H.R. 525: Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013

Introduced:
Feb 06, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted
See Instead:

S. 359 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Feb 14, 2013

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Sponsor
Thomas Massie
Representative for Kentucky's 4th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Feb 06, 2013
Length
2 pages
Related Bills
S. 359 (Related)
Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 14, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 6, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Feb 06, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 06, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

8% chance of getting past committee.
2% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marihuana, and for other purposes.

Summary

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Cosponsors
49 cosponsors (33D, 16R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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Library of Congress Summary

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2/6/2013--Introduced.
Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013 - Amends the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of "marihuana." Defines "industrial hemp" to mean the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-nine tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.
Deems Cannabis sativa L. to meet that concentration limit if a person grows or processes it for purposes of making industrial hemp in accordance with state law.

House Republican Conference Summary

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