A resolution urging the federal government to end the nation’s longstanding prohibition on industrial hemp has been passed by a key legislative committee in Pennsylvania.
Senate Resolution 421 was passed unanimously (11 to 0) yesterday by the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee.
According to its official summary, SR 421 is “A Resolution urging the Congress of the United States to pass the language from the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, as contained in the 2018 Farm Bill, removing industrial hemp from the Schedule I Controlled Substance List and legalizing commercial industrial hemp production in the United States”.
The resolution also calls on the state’s Department of Agriculture “to conduct a study of industrial hemp research pilot programs and prepare recommended draft statutory and regulatory language.”
The resolution was filed by Senate Sharif Street along with a bipartisan group of 12 other lawmakers. The full text of the resolution can be found by clicking here.