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Hemp Legislation Fast-Tracked

Senate fast-tracks bill legalizing hemp as agriculture product

Legislation that would legalize hemp as an agricultural product is getting fast-tracked through the Senate.

The bill, introduced last week by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), was placed on the Senate calendar on Monday.

The procedural move, known as Rule 14, allows it to skip over the committee process, paving the way for the legislation to be brought up on the Senate floor. The move doesn’t automatically guarantee that the bill will get a vote.

A spokesman for McConnell noted on Monday that they didn’t have guidance or an announcement about if, or when, the bill would come up.

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