About the bill
The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015 would amend the Controlled Substances Act to remove industrial hemp from the list of controlled substances. Industrial hemp is produced from the same plant as marijuana, Cannabis sativa L., but is commonly used in clothing, foods, and a variety of other products. Currently industrial hemp is regulated as a form of marijuana. The bill would define industrial hemp based on insignificant levels of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana. It would exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marijuana. There was a previous version of this bill in 2014 which died in committee. The bill has been reintroduced to the the Senate and to the House.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Kentucky's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2015
Length: 3 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on January 26, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
75 Cosponsors (48 Democrats, 27 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“PRESS RELEASE: Massie-Pingree Bill To Support Local Food Production Garners Senate Support”
— Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4] (Sponsor) on Mar 8, 2016
“Polis, Wyden, Blumenauer, Massie Host Industrial Hemp Expo at U.S. Capitol”
— Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 2, 2016
“Wyden, Blumenauer, Polis, Massie Host Industrial Hemp Expo”
— Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR] on Feb 2, 2016
Feb 6, 2013
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 525 (113th).
Jan 26, 2015
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H.R. 525 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 525. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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