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S. 2667: Hemp Farming Act of 2018

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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

Mitch McConnell

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Kentucky. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 16, 2018
Length: 16 pages
Introduced:

Apr 12, 2018

Status:

Ordered Reported on Apr 16, 2018

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on April 16, 2018.

Prognosis:

64% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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.

Apr 16, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
 
Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 2667 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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