Idaho News 2 reports
Growing hemp would be legal in Idaho under proposed legislation introduced Tuesday.
The Senate Health and Welfare Committee voted to clear the way for a hearing on the bill brought forward by Republican Rep. Dorothy Moon.
The legislation aims to align state law with federal law contained in the 2018 Farm Bill. It would change Idaho law to allow the growing and selling of hemp products containing 0.3% or less of THC, the cannabis compound that gives marijuana its high.
Here’s how we got here
IDAHO HEMP LEGISLATION
Adds to existing law to provide for the interstate transport of hemp and to provide for the Hemp Development Fund.
Amends and adds to existing law to provide legislative intent; to provide for research, production, and regulation of hemp; and to provide an exception regarding tetrahydrocannabinols.
Stating findings of the House of Representatives and resolving that it is the policy of this state to allow and encourage the development, research, and production of hemp in Idaho and to provide for the development and submission of a state plan.
Resolution asking the U.S. Congress to legalize hemp farming. Killed in the House Agricultural Affairs Committee by a 6-4 vote on 1/30/07.