processing and sale of industrial hemp. The bill passed in the Senate late Thursday.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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