The Columbian Reports

Senate Bill 6206 passed the full Senate on a 48-1 vote Thursday. The measure would allow Washington State University to study aspects of growing and selling industrial hemp such as whether soil and growing conditions in the state are appropriate.

Industrial hemp is defined differently than marijuana in the bill, and not meant to be used as a drug. Hemp can be used to make biofuel, clothes, food and beauty products.

Hemp growers would be subject to background checks, among other regulations, under the bill.

Full Report At: http://www.columbian.com/news/2016/feb/11/senate-passes-bill-authorizing-growing-industrial-hemp-for-research/

Here’s the Bill & progress information page at WA Gov
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=6206&year=2015