Bill To Legalize Hemp Growing Introduced Again 

Bill To Legalize Hemp Growing Introduced Again 
Posted by FoM on January 09, 2001 at 10:02:48 PT
By Jake Bleed 
Source: Omaha World-Herald 
The Nebraska Legislature may take another look at legalizing the growing of industrial hemp a year after time ran out on a similar bill.Sen. Ed Schrock of Elm Creek, who introduced Legislative Bill 273 Friday, said the bill was a copy of last year's, which was approved by the Agriculture Committee but failed to be adopted by the Legislature.
"There's no urgency on it because it's against (U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration) regulations," Schrock said, referring to the ban by the federal agency on the production of industrial hemp.Schrock said members of this year's Agriculture Committee, except for one who was ill, co-sponsored the bill.Despite the strong showing of support, Schrock said he expects some opposition in and out of the Legislature."I personally think most of that opposition will come from people who are not well informed," he said.Passage of the bill would provide Nebraska with another cash crop, Schrock said. Three states - Minnesota, North Dakota and Hawaii - have adopted similar laws, Schrock said.Schrock said that, unlike its widely known cousin, marijuana, industrial hemp cannot be used as a narcotic. Complete Title: Bill to Legalize Hemp Growing Introduced Again in LegislatureSource: Omaha World-Herald (NE)Author: Jake Bleed Published: January 7, 2001Copyright: 2001 Omaha World-Herald CompanyAddress: World Herald Square, Omaha, Ne., 68102Contact: pulse owh.comWebsite: Articles:Hemp Legalization Bill Introduced in Nebraska Hemp Archives 
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