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

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Thomas Massie, R-Ky.
Total Cosponsors 50 (33 Democrats, 17 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 6, 2013
Latest Major Action April 15, 2013
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Bill Summary

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.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Feb. 6, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
Feb. 6, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce