JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has given preliminary approval to a invoice legalizing industrial hemp.
Proponents stated Tuesday that HB 2034 was a improvement alternative that might be a boon for farmers and companies.
Hemp, which can be utilized as uncooked materials for manufacturing, comes from the identical plant as marijuana however accommodates very low ranges of the psychoactive chemical often known as THC.
The invoice would require individuals to get a allow from the Department of Agriculture to develop hemp.
During the talk, a Democrat additionally proposed legalizing marijuana, however the modification was dominated out of order.
Another vote is required to ship the invoice to the Senate. An identical invoice was accepted final yr by the House however was by no means voted on by the Senate.