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H.R. 5485: Hemp Farming Act of 2018

About the bill

Marijuana remains illegal on a federal level, but should America legalize a non-drug variant with agricultural and industrial uses? Mitch McConnell thinks so despite his strong opposition to legalizing marijuana.

Context

Hemp is a substance made from the same cannabis plant as marijuana, except it can’t get you high. Instead, it’s used to make items including cardboard, carpets, clothes, lotion, paper, rope, and soap.The drug part of marijuana comes from the buds or the leaves, while hemp comes from the stalks or seeds.

Nonetheless, hemp is currently ...

Sponsor and status

James Comer

Sponsor. Representative for Kentucky's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 12, 2018
Length: 15 pages
Introduced:

Apr 12, 2018

Status:

Introduced on Apr 12, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 12, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis:

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

See Instead:

S. 2667 (same title)
Ordered Reported — Apr 16, 2018

History

Apr 12, 2018
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

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Ordered Reported

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Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

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Signed by the President

H.R. 5485 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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