The US Hemp Roundtable reports
In one of his final acts in office – his resignation is effective at 5:30 PM today – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens signed HB 2034 (https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/D942COY5JliE4gm4CE-hIS?domain=house.mo.gov) , into law. Sponsored by hemp heroes Rep. Paul Curtman and Sen. Brian Munzlinger, the bill will establish Missouri as the latest state to legalize hemp and develop a Farm Bill-authorized hemp program.
When the bill was originally introduced, it did not specifically exempt hemp products from regulation as a controlled substance, which could have posed a real problem for the industry. However, an effort led by US Hemp Roundtable board members – and the forward-looking leadership of Rep. Curtman and Sen. Munzlinger — ensured the insertion of the following language extending hemp’s exemption to hemp products such as hemp-derived CBD:
(c) “Industrial hemp” includes industrial hemp commodities and products and topical or ingestible animal and consumer products derived from industrial hemp with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than three-tenths of one percent on a dry weight basis