Hemp Politics rise again in the state of New Mexico. The New Mexico Senate voted 37-2 in favour of a bill that would legalize hemp cultivation for research purposes.
The next step is for the bill to be passed on to the House of Representatives for approval, along with all the other industrial hemp bills that are up for review.
This hemp bill, Senate Bill 6, endorsed by Sen. Cisco McSorley, D-Albuquerque, is exactly the same as the one that passed the Legislature two years ago. Unfortunately, Gov. Susana Martinez vetoed it, stating that hemp is too similar to marijuana and would be difficult for law enforcement to control.
The difference, however, is that hemp contains just trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive chemical in marijuana.
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