In Madison, Wisconsin, the state Assembly passed a bill to help the state’s industrial hemp industry. The goal of the bill is to align the state program with the newly released federal requirements.
The state is seeking to keep in line with federal guidelines while still maintaining control of their own program, channel 3000 reports. The bill hopes to help industrial hemp farmers, processors, retailers, and consumers as the industry develops.
This bipartisan effort is passing as Democratic Governor Tony Evers along with other lawmakers are pushing to make small amounts of all cannabis legal, along with medical marijuana. A bill to make recreational marijuana fully legal is on the table now.
The low THC varieties of cannabis are already flowing through the state, this may open the doors for the state to embrace all forms of cannabis.
The bill passed through the assembly unanimously after passing through the Senate in October. The bill is now on to Evers to be ratified into law.