Hemp bill clears House and is set for hearing in Senate committee

Representative Montoucet’s HB 1085 cleared the House and was referred to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture and Rural Development where it is set to be heard on Tuesday, May 3rd.¬† SMPL supports this bill which would make it legal for Louisiana’s research institutions¬† to develop pilot programs to study the growth, cultivation or marketing of industrial hemp for agricultural or academic research.¬† Here’s where you can find these committee members if you’re so inclined to call or email and register your opinion on this bill: http://senate.la.gov/Agriculture/Assignments.asp